Forever Young

So hard to believe this is our 9th year to remember and Get Busy Livin’. Thanks to all that have been with us since 2010 sharing in the annual gathering of GBL Friends.

Each year we have selected a theme or slogan…

2011 Get Busy Livin’
2012 Ain’t Life Grand
2013 It’s a Grateful Day
2014 Pay it Forward
2015 Leave Your Mark
2016 Give to Live
2017 Never Press Pause
2018 Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Artwork by Bob Dylan

Artwork by Bob Dylan

This year’s slogan “ may you stay forever young “ reflects our GBL Family 2019 outlook on life and has a little bit of history and significance to us and our Dylan…

In the early 1960’s a young musician, Robert Zimmerman left Minnesota, moved to the Greenwich Village scene in NYC and changed his name to honor poet Dylan Thomas… he thereafter became Bob Dylan.

Our Dylan grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas and listened to CD’s of Bob Dylan around the house and on family vacation trips. When I inherited Dylan’s iPod that travelled with him on his adventures; it was full of Bob Dylan songs. It made me smile knowing that we shared Bob’s music along the way. Bob Dylan a 2016 Nobel Prize winner for literature, was a prolific poet, song writer, original rapper, and a unique singer. In 1973 “Forever Young” was written as a lullaby for his eldest son Jesse; and it expresses a father’s guidance and hope that his child will remain strong and happy.

Artwork by Bob Dylan

Artwork by Bob Dylan

We share with you this poem and lyrical gem… may we ALL stay… forever young.

Click the poem to print or download a copy for yourself

Click the poem to print or download a copy for yourself

Also please enjoy the attached youtube version of Forever Young from the concert, The Last Waltz performed with The Band…