I Just Had To Share This

Julie Andrews in the Sound Of Music - photo of Julie Andrews
@pyewacket (44036)
United States
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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26 responses
• Canada
30 Sep 07
OMG!!! lmao That is tooo funny thanx for sharing LOL I sent it to my uncle hes gonna have a field day with this one LOL. I loved that movie and still do to thi day.
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
30 Sep 07
That is soooo cute! I wish it was recorded so I could hear it!!!
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• Canada
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
@4mymak (1796)
• Malaysia
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....
• United States
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!
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@estherlou (5017)
• United States
30 Sep 07
Julie Andrews has always been one of my favorites. She is a class act! This would have been something to see and hear! What a sense of humor she has! Just great! Thanks for sharing this!
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@someonesmom (5765)
• Canada
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.:)
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• Canada
2 Oct 07
Thanks, Hmmmmm. I didn't even realize that she's not performing anymore. Is it due to her health?
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• Canada
2 Oct 07
Thanks so much for this, Hmmmmm. I do actually remember hearing something about this back then. I didn't realize there was permanent damage done ... very sad, to say the least. I really appreciate the link too. Have a great day.
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@Debs_place (10525)
• United States
3 Oct 07
I think I just sent this to about 1/2 the people I know...so funny. IT does sound like something weird Al would have done...he missed the boat and Julie Andrews beat him to it. I love that movie.
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• 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.
• United States
1 Oct 07
lol That was funny Pye!! I really enjoyed that one! Although it scared me a bit, not looking forward to that lifestyle just yet, but its coming round soon! Bay xx
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@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
1 Oct 07
Oh I love that song - both versions!! Thanks for sharing :)
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• United States
1 Oct 07
I love it!! My mom laughed so hard she almost fell out of her chair. Thanks for beginning our day with so much fun!!
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• United States
1 Oct 07
That is hilarious! I think I have seen this written somewhere,but I am sure it was better when Julie Andrews sang it. I am also sure that it did get a good rating from the crowd.
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• United States
1 Oct 07
That was just too cute! Thanx for sharing it with us!
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
1 Oct 07
oh how so funny!111111111!!!!!!!
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@Katlady2 (9920)
• United States
1 Oct 07
LOL! That is just too cute! I could hear her singing every single word too! I would have been standing and clapping right along with the rest of the audience....heck, I probably would've been standing on my chair too. LOL
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@Aurone (4758)
• United States
30 Sep 07
Very Cute.
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@krayzee (1161)
• Romania
7 Oct 07
Lovely :) Thank you for sharing this.
@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
7 Oct 07
Oh I just loved this one Pye. What a hoot! Thanks for sharing it with us, I am going to share it with my friends and family also.
• Philippines
1 Oct 07
wow! great! If I'm there, there's no better way to show admiration and appreciation than to join the standing ovation.