Booked solid that year, closed the season after concluding the Texas dates and returned to Hugo to discover my mother had purchased a home near downtown Hugo.
A month later after finally getting all his circus periprnalia placed away, my father died.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Posted by Buckles at 3/10/2014 07:30:00 AM
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Barbara and Melissa spent most of the day at the Lakeland Arena where Kathleen's Dance School was competing in a three day State-wide competition that concludes tonight with adult students.
From all reports, Kay was the best thing in the show and could easily have a future as a Ringling Show Girl.
I'm sure they are right but I was thinking, Ringling Concession Management might be a more lucrative career.
Posted by Buckles at 3/09/2014 11:30:00 AM
This is my father preparing to to enter the steel arena for the riding tiger number with Beatty-Wallace in 1943.
He had poor eye-sight throughout his life and in this instance was often asked if he could see what was going on, always replying "My vision improves to 20/20 as soon as that tiger shows up".
His only complaint was that Mrs. Beatty's whip handling was very erratic often resulting in both he and the elephant receiving more whelts than the tiger.
Posted by Buckles at 3/09/2014 09:03:00 AM
Saturday, March 08, 2014
The photos by Wilmington native Scott Heiser, who died of AIDS in 1993, are on display for the first time ever at the Delaware Art Museum."Much of this work has only been seen in print in the past, in newsprint and "Interview" magazine, so it's really exciting to get to see the original images," said curator Heather Campbell Coyle.
"Anna May's" face.....Ben's arms.....and Debbie Chapman's butt.....
About as arty as it can get!
Posted by Buckles at 3/08/2014 05:20:00 AM
Friday, March 07, 2014
Received this from a party who shall remain unnamed, who suggested this act should have replaced the spaghetti number with Circus Sarasota.
Skip past the commercial!
Posted by Buckles at 3/07/2014 06:49:00 AM