I Just Had To Share This
September 30, 2007 5:47pm CST
I got an email today from one of my friends and she shared something with me that I thought was hysterical Here is the email...Now remember, if you know the song "My Favorite Things" that Julie Andrews sang in the Sound of Music you can appreciate the newer version she sang:So here it is: ..."To commemorate her 69th birthday on October 1, 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". Here are the lyrics she used: "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. Cadillac's and cataracts, and 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 heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite things. Back pains, confused brains, and no need for 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." (Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.)..."Hope you like it.
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1 Oct 07
Hi again.. Just wanted to let you know how funny and uplifting this was...and to thank you for creating a huge amount of chuckles between my David, my friend Carole and me. I cut and pasted it into a word file...and called David upstairs and sang it to him...then phone Carole and did the same for her. Now she wants a copy of it for to share it with the woman who heads up the company where she works. I could barely get through it because I was laughing so hard..and David and Carole thought it was real hoot as well. Soooooo you did a good thing with this and created a positive laughing ripple effect. Hope it zings its way back to you on an energetic thread of lightness...in the what goes around comes around idea we chat so much about. Anyway, enjoy your day...and get back to me when you have more on matters from the other side. All the best.. Raia
1 Oct 07
Ms.Andrews - in her own way - is teaching others what "growing old gracefully" means... teaching us - to come and accept the truth about becoming an elderly, and to make the best of it. I've always luv'd her... and now.. i think i luv her even more....
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30 Sep 07
That is just way to special. I missed the program, wish I had heard her sing it. Although I adore the song so I can hear the melody and the words just fit all to well thank you for sharing it. I wish I could say that I did not relate to it LMAO!
1 Oct 07
Hi pyewacket, I had no reason 'not' to believe this, and then I decided to read through the entire discussion. This said, I of course, saw Hmmmmm's response. This said, no matter, as it's a wonderful read regardless of where it really came from, and so true in many ways. Too funny, thanks.:)
• United States
3 Oct 07
Had I only known, pyewacket, that your post would be so delightful, it would not have taken me nearly so long to get around to responding to it! I love Julie Andrews, and I love that song. I must say the new lyrics do put things into the proper perspective. That's one thing about growing older-you have to maintain a sense of humor, lol. Thanks to you and your friend for this dear message.