Sherri J. (NDM#237) (57 Posts)

Sherri grew up in Beckley, West Virginia watching “Wonderful World of Disney” every Sunday night. She studied art at West Virginia University, which led to an appreciation of Walt Disney’s genius as an artist. Later, she and Mark, NDD#102, met and married and only afterwards realized that they were both huge fans of the Disney brand. Since discovering that they are “Disney people” Sherri and her husband have made yearly trips to Walt Disney World, while raising their three children to believe that wishes can come true. While at work, she enjoys being referred to as the “Disney guru.”

“Ain’t it a glorious day? Right as a mornin’ in May. I feel like I could fly. . .”

Mary Poppins is one my family’s favorite Disney movies. What fun it would be to have a nanny as magical as Mary Poppins! A bottomless carpet bag, a talking umbrella and that beautiful singing voice! Every time I watch this movie, I find myself wishing for an uncle whose laughter would cause one to float to the ceiling, or a chalk painting to jump into for an afternoon adventure.

Aside from the story itself, another great aspect of this movie is the cast. Julie Andrews was practically perfect in every way as Mary Poppins. And what a thrill to watch Dick Van Dyke sing and dance! In my opinion, it’s the Banks children who make this movie. Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber showed us that with the innocence and belief of children, all sorts of magic can happen.

Mary Poppins wasn’t the only Disney movie to star Karen and Matthew. For May’s DDL Riddle, name the other magical Disney movie that Karen Dotrice and Matthew Garber starred in.

The winner of May’s DDL Riddle will receive a Cinderella DVD with a haiku written by our own J.B. Conway, author of Mouse of Zen. Send your answers to by May 31st. Best of luck, and have a supercalifragilistic month!

Contributed by: Sherri Jeffries (NDM#237) Sherri is the DDL Riddler.

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