Sound of Music, Favorite Things - Mary Alice (Powers) Tickle
(Posted as received with a little embelishment, |*|James L. Steele)

----- Originating Message -----
From: "Mary Alice (Powers) Tickle" <>
To: "James L. Steele" <>
Sent: Tue, 23 Oct 2001, 10:23:45 EDT
Subject: The Sound of Music

There are recent rumors that Julie Andrews did a concert for AARP.
Ms. Andrews sang a favorite from the Sound of Music, "Favorite Things".
There were a few changes to the words to fit in with the AARP theme.
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.

P.S. The best message here might be that Julie Andrews is singing again.  Wonderful!
       As a family, we have lastingly enjoyed her singing and many performances.
       Thank you Mary Alice.  JSteele, 11/28/2001.

P.S. Two: I learned that Mary Alice Powers [Tickle] passed away on September 25, 2004.  She died
        of cancer after a brief period of illness as submitted by Sandra Lemley [Mitchell] in an Email dated
        09/26/2004.  I will remember Mary Alice as one of the most enthusiastic members of our Class of '56.
        Others will surely remember her similarly and living life to the fullest.  She was a great friend to many as
        signified by her submission of the above words in recongnition of life and Julie Andrews. 
        JSteele, 04/04/2004.

Posted: November 28, 2001.  JSteele
Last Updated: April 04, 2004.  JSteele