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!

Thursday, February 15, 2007

JUST SOME SNAPSHOTS THROUGH THE YEARS

DIME WILSON
That's Gene Randow getting ready to get out of the way of the falling tables. Believe it or not, after all the beatings that little stool took, it is still here, in one piece. Polack Bros. Circus, 1940's.



THE DUKE FAMILY
I can name Jolly, & Paul, But I need some help with the girls. Annymous was right, it is Sandra & Pauline. Man, you can't tell the players without a program!



JONI, THE GIRL IN THE HEART
This is Joni Laribee,( wife of Ringmaster Lucky Laribee). This dates at least to the early 1950's.

12 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The one closest to Paul is Pauline Duke, and I think the other is Sandra Duke.

2/16/2007 1:55 AM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

could it be Margaret?

2/16/2007 7:52 AM  
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Anonymous fatima said...

Penny, you outdo yourself....I was delighted with the Duke Family...
Yes, I know Pauline...she worked with us one time...
I guess you know Duke is Beverly's father?? Bev is Antar's wife...
tis a small world....
Where do you store all these great old pictures??

2/16/2007 9:35 AM  
Blogger Bob Cline said...

Bill,
My uncle, Billy Lerche, did the table rock routine as well. He used four tables and a folding chair. When he finally went over, he took the chair with him in a somersault and ended up sitting in the chair on the ground. Needless to say, the tables survive to this day, the chair(s) however do not.
Bob

2/16/2007 9:38 AM  
Anonymous dutchess42 said...

If that were Margaret in the picture, that makes me very, very, old. She is the mother of Adam who will perform with the Hawthorn Tigers this year. Margaret was the swimmer amoung the whales when JC presented his elephants in Canada. I am proud to call her my friend.

2/16/2007 10:49 AM  
Anonymous Margaret said...

Thanks Dutchess,the girls in the picture are my sisters Sandra and Pauline.Sandra also worked with the Wazzans.

2/16/2007 3:17 PM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Thank You Margaret I will correct that right now.

2/16/2007 5:24 PM  
Blogger Mr. Lee said...

Thanks Margaret ! Lee, p.s. All my love to Bev and Antar

2/16/2007 5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Luckey Larabee? I have not seen anything about him for several years. He was our Announcer here for many years. Great to work with when timing the opening shows on the date.Bill in RochesterNY

2/21/2007 11:33 PM  
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Blogger julie_tn said...

Oh my goodness! I started searching for pictures of my cousin Vincent, and stumbled across your blog and find a picture I'd never seen of my Granfather and mother,(Sandra) and see my Aunt Margaret has signed your blog! How awesome. Do you have any other older Duke photos, and by chance if you are still in touch with Margaret can you please pass along my email?

Thank you so much, and your blog is wonderful!!

Julie Wyatt

11/02/2007 12:06 AM  

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