February 10, 2014 — The Sad Day When Shirley Temple Died…


Dearest Readers:

This morning I awoke to a sadness. The news alert on my cell phone read, “Shirley Temple is Dead At 85.” My heart broke.

I raced to my computer to read about Shirley Temple. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wtHvetGnOdM

When I was a child, my mother cherished movies with Shirley Temple as the child star. The lovely golden curls. The beautiful dimples and that amazing child star smile. I was envious! My hair was straight. Yes, I have dimples and I have been told by many that I have a ‘beautiful, inviting smile.’ My mother spoke of Shirley Temple as if she was a saint. Occasionally, when a movie was on TV, I watched Shirley Temple, her acting, dancing and singing abilities. I wanted to be a Shirley Temple clone! I danced around the house, singing “Animal Crackers In My Soup,” and other songs.

My mother would laugh and point her finger in my direction. “You are NOT Shirley Temple,” she said. How I wanted to prove her wrong!

I lost my mother questionably in 2002. She was in a nursing home at the time, although I discovered later that she did not die in the nursing home. She was admitted to a hospital and no one contacted me until it was too late. When my sister’s son phoned me to tell me of her passing, the one question he repeated over and over again was:

“Do you think they’ll do an autopsy?”

I was sick on that date with acute bronchial asthma. The doctors prescribed Prednisone, a drug that truly makes me a zombie! The funeral was scheduled for early the next morning. If I had the time to rush to the funeral, I would not make it on time, and I was much too ill to drive. I did not make it to the funeral. When I recuperated, I told my doctor to never prescribe Prednisone to me. I have way too many side effects from it. One day when I was reminiscing about my mother, I remembered the question that echoed inside my mind…”Do you think they’ll do an autopsy?”

I’ve shared that story with several friends. They suggested there must be a reason why my nephew was so concerned. Over the years, that question still rings in my mind.

Today, I reminisce about Shirley Temple and the memories of her movies, singing and dancing rush inside my mind. Shirley Temple made my mother laugh. Something she rarely did. As a small child, I sang, “On the Good Ship Lollipop,” pretending to be Shirley Temple, but my dance moves and my smile did not make my mother smile or laugh. How I wish I could freeze her smile and her laughter and remember it for eternity, but — my mother did not smile often so those memories are gone.

Today, I honor Shirley Temple Black, still wishing I could sing and dance like she did. After my mother’s death, I saw a TV commercial about the Shirley Temple movies. The Little Darling movies could be ordered, just in time for Christmas. http://www.shirleytempletv.com/Default.asp?bhcp=1

How I wish I could order those movies and send them to my mother, but now she is gone. If I ordered them, the sad memories of my childhood would return. I don’t wish to remember those times…only the good times.

Perhaps now I will order those DVD’s — to remember Shirley Temple Black.

Today is a sad day for America. Shirley Temple Black grew up to become an ambassador, a woman to truly admire in a time where women were reportedly reared to ‘be a homemaker, wife and mother.’ Shirley Temple Black had a mission and a purpose. She was an amazingly talented child who became an impressive woman before her time. http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/12/arts/shirley-temple-black-screen-star-dies-at-85.html?hpw&rref=movies&_r=0

How I wish I could turn the clock back, to bring my mother back so we could watch the DVD’s “Little Darling” so I could see my mother smile and laugh again…to watch the anger and bitterness she had until her death just disappear — at least for a moment. How I wish I could sing, “Animal Crackers In My Soup,” and pretend I had those adorable curls in my hair.

Rest in peace, Shirley Temple. Thank you for helping my mother to smile and laugh — just once!

“Animal Crackers in my soup…”

Top 10 Workout Songs – October 2013


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The Top 10 Workout Songs For October 2013

Fort Wayne, IN – October 1, 2013 – Summer’s now giving way to fall, but it seems no one mentioned this to Robin Thicke. His track “Blurred Lines” was decisively the song of the summer—having logged 12 weeks at the top of the Billboard 100 chart. Now the tune’s getting a second wind thanks to a remix from Will Sparks and dueling with Thicke’s follow-up single “Give It 2 U.” Rounding out this month’s top 10 are new singles from Eminem, Ellie Goulding, and Britney Spears along with additional remixes from Rihanna and Bruno Mars.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.
Robin Thicke & Kendrick Lamar – Give It 2 U – 126 BPM
Katy Perry & Juicy J – Dark Horse – 133 BPM
Ellie Goulding – Burn – 88 BPM
Eminem – Berzerk – 95 BPM
Rihanna & David Guetta – Right Now (Justin Prime Radio Edit) – 131 BPM
Britney Spears – Work Bitch – 127 BPM
Mat Zo vs. Chuck D – Pyramid Scheme (Radio Edit) – 128 BPM
Bruno Mars – Treasure (Sharam Radio Remix) – 125 BPM
Benny Benassi & John Legend – Dance the Pain Away – 124 BPM
Robin Thicke, Pharrell & T.I. – Blurred Lines (Will Sparks Remix) – 128 BPM
To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: Admin@RunHundred.com
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The Top 10 Workout Songs For May


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The Top 10 Workout Songs For May

Fort Wayne, IN – May 1, 2013 – This month’s top 10 highlights the return of several workout favorites. Daft Punk released their new material since the Tron: Legacy soundtrack. The Jonas Brothers and Avril Lavigne offered previews from their upcoming albums. Lastly, Paramore—whose future was uncertain after two founding members left the band—topped the Billboard chart for the first time in their career.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.

Ash – Arcadia – 151 BPM
Krewella – Alive – 128 BPM
The Band Perry – Done – 102 BPM
Daft Punk & Pharrell – Get Lucky – 116 BPM
Alex Gaudino & Mario – Beautiful – 128 BPM
Jonas Brothers – Pom Poms – 148 BPM
Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber – #thatPOWER – 129 BPM
Avril Lavigne – Here’s to Never Growing Up – 83 BPM
Paramore – Still into You – 137 BPM
Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting over You – 126 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred

Top 10 Workout Songs – February 2013


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The Top 10 Workout Songs For February

Fort Wayne, IN – February 1, 2013 – If you’re the sort of person who thinks a trip the gym should sound like a night at the club, this is the playlist for you. Ke$ha makes two appearances. Overseas icons Martin Solveig and Zedd contribute a pair of crossover hits. Lastly, Kelly Clarkson and Rihanna get remixed for the dance floor.
Here’s the full list, according to votes placed at Run Hundred–the web’s most popular workout music blog.

Zedd & Foxes – Clarity – 129 BPM
Ke$ha – C’mon – 125 BPM
Bridgit Mendler – Ready or Not – 94 BPM
Martin Solveig & Dev – We Came to Smash – In a Black Tuxedo – 132 BPM
Calvin Harris & Ellie Goulding – I Need Your Love – 128 BPM
Rihanna – Diamonds (Congorock Remix) – 126 BPM
Icona Pop & Charli XCX – I Love It (Cobra Starship Remix) – 130 BPM
Conor Maynard & Ne-Yo – Turn Around – 128 BPM
Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath (Cash Cash Remix) – 128 BPM
Ke$ha, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, Becky G – Die Young (Remix) – 128 BPM

To find more workout songs, folks can check out the free database at RunHundred.com. Visitors can browse the song selections there by genre, tempo, and era—to find the music that best fits with their particular workout routine.

Contact:
Chris Lawhorn
Run Hundred
Email: Admin@RunHundred.com
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