"May You Stay Forever Young" - Bobby Dylan!

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Musings by Patricia Feager 7/25/2016

Feeling a bit nostalgic and listening to some good old folky blues music by Bobby Dylan. This is one of my favorites - "Forever Young." 

 

 

 

"Forever Young"

May God bless and keep you always 
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others 
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars 
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be righteous 
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth 
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous 
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
Forever young, forever young 
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy 
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation 
When the winds of changes shift
May your heart always be joyful 
And may your song always be sung
May you stay forever young
 by Bobby Dylan
 
 
Reflections by Patricia
 
As I listen to that old time music, I can't help but think about a different time, a different place and even though we still have the same beautiful heavenly bodies, there's something still GROOVY about the past, like the times I sat on the old front porch, built by my father, uncle, and grandfather. My friends and I nestled together on fresh cut lumber, under the red and white canopy, singing songs by Bobby Dylan, "May You Stay Forever Young." 
 
Some things will never change. Past generations will always have a story to tell. I wonder what kind of stories will be remembered by children born in 2016 and thereafter? Will they believe in God? Will water be safe enough to drink? Will their parents have distinctive stories about their childhoods to shape new and future generations? Will they grow up to be righteous or obnoxious?
 
Children grow up. Fairytales and many dreams fade away. Will there be open fields, Farmer's Markets, horseback riding? Do you think something else will take the place of classrooms with Teachers guiding and instructing youngsters how to hold a pencil? Or will pencils be a thing of the past? Will flying kites on a summer day be replaced with drones?
 
As a Real Estate Agent, I think about the old homes being gobbled up by foreign investors today who pay cash for homes between $200,000.00 - 400,000.00. And then I'm reminded about how hard it was to save for my first house with a VA loan in July of 1979. The interest rate was ten and a half percent and quickly jumped to 18 than 21%. I was so young; yet I owned a four bedroom ranch, bath and a half, living room, kitchen and utility room. We built our own garage on our 1/2 acre lot that butted up to the Forest Preserve and the house + lot cost a whopping $43,000.00! I was so much luckier than my parents who didn't have a half bath or a utility room or an extra bedroom! Plus mine was like brand new compared to their home built in the late 1800's. 
 
Will my granddaughter be able to buy a home someday? I wonder...
 
 
 
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Kathleen Daniels
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Patricia,  I love that song too.  Times have sure changed.  I am so blessed to be a homeowner. If I had to buy in today's market I would not be able to afford to live here.  

Jul 25, 2016 10:11 AM #1
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Joanna Cohlan
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Watching my kids struggling to buy a NYC apartment despite the fact that they can afford well more than I, the idea of foreign investors gobbling up NYC apartments is definitely on my mind.  But, that being said, I love Forever Young, it is truly poetry!

Jul 25, 2016 10:23 AM #2
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
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I'm not familiar with Bob Dylan the artist but I tipped a few with him many years ago when I lived in MN Patricia Feager . Thanks for reminding me of those days.

Jul 25, 2016 10:34 AM #3
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Patrica 

May we all stay forever young . . . . 

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 25, 2016 10:38 AM #4
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George Souto
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Patricia he had a sound all his own.  There was no mistaking him for anyone else.

Jul 25, 2016 11:08 AM #5
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David Spencer
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Love Bob Dylan. You always know who the artist is.

Jul 25, 2016 11:20 AM #6
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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When I listen to today's hip-hop (which I hate), I wonder how we got so far away from the good stuff that Bob Dylan created.  

Jul 25, 2016 11:58 AM #7
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Bruce Walter
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As always you are such a creative and deep thinker, Patricia!  I was in more of a Harry Chapin mood today just thinking how quickly the past 40 years have gone!  Continued prayers for healing in Dallas.

Jul 25, 2016 12:20 PM #8
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Larry Johnston
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Hi Patricia Feager ,  You touched on quite a few thinks that give us reason to wonder about what future generations will face. I remember tales from my great grandfather, now I will be the one telling the tales.

Jul 25, 2016 12:47 PM #9
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Great reflections Patricia, and I wonder the same things.  My parents purchased their first and only home (they got the land and built the home) when I was five years old. 

Jul 25, 2016 12:51 PM #10
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A classic. ;)

Jul 25, 2016 04:56 PM #11
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Good morning Patricia. Thank you for sharing the lyrics to the song. It reminded me of the Catholic school I attended where we sang a similar song.

Jul 25, 2016 08:46 PM #12
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Patricia, I wonder about the future too and it's scary to think what could be. I don't know that I'd want to bring a child into our current world. My grandparents bought their first home in Arlington for $12k and I still drive by it to this day. It last sold for $1.5 million. I pray we all stay forever young. 

Jul 25, 2016 11:48 PM #13
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Good morning Patricia. I think about my good yesterdays sometimes but prefer the tomorrows.

Jul 26, 2016 12:06 AM #14
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This is a blast back to the past.  I always loved this song.  

Jul 26, 2016 02:23 AM #15
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Thanks for your special message. I am feeling my age on this very hot day in Maryland.

Jul 26, 2016 03:04 AM #16
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Sharon Tara
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I had similar thoughts yesterday as I watched my granddaughter watching YouTube videos on the iPad. She's only 4 but she is a master of YouTube. It's amazing. Listening to my daughter and daughter-in-law talk about the kids watching Youtube and using iPads instead of tv I was thinking of how different their lives are from my childhood. Yes, they play outside like I did, but not as often and their addiction to techno gadgets is frightening.

Jul 27, 2016 05:15 AM #17
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Good morning Patricia.  One of my favorites as well, thanks.

Jul 27, 2016 09:38 PM #18
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