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RANDALLWM Posts: 118
9/25/12 7:42 P

Great........ I'll have to get all those old sitcoms that I laughed at all the time. :)

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 56,589
9/25/12 6:05 P

That was wonderful. Thanks for sharing it.

JENVY83 Posts: 9
9/25/12 1:07 P

I hope this makes you giggle, I know it did me...and I even sung along to it. :)

To commemorate her 69th birthday, 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 Favorite Things' from the legendary movie 'Sound Of Music'. Here are the lyrics she used:

-(Sing It!) -

Botox 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, 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 heating pads and hot meals they bring,
These are a few of my favorite things.

Back pain, 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 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.

Classy and witty as always :0)

Edited by: JENVY83 at: 9/25/2012 (13:08)
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9/24/12 10:36 P

aawesome... looking for laughs

JENVY83 Posts: 9
9/24/12 12:35 P

Today I read a snip-it from a health news article about laughter and I thought it very interesting and important enough to share.

Laughing 100 times roughly equals 15 minutes on an exercise bike? Vigorous laughter increases the heart rate deepens the breathing rate, and uses muscles in the face, stomach, and diaphragm. Laughter causes positive changes in brain chemistry by releasing endorphins, and it brings more oxygen into the body with the deeper inhalations. Aside from improving our moods, laughter can reduce stress, help fight infection, and reduce pain. Higher levels of an antibody (salivary immunoglobulin A) that fights infectious organisms entering the respiratory tract were found in the saliva of people who watched humorous videos or experienced good moods. Researchers found after watching an hour-long video of slapstick comedy that the "natural killer cells," which seek out and destroy malignant cells, more actively attacked tumor cells in test tubes. And these effects lasted up to 12 hours.

So I say we all need to laugh more!!

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