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February 19, 2014

KELLY: Next President’s Day, bake a cherry pie

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In first grade, on Washington’s birthday, the teacher, Miss Morris, asked me to stand up. I did so, and then she had the class sing, “Can You Bake a Cherry Pie, Billy Boy, Billy Boy?” This embarrassed me back then because I thought only girls baked pies. Parents, be sure to bake a cherry pie next year on Washington’s birthday. What do you think?

Get out and vote    

March 4 is Election Day, the day each party selects its favorite candidate for the many offices in our land. Perhaps we all should do what Solomon did – he asked God for wisdom. That probably is not possible for most of us, so I suggest looking up a candidate’s voting record and compare it with his campaign talks.

If a new kid on the block reads the newspapers, listens to the radio news, watches television political news and attend local party meetings, then he/she can compare the rhetoric. Word of mouth is sometimes interesting. Nationwide we have not been selecting very good candidates for office, so try not to vote for people who lie and are for the evil things in life. What do you think?

‘Animal Crackers In My Soup’

If you have not seen and heard little Shirley Temple singing that song, or haven’t seen her doing a difficult dance routine with the famous Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, you need to do so.

At about the age of 6 or 7, she was the most popular movie star in the United States for four years. My grandparents were in the theater business and they attended previews of movies. When they saw Shirley Temple, they were more excited about her future success than I ever saw them about any other actor.

Shirley died this past week. Her movie career was short, but I guarantee that if you see her sing “On The Good Ship Lollipop,” her face will be embedded in your heart and brain forever. What do you think?

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