16 Comments

  1. b said,

    February 1, 2012 at 1:51 AM

    There were no “Axis Powers” in the First World War. You mean “Central Powers”.

    • scheong said,

      February 1, 2012 at 9:27 AM

      Oh woops! My mistake. Yes you’re right. I’ll fix that.

      EDIT —- Fixed.

  2. Joanna said,

    July 12, 2012 at 12:17 AM

    Maria was hired to be a tutor to *Maria* who had been left weakened by scarlet fever, not Agathe. In her book, special note was taken that they had the same name.

  3. September 10, 2012 at 4:52 AM

    How could Maria have been pregnant when they got married? She and the Captain were married in 1927 and their first child was born in 1929. That’s a pretty long pregnancy……

  4. September 10, 2012 at 5:00 AM

    I know it sounds romantic that they got married due to their passion but research says that they were married long before Rosmarie, their first child was born…..

  5. Georgia said,

    December 12, 2012 at 8:37 AM

    Enjoyed reading this, but Maria was not pregnant when they were married.

    • scheong said,

      December 12, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      I don’t think I said that she was.

      • Georgia said,

        December 12, 2012 at 10:23 AM

        I’m sorry. That’s what I thought you meant by this…
        In fact, as time passed, they grew to love each other so much that they decided to prove it in the bedroom. That proof meant that they then had to get married, and they did, on the 26th of November, 1927. Maria was a mere 22 years old, to the captain’s 47, and she was expecting her first baby.

        Is it not? It looks like that’s what it’s saying. I really do like how well this is written, though :)

      • scheong said,

        December 12, 2012 at 7:34 PM

        I think I mgiht’ve mumbled up my words a bit. My research didn’t reveal anything untoward, so it was probably just mucky phrasing. I’m glad you liked the posting, anyway :)

  6. Mary K Thompson said,

    December 24, 2012 at 3:01 PM

    GOD BLESS THE VON TRAPP FAMILY BOTH LIVING & DECEASED. I STAYED AT THE LODGE IN 1976 & IT WAS AN AWESOME EXPERIENCE. VERY RELAXING. MARIA VON TRAPP WAS A DEAR & NO “SOUND OF MUSIC ” WAS EXPECTED FROM THEM.
    I ENJOYED VERY MUCH SEEING THEM AS THEY WERE. AUSTRIAN!!!!

  7. Geoff Bennett said,

    December 30, 2012 at 9:04 AM

    It seems that the problem of the date of Rosemarie’s birth was caused by Maria herself. On two official forms – Declaration of Intention in 1944 & Petition of Naturalization in 1948 – she wrote down the wrong date, 8th Feb 1928, instead of 1929. These documents are on record.

  8. trudi holloway said,

    January 1, 2013 at 4:24 AM

    Is it possible to get a copy of the original Von trapp; family film, as I remember seeing it long before The Sound Of Music

  9. Patrick Odita said,

    March 21, 2013 at 7:24 AM

    Wunderful Family

    • Ann Tompkins said,

      April 3, 2013 at 3:24 PM

      My husband and I had a wonderful stay at the Family Trapp Lodge in 1978 and Maria came into the dining room in her lovely Austrian dress and stopped at our table for a lengthy conversation with us. She was so kind and friendly and took such interest in us and the other guests. It so saddened us when 2 years later she lost everything in the tragic fire. One room in the beautiful lodge was a museum containing photos, news clippings, paintings and many lovely artifacts from their many years of travels as a singing family – such a devastating loss for Maria in her old age and all the family members! We have Maria’s book and thank you for your article in sorting out fact from fiction!

  10. December 23, 2013 at 3:35 PM

    In the section “The Von Trapp Children” you said that “Kurt” and “Friedrich” were the same age. Is that true?

    • Charlotte said,

      December 23, 2013 at 11:45 PM

      There were several years between them. Werner was about 10 when Maria first met him, and his older brother was 14.


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