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, July 23, 2006

MEMORIES: HOXIE BROS. CIRCUS 1968


Here's a pair! Hoxie Tucker & Dime Wilson, when Dime first went on Hoxie Bros. he noticed there was no Color Book Pitch, he asked Tucker why & he said he didn't want to take the butchers off their regular items for it. Dime said how about I do it and split with you, Tucker said, go ahead if you want but you don't have to give me anything. After watching Dime sell books for a couple days, and seeing how they sell, he came to Dime and said,"Say Dime, about those Coloring Books"! Tucker was another one of my favorite people, even if he didn't like my rain dance.

6 Comments:

Blogger Down the Road by Jim said...

"Rain Dance"??? O.K. tell us about it -- more amazing info on this site!

7/23/2006 8:12 PM  
Anonymous Jerry Jay said...

It must have been a good day, Hoxie's hat brim is turned up!

7/23/2006 9:58 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

One year dime made some poles with fringe & bells for the men to carry in Spec, one day while waiting for the show to start I was tapping one on the ground in time with the music on the midway, and some one jokingly said, "do a rain dance", I took his stick, and held the two up toward the sky, shook them, and shouted, "rain, rain"! It started raining between shows and rained for 21 days. Needless to say Tucker wasn' very happy, he told Dime, "don't you ever let that---get his hands on those sticks again!!!!

7/23/2006 10:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

BILL,
Great story! from what i have been told, Hoxie was a great man and when you talk to him, you walk away a little wiser. I would have love to meet him. Someday i will at the big lot. Bill please keep up the story. They are great learning tool, for me to use in the business today.

David

7/24/2006 3:26 PM  
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