About a month ago as he waited for me to get ready to walk, he saw a note I had on my kitchen table for David. The note said, "Feed the birds."
We write a lot of notes around here, David and I, as it keeps us from forgetting things that we want to do. In fact, if I have a particuarly busy day, I make a list like this:
Walk with Debbie
Cook dinner. :)
The notes are just a little reminder of what I wanted to do that day, but not necessarily etched in stone. After all, I am retired, and nothing is a "have to" anymore. It's more of a "want to."
Some days my list is short:
With all that said, my brother read the note and said, "You know what jumped into my head when I read that note? Mary Poppins and Feed the birds."
Aww. Mary Poppins. One of my all time favorite childhood movies. *sigh*
As you know, I didn't see all that many movies as a kid [remember the blog about the horror movie?]. Yep. I'm trying to think of all of them now.
The Sound of Music.
The Music Man.
and that horror movie... *shudders*
That could be it.
My daddy loved musicals -- he had reel to reel tapes of all kinds of show tunes ---South Pacific, Guys and Dolls, Oklahoma, Show Boat, Gypsy, Annie Get Your Gun, Carnival, Hello Dolly, Mame, Camelot, The King and I, etc. etc. etc. [bwha]. I grew up singing those songs. I remember an Irving Berlin song called "Everybody's Doin' It Now" sung by Julie Andrews that I memorized and sang at the top of my lungs, sometimes pretending to be a torch singer. I was young. I had huge dreams. :)
One of my favorite singers of the time was Julie Andrews, a relative newbie in the early 1960s who had appeared as a Broadway sensation and whose voice expanded four octaves -- to me, she owned "the voice" in a time of many other great female voices.
I loved me some Julie Andrews.
In 1997, a throat operation damaged her voice: a tragedy as she had done even more fun movies like Thoroughly Modern Millie and Victor,Victoria.
That's why God allowed man to invent sound recording. He knew what was to happen to Julie Andrews. :)
Beautiful song. It brings back memories. Good ones. Enjoy.
ETA: I also saw Shenandoah. I cried for three weeks.