Thursday, February 11, 2016
.....not to be confused with our "Anna May" whom years later being delivered to Kelly-Miller with two other elephants who had the names "April", "May" and "June" on their crates.
My father changed "April" to "Hattie" after the first elephant the Millers ever owned and "June" to "Norma", many years with Herb Walters.
Posted by Buckles at 2/11/2016 06:41:00 AM
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Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Their most famous numbers were the war scenes that were popular during WW 1, hence "Military Elephants!"
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My father said they were not easy to work. spoiled rotten, he said that one of the tricks was the announcer would proclaim "Tillie will now say MA-MA" and she would go "ma-ma" then he would mutter "Louder You SOB".....and finally-- MA-MA-MA.....
I've often wondered what the title on that wagon was! Looks like Carnival equipment.
Posted by Buckles at 2/10/2016 04:40:00 AM
Tuesday, February 09, 2016
Billy Smart elephants imported for Circus World.
Sue Lenz might know who the original trainer was.
As Rex Williams would say, "Wish I could say I trained them but it was........
I shall now repair to my couch in the living room....turn on the TV.....and see if I can glean how Hillary and Slick Willie will keep me and family safe and sound for the next four years!
Posted by Buckles at 2/09/2016 05:03:00 AM
Monday, February 08, 2016
The photo of your "plot" in Showmen's Rest the other day, reminded me of this! I was visiting friends in Mead, OK last November and had the opportunity
to stop by Showmen's Rest, myself.
Here I am paying my "respects" to you, Barbara and Anna May! I'm truly glad that I am able to "share" this with you...NOW!!!
Posted by Buckles at 2/08/2016 02:42:00 PM