By the time Mary Poppins appeared on the big screen I was in grade school! There were four children then, and I was the oldest. (Two more children would join us shortly!) It must have been a big event for parents as the premiere was actually in the middle of a school day.
I remember the office calling down to my classroom to tell me my mom was there to pick me up for an appointment. I didn't even know about this appointment and had the fear of God that it was the dentist!
My mom signed me and my siblings out of school and put her index to her lips to signal shhhing! We didn't have any idea was was going to happen until she put us in the car and told us we were meeting our dad at the movies.
Absolutely unheard of! Talk about supercalifragilisticexpealidocious (there did I spell it correctly?) It was the best school day of my life.
Needless to say we (the Saylor children and all children of the world) learned all the songs. We had a small theatre room in our house so we could rehearse and sing all the shows and we presented Mary Poppins over and over again.
I do not remember math or science or much else, but I remember getting out of school and going to the theatre with my family to see Mary Poppins.
Happy fifty years to America's sweetheart.