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Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes, Silver white winters that melt into springs
These are a few of my favorite things, When the dog bites, When the bee stings,When I’m feeling sad, I simply remember my favorite things, And then I don’t feel so bad. aswelive

Long week the world over from the search of the missing Malaysian airplane, MH370 to the outbreak of Ebola virus in Africa. Authorities are correctly concerned as there is no cure or even prophylaxis for this deadly virus which starts to show its existence in the human body after about 13 days or so they said.

So remembering how the week was and how much work was done and more still to be done, I started humming a song and before long I started to remember vividly the movie and all the songs. I had seen the movie not less than twenty times already.

I am sure we all remember, ladies and gentle men I present to you, the SOUND OF MUSIC, it’s a playlist, I think it has all the songs we cherished then, enjoy!.

A little recap, not too comprehensive I must warn…

Maria arrives at the Von Trapp lakeside residence and starts off on the wrong foot with the stern Captain Von Trapp.  She hits it off better with the seven Von Trapp children: Liesl, Louisa, Friedrich, Kurt, Brigitta, Martl, and Greta. The children are a bit unruly but Maria soon tames them. Von Trapp treats his children like an army, beckoning them with whistles and making them march in formation. Von Trapp is a shadow of his former self since his wife died and his children have suffered from his lack of love. Naturally, Von Trapp and Maria will clash as he demands discipline whereas she is a free spirit. Since his wife died, Von Trapp does not appreciate singing or laughter. It reminds him of his deceased wife. Maria will change all that.

Von Trapp is courting the wealthy and widowed Baroness Schrader (Eleanor Parker) from Vienna. He longs for his children to have another mother. The Baroness is fond of Von Trapp but not so much his seven kids. Von Trapp’s friend, “Uncle” Max Detweiler (Richard Haydn) marvels at Maria’s teaching the children how to sing. He’s looking for a singing group for the upcoming Salzburg Folk Festival. Max sees fame and fortune for the Von Trapp family and himself.

Maria begins to have feelings for Von Trapp and the Baroness notices. She makes Maria feel guilty for her feelings, playing on Maria’s naivety and persuades Maria to leave the house and return to the convent. The Von Trapp children are despondent without her. Von Trapp realizes that it’s Maria he’s in love with and not the Baroness. Maria returns from her seclusion to be the children’s governess again.  Von Trapp breaks off his engagement with the Baroness and professes his love to Maria. Von Trapp and Maria wed but their happiness is short-lived as the Nazis move into Salzburg. Von Trapp is ordered to report to the German Navy by the local Nazi Herr Zeller (Ben Wright). Von Trapp despises the Nazis and what they’ve done to his native Austria. The Von Trapps try to sneak out that night but Zeller is waiting for them. With Max’s assistance, the Von Trapp family perform at the Salzburg Folk Festival in front of Zeller and the entire town.  As the Festival’s music winners are announced, the family flee the festival, hiding out in the abbey from the Nazis before escaping on foot through the mountains to Switzerland where Von Trapp, Maria, and his children will be safe.

 

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