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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Our Favorite Things Change As We Get Older, Eh, Julie Andrews?

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This "true" story comes courtesy of my friend Andy.

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 benefi t of the AARP.

One of the musical numbers she performed was "My Favorite Things" from the legendary movie "Sound Of Music". (Click the link for the original Rogers & Hammerstein Lyrics.)


Here are the lyrics she allegedly 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.

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,< /STRONG>
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pains, confused brains, and nneed 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,
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.)


Unfortunately, while the lyrics are very funny, Ms. Andrews, sadly did not and could not have sung them on the day in question due to vocal cord surgery gone wrong that wiped out her ability to sing in 1997. Though removing the cancer may have saved her life, Ms. Andrews own Sounds of Music will probably never be the same again.

For more information on this and other stories that seem a little to good to be true try out Snopes.com which is a great source for finding out the truth behind urban legends.

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