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, January 16, 2007

I'M BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!

Well almost, maybe I should leave it alone, look at all them there comments.

Got a new "Infernal Machine" put together & they managed to retrieve some of my stuff but there are some things I can't get open, one of which is Trudy's email. It makes it hard because I use it for almost everything except ebay. I still have to install a lot of stuff and I'm not any smarter than I was 4 years ago. As soon as I get my scanner reinstalled I can post some more photos.

I used to tell people,"don't rush me, I work cheaper", now I say, "don't rush me, I'm retired"!!!!

14 Comments:

Anonymous henry edgar said...

one of my neighbors is about 90 years old and is more active than most people half his age. he always wears a baseball cap that says "I'm finally retired, so don't ask me to do a damn thing."

1/17/2007 6:46 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

Hurry back Bill, You might have a picture or the story I can not find anywhere else as you and Trudy have "Been There, Done That on almost every circus. I thought maybe you did not like the jokes I was sending e-mail. JC had a Llama act years ago where the colored lights were used kind of like the Ken and Nicole show. I know there were Pink Goats working somewhere but can not fine them. Maybe you can remember them. Your blog is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo missed.

1/17/2007 6:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Starting to worry a little bit - Rebecca keeps mentioning those "pink" goats..seems she is the only one that sees them. cc

1/17/2007 8:19 AM  
Anonymous fatima said...

welcome baaaaack....
you sure were missed....we enjoy your blog even without pictures..LOL

1/17/2007 9:19 AM  
Anonymous Trapezman@aol.com said...

I, along with MANY others missed you...began to wonder if something was wrong. I sure can relate to the "infernal machine" Luckily my partner is a genius when it comes to computers...in fact he gets calls from all over the USA from friends who ask "Is the doctor in" Thanks for all the great work Bill...it makes my day!
Dave

1/17/2007 10:46 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

GOLLY, SHUCKS, GOSH, & all such stuff,Gals & Guys! Thanks for the support!!!!!

No rebecca is all right, she probably worked with the Hall Family, I remember them having Goats of all colors.

rebecca: White Tigers, White Llamas, White Elk in the yard in Gray's Lake, could be an obsession????

Paul Kaye always liked White Horses because of the lighting possibilities.

henry: I have a friend who is retired, he says he doesn't know how he had time to work??

Dave: I'm starting all over, & find I'm just as dumb as I was 4 years ago!
My problem was, every time I got an update notice I clicked it off, now I'm completely lost!

1/17/2007 11:07 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

I have seen pink elephants, pink llamas, pink dogs. Never have I seen the pink goats. Thats why I am asking about them. I have just heard of them. The first animals JC ever trained were goats when he was about 12 years old. Thats how the story got my attention in the first place.

1/17/2007 11:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relating to my last comment,--- Thanks, to whoever it was that came to Bill's assistance.
I guess he finally dug his way out of the snow drift.
Welcome Back Bill -----
Let's keep this show rolling !!!
" " " Blog "
THE SHOW MUST GO ON --------

1/17/2007 11:29 AM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

LLamas have been dead for years. Tigers are in Richmond. Elk were on Hawthorn Mellody Farms in Libertyville. I have never met the Halls. I used to wear Obsession purfum. I can write my own comments with out having words put in my mouth thank you. At least get your facts straight. Its a simple question, Who worked a PINK GOAT ACT? I never worked for anyone but the Miller Family.

1/17/2007 1:41 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

I meant that White Animals seemed to be JC's obsession!

1/17/2007 1:44 PM  
Anonymous rebecca said...

See how things get screwed up? No pun intended. Sorry Bill I took it the wrong way. Read like an a/r person from Circus News last year. No offence. I was the only black haired female to present any of JCs cage acts come to think of it. My SILVER hair would fit right in now!!!! All this was at least 35 40 years ago.

1/17/2007 2:03 PM  
Anonymous Ninette said...

No' problems Bill' I had faith in you. I knew you'd be back' and in even better condition.

1/17/2007 5:11 PM  
Anonymous Jim A. said...

Glad to have your Blog back. It amazes this retired person how we survived without micro waves, garage door openers, and cell phones. Our computer went down about the same time as your's and I felt lost.

1/17/2007 7:10 PM  
Anonymous dutchess42 said...

Jim, I don't have any of the items you mentioned, just my computer. Its worth the world to me. Some things you can do without. A computer and the blogs are not one of them.

1/18/2007 11:56 AM  

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