Okay, Peter Pan, Tiny Tim, and Barnabas walk into a bar….
Not really. I does sound like the lead-in to a great bar joke, though, doesn’t it?
No, it’s this picture.
Peter Pan, Tiny Tim, and Barnabas
The year was 1969 or so. on the wall are posters of Tiny Tim and Barnabas Collins, the sometimes-vampire (sometimes he got better). I was taking a class in theatrical makeup, and was designing makeup for Peter Pan. That theatrical makeup kit stayed with me for many years, deep into motherhood, and did duty for many a Halloween.
Mad props to Debbie Leuders, one of my roommates and still a dear friend, for the picture.
A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: Try to come up with a joke that goes with that lead-in. Double points if it’s clean.