“Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.”Shirley Temple Black
My family has always been supportive of my hobby, even if they didn’t understand it. They each find a way to connect with it. For my Grandmother, it was our ‘Shirley Temple’ kids. Here we are, each with our curly-haired cuties.
Even as my Grandmother’s health declined, she thought of me. This doll was found tucked away in her house when she went into a retirement home. She’d obviously bought it for me but forgot that she’d done so! It was her last gift to me, and I will cherish her forever.
In an ironic twist of fate, she is identical to my first two kids, Hilary and Brekke, in almost every way. It was meant to be.
Rest in peace Grandma. I hope you’re playing with your dolls and watching all the Shirley Temple movies that you want now.