Thursday, January 20, 2011

Treasure Chest Thursday: Secret Hidden Desires

I spent the day with my mother-in-law today.  I treasure every minute since she is 91 years old.  We were discussing my granddaughter's disappointment that they had canceled her play this year at school.  All of a sudden, MomE turned to me and said did I tell you that I was in plays in school?  The adrenaline rushed.  'No, you have not.'  "Well, I was, I was in several of them, I even helped direct some. It was my life. I loved every minute of it."  'That is awesome!  Do you remember the names of any of them?'  "No, only the one I had the lead part in, Sally Ann Finds Herself.   You won't find it anymore."  'Be careful Mom, I can find it.'  "They won't have it.  You'll see."
Click here to see the play  Sally Ann Finds Herself on Archive.com
Well folks, I found it.  Internet Archive had a copy of the book which you can flip through digitally and read.  I was so excited, I can't wait to print a picture and take it to her.  She will love it. 
It is an eighth grade play, so she must have been in Jr High School.  There is a great story around her and her love of drama. 
I also found that because of her dysfunctional family, she quit HS and started working.  There are lots of stories I hope to capture in the coming years (I hope) .  The play is cute.  Have a read, and go back in time.