This Saturday Evangeline and I had most of our students put on a recital at a lodge/studio in Oswego. The theme of the recital was the Sound of Music, so we made matching skirts for the girls, made the little boys wear overalls and even introduced the children to the audience the same way Captain Von Trapp did for Maria when she came to be the governess (ie. blowing the whistle, standing at attention, and marching forward to say their name.) It was really cute! All of the children did an excellent job, and the production received a standing ovation! The last song we did was So Long Farewell - I sang while all the little children sat on the floor in front of me and Evangeline accompanied on the piano. At certain intervals two or three of them would walk off the "stage" waving good-bye, until only our smallest student was left....... At the last "Goodbye" I scooped her up in my arms and walked out of sight. It was a completely wonderful evening enjoyed by all!
"So Long Farewell"