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Marilyn Hagerty: Shirley Temple time

Some people have forgotten. Some never knew about Shirley Temple.

But the memory of Shirley Temple dolls and movies will come alive in Grand Forks this weekend. The Northern Red River Doll Club is hosting a Shirley Temple show and luncheon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday in Hilton Garden Inn.

The event is limited to 50 guests and has a $50 registration fee. And there's a Shirley Temple movie planned for 7 to 9 p.m. Friday evening.

Kim Renslow, president of the Northern Red River Valley Doll Club, says there are only 15 members here. "But we sure have fun. And we give money to Toys for Tots."

Renslow likes to wear her Shirley Temple t-shirt. She buys and saves the dolls. She has about 500 of them.

"Yes, I do," she said. "The dolls have their own room."

She says her husband, Steve, is very nice about the dolls. They make up a hobby she started years before they came to Grand Forks in 1986.

Otherwise, the weekend arrives like the lull before a storm. Next week will bring homecoming festivities at UND and the annual Potato Bowl week.

Ask Marilyn

Q. When should a person turn on the heat in the house?

A. When Alice, the air conditioner, starts freaking out and goes to Arizona for the winter. Furnaces have been resting all summer after their workout last winter.

Q. What are some of the clever license plates seen lately?

A. IY QY QR, JUNE BUG, 2 WINKS, TYSGIRL, ROOF IN and GUM GUM.

Tim and Tricia

Cheerful people of the week: Tim Johnson and Tricia Lunski.