|Sound of Music movie poster; courtesy of Wikipedia|
Grandpa Jennings had died four years before. After that, Grandma had to sell their home, get a job, learn to drive, and buy a car. She was only 55 years old. Her first car was a Chevrolet Corvair, and her driving skills -- well, it was always an interesting experience -- but she was fearless. She made me fearless, too.
We waited in line to buy our tickets and watched the movie together. Driving home that night, way after my bedtime, we sang songs from the movie in very off-key voices. A very special "Grandma" memory. Watching the ABC special with Diane Sawyer about the making of the movie earlier this week on the movie's the 50th anniversary brought it all back.
ABC's "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews (part 1)
ABC's "The Sound of Music" with Julie Andrews (part 2)