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 trébuchet - 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
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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