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The Official Newsletter of the
Shenandoah Valley Chapter #313
Korean War Veterans Association
Volume 12, Issue 02
Paul E. Bombardier,  Editor
February, 2019

From the Chapter Secretary

Please check page 2 for activities and dues due this month. If anyone has any stories and/or photos to share, we would be happy to accept them for inclusion in the newsletter. I can copy photos, and return them to you.  

Julie Andrews turned 80 – from Ed Mitchler.

To commemorate her 80th 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 Favorite Things" from the legendary movie "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 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 heating pads and hot meals they bring, These are a few of my favorite 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 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.

(Ms. Andrews received a standing ovation from the crowd that lasted over four minutes and repeated encores.) Please share Ms. Andrews' clever wit and humor with others who would appreciate it.


From our VSO Ray "Doc" Fish
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Our Veterans Service Officer (VSO), Ray Fish wishes to make everybody aware of a policy change at the  

VA Hospital in Martinsburg Regarding books that are donated to the hospital.


Effective about a month ago, the hospital began accepting Hardback books in addition to the softback books that they have accepted for some time.  So, if anyone has any hardback or softback books that you want to donate,  please bring them to the next meeting and Ray will collect them and take them to the hospital on behalf of our Chapter.


If you have any questions, please contact Ray Fish by phone at 540-550-3093 or by email at

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