Monday, March 07, 2011

An absurd little bird is popping out to say, "Cuckoo"

Lightning Round!

2 points for the name of the song
2 more points for the name of the musical

(other points awarded by whim, as always)


Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Sound of Music -

EmpireStateGreenway said...

sung by the von trapp children

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

I am not sure on the title but I think it is called So Long, Farewell.

Sung by the Von Trapp Children. Movie starrring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer.

EmpireStateGreenway said...

Is it "So long, Farewell, Alwedersein (oh, please forgive that slaughterd spelling), goodbye"?

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

It is done by Rogers and Hammersteien

EmpireStateGreenway said...

Good morning Melissa, seems we're piggy backing our comments! :)

EmpireStateGreenway said...

oops. Didn't realize Adam was still logged in. Amy here!

EmpireStateGreenway said...

oops. Didn't realize Adam was still logged in. Amy here!

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

The Children's Names are Lizel, Fredrick, Regitta, Marta, Gretel, Kurt, Louisa.

That is not the order of their age but it took some major racking of my brain to come up with that last one :)

Melissa @ Happy Quilting said...

Good Morning Amy :) We are indeed Piggy Backing our comments :) Oh the joy of the lightning round :) Good times!

EmpireStateGreenway said...

How's this bit of trivia? The Sky View auditorium which is painted with pine trees was painted specifically for this musical. I think it was their first. My 3rd? cousin was the drama teacher there at the time.

I know, I'm pushing it.

Jeri said...

shoot - I knew this one! In my defense, at 8:00 I was in the process of saying "so long, farewell" to my children as they were heading out the door to school.

Melissa is right - the children sing the song the first time, and then in the festival the whole family participates.

we have a BIRD at our house, and the kids all think I'm Cuckoo.

my sister played the part of Maria when she was in the 4th grade, and my friend Angel, who is on the phone with me even as I type, tells me that she played Brigitta when she was 14.

Maria was played Julie Andrews - who also played Millie, which I watch on Saturday night with my kids... and I still need to tell you some of those funnies...

Harmony said...

I'm going to correct some spellings, just hoping to get some points.

The oldest sister is Liesel. I chose to be called Liesel in Herr Corry's German classes in high school because I liked her name in The Sound of Music.

The other name that has been misspelled her is Brigitte, which I know because it's my cousin's name.

Barbara C said...

Now will you count all the comments from the earlier Julie Andrews/Mary Poppins post about the Sound of Music? I figure they are worth =Melissa.
I wrote monthly checks so Mark could teach and preach and visit the land of Austria. Salzburg was his primary location.
I have made clothes, quilts, pillows, tablecloths from curtains. I have made curtains from handkerchiefs, scraps, quilt tops, tablecloths.
I used to make all of Charlotte and Robert's clothes.
I still buy remmants.
I made all the Grandchildren's dresses and shirts for your wedding out of fabric from JoAnn's discount fabric bin.
Your tabletops were squares of gingham many of which have since been used as scarfs and headgear for reunion work projects, cut into strips and squares and used in quilts.
I use fabric as tablecloths. I generally have something that goes with the season.
We used to have a rowboat.
I got stuck on a lake in Washington with my sisters. We couldn't get the motor to catch and had to row back. It was a loooong way.
I always wanted to Yodel.

Charlotte said...

4 points for name of song and singers
1 point for knowing who sings the song
1 point for knowing different stars in the movie
1 point for composer
2 point for knowing the children (Its Brigitte, not Regitta. I only remember that because one of my best friends in elementary school was name Brigitte.)
total points: 9

1 point for attempting to spell Auswiederstein (sp?)
2 points for AWESOME trivia about the Sky View Auditorium. I had no idea!
total points:3

1 point for tying this song to getting your kids out the door to school.
1 point for being cuckoo
1 point for having family members and close friends who have played big parts in this show.
1 point for finding a way to bring up Modern Millie again.

Total points:4

Charlotte said...

1 point for Liesel.
1 point for having a cousin names Brigitte
1 point because said cousin was one of my best friends in elementary school.

total points: 3

3 points for all the Julie Andrews/Mary Poppins trivia that you shared earlier
1 point for making me laugh with the =Melissa business
1 point for sending a son to Salzburg
1 point for sewing clothes for kids out of curtains
1 point for making my wedding decor, both worn and placed on tables
1 point for rowing
1 point for yodel-dreams

Total points: 9

Harmony said...

Oh, and my cousin Brigitte has a brother named Kurt. Would you believe their dad served his mission in Austria also?

I've eaten lunch on one of Mom Corry's seasonal fabric tablecloths. :-)

And I know how to spell Aufwiedersehen!!! All thanks to your uncle, the one and only Herr Corry.

Harmony said...

I've also been to Salzburg, which I think is a fun, beautiful town.

And the Alps I've seen in Austria and Switzerland are just as beautiful as you imagine when you see or hear the Sound of Music. Seeing them was one of my highlights of the year we lived in Germany. They are gorgeous!

Charlotte said...

One point for Kurt and Austria. I knew about Kurt, but not about Austria. Weird!

One point for having been to Salzurg.

1 point for awesome tablecloth eating

1 point for amazing German Spelling.

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