"if i had my life to live over i'd try to make more mistakes next time. i would relax. i would limber up. i'd be sillier than i have been on this trip. i know of a very few things i would take seriously. i would be less hygenic i would take more chances i would climb more mountains, swim more rivers. i would burn more gasoline and eat more ice cream and less beans. i would have actual problems and less imaginary ones. you see i'm one of those people who lives sensibly and sanely hour by hour day after day.
oh, i've had my moments and if i had my life to live over i'd have more of them in fact t'd have nothing else just moments one after another.. instead of living so many years ahead each day. i've been on of those people who never goes anywhere without a theremometer, how water bottle, rain coat and parachute.
if i had my life to live over i'd go places and do things and travel lighter than i have. if i had my life to live over i would start barefoot earlier in the spring and stay that way longer in the fall. i would play hooky more. i wouldn't make such good grades, except by accident. i'd ride more merry-go-rounds. i'd pick more dasies."
Madine Stair age 85