Yes, my life is in transition. I am now getting used to life as a widow. What will this bring? Time will tell.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tip Toe Thru the Tulips

I haven't seen any Tulips in the neighborhood yet. Just lots and lots
of Daffodils.

How many of you remember the TV show Laugh-in. I do. I watched
it every week. That is where I saw Tiny Tim tip toe through the Tulips for
the very first time.

The show gave publicity to singer Tiny Tim, a large man with long dark hair, a prominent nose and a cheap suit. He sang in falsetto while accompanying himself on ukulele. Tiny Tim was Herbert Khaury, a serious scholar of Tin Pan Alley tunes who hit upon this strangely humorous characterization. Thanks to appearances on the show, he recorded a piercing version of the 1920s song "Tiptoe Through the Tulips" which became a Top-40 hit. Tiny Tim was later married on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson to Victoria Budinger, who was known as Miss Vicki. Martin would often refer to Tim's appearances by asking Rowan with some concern, "You're not gonna bring back Tiny Tim, are you?"

Tip Toe Thru the Tulips

For the following challenges
4 x 4 Friday - Gutsy

Thanks for joining me today.


Kersten said...

Oh, such a fun card! :) This is a wonderful take on the challenge...thank you! :)

Yvonne said...

This is fabulous, Jeanette!