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julie's 70th birthday


tell us julie, how are you feeling on your 70th birthday?

Received: 28Mar2005

"Gee, everything is just great but:

"Maalox and nose drops and needles for knitting,
walkers and handrails and new dental fillings,
bundles of old books all tied with string,
these are a few of my favorite things.

Things would be swell except:

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.

I can't complain but:

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.

I know it will be better soon:

When the joints ache,
when the hips break,
when the eyes grow dim,
I try to remember the great life I've had,
and then I don't feel so bad."

Thank you, Julie.