Happy Davis passed away December 29,2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born Daryl Riviolo Davis January 28,1931 in Sparks, Nevada. He was surrounded by his son Harrison Stewart Davis, daughter-in-law, Ashley M. Davis when he passed. He is also survived by his grandson, Kodey Layne Davis.
Friday, December 31, 2010
Posted by Buckles at 12/31/2010 07:04:00 AM
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Legendary teamster Jake Posey is seated here, surrounded by fan Charles Puck at left, and Tony and Arky Scott, and their sons.
Posted by Buckles at 12/31/2010 06:58:00 AM
As noted before in these postings, I draw from the words of Bill Johnston, who remembered that there were very few like Clyde Beatty and Terrell Jacobs in attaining the big time, but many like this man, earning a living in the steel arena, while like most of us, getting relatively little renown. Fred D. Pfening, Jr., in his superb article, "Masters of the Steel Arena", in the May-June 1972 issue of BANDWAGON, gave Klauder due notice. In the December 28 entries herein for Seils-Sterling, we see that in their own rosters, Klauder's given name is spelled both Erwin and Irvin. In his caption for this shot, Pfening splits the difference, listing him as Irwin. It's good to see a colleague of the Depression Era, generally unheralded, have his moment in this circus historical journal.
Posted by Buckles at 12/31/2010 06:56:00 AM
HAPPY NEW YEAR BUCKLES, I HAVE NOT FORGOTTEN YOU. HOPE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ARE KEEPING WELL. AUNT GRACE BOY ROBERT IS NOT SO GOOD.
Posted by Buckles at 12/31/2010 06:52:00 AM
In an effort to clarify things a bit, we see "Cousin Toots" (Berneta Ruth Orton) at age 10, and astride the horse is Helen Louise Orton age 6 mos.
Posted by Buckles at 12/31/2010 06:22:00 AM
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Buckles, I wanted to send these pictures that Aunt Peggy's (MacDonald) sister Alice sent to Aunt Billie (Schuller). I hope you can use them. Alice found them in Peggy truck trailer a while back. We don't have any info on them just what Alice wrote in the e-mail. I wanted you and everyone to see the elephant on the chair. Isn't it great?!
Posted by Buckles at 12/30/2010 06:54:00 AM
Mac told me that he was in the Navy during WW1 and served as a radio operator on a ship. In World War 2 he was in the Army and was stationed in Hawaii as a rifle instructor.
Posted by Buckles at 12/30/2010 06:18:00 AM
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
From Chris Berry
Posted by Buckles at 12/29/2010 06:21:00 AM
After fueling up my wife's car and going inside I noticed a box of these Dickie Garden coupons.
Posted by Buckles at 12/29/2010 06:14:00 AM
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Speeding train kills elephant, hurts another
Posted by Buckles at 12/29/2010 05:34:00 AM
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
"Lucy" and "Billy Sunday" presented by Leo "Tiger Bill" Snyder.
Inspired by a well known circus personality, who after complimenting the Blog added, "I just look at the pictures, I don't bother with the rest of that crap!"
Posted by Buckles at 12/28/2010 06:02:00 AM
Monday, December 27, 2010
We were chatting recently about the size of "Tusko".
Posted by Buckles at 12/27/2010 07:10:00 AM
George "Slim" Lewis and "Tusko" enroute.
Posted by Buckles at 12/27/2010 06:48:00 AM
Written on the back:
Posted by Buckles at 12/27/2010 06:04:00 AM
Unidentified party wrote on the back:
Posted by Buckles at 12/27/2010 05:54:00 AM