Taking flight with Mary Poppins again
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