In Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, the authoritarian, law-and-order fathers were quickly softened after the pretty impetuous governesses entered their lives.
Pop wasn’t like that. He beat me often when I did something wrong, until I got big enough to resist. When I asked this morning if he remembered those movies, he smiled, saying that long before Mom died, he had a crush on that girl singer.
Why didn’t you come into our house, Julie, when I needed you?