I was at a thrift store recently rummaging around for old books to use in a decorating project. Along with the books I needed I found a treasure. It’s “Maria, my Own Story” by Maria Von Trapp. The Sound of Music is my favorite movie and I can’t believe I’ve never read this book or learned more about the real Von Trapp family! It was sad to read about the hardships that Maria endured as a young girl. One thing in particular really endeared me to her though. After her family started their Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, Vermont, Maria decided to open a gift store. Here are some quotes from Maria about her first gift buying trip to New York. “I was truly excited when I stepped into the Gift Mart for the first time.” “I walked on clouds and never came down”. And my favorite one, “I spent two deliriously happy days there from 9:00 in the morning until they closed at 5:30 PM.” She is totally my Soul Sister! I too love and have never tired of my Gift Shopping excursions. It would have been fun to shop with Maria! I hope that when you come in to Sunnyside Cottage you will feel the love.
The Real Maria from “The Sound of Music” and why I love her so!
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