Sunday Edition 3/29/2020 - Hello - Goodbye World!

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"It's Time to Say Goodbye, 

But I Think Goodbyes are sad

And I'd much rather say Hello.

Hello to a New Adventure."

---Ernie Harwell

Ernie Harwell, American Sportscaster (1/25/1918-5/4/2010)



In a recent comment, Roy Kelley asked me to share a book I'm reading. The book is one I read several times over the span of many decades. Back to Eden, by Jethro Kloss was first published in 1939. It has been revised many times. The copy I have was the Golden 50th Anniversary Edition. It is a book about natural health, herbs, diseases, body needs, food preparation, effects of polluted and adulterated foods on the body, etc.


As a result of COVID-19, I am saying goodbye world - hello new world! I don't believe everything I read is true but I do believe it's time to reflect a little about the past and begin a new world living better. Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400  just posted a video about a Doctor from New York who talks calmly about COVID-19. I listened carefully and I am calmer today than I was yesterday. Dr. David Price talks about basic steps we need to take to prevent the spread of the virus that has never been introduced to humans before. I highly recommend watching the video link on COVID-19. 


My dad was a fan of baseball and Ernie Harwell. Dad took his five girls out to the Forest Preserves and taught us how to play baseball. We were joined by grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Together we walked through the woods and Grandma knew more about herbs than I did. In the present world in which I live, the health stores and grocery stores are filled with containers of herbs. Today, I stumbled upon a post written by someone who had a photo of a list of herbs he takes. But I wonder, is the world in which I'm saying goodbye too, really interested in my good health or simply profit? What's good for others, is it really good for me? Also, who can I trust?


In the author's book on Back to Eden, in reference to herbs Kloss states "it is a study of a lifetime. Lack of knowledge in the gathering and preserving of herbs may render them of little or no medicinal value." And so I wonder, why do we need so many different herbs available to the public and do we really know what is inside those bottles they put on the shelves or order from Amazon? Furthermore, why did grandma pick her own herbs and why did she know more about soil, wild plants and medicinal values, the timing of when plants are cultivated and why did she only pick herbs in dry weather? 


In my New World I plan to do things differently. We are learning daily new ways to treat a new disease. I am beginning to think, we really do need to get back to the basics and add to our repertoire of knowledge, better ways to become healthier, educated, and to discover/implement more effective ways to do business. Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 recently shared how he is holding a Virtual Open House. What he did was brilliant. I highly recommend checking out his blog.  


Goodbye World! Hello New! I'll be back on AR soon. ---Patricia Feager

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Patricia. These trying times provide opportunity for pondering as Michael Jacobs promotes and that can lead to wonderful new ways of thinking. Enjoy your explorations!

Mar 29, 2020 04:13 AM #1
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - I appreciate that Wayne Martin tagged me but I eventually seem to find your post and I am glad you are saying hello in the way you are approaching livng and all of life around you. 

It seems to me that it's not just hello but a continuing discovery.  This exploration will be filled with learning that will lead you to more knowledge of what works best for you.  

Mar 29, 2020 04:24 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for telling us about this book and for sharing some of your thoughts.

Take care and have an outstanding spring.

Mar 29, 2020 04:53 AM #3
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... my grandmother planted nothing, cooked nothing (she was simply a terrible cook). My mother wasn't much better -- she planted nothing and had maybe half a dozen meals in her repetoire... so it never occurs to me to think in terms of how anyone in my family before me knew something I don't know about how to live and stay healthy. 

Mar 29, 2020 05:23 AM #4
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Home and Condo Specialists

Yes Patricia changes are now happening daily (sometimes even hourly) and we all have to approach this new way of living with positive thoughts and new beginnings!

Mar 29, 2020 05:41 AM #5
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP I'll check out the ebook version of your book recommendation..... there are certain herbs I like to use.... I cook very healthy....clean eating is how I eat.... and continue to not eat grain....7 years at this point.... and continuing.... health is most important and that includes exercising to complement our eating.... working out well in the kitchen comes first....

Mar 29, 2020 05:43 AM #6
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

I always liked that book and had forgotten about it. Had a copy in the 70's and have no idea where it went.  Thanks so much for reminding me. 

We tend to eat quite healthy already, and Bernie is good about using herbs and such. For example, we put turmeric in our turkey burgers.  So delicious. Had them last night, in fact.   

Mar 29, 2020 07:15 AM #7
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Patricia. I like my world and am having a hard time thinking about a new one. That said, adjusting is the name of the game always. Stay well.

Mar 29, 2020 08:00 AM #8
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Patricia,
Very interesting and thought-provoking post.  Personally, I know the Lord works in mysterious ways. He's talking and I'm listening. 

I think most of us will look at many things differently when we come out on the other side of this crisis. 

Mar 29, 2020 08:15 AM #9
Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Good Morning Patricia.  Personally I've been into the more natural way of living since my teens. Have no idea how I got started.  I've relied more on naturopathic docs that also work with the regular docs if need be. I trust their knowledge and use of natural ways to solve an issue rather than pushing drugs into the system. Yes sometimes drugs are absolutely necessary. But I far prefer none.

Mar 29, 2020 09:28 AM #10
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Thank you for the link, appreciate it. We just did a second one and it was interesting to watch people come and go on line whilst it was on. From yesterday we had 187 people watch the open house, so hopefully one of those will love it enough to make an offer.


Mar 29, 2020 10:39 AM #11
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia as I have commentated on a couple of other blogs today, going forward we will most likely be running our business differently, but we will survive.

Mar 29, 2020 11:26 AM #12
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Being a sports fan, I have heard a lot about Ernie Harwell.  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed my friend!

Mar 29, 2020 02:15 PM #13
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