Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Forty Nine Years Later...

 Do you remember Julie Andrews
and the seven Von Trapp children from
The Sound of Music?
It won the Academy Award for the best movie of 1965
and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced!

Julie Andrews, actress and vocalist,
to commemorate her 69th birthday in October, 2012,
made a special appearance at Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall

One of the musical numbers she performed was
“My Favourite Things” from the legendary musical.

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

                                          Cadillacs and cataracts, hearing aids and glasses;
                                          Polident and Fixadent and false teeth in glasses;
                                          Pacemakers, golf carts and porches with swings...
                                          These are a few of my favourite things.   

                                          When the pipes leak, when the bones creak,
                                          When the knees go bad...
                                          I simply remember my favourite 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 favourite things.

                                         Back pains, confused brains, 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 favourite 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.

Of Interest:  At this special performance, photos were shown of the 7 Von Trapp
children; in addition were photos of these seven children as adults today.
One spectacular photo was of these adults set against the Swiss Alps.

Pearl of Wisdom
Moments of simple pleasures
are far more meaningful than all material things.
(author unknown).

Merle Baird-Kerr...written December 12, 2012
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  1. Merle,

    One of Our Favorite things is ... YOU !
    Thank you for sharing this entertaining blog all year long for us to share with you !

    Sherrie & Alan

  2. Thanks for sharing your consistently interesting comments and your enlightenment which so often inspires me.
    Love to you Both this wonderful season. Merle