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If I Could Turn
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It would mean that I finally figured out how to work the buttons.
George Graham, Pedernales EC | Wimberley

I would look at the clock less.
Rosie Peña, Nueces EC | Corpus Christi

I would talk to my mom and dad for days on end—just to hear their voices again.
Lisa Stanley, United Cooperative Services | Joshua

I would have to repeat my mistakes.
Greg Lewis | Via Facebook

I wouldn’t, because things are just fine.
Wayne Adams, Grayson-Collin EC | Melissa

I’d not sell my orange ’66, 4-barrel 289, four-speed Mustang!
Steve Bailey, PenTex Energy | Gainesville

I wouldn’t have broken the old clock.
Donalie Beltran, CECA | May

I would change very little.
Clady Page, Jasper-Newton EC | Kirbyville

I would tell my mother how much I loved and appreciated her—but so thankful I learned so many life lessons in the 18 years I had her.
Norma Kranz, United Cooperative Services | Nemo

I would eat better, have more kids, and choose a career in the health and/or medical field.
Rebecca Michalkiewicz, Pedernales EC | Lago Vista

It would be 1949 again and the first of many summers that I would spend with and working for my favorite uncle, who ranched in the brush country of South Texas.
Dudley Dobie, Fayette EC | Schulenburg

I wouldn’t. Changing the past would alter the present, and regardless of what could be changed for the better back then, I don’t want to change today.
Mark Reinstein, Bluebonnet EC | Del Valle

I’d go back to a time before cellphones.
Frank Rains, Fayette EC | New Ulm

I wouldn’t. I have loved every second.
Gary N. Sisson, Grayson-Collin EC | Bells

I’d turn it back to when I was 12 because everyone who I ever knew or loved was alive and well.
James Krentz, Magic Valley EC | Edinburg

I would talk with my grandparents about their childhood and their memories and learn more about our family.
Jerri LaNier Altman, Tri-County EC | Weatherford

I would have been more present when my son was younger.
Suzanne Preston, Grayson-Collin EC | McKinney

The present boundaries of Texas would resemble those of the old Republic of Texas, stretching from the Gulf of Mexico to Wyoming.
Rick Zimmerly, Central Texas EC | Mountain Home

I would ask my grandparents more questions about their parents, their siblings and their lives.
Charlotte Larson, Grayson-Collin EC | Celina

I’d still like to be late to my funeral.
Bruce Looman, Bluebonnet EC | Bastrop

I would write down the winning lotto numbers and put it in my pocket first.
Beth Koonce, Nueces EC | Victoria

I would pray more and worry less.
Phyllis Suttle, MidSouth EC | Iola

I would be nicer to my mom.
Kim Burns, United Cooperative Services | Burleson

I would not have spent every summer as a teen intentionally baking my skin on the beach in Port Aransas. My dermatologist really loves me now.
Joe Bonorden, Pedernales EC | Canyon Lake

I would spend more time showing my wife just how much I really loved her.
Randy Watson, CoServ | Frisco

I would change the decisions I made that hurt the person I love the most.
Lenore Brady, Pedernales EC | Kyle

I’d tell my wife “I love you” every day for the 60 years we’ve been together.
Jeff Paysen, CoServ | Flower Mound

I’d have moved to a small town sooner.
Kathy Vogel, Navasota Valley EC | Groesbeck

I would not have sold the 10 acres I bought for $1,000 in the Hill Country south of Austin in 1971.
K.C. Richardson, Pedernales EC | Leander

I’d do it all over again, with only a few changes.
Sandra Richins, CoServ | Frisco

I would do many things differently. I would never have smoked or sunbathed. I would keep better track of my husband’s health issues.
Leslie Rector, Bandera EC | Bandera

I would have more ancestry conversations with my dad, who died when I was 27. I know almost nothing about his upbringing or his family.
Pamela Clem, Fannin EC | Blue Ridge

I’d grab my trusty Red Ryder, and Fuzzy and I would head over to Grandpa’s farm to spend the day exploring.
George Madden, Central Texas EC | Sunrise Beach

I would have listened to my parents.
Doris Holcombe, CoServ | Justin

I would have started going to church with my wife in 1959 instead of waiting until 1999.
Lionel Roach, Central Texas EC | Bluffton

I would spend more time with my loved ones, pen and phone in hand, recording all of their memories.
Cindy Vasquez, Magic Valley EC | Sebastian

I would hug and kiss my children more when they were little.
Chris Philips, Karnes EC | Pleasanton

I would turn it back all the way to creation and tell Adam and Eve to behave!
Buzz Payne, Wood County EC | Big Sandy

I would finish my dream.
Mike Weber, United Cooperative Services | Granbury

I would marry my wife of 55 years—again. If she would have me—again.
Joe Mele, Wood County EC | Quitman

I just wouldn’t.
Laurie L. Reagan, Bandera EC | Leakey

I would go back and interview my ancestors from long ago to find out details of their lives and what they were like.
Steve Patterson, Lyntegar EC | Ropesville

I would have joined the church I go to today and made more time for God.
Russell Kingrey, Sam Houston EC | Kountze

I would spend a day with my father, who was killed at Anzio Beachhead.
Jean Prachar, Pedernales EC | Dripping Springs

I would have started working out when I was younger and not waited until my 50s.
Cynthia Walker, Tri-County EC | Brock

I’d sit with my grandparents and get them to tell me stories from their youth.
Philip Carlberg, Pedernales EC | Austin

I would want more time with both of my parents and ask more questions and record their answers. I would love to be able to question my dad more about World War II.
Diane Anderson, CoServ | Flower Mound

I would switch it to the simple life and turn off the chaotic alarms occurring in our current times.
Barbara Wood, Lamar EC | Cooper

I would vote “no” to daylight saving time.
Carolynn C. Boyett, Deep East Texas EC | Sam Rayburn

I would have sent more men to the Alamo.
James R. Cesarini, MidSouth EC | Plantersville

Eve would not have eaten the apple.
Glen Pugh, Taylor EC | Abilene

I would do it all over again but ask lots more questions so I would not make the mistakes I made that I didn’t realize I was making till it was too late.
Carolyn Brown, Heart of Texas EC | Lott

I would spend every moment I could with my dear parents, who, sadly, have both passed away.
Cindy Merryman, Pedernales EC | Cedar Park

I’d enjoy heaping helpings of Grandma Lois’ Sunday fried chicken and otherworldly chicken gravy.
Lois B. Vanhoose, Bluebonnet EC | Bastrop

I would be sitting on the concrete roof of my grandparents’ underground storm cellar, hand-cranking homemade peach ice cream under the stars in Goliad County.
Jon Riggs, Victoria EC | Victoria