jump to navigation

40 Yrs Later: The 7 Children In ‘The Sound of Music’ May 26, 2009

Posted by Ageless Dreamer Foundation in Inspirational Stories.
Tags: , , , ,

‘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.” Please share Ms. Andrews’ clever wit �and humour with others who would appreciate it.

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.



1. Marléne Esterhuize - May 27, 2009

Living in South Africa it is wonderful to read EVERYTHING about The Sound of Music on the internet. Thanks to those who made it possible!!!
I love this movie since childhood and read all I can about it. I will surely check on this website to see what is new. Thank you again.

2. Eliana Gilad - Galilee, Holyland - November 17, 2009

I just saw the film again after forty years and loved it just as much. The opening scene was a guide for me as a child, to dream of what I wanted to create.

I remember playing Julie Andrews in the front school yard in Los Angeles. I thought to myself: “When I am older, I will have friends all around the world and go visit them. I have a special role in life and I will find it. That is one of the aims in life”.

Today, I live in Israel, very active in peace work, and am a composer of medically researched healing music that lowers blood pressure, heart rate, increases focus and quality of sleep.

The Sound of Music had a literal and figuratively positive affect upon my life.

3. Bruce Amsbary -- Crow, Oregon - August 23, 2010

Too bad the part about the AARP concert is untrue:


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: