Marshall Fritz
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Bucket List -- The Movie

Marshall Fritz passed away Tuesday, November 4, 2008, after a battle with pancreatic cancer. We are maintaining this site in his memory.

In January 2008, “The Bucket List” starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman was released. It’s about two terminally ill men who escape from a cancer ward and head off on a road trip with a wish list of to-dos (e.g. skydiving) before they kick the bucket.   NB to non-Americans: “Kick the bucket” is an idiom for dying.


While lots of fun, the movie is also semi-profound. Several folks getting chemo with me perked up when it was mentioned, saying things like, “The doctor’s ought to give a copy to every cancer patient.”


So I am writing and implementing my Bucket List. And if you know me, you know I much admire and try to observe Proverbs 15:22: “A wealth of advisors will help you avoid rash mistakes like last time, Marshall.” And that is why you are invited to send me your opinions/feelings/suggestions/complaints.


Plus, I need help to accomplish some items. Please think what you might do. Maybe donate some airline miles or a ticket?


I want my bucket list to be hypo-grandiose. That is, almost-but-not-quite grandiose. And you’d be surprised what happens when a guy “plays the terminal cancer card.” You know, like the “Make a Wish Foundation.” Tech Support really starts hopping. Delta says, “We’re waiving the change fees.” See the fish hatchery item.


One last thing. As I write this, it looks like my expiration date is 6-20 months off, although a miracle can change that to as many years. I can’t plan to do much the last three months. That will be family time and palliation of pain.



Hence MY motto has become:


    If the Lord gives you enough lemons,


    you can make lemon pie,


    not just lemonade!!


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Updated July 4, 2011