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!

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

BERTHA NONNENMACHER # 2


Years ago it was every acts goal to play "The Palace",(The RKO Palace Theater on Broadway)as you can see here The Wilfred Mae Trio did, and many other top spots as well as Circuses such as Tom Packs, which is where they recruited Bertha,(who was working in the Wallenda Aerial Productions), when Wilfred's son decided to retire. The hoops they juggled were actually 26" oak bicycle rims and were very heavy, Bertha having worked in the air so long had the strength it took, in fact Wilfred Mae remarked that she was the only girl he saw juggle 4.

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