The Real Maria from “The Sound of Music” and why I love her so!

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 youmaria von Trappng 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.

2 Comments for : The Real Maria from “The Sound of Music” and why I love her so!
    • Drew
    • November 20, 2014

    Definitely feeling the love inside Sunnyside!

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