Shirley Temple and I go way back. All the way back to the good ship lollipop ….
She was my all time favorite. I just loved watching her old movies on a Saturday morning with my dad (he, too, was a sucker for old movies).
When we went out to an actual restaurant for a family dinner – not often back in those days, but from time to time – my out-to-an-actual-restaurant-for-a-family-dinner drink of choice was always a Shirley Temple. It made me feel all grown up!
And now I wish I could find that picture of five-year-old me as a flower girl at my cousins wedding with my poor-girl’s Shirley Temple wannbe hairdo!!!