April 1st, 2007


Julie Andrews Turns 69

No idea what YEAR this happened, but since I'm now 61, I can surely relate!

Julie Andrews at 69!

It wouldn't be funny if it wasn't so true...Julie Andrews turns 69 - 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 Favourite Things" from that 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 favourite things

Cadillac's 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 favourite things.

When the pipes leak,
When the bones creak,
When the knees go bad,
I simply remember my favourite 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 favourite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and no need for sinnin', (slightly edited for content)
Thin bones and fractures and hair that is thinnin', and
we won't mention our short shrunken frames,
When we remember our favourite 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 humour with others who would appreciate it.
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