Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Why Now?


You may be wondering why now? After all this time, why have I decided to tell my story. Tiny Tim has been gone for nearly twenty years and our relationship ended twice as many years ago as that.

 From nearly the moment my time with Tiny was over, the letters and interview requests and public comments began, and have continued, without let up, to this very day. And now, with all the social media, I receive more messages and correspondence than ever before.

 Most of the inquiries are kind and complimentary. Others are not so kind. Some are accusatory and critical. Why did I leave him? Why did I break his heart? How could I do that to such a fine and gentle soul? They form these questions as if they knew him. They did not.

Over the years, a few books have been published about Tiny Tim and many more magazine and newspaper articles.The majority of these contain information and claims that are either inaccurate, downright false or completely fabricated.

 I have pretty much remained quiet over the years. But everyone has their limit. And recently there seems to be some sort of resurgence of interest in Tiny Tim and even a resurgence of interest in me, for some reason. I felt I would be remiss if I did not address the situation and set the record straight.

 Some have asked me pointedly why I would do this now when Tiny Tim is no longer here to defend himself. I would have written this book when Tiny was still alive, but I was quite busy raising a child and working full time to support us both all by myself. As a matter of fact, I sincerely wish he were still here. Perhaps then he could read my book and face the truth and realize just how I felt. And to those who might think that I am doing this for personal gain, you are mistaken. I decided long ago that all proceeds from this book would go directly to benefit animal welfare and farm sanctuaries.

To some who think that Tiny's voice in rebuttal is silent because he's not here anymore are also wrong. Tiny left behind daily, intimate, handwritten diaries of his life from the time he was twenty years old in 1952 through the late 1970s. These in-depth, day by day journals not only speak for him in his own words but corroborate much of what I have written. I have these diaries.

 Like most people I know, I spend most of my time looking forward not backward. I spent only four years of my life with Tiny Tim. I have lived so much more of my life without him. A life full of happiness and tragedy, accomplishments and setbacks. Stuff I am proud of and other stuff not so much. As unusual as my life in and out of the spotlight with Tiny Tim was, there is more to my story. Much more.

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Monday, January 12, 2015

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Young Me

                                                       In my Modely Days

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Two New Hens!

Norma Desmond and Scarlett O'Hara. They are laying double yolk eggs!

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The Quiet of the Evening

Give me the silence of the country where you can hear birds calling to one another and see too many stars to count in the night sky.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Lovely Mr Greentail

Please Love me and Pet me and Never ever eat me..I don't have to die so that you can eat..Have some Bean Soup and a Salad! Thank you..Mr. Greentail.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Me, as Wonder Woman

Just a few years back....in my days as a Go Go dancer.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Custard Sulking

She's Not Happy about having Roscoe in the family.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Introducing>>>> Roscoe

Yes. Another new Kitty. Poor little stray came to visit, seems like he wants to stay. He is welcome here.We love him.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Monday, May 6, 2013

A New Kitty

This Lovely Kitty cat came here a few weeks ago. He clearly has no home, but is Welcome here. He wouldn't let us near him, but I've been feeding him, and he finally let me pet him today. And he Purred!  I hope he's here to stay..We will call him Fuzzy. Cause he is.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

New Flower Picture

The petals are made from cedar, so it smells good too!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Walter

My sweet Walter Kitty. He was one of Custard's babies.We kept him and Agnes and found homes for the other four.
Walter became ill, and was diagnosed with Feline Leukemia. He died recently... I miss him terribly..

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Pink Cloud

I took this photo from our porch..I've never seen such a Lovely Cloud Formation..

Twinkie in the Laundry Basket


Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Our Christmas Tree

                 Well, a part of it..I love my little handmade animals.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Our Friend: The Walking Stick

Our lovely visitor..what an interesting little creature..He likes to hang onto the window screen and observe us.
I call him Mr. Drood.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Little Piggy

Some New Artwork....I love this one

Thursday, August 23, 2012

My Kitty Cats on the Porch

Agnes ...Saying Goood Moorning!

Sweet Agnes

Here's Pumpkin..He loves having his picture taken..
Twinkie and Agnes Sharing some Love


Twinks relaxing

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Pantries.Canning, and More Pantries

Here's the small storage Pantry.
Onions and Squash from the garden, and lots of pickles...And baskets for gathering herbs and vegetables.
Here are some shelves in the kitchen where I keep canned dry goods..Rice, beans & pasta. And cast iron cookware. And other old junk I like hanging onto for no particular reason.
Canning day today..Made about a dozen jars of tomato sauce from the tomatoes in the garden ...I used some basil and oregano from my herb garden.
Lots of work in a hot kitchen.
But it was fun..and now we have plenty of sauce for the winter!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Here's me..

Checking to make sure the Chickens are staying out of the flowerbed..

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Monday, July 30, 2012

Rainbow and Sunshine..Back on the Job


No more broody hens! Lovely eggs again. Making Quiche.