Martin D. Goodkin


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Broadway Cloth Mural

On Saturday, February 29, 2020, when I reached maturity--well, at least I finally became 21--Chuck and Terry, who came in from Memphis to help me celebrate, gave me a cloth 'blanket' with pictures representing many Broadway shows I have seen plus a border of my favorite show "A Chorus Line".

At first I was thinking of using it on my bed but I thought that might 'tear' it up so until I could think of where I wanted to put it permanently I used it as a couch cover (see the first picture) but no one was allowed to sit on it!! I knew I wanted to hang it on a wall but exactly which wall I wasn't sure because they were all covered with framed pictures. It only took 7 months and 2 weeks before I made a decision and then the 'work' began!

I knew there was no way I could do it without ruining the whole thing let alone get it up straight and, last but not least, have the whole wall crumble and the building falling down! (Trust me, you don't want me doing anything around your place--all you have to do is look behind the framed pictures that I have hung up!) I spoke to John about doing it for me as he is a genius at things like that and he said 'yes'!! (I don't think he knows how to say 'no' when you ask him to do something for you!)

Now I had to decide what to do with all the pictures I would have to take down (see picture 2), including the special "ACL" ones. I started to take them down and dropped 3 in the process winding up with slivers of glass all over the floor! In any case, I had the wall ready for John--he told me about using toothpaste to fill up the holes I had made hanging the pictures--and he came up the next day and had it done like in 10 minutes!! (And all it cost me was a package of Pepperidge Farm chocolate cookies!)

On my own--HURRAY---I made another "A Chorus Line" wall by the entranceway (see the last picture)--only dropping 2 pictures and now have wall to wall slivers of glass on the floor that I am constantly picking up!! I still have a few ACL pictures to hang above the mural where there is space that you can't see in the 4th, 5th and 6th pictures.

posted on Sept 12, 2020 2:16 PM ()


Don't go barefoot for a while! Glass bits hide and wait.
comment by drmaus on Sept 13, 2020 7:58 AM ()
One found me last night!
reply by greatmartin on Sept 13, 2020 8:12 AM ()

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