Julie Andrews at 69

Subject: for all of us AARP people

It wouldn’t be funny if it wasn’t so true… Julie Andrews recently turned 69.
– To commemorate her birthday on October 1, she 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 now
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, cataracts, hearing aids, glasses, Poligrip, 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.) Please share Ms. Andrews‘ clever wit and
humor with others who would appreciate it.


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