Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Over 40 Yrs Later: 'The Sound of Music' and Happy New Year

To My Democratic Friends:

Please accept with no obligation, implied or explicit, my best wishes for an
environmentally conscious, socially responsible, low-stress, non-addictive,
gender-neutral celebration of the
 winter solstice holiday, practiced within 
the most enjoyable traditions of the religious persuasion of your choice, or
secular practices of your choice, with respect for the religious/secular
persuasion and/or traditions of others, or their choice not to practice
religious or secular traditions at all. I also wish you a fiscally
successful, personally fulfilling and medically uncomplicated recognition of
the onset of the generally accepted
 calendar year 2011 but not without due 
respect for the calendars of choice of other cultures whose contributions to
society have helped make America great. Not to imply that 
 America is 
necessarily greater than any other country nor the only 
America in the 
Western Hemisphere . Also, this wish is made without regard to the race, 
creed, color, age, physical ability, religious faith or sexual preference of
the wishee.

To My Republican Friends:

Merry Christmas and a
 Happy New Year!

Love Yehuda

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This is about two years old...there have been several reunions since including one on Oprah

40 Yrs Later: The 7 Children In 'The Sound of Music'
'The Sound of Music' won the Academy Award for Best Picture of 1965 and is one of the most popular musicals ever produced.

Remember the 7 children of the Trapp family?

They were having a reunion after 40 years

and all were looking healthy and amazingly well....


It wouldn't be funny if it weren't so true.. Julie Andrews turned 69 and to commemorate her
69th birthday on October 1, 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 Favourite Things" from the legendary movie "The Sound Of Music.."

Here are the actual lyrics she used:

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 favourite things.
Cadillac's 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 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, 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 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.  Please share Ms. Andrews ' clever wit  and humour with others who would appreciate it.

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