46 going on 47

by Patricia Rae
(Bethpage, NY, USA)


For the 40th anniversary of The Sound of Music, I held a Sound of Music Sing a Long in my home for friends. It was a few days before my 47th birthday so I dressed up as Liesl age 46 going on 47. (I should have been 57 but it really was my 47th birthday). The years had not been kind to Liesl, she was in an old floey dress that was ripped up the back because it did not fit anymore. I was an older frumpy Liesl still waiting for Rolf.

Others at the party were a nun, girls in white dresses, a brown paper package tied up in string, little boy in lederhosen, Ray and her daughter, a drop of golden sun, and my personal favorite - Mary Poppins (a joke dedicated to a friend that always confuses Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music). We had props, we booed, and the Baroness threw rice at the wedding.

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