The List

I’m not going to bore you with my love of lists – this has been catalogued many times on the Trail. 

As I was straightening up in the breakfast room after my return from St. Louis, I found a folded piece of paper on the table.  Having been burned more than once by tossing out something that is needed, I opened it up to see what it was.  I found a list of various foods sorted by whether they were to be picked up at Target or Trader Joe’s. 

It took me a minute to realize that this was not a list I had put together (although it could have been) but something that YA had done in my absence.  And not just a list jotted down on a post-it note, but clearly a computerized list.  With a title!   I’ll admit I got a little teary.

Do you have a trait that you’d like to pass on – either to offspring or acquaintance?

31 thoughts on “The List”

  1. I wouldn’t wish to impose any of my traits on my children. I just try to make them consistent and let them adopt any they can use. List making is not one of them.

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    1. Actually, I thought of an area where my daughter could improve by following my example. Molly entered this world about two weeks later than predicted, and she hasn’t caught up yet. I’m always on time or early. She could benefit from a little of that.

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  2. Rise and Shine, Baboons,

    I would want to pass on my sense of entrepreneurship and ability to grow a business. I wish I would have had some sense of my own talent for this earlier in my life. But I did not. My son does seem to have this. His digital engineering business is supporting a few people now and he seems to be doing fine with it—he is just shopping a different skill than mine.

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  3. I would hope to pass on my ability to fix things.
    Son never showed much interest, but at college, other kids would say to him, “you’re a farm kid, you should know how to fix this”. So I think he realized he needed to step up his game. And since buying a house, he’s really figured that out.

    Daughter might too.

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    1. That’s the one I’d like to pass on, Ben. Actually I’d like to give Isaac the INability to understand how anyone can get by without tools and a workshop. I can’t. It’s about the only talent I’m proud of.

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  4. Well, we are a family of anxious people. I wish son got my mechanical ability, but it appears grandson did. He is a little operator. Right now, we are in an urgent care clinic in Port Angeles, WA. We were tide pooling, and daughter slipped, fell in a chest deep pool, and we are afraid she broke her right wrist. She is pretty shook.

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  5. hope your daughters wrist heals up ok renee
    my dads wrist never healed correctly and he never got full range back
    start doing those homeopathic bone and nerve remedies at once to get it healing fully early in

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  6. I may have said it once before but the stuff that I am best of passing along is how not to do it

    I think my kids have learned most of what I have to teach in that regard and they may pick up a little drip of this and grab it out that they can use in addition but that’s the main thing

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  7. Daughter’s wrist is broken in two places. She is in quite a lot of pain. She is splinted and wrapped.


    1. So sorry, that’s an awful injury. Will she require surgery, or do they think that the splint and wrap will allow it to heal on its own?


      1. Thanks! I am just glad we could get her back to the top of the cliffs, and it wasn’t a leg or an ankle. It was very steep, slippery, rugged, and rocky. The anemones and water plants were quite beautiful. We watched an otter swimming in the kelp.

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