Thursday, June 4, 2009

Old Age Favorite Things . . .

My sister, Mary, sent me this funny e-mail & I just had to share it!

Julie Andrews Turns 69
This is hysterical !!

To commemorate her 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'. Here are the lyrics she used:

If you sing it, its especially hysterical!!!

Botox 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 heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.
Back pain, 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.


Becky K. said...

That is great!

I loved her in The Sound of Music!

Sherry said...


GO Julie!

Patsy said...

My mother just loved her and The Sound of Music. That is very funny I know the feeling or some of it.LOL

Darlene said...

Hahaha I did have to sing it and it is hilarious!!!

Anonymous said...

Such a lady!

When I remember my favorite things...

Is this a menopause statement or what?

valerie said...

That's too funny!
I have a man in my life who will be 50 in a few months. I may have to copy that off or have it sung at his bday party. :)

You ask about the camp we'll be going to next week...
It's Falls Creek! My friend and I cooked last year too.
Our group keeps growing. Last night two more "big" boys said they want to go. It's so much fun.

Thanks for remembering us in prayer. We expect great things this week.


Linda C said...

Does Julie Andrews just look great?! She is such a lady and a nice person...

I sang along too- what a hoot! Very clever lyrics:)

Thanks for the giggles:)
PS- I left a comment on your VBS post also:)

Linda C

Shelley said...


Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

I got this email too, and thought it was great. Enjoyed reading it again. laurie