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Bucket List

I'm in good health and not planning on going to see Jesus any time soon, but--for some reason--I've been thinking a lot about my Bucket List (you know...stuff you'd like to do before kicking the bucket).
That's an odd idiom, "kicking the bucket."

foot and bucket

From whence did it come?

Here's one theory from a website in the United Kingdom:

The mist begins to clear with the fact that in 16th century England bucket had an additional meaning (and in some parts it still has), that is, a beam or yoke used to hang or carry items. The term may have been introduced into English from the French tr├ębuchet - meaning a balance, or buque - meaning a yoke. That meaning of bucket was referred to in Peter Levins' Manipulus vocabulorum. A dictionarie of English and Latine wordes, 1570:
"A Bucket, beame, tollo."
and was used by Shakespeare in Henry IV Part II, 1597:
"Swifter then he that gibbets on the Brewers Bucket." [to gibbet meant to hang]
The wooden frame that was used to hang animals up by their feet for slaughter was called a bucket. Not unnaturally they were likely to struggle or to spasm after death and hence 'kick the bucket'.Yikes, that's disturbing.

Well, regardless. Here you go, in no particular order, my Bucket List:

Learn how to play a song on the banjo

See Andrew Peterson's "Behold the Lamb of God" at the Ryman

See the Tennessee Volunteers play a football game at Neyland Stadium

Work with Journey to plant a church internationally

See my grandkids baptized

Dance with Payton at her wedding

See a sunset in Hawaii

Write Bestseller


Finish Ironman

Go to Scotland

See Billy Joel in concert

Shake Peyton Manning's hand...and then sing "Rocky Top" with him

Climb Long's Peak

Play H.O.R.S.E. with Larry Bird

Do a set in a real comedy club

Have lunch with Steve Harvey

Write and produce an independent film.

Be on the Family Feud with my Mom and Siblings

Tour Tom Sawyer's Island in Disneyland with Bob Goff

Toss a football with Tim Tebow while I'm wearing my FSU hat.

See the Eiffel Tower

Ride in a Hot Air Balloon

Go to the top of a crane building a high rise

Write a book on marriage

Dance with Rhonda in a setting right out of Pride and Prejudice--you know the outfits, the ballroom, the etiquette, the whole shebang :)

Discuss living a better story with Donald Miller

Get a bucket and put this list in it

Oh...did I tell you? One of these is going to happen soon. :)

What's on your bucket list?


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