“Everybody Must Get Stoned”-Traveling with Forrest Gump

I'm very scared! "Rainy Day Women #12 & 35" written by Bob Dylan, released in 1966 "Well, they'll stone you when you're trying to be so goodThey'll stone you just like they said they wouldThey'll stone you when you're trying to go homeAnd they'll stone you when you're there all aloneBut I would not feel …

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“Break on Through to the Other Side” Traveling with Forrest Gump

Back in 1950's and 1960's, sex was what bad girls did, at least that was the social propaganda. Even married couples on TV slept in twin beds. The shame of unwanted pregnancy was something considered worse than death. Body parts were not called by their scientific names but by cutesy words that served as labels …

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T Traveling with Forrest Gump

RESPECT Songwriter: Otis Redding Made into a single in 1967 Recorded by Aretha Franklin in 1967 What you wantBaby, I got itWhat you needDo you know I got it?All I'm askin'Is for a little respect I was born in 1949, a time when all female children were supposed to be "good" little girls. This expectation …

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“Everybody’s Talkin”-Traveling with Forrest Gump

Like many people, I look back on my life and wonder how I made it out alive. I went to college at Oswego State in upstate New York. In the fall and spring, my college was beautiful because of its resort style location right on Lake Ontario I would find solitude on the rocky shores …

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“Stop Children What’s that Sound?-Traveling with Forrest Gump

" Paranoia strikes deepInto your life it will creepIt starts when you're always afraid" Song by Stephen Stills Single released by Buffalo Springfield in 1966 This is the song on The Forrest Gump soundtrack that made me tear up. "There's battle lines being drawnNobody's right if everybody's wrong" 53 years later and turmoil continues. I'm …

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“The Land of a Thousand Dances”-Traveling with the Forrest Gump Soundtrack

One, two, three!You gotta know how to pony like Bony MaronieMashed Potato, do the AlligatorPut your hands on your hips, let your back-bone slipDo the Watusi, like my little LucyNa, na na na na, na na na na, na na na, na na na, na na na na. "Land of a Thousand Dances" written by …

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Traveling with Forrest Gump-Like a Box of Chocolates

I have a confession. I definitely think I have an obsessive compulsive disorder. In an upstair room in my house, I have an art studio created when painting became one of my passions. While recently purging out some of my possessions, I realized I had accumulated hundreds of paint brushes, enough to supply a large …

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