Monday, December 15, 2008


Someone sent this to me today, and though not all apply, I can relate. Today I am 55.

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:

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 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 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.

~Happy Stitching~


  1. Happy Bithday, Charlene. I would never have guessed that you are 55. I honestly thought I was older!

    Sending big hugs and best wishes from -12 in Colorado.

  2. o/
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday to you,
    Happy Birthday Dear Charlene.
    Happy Birthday to you!
    It was great to choose this day to visit.

  3. Happy Birthday from one December baby to another. Hope you have a great holiday and enjoy your time off work. Hmmm, your comments look different -- in case it doesn't show, it's Lesa from Maddie Can Fly.


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