Wednesday, October 26, 2011

THE SOUND OF MUSIC: And, Now I Don't Feel So Bad!

Es ist wichtig, ein Funkeln in lhren Falten haeben
(It is important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle)

AN ALL TIME FAVORITE MOVIE 

BRIGITTA

The memory of taking my family to see The Sound of Music still warms the cockles of my heart.  My lovely daughter, Kimberly, played the part of Brigitta in a high school play.  While we were in Austria, my wife, Julie, visited the site of the movie.

Can it be that Julie Andrews is really 69 years old?

JULIE ANDREWS AT AGE 69
She is!  But, as I quoted above in German, "It is important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle!"  Julie Andrews, actress/vocalist, does.  At a special benefit appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall, she performed "My Favorite Things" with the following lyrics.

(If you sing it, it's especially hysterical!!!) 

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.

WHAT JOY!

What is your special memory of this old classic?

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God bless you and your's

GOD BLESS THE USA

"So Long, Farewell, Auf Weiderschen, Goodbye"
(Thanks for sharing, Maude)

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