I would dare to make more mistakes next time. I'd relax. I would limber up. I would be sillier
than I have been this trip. I would take fewer things seriously. I would take more chances.
I would take more trips. I would climb mountains. I would eat less beans and more ice cream.
I would perhaps have more active troubles, but I would have fewer meager ones.
You see, I'm one of those people who live sensibly and sanely year after year, day after day.
Oh, I've had my moments, and if I had it to do over again, I'd have more of them. Just moments,
one after another, instead of living so many years ahead of each day. I've been one of those
persons who never goes anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat and
a parachute. If I had to do it over, I would travel much lighter.
If I had my life to live over, I would start barefoot earlier in the spring, and stay that way later
in the fall. I would go to more dances. I would ride more merry-go-rounds.
Nadine Stair, age 85 - Lexington, Kentucky