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Cheswick2.0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-18-03 08:17 PM
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18. A story about my Grandmother and SOM
My grandparents were the most stable people in my life. My grandfather was a gentleman in the best sense of the word. My grandmother was a music teacher and quite famous as a Oratorio Contralto in the city of Rochester NY during the 30s and 40s.
When SOM came out I was in fifth grade. That summer I flew from Schenectady to Rochester (I think the flight was about 30 minutes)all by myself and stayed with my grandparents. They took me to the Lilac festival and to see Sound of Music.

They also took a girl about my age who was the granddaughter of one of their good friends. I was my grandmother's favorite, but I was too dumb to appreciate her, she was fussy as hell. But I will never forget the day we saw SOM and afterwords my Grandmother played the score over and over on the piano and taught us all the songs.

After she died when I was in my 20s, my Aunt great aunt Ethel would always tell me when I sang "I can't get over it, you sound just like Mary. You sound just like your Grandmother".
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