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Nancy Roman

There’s A Hole In My Bucket List

I’m taking a few days off, so here is a repeat from back in August, when I first started blogging:

 

Famous People I have met:

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Famous People I almost met:

Several years ago, when my husband and I were house-hunting, we looked at a little house in Litchfield Connecticut.  it was an eyebrow colonial –  isn’t that an adorable term?  I think it means that the second floor ceiling is at about eyebrow height.  You could see through a few (half) of the stairs, and the kitchen floor was so slanted, that when you went from the refrigerator to the stove, it was hard not to break into a run down the slope.  But it was a very very nice neighborhood.

A few months later we read in the paper that the next door neighbors had hosted a democratic fundraising event, and that the Clintons had stopped by.  So if we had bought that house, and I hadn’t cracked my head getting out of the shower, or fallen through the stairs, or tumbled down the kitchen hill, I would have met Bill and Hillary.

There was a rather large hedge between the two houses, but towards the back there was a thin spot, so I am pretty sure I would have been able to squeeze through.

US President Bill Clinton (center with hand up...

10 Comments

  1. Your list looks like my list although I have Jon Bon Jovi, 1987, as my #1 (and only) celebrity I have met. 🙂 I almost met Bruce Springsteen, but I twisted my ankle and didn’t make it in time to the gym where he was finishing up a workout (in 1986). All of my friends met him, though.

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  2. thanks for the repeat post since i missed it the first time ’round. there is a hole in my bucket list, too. but, my fucket list is pretty long and detailed. ;o)

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    • Michelle Gillies

      Monica,
      I am so over “bucket” lists. Thanks for introducing me to this new list. I shouldn’t have any problem filling that one up.

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  3. OMG Monica’s reply cracked me up.

    I love your description of the house and the ceiling height. We once looked at a similar home, excited about the upper level. Once we squeezed through the stairwell, Larry could not stand up in the anticipated extra room.

    Have a great time off,
    LL

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  4. My bucket list looks like yours. I haven’t dusted it off lately. Hmm.

    Have a great time off. Slanting floors. Our first house in Canada was like that. If you dropped something in the kitchen, it rolled into the living room. Ha ha.

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  5. Michelle Gillies

    Nancy, I am really happy to see that your bucket list is pretty much like my bucket list. The whole bucket list concept has worn a little thin for me. I’m with Monica and her list. 😉

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  6. Hillary-ious. I’m glad you’re taking a blogging break — it’s good for the soul. We won’t forget you, I promise. 😉

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  7. carolcovin

    My list has Ted Kennedy (well, he was drinking in the bar I was in:) and Roger Daltrey (well, I didn’t actually meet him. He called our company and i was on the sales desk at the time. He said he’d call right back and i didn’t even get his number. Of course, he didn’t call back and I don’t think he ever bought our product)

    Love your idea of just leaving it empty!

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  8. First of all, this post title cracked me up! I’m impressed that it sounds like you would have taken so many risks to meet the Clintons. I hope they read this post.

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