Tak­ing flight with Mary Pop­pins again

The Modesto Bee (Sunday) - - Opinion -

Fifty-four years ago I watched the most mag­i­cal movie of my child­hood, “Mary Pop­pins.” I sat with my fam­ily and was in to­tal awe, watch­ing car­toon characters come to life singing and danc­ing with Bert and Mary on the big screen.

The days that fol­lowed the movie were just as mag­i­cal; my dad bought the orig­i­nal sound­track al­bum, and for days we played that al­bum over and over again. We all learned the words to all the songs and to this day they are all en­grained in my brain.

My dad is a Dick Van Dyke mimic, he can sing, he can dance but most of all he can be silly and fun. I grew up with amaz­ing par­ents, my own Mary and Bert. Our home was al­ways full of fun, dance and mu­sic. The me­mories that were re­lived on New Year’s Eve, and the tears that flowed that day in the the­ater, were that of a 7-year-old within. How­ever, of all the emo­tions and thoughts I felt that day, noth­ing com­pares to the heart­felt ap­pre­ci­a­tion of be­ing 61 years young and to watch “Mary Pop­pins Re­turns” with both of my par­ents, who are 80 and 86. Price­less!

– Julie Oblauskii, Modesto

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