How many of us grew up watching her movies and singing her precious songs. I couldn't even begin to count how many times I've sang "On the Good Ship Lollypop". My mother was fascinated with her as a little girl and she taught me to love her also. I remember receiving my Shirley Temple doll when I was about 5 years old. My mother bought me and my cousin Betty one at the same time and I still have it today. It stands in a place of honor in a curio cabinet my father made for me. I had paper dolls and at the time I was small, there was also a line of clothing with her name on them and I had several of the dresses. I wonder what ever happened to them.
I am very saddened to learn of Shirley Temple's death and I'm certain the world was a better place with her being a part of it.