In 1950, when I as barely 5 years old, Mary Hartline was my idol. Even then, I was a Mary Hartline "groupie", and watched the Circus every week. A neighbor knew how much I adored Mary, and on my 5th birthday, sent me a card "signed" by Mary Hartline. I remember it to this day. I believed she somehow knew me, and I believed she had really sent me that card. I'm sorry to hear that she has passed away. She was a beautiful, smiling, sparkling presence in this girl's childhood.