When I told Bill this morning that Shirley Temple died, the first thing he said "She was the same age as I am."
Shirley Temple was a little before my time. Of course I've seen her movies on TV but I didn't grow up with her like Bill did.
|Bill Kelly, 5 years old (1933)|
|Shirley Temple, 5 years old (1933)|
This morning, when I awoke, my bedroom was awash in sunshine. Although the temperature outside my bedroom is a frigid 25 degrees and yet another winter snowstorm is forecast for tomorrow, I am again reminded of how fortunate I am to have another day on this earth. Another day to live, love and be happy. Even those times of sadness and frustration, we're still living which is so much better than the infinite void of nothingness that is death. I mean no disrespect to those who believe the fairy tales of an afterlife but I believe that once you're gone from this earthly plane, you're done. Finished. It is over friends. So today, tell someone you love them. Do something kind for someone else. Do not be discouraged by the evil that is around us, bring your goodness out and share with others. But folks, if there is a Heaven, then surely this lady whose name was Shirley Temple is ascending those stairs as you read my humble tribute to this lady who brought so much happiness to so many. God rest your soul Shirley Temple.
"Stairway To Heaven"