||I love the story behind this
picture! Joe was only 17 years old but made frequent
concert appearances. During these concerts, his
devoted fans would always bring him flowers, just as
many fans do for entertainers. Joe, however, never
threw them away, or let them lie on the stage. He
gathered up every flower, took them home, and would
spend hours into the night cutting the stems and
arranging them in vases so his mother always had a
houseful of beautifully arranged fresh flowers.
Joe's mom told me, "I always thought it was so nice
that he never left a flower behind. He knew I didn't
have the patience to do it right, so I went off to
bed and he'd be up for hours working on them. When I
got up, I'd have a houseful of beautiful flowers.
Even now, when he comes home to do a show, he goes
directly to the kitchen to look for vases. He always
wondered what would happen to them when he goes on
I don't think there's anything to worry about.
Knowing Joe, he'll make sure his fan's efforts do
not go to waste. ~ Marlene Slater /
Joe appeared in this Stage Musical
This is an actual Postcard featuring "Joe Tinoco" during Joe's era in Branson,
I just LOVE this jacket!
Joe decided to let
his beard grow
before leaving for
Disney. Of course
he's clean shaven
again now, but I'm
sure he'd like fans
opinions about what
they think. Let's
face it, you can't
ruin that face!