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!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

ANOTHER STAR FOR THE "BIG" SHOW: GRACIE HANNEFORD

I just got news today that Gracie Hanneford passed away last Sunday, that Show up there just keeps gettin better all the time! Gracie was the only child of Poodles Hanneford, & his wife,(also named Gracie), she was a cousin to Tommy, Kay Frances, George Jr., & Ernestine Clark.
Here are three photos of Gracie Hanneford with the Hamid-Morton Aerial Ballet, courtesy of Bertha Nonnenmacher Campisi.


HAMID-MORTON CIRCUS 1952
Gracie is kneeling in the center, between Eva Corona Williams, & Annie Robbins,(Edleson).


HAMID MORTON CIRCUS 1952
In this photo Gracie is kneeling, front row right.


HAMID-MORTON CIRCUS 1955
Gracie is standing second from left.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Roger Smith said...

We got no notice of this. Kim is out right now--I'm reading this at 9:30 pm, Pacific Time, Dec. 20th. I'll inform her when she returns.

Thank you, Bill, for posting this.

12/21/2006 12:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bill Do you have any more info? I have called and left messages several times in the past month but had idea she was ill. cc

12/21/2006 8:54 AM  
Anonymous dpowhitetiger@aol.com said...

circusvern@aol.com has all the information on Gracie Hanneford today Thursday, Dec. 21st . Also go - PostStar.com - Actually if you check Buckles and Strong's blog and presently on circusvern e-mail list you won't miss anything in the circus world on a daily basis.

dpowhitetiger

12/21/2006 10:20 AM  

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