Sharing Moments


Remember that yummy, whole wheat, homemade pizza I was making for dinner last night?  Always ALWAYS use fresh flour, even if what you’re using is previously unopened.  It was eaten, and not terrible with the toppings…but the plain crust was very…bran-like.  We also watched The Thin Man, made in 1934, which is the first of the film series with Myrna Loy and William Powell (my favorite is The Song of the Thin Man).

I love sharing things that I love with people—especially when they’ve never experienced them before.  Today we attended The Walk of the Cross in my town, held every Good Friday to commemorate Christ’s walk to Golgotha.  Then we sat in on the service and ate lunch with everyone afterwards.  I first began attending the Holy Week Services as a little girl. Of course, I’ve not gone every year, as school and work would sometimes get in the way, but it was nice to share with Alan, and to also see some faces I’ve not yet seen since returning from England.

Oh, and a cute little girl wearing pink wellies, a pink rain coat, and carrying her umbrella showed up.  Yes, Abi and I were matching on this grey, rainy day…must be a cousin thing.For the first time in years, we might dye Easter eggs tomorrow evening!  (I asked for a mango in my Easter basket.)

And now…I bid you all adieu and wish you a happy weekend!


Memories of Shirley Temple

I awoke bleary eyed to “Breaking News: Shirley Temple Dead at 85.”


I am attached to my actors and actresses.  I remember when Don Knotts, Fred Rogers, Buddy Ebsen, Bob Hope, and Andy Griffith all died.  I felt, with many of them, that I’d lost a friend.  I felt I had a personal connection with them that was deeper than other peoples’.  After all, how many people my age watched the old films and shows they were in?

And now, the actress who played opposite Cary Grant and then became a political figure, is dead.

I loved Shirley Temple in Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Heidi, The Little Princess, The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer, The Story of Seabiscuit, and so many others.

When I was in 6th grade, I went to spend the weekend with two friends.  We got a Shirley Temple movie out of the library and put curlers in our hair that night so we could have curls like hers!  Such special memories.

Slowly the era of my favorite movies is slipping away.  I just learned that Katharine Hepburn died in 2003.  I think I vaguely remember it, as that was also the year that Buddy Ebsen (Jed Clampett) and Bob Hope died.  However, in my mind it means there was the potential I could have met Hepburn–albeit slim.

Now that Shirley Temple is dead, it’s a sort of sinking feeling that affirms, I will not get to meet her.  Now, when I watch her movies, instead of thinking, “Oh!  She’s still alive!”  I’ll know she is dead.  Not to sound morbid, but it’s true.

If this snowpocolypse that has area schools closing early tomorrow hits, I may just take advantage of the snow in and watch Shirley Temple movie!