"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Monday, December 15, 2014

It's Awww Monday! December 15, 2014

Here are some pretty birds to
brighten your day and to sing along with
Julie Andrews' rendition of
Some of My Favorite Things that she 
recently sang at a special appearance at 
Manhattan's Radio City Music Hall for a benefit.
She was celebrating her 79th birthday!

(Sing It!) - If you sing it, its 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.  

Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd
that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores. Please
share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who
would appreciate it.
And big hugs to Sandee for Awww Mondays!


  1. See, these remind me of good weather. So it's a great big Awww. Great big.

    Have a tweet tweet Awww Monday. ♥♥♥

  2. I can't sing - I'm laughing too hard!
    Andrews is seventy-nine? Wow.
    Great bird photos.

  3. I laughed when I first heard this, and I'm laughing again now. Thanks.

  4. LMAO what a brilliant rendition and I don't have a bad voice either even if I do say so myself cos no one else will

    Aww! what beautiful pics and colours

    Have a tweettastic day :-)

  5. That is funny and an Awww moment at the same time!

  6. I did sing it and its hysterical. Thank you. Lovely bird.

  7. Oy! Love the birds, but the lyrics are
    making my bones ache just reading them. No, I won't sing it until I'm lucky enough to be 79 myself ;)


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