Saturday, December 31, 2011

My favourite things - 40 years on

To commemorate Julie Andrew's birthday she made a special appearance at Manhattan 's Radio City Music Hall for the benefit of the AARP. A friend of mine was good mates with the guy who produced the show. These are the words that she used - I found them amusing. 

The video was produced in 2010 and contains the same lyrics. Something to bring a smile to your face as we enter 2012.

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,cataracts, hearing aids, glasses,
Polident, 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.

Last post of 2011 - very best wishes for 2012. Dick Stroud

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