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The sound of Aging

  • Subject: The sound of Aging
  • From: "Mary Chastain" <mc_hosta@Bellsouth.net>
  • Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 17:53:23 -0400
  • Importance: Normal

> >Recently Julie Andrews is reported to have done a concert for AARP, at 
> >which she sang her hit from the Sound of Music, but the words were 
> >changed. Here are the new words to this tune. 
> > 
> >Maalox 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 and 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 thinin, 
> >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. 
> > 
> > 

Mary Chastain  
Lakeside Acres  
8119 Roy Lane
Ooltewah, TN 37363
phone 423-238-4534

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