Holland Michigan Tulip Festival

Early

Sorry about the quality.  These tulips were taken years ago with a 35mm camera, 400 asa so they are grainy.

I had the pleasure to meet “Tiny Tim” of the “Tiptoe Through The Tulips” fame so many years ago.  I had some vintage sheet music to give him.  I was 17, my boyfriend at the time drove myself, my best friend & with my baby brother in tow, we went to his hotel to drop it off.  He was signing autographs for people, we spoke for a while, in his “normal” voice.  Calling my friend & I “Miss” all the time, that he does do.  Very polite & complementary the entire time.  I was shocked to learn that this hit was used in the horror film “Insidious,” which I have never seen.  Not a real horror buff.  I thought he was a kick.  Someone very sweet, unique & entertaining.

 

Halloween Has Come & Gone


And I just let it.
Not a fan anymore.
I still like some of the old Horror movies from Hammer like Christopher Lee’s Dracula, but I’ve never been a fan of horror films. I used to love Trick or Treating & getting the biggest haul I could.
Our culture is very different from the 50’s & 60’s. If I had children or grandchildren I don’t know if I would allow them to “beg” at the homes of strangers.

I live way out in the country in a secure apartment building now that does not allow trick or treaters, though I stopped giving out candy many years before simply because of the late hours I worked. Once my kids grew up & moved out, no more “beggars.”
I hope everyone had a safe Holiday time for those that celebrate this or Dia de los Muertos.