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 Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk

"Rides & Attractions" Boardwalk Memories

Marionette show 1970s , 1976

I have a very vague and distant memory of being 6 years old and walking into the small room with a sandy floor and watching a marionette show. It's more like a photograph in my memory but it was the first time in my life that I ever heard the song Tip Toe Through the Tulips by Tiny Tim. Throughout my life that memory has crossed my mind every once in awhile but it wasn't until watching and interview with Tiny Tim on YouTube that I decided to Google the marionette show. I figured there would be no record of it whatsoever yet, I see here that another girl posted a memory about her mom and dad running that show and how they used to do Tiptoe Through the Tulips. That's really amazing because I felt like I was the only person in the world who remembered that. I went to the Beach and Boardwalk every week with my sister because we lived down on West Cliff drive but that day was the only time I ever walked in that room to see that puppet show.

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