Sometimes the old classics truly are the best! I have been seeing a lot of commercials recently for the new Shirley Temple “Little Darling DVD Collection”. I used to love all the Shirley Temple movies when I was a little girl and I got to wondering what Amara would think of them. Amara loves to perform and to sing and dance, they would have so much in common. But I was not about to spend $49.95 to see if Amara would like Shirley Temple so I went searching Netflix — too many choices. Then I Googled “top ten Shirley Temple movies” to try and find out which one I should rent first? There were still too many to choose from and to be honest, I couldn’t remember which movie was which just from the titles. So I Googled “Animal Crackers in My Soup”. I just knew it was a song that Amara would fall in love with. So my decision was made. I rented Curly Top!
When she came over I told her I had rented a movie that I thought she would really like. I must admit she looked just a bit skeptical of Grandma’s choice in movies. “Who’s Shirley Temple? And of course like all the old movies, it started much differently than movies do today — and it wasn’t in color. “Grandma, why isn’t it in color?” I had gotten the colorized version but the opening credits were all still done in black and white. Boy, did that take me back.
It was a wonderful movie and just as I expected when it got to the part where Shirley sang “Animal Crackers” Amara got up and danced and tried to sing along with a song she had never heard before. She’s been singing that song ever since but then so have I. It was so nice, just the 3 of us sitting on the sofa watching this old movie — certainly better than a Barbie movie, at least according to me and Grampy. I highly recommend it for any little girl but I must warn you she may want a pony after she sees it. When the movie was over I asked Amara if she would like me to rent another one and her eyes lit up as she nodded and said yes.
Next up “The Little Princess”.
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