|Shirley Temple and Black Cat, Halloween 1935|
Cynthia is tap dancing in the kitchen and singing On The Good Ship Lollipop. Very loudly and very badly.
Marcy is trying to nap.
Cynthia: I remember watching old Shirley Temple movies over at my Gram and Grandad’s house when I was a little kid. On their old black and white TV. I found her enthralling. I wanted to tap dance and jump around just like her. And live my life onstage.
CNN stated perfectly what I love so much about Shirley. She was “spunky and optimistic”. Two traits I admire so much in people and two traits that I am constantly trying to cultivate in myself.
I do not even find myself sad at her passing yesterday. She created a wonderful life for herself, lived a long life, and declared that she had no regrets. What do you think, Marcy?
Marcy: I regret that my sunspot is in the kitchen this morning. Your clomping and wailing around is hurting my eardrums.
Cynthia: Marcy! That’s called entertainment.
Marcy: When Shirley does it, it’s called entertainment. When you do it, it’s called torment.
Cynthia: Okay. I’ll stop for a minute. Shall we?
Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.
Marcy and Cynthia: RIP Shirley Temple. Cheers to attacking life with spunk and optimism and doing so while smiling and tap dancing.