Happy Birthday Julie – You’re a Fine Old Gal.

The following was contained in an email I received recently from a friend. I presume it actually happened.

Julie Andrews’ lyrics are clever and cute, and good for a few chuckles, but not the kind of seeds I want to plant in my brain. Is that denial?

I don’t believe that getting old NECESSARILY means getting decrepit.

The old body, like the old car, if properly taken care of, can serve very well until one decides to either junk it or let it become a museum piece. Enjoy. – t.h.g.

Julie Andrews Turns 69

To 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:

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.

2 responses to “Happy Birthday Julie – You’re a Fine Old Gal.

  1. This is a piece of fiction – but cute never the less.

    See http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/j/julie-andrews-aging.htm

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