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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Great Way to Celebrate Getting Old!!

My wonderful friend, Suranga, in India sent this to me and I had to share it with you! Get ready to laugh!!

To commemorate her 79th 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:

(Sing It!) - 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. Please
share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who
would appreciate it.)


Anonymous said...

How wonderful! Love the lyrics! I didn't know she still sang in public, because she sued a doctor when he ruined her vocal cords during surgery.

Lowell said...

Hmmm...does all that stuff happen when one gets old? Jeez, I hate to think that in a number of years I'll also have to experience them.

By the way, who are you and why am I writing this?

Very funny! I needed a laugh.

Also btw, I got a request to link up with you on LinkenIn, but I no longer belong to that. :)

RuneE said...

I could not sing it, but I could laugh along with it. Great stuff!

Betsy Adams said...

Love it, Sylvia... Of course, I have always liked Julie Andrews.. This is just awesome...Thanks for sharing. (Hard to believe that she is 79.)

TexWisGirl said...

too cute! good for her!

Ed said...

Very clever and so true. Julie Andrews has always been one of my favorite performers and singers.

Christine said...

Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing this, Sylvia!

Anonymous said...

My smile is a mile wide :)

missing moments said...

This is absolutely delightful! Thank you for sharing it Sylvia!

Jack said...

I don't get it . . .

George said...

I love this! Thank you.

Team G Square said...

Clever and witty

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh no, what does it mean if I think hot tea and crumpets sound pretty good haha!

Margie's Musings said...

Hilarious...but all true!

Mahesh said...

Is this Suranga's complete name "Suranga Date"?

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