|Dipping from a different bucket|
|Monday, 20 February 2017|
by Vivian Lawson Hogue
Somewhere between 2005 and 2010, the term “bucket list” became popular. Its origin came from things one wants to experience before one dies or “kicks the bucket.” The source for the term is unclear, but it has been around since the 1700s and has a rather gruesome history.
A short or long bucket list is sometimes a list of “Wish-I-Could’s,” but sometimes people actually intend, plan and save to do them. But I’m a practical person. I have many things I want to see or hear, but never will due to lack of funds, time and my desire to live. Thus, I have a reverse bucket list of things that I do not want to do.
It all comes down to liking a simple life and being around long enough to know what works and what hasn’t. My incomplete list is designed with me in mind, so others may dream or do without criticism from me. Now I do wish I could go to our northeast and northwest coasts, to Williamsburg and to Scotland and Ireland. But, then, there is the matter of a plane or boat.
A native of Conway, Vivian Lawson Hogue graduated from the University of Central Arkansas with a degree in art education. A retired teacher, she worked in the Conway School District for 23 years. She is editor of the Faulkner County Historical Society’s semi-annual publication, “Faulkner Facts and Fiddlings.” She can be reached at email@example.com.