Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Just had to share this.....growing old (er)

I know I said I would be back every week but I nearly didn't make it. Vir's down with a bad cough and I have been housebound and its no fun being at home with a sick child. They whine and are cranky and you really don't know whats happening and all your hugs and kisses don't seem to "make it better." I'd gone to the chemist in the hope the may have a wonder cure... actually just to buy syringes.... no not shooting up...yet, but they are very useful for popping panadol down a 2year old and I read something they had put up in the shop. It's Julie Andrews celebrating her 69th b'day and she has the best lyrics for it . I do hope I can keep my spirits "up" if nothing else when i get there.....

Julie Andrews Turns 69
July 18, 2008 07:43 PM EDT

JULIE ANDREWS TURNS 69To 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:

(Sing It!) -If you sing it, it's especially hysterical!!!I'd love to hear a recording of it sung by her.
'My Favorite Things'

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.

Cadillacs 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 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.
Julie Andrews talks about her Memoir, "Home" here on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdKZrO2VUMw

1 comment:

Aneela Z said...

good stuff...will post a link to this now.