Every time I rewatch The Sound of Music, I'm always amazed that it portrays the story of a real family. The von Trapp family managed to escape the terror of the Nazi invasion of Austria and move, eventually, to the United States. They settled in Vermont, opened an inn, and went on to live as Americans. The family grew and several months ago, the New York Times ran an article titled, "The Sound of Music Is in His Blood and Now His Heart." It is about the great-grandson of Maria and Georg von Trapp, Nathaniel Peters, and his new wife, (Barbara) Jane Sloan.
I recommend reading the article and viewing the slideshow of their lovely wedding. Sit down and watch The Sound of Music [DVD SOU]. Read the non-Hollywood version family in The Story of the Trapp Family Singers by the matriarch, Maria [B TRA], then sigh--life is good.