My Grandmother’s Bucket List

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My Grandmother’s Bucket List

She sky-dived, and landing she broke her ankles. The family came to help.
She would race across the Sahara; a push but worth a try. Then she’d climb Kilimanjaro; her second option since her doctor suggested the cold on Everest would aggravate her arthritis.
What does he know?
Her colostomy bag will float as she swims the English Channel. A trek along the Great Wall of China, a canoe up the Amazon and visits to the Taj Mahal and Machu Picchu.
Her bucket list was growing.
If only the gang could navigate the way out of the care home carpark.

36 responses to “My Grandmother’s Bucket List

  1. Ha! An amusing twist in the tail

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  2. Sharon Frame Gay

    So very true. Sometimes we wait too long to do things we want to do. So we have to take those trips in our mind. Loved it, James!

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  3. Grandma has it right! Just do it! 🙂

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  4. Wonderful, even if she only visits these places in her imagination! 🙂

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  5. Ah, loved this! Great last line.

    Susan A Eames at
    Travel, Fiction and Photos

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  6. Hahaha I see this clearly. Well done. Great descriptions.

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  7. Oh, what a perfect ending! Well, if Grandma can do it all in her dreams, then that’s better than nothing, right?

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  8. like they say, to dream is free. she shouldn’t be denied that right.

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  9. Great. Missing popular reindeer rides in my country!

    Have a good day!

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  10. Her dreams keep her alive…

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  11. Dear James,

    At least she continues to live her life to the fullest. The image of the colostomy bag floating when she swims is a bit disturbing though. 😉

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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  12. Imagining things is second best to dong them. Brilliant last line James.

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  13. She may be dreaming of things she didn’t get around to, but I bet she did far more than most people when she was able.

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  14. Big dreams, but not the best of starts! Maybe Grandma needs a new support team 🙂

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  15. That was great. Dreaming is what keeps us going sometimes!

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  16. Body may be frail, mind is alive and kicking. She has a vivid imagination.

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  17. Great story – love Grandma’s free spirit, tethered by the annoyances of ageing. The ending is perfect.

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  18. I love her optimism… to always say you will not live is not a lot of fun

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  19. Hey, I say if you’re going to dream, dream big. Good luck to her and her crew.

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  20. Everything has to start somewhere… Little by little, Grandma! You’ll make it!

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  21. Wow. You go Mom. This was great, James. My mother had Alzheimer’s. The nursing home she was in had bands on the wrists of the patients and alarm boxes on the doors. My mom found the only exit door in the building that didn’t have an alarm. The staff found her walking around in the parking lot. —- Suzanne

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