Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by cerise, Apr 10, 2006.

  1. cerise

    cerise New Member

    I received this e-mail from someone in my support group & thought a few others might enjoy it also.

    To commemorate her 69th birthday (Oct. 1) Julie Andrews made a special appearance at Radio City Music Hall in NYC for the benefit of the AARP. She recited "My Favorite Things" (from the Sound of Music) as follows:

    "Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
    Walkers and handrails and new dental fillings,
    Bundles of magazines tied up in string,
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Cadillacs 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 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 heat pads,and hot meals they bring,
    These are a few of my favorite things.

    Back pains, confused brains, and no fear of 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."

    [This Message was Edited on 04/12/2006]
  2. kjfms

    kjfms Member

    and how true and so funny. I am 44 (do not want to feel this way but that is the way the ball bounces) and this cracked me up...hey I have to keep a sense of humor or I will drive myself insane.

    Julie Andrews has always been a favorite and I have loved the "Sound of Music" since I was a wee little thing.

    Too funny, thank you for posting...I am going to copy and paste this so I can email it to a few friends.

  3. cerise

    cerise New Member

    Sorry, as usual left out a line or two which I have since added.

    The person that sent this to me is NOT 69 and I turn 50 this December. However, I have felt this way for many years now.

    That was what so funny, is that I totally related to almost all of this and it was written for the "blue-haired audience" at the AARP benefit!

    Oh well, it's worth a chuckle!

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