A very nice story, except the dates are incorrect. The Shirley Temple doll
wasn't manufactured by the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co until September of
1934; in time for Christmas that year.
Good story, nicely told. The nuts,apples and oranges in the sock struck my own
memories of Christmas past. I know all about Surly Temple. I loved her movies,
my wife is some one who loves dolls. We had her once, in two or three sizes.
The devastation of the loss to things like is ineradicable.