Death : Key West, Florida

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Shel Silverstein
Biographical Info:
Birth: Chicago, Illinois, Sept. 25 1930
Death: Key West, Florida, May 10 1999
(Age at death: 68)
His Mother and Father Were Helen and Nathan Silverstein
He had one sister, her name was Peggy Myers
His Wife’s Name Was Susan Taylor Hastings
He had a son and daughter their names were Matthew Silverstein
Shoshanna Jordan Hastings

Interesting Facts:
He Used The Alias Uncle Shelby For Some Of His Work.
He wrote more than 800 songs
He Died of Heart Attack
He Wrote The Famous Song “A Boy Named Sue” Sung By Johnny Cash
His Most Famous Book Was The Giving Tree

Where the Sidewalk Ends
There is a place where the sidewalk ends and before the street begins, and there the grass grows soft and white, and there the sun burns crimson bright, and there the moon-bird rests from his flight to cool in the peppermint wind.

Let us leave this place where the smoke blows black and the dark street winds and bends.
Past the pits where the asphalt flowers grow we shall walk with a walk that is measured and slow and watch where the chalk-white arrows go to the place where the sidewalk ends.

Yes we 'll walk with a walk that is measured and slow, and we 'll go where the chalk-white arrows go, for the children, they mark, and the children, they know, the place where the sidewalk ends.

The Giving Tree
Once there was a tree.... and she loved a little boy.
And everyday the boy would come and he would gather her leaves and make them into crowns and play king…
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