When I was a wee little girl, I wanted to be just like Shirley Temple. I watched all her movies and tried to emulate her activities as illustrated in my Shirley Temple coloring books. Whatever Shirley did--I did.
I am so sad she
died today but very proud that my childhood heroine was such a
wonderful role model. She grew up to be a super person and served our country
as a foreign diplomat. Her death at 85 represents, for me, another chapter
closed in the book of my own life--but it was a great chapter. RIP Shirley