good wishes

  • win the national spelling bee and national geography bee
  • do rubbings of the grave covers in Westminster Abbey
  • install a dumbwaiter
  • change the political system
  • endow a wing at the American Museum of Folk Art
  • spend a year alone in the Alaskan wilderness
  • hold an audience spellbound
  • possess a debit card
  • have dinner with Hillary Rodham Clinton
  • photograph the Rockies by moonlight
  • visit Fort McHenry in Baltimore, which is commemorated in the "Star-Spangled Banner"
  • grill fresh salmon on a hibachi
  • simplify my life
  • speak five languages

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