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, March 28, 2007

THE SHEIK OF SEAGOVILLE: ALI BOBBY AND HIS 40 CAMELS

Okay, so there are only five Camels, but what would a story about Bobby Gibbs be without a little exaggeration.
It's May 1986, and Trudy & I were laying over at Johnson's Oasis just outside of Seagoville, Texas, watching Bobby getting ready to practice a new Camel Act.


Now the first thing you have to do is get 'em out of the barn, "hey, anybody know how to say, *#)!&*^>@% in Arabic"?
Bobby, these Camels come from Dave Hale up in Missouri, just say,"y'all come on out here now, y'hear"


See how easy that was?


Lead all five of 'em?? Are you nuts??


Okay I'll take a chance on leading two, you guys bring the rest!
Bobby said to be sure and tell everyone that the whole time he trained this act, not once did any Camels jump out of the cat arena, oops, I mean the ring!!!!

WE MISS YOU BOBBY!

1 Comments:

Anonymous Ninette said...

In Arabic ways'.. cursing is never directly' but aimed at your ancestors. The furthers away of great ,great, great, parents; The more insulthing it is. so this...*#)!&*^>@96... Is aiming real far back into family genes history.... Those camels were smarts, did not want their family insulted and came out smilling. or was it because they where reased and trained by the sweet southerners ways. I think it was the lattes' that made it so easy. For the good old southernes ways, "is a friendly way".

3/28/2007 7:07 PM  

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