YESTERDAY'S TOWNS

HOWDY, MY NAME IS BILL STRONG, I'LL BE YOUR "24 HOUR MAN", ROUTING YOU INTO THE PAST TO SEE WHAT THE CIRCUS WAS IN DAYS GONE BY. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, AND MISS WHAT IT USED TO BE, THEN COME ON ALONG AS WE GO DOWN THE ROAD FOLLOWING THE ARROWS BACKWARDS, TO "YESTERDAY'S TOWNS"! IF YOU HAVE CIRCUS RELATED PICTURES YOU WOULD LIKE POSTED, SEND THEM TO,,,,yesterday1@verizon.net,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.

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Three years at CWM made me a real traditionalist, and I keep remembering Bob Parkinson saying, "I want the people to see what the circus used to be, not what it is today. That's what this site is about!

Sunday, May 28, 2006

FROM THE TOP OF A HILL # 1


Did you ever sit on the top of a hill looking down at the show sitting on the lot, and realize how lucky you were to be there, doing something most people only dream of. And on the other side I have always thought it a shame that kids who grew up in the business never really felt what it was like to go to the Circus. I was a towner till I was 18 so I was really fortunate to experience both sides. This is Downie Bros. Circus, 1928.

4 Comments:

Anonymous jim elliott said...

Bill;
Is that SNOW i see on the ground, in places?
Jim

5/28/2006 4:35 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

It sure looks like it, I went back and looked at the photo of Frank Phillips with the Elephants on what looks like the same lot but couldn't tell.

5/28/2006 4:49 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

I remeber looking at the king show this way! loved it then and still love the memories of what our biz used to be....

5/28/2006 5:23 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Jim Peterson, no apology needed, playing off each other is good for us both!

5/29/2006 8:29 AM  

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