Monday, November 27, 2006

Monday November 27, 2006 My favorite things

I usually don't pass along email, but I really appreciated this one so here it is.

Sound of Music

To commemorate her 69th birthday, actress/ vocalist Julie Andrews made a
special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of
the AARP. One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie "Sound Of Music". However, the lyrics of the song were
deliberately changed for the entertainment of her "bluehair" audience.

Here are the lyrics she recited:

"Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
Walkers and handrails and new dental fittings,
Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses,
Polident and Fixodent and false teeth in glasses,
Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings,
These are a few of my favorite things.

When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favorite things,
And then I don't feel so bad.

Hot tea and crumpets, and corn pads for bunions,
No spicy hot food or food cooked with onions,
Bathrobes and heat pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of sinnin',
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin',
And we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favorite things.

When the joints ache,
When the hips break,
When the eyes grow dim,
Then I remember the great life I've had,
And then I don't feel so bad."

Julie received a standing ovation with repeated encores that lasted over
Four minutes

One or two of these have to affect most any older person at one time or another.
I especially like the final phrase - it is a goal for all of us to strive for.
So, don't feel so bad when something hurts - it's just part of life.

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