In this life’s race you cannot do everything, so we are selective. But looking back there are some things that would not have changed our life’s destination but may have added more flavor if we taken the time to include them. To me as a parent: I could have taken a little more time to enjoy our boys growing up.
A few things I regret.
Some wondered if we kept in contact Lois Brown. I regret we did not, nor Wayne Hodge, another sailor that I remember with a smile. (Had there been an internet 40 years ago I probably would have.)
I have mentioned I regret not asking mama and daddy more of their childhood.
I regret not graduating HS.
We were within a block or two of the Eiffel Tower and did not walk on over to it. I regret that and also that we did not visit the Louvre. (I tend to think, I will be back this way!) We were only in our 40-50s.
One of my top regrets was not continuing in a Spanish Class in Cuba taught by an exiled friend of mine. I could hear then, and had plenty of time. LOL
There are silly missed opportunities, like the $50 ’34 Ford, or the $50 an acre land. LOL Things like that are not understood by many of our youth today, because most have never been where they could not get $50!
I tell my son Mark (when it is brought up), why should I wish I had bought that empty lot in Key West for $10,000. (now valued at $200,000) ? I may as well wish I had won the lottery or invested in Microsoft or Amazon when it was at give away prices! LOL the hindsight for riches is silly. Every American in ‘hindsight’ could be a multimillionaire, no question. Those are not my regrets, we were blessed more than we dreamed. My regrets are the personal, mental ‘love’ things I regret just being too busy to take the time to ‘experience’ more of them at the time.
Did I read that right?
Red Tape Holds Up New Bridges
You mean there's something stronger than duct tape?