Oh how I love a good musical! And happily, I’m going to one this weekend that I absolutely can’t wait for! Mary Poppins!
Mary Poppins, the movie, has meaning for me on so many different levels.
1-I remember seeing this movie in theaters with my father. It was my dad who always took me to movies as a little girl. Currently I don’t see or talk to my father. So this is special for me.
2-I lived in Winter Park, FL in the early 70’s. Walt Disney World opened back then and my family happened to live just minutes away. I loved seeing Mary Poppins there. I thought she was “practically perfect in every way.” Back then I believed in “practically perfect in every way.”
3-As soon as video came out in the 80’s, it was one of the first I bought.
4-I introduced my kids to Mary Poppins on video at a very early age. Blake knew every word to the movie by the time he was 3! It is still one of his favorite movies of all time.
5-Strange as it may seem, my kids watch Mary Poppins every Christmas Eve after they are in bed. On Christmas Eve, our whole family sleeps in the same room (my bedroom). Jeff and I usually don’t get in there until late. The kids watch MP until they fall asleep.
6-I once knew a man with a wooden leg named Smith. “What was the name of his other leg.” The movie is so humorous!
7-Feed the Birds. This movie also makes me cry. Feed the Birds was Walt Disney’s favorite song. He died just a few years after the release of Mary Poppins.
8-Step in Time….LOVE THIS NUMBER! Dick Van Dyke is brilliant!
9-This movie just makes me happy. I can escape when I watch Mary Poppins. I also love how the father in the movie realizes that his children need him and he needs them. And nothing replaces time spent together.
Saturday, Sept. 11th, Blake and I are going to Mary Poppins, the musical. He received 2 tickets as a birthday present and he asked me to go with him. I feel honored. I’m like a little girl!! I can’t wait! It will be all I can do to not sing outloud the whole time! I’m expecting to have a supercalifragilisticgespialidocious time! (and if you say it backwards, it’s dociousaliexpeisticfragilcalirupous….but that’s going a bit too far, don’t you think?)
Blessings and lots of love!