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,,,,firstname.lastname@example.org,,,,AND WE WILL TRY TO FIT THEM IN. "24 HOUR MAN" WILL HAVE THE FINAL DECISION ON POSTING.
- Name: 24-HOUR-MAN
- Location: GIBSONTON, FLORIDA, United States
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, July 31, 2007
CIRCUS MAXIMUS #6: THE LINE UP,,,,
CIRCUS MAXIMUS #10: PONIES, & BEARS, & CHIMPS, & ELEPHANTS, AAANND, [QUASSAR'S QUIZ?],,,,
Monday, July 30, 2007
IN MEMORY: PEDRO MORALES JR.
Today we mourn the loss of our good friend and fellow performer, the talented Pedro Morales Jr., most noted for the great Head To Head Balancing Act,"The Miamians", later known as "Pedro & Pedro", that he did with his father.
Pedro passed away Sunday in Buffalo, NY, apparently of Pulmonary Arrest, while making a jump on The Clyde Beatty Circus, he developed a serious coughing spell making it difficult to breathe, ParaMedics were summond but were unable to revive him. , his body is being returned to Florida for services this coming Friday, August 3, 1:00pm, at Stowers Funeral Home, 401 Brandon Blvd.[Rte 60] in Brandon, Fl.
I personally will always remember a little boy who was always urged by his proud parents, to show off & entertain at parties by dancing, and playing his accordian for the other guests, a boy who remained unspoiled, and grew up to be a gentleman, who always greeted me with a smile, a friendly word, and in spite of my objections, always, called me Mr. Strong.
Though our paths seldom crossed, I always considered Pedro my friend, and I will miss him.
Sheila & Pedro Morales
NOW HERE IS A SINISTER SIDE OF THE WONG TROUPE,,,, YOU WON'T FIND THIS IN THE CIRCUS HISTORY BOOKS!
WONG BROTHERS #2: SPECIALISTS IN "CHINESE TORTURE HOLDS"
WONG BROTHERS #3: "WE'LL MAKE 'EM SAY UNCLE BEFORE THEY EVEN GET HOLD OF US"
WONG BROTHERS #4: WORLD'S GREATEST JIU JITSU BLACK BELT WRESTLERS
Sunday, July 29, 2007
Saturday, July 28, 2007
I'VE ALWAYS ENVIED PEOPLE WHO CAN EXPRESS THEMSELVES WITH SONG, IF I COULD IT WOULD BE:"THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS": CAGE ACTS!
I have to confess a little here, when Joanne made this costume she and Trudy were so busy, they had me put the stones in the britches. I wanted to leave one prong uncrimped in the seat but they wouldn't let me. Boy a guy can't have any fun!!!!
I think this was that great roll over Tiger, I believe twisters would describe it better.
FAVORITE THINGS #2 : FLYING ACTS
FAVORITE THINGS #3 :ANIMAL ACTS
That's one big bear!
SUE & RUDY LENZ
I think these folks are everybody's favorites.
JIMMY HALL'S KASSEL'S BEARS
I don't know just how big of a jump it is from Child Unicycle Star, to Animal Act Star but this guy made it with style, & class.
CARMEN HALL AS MYIMBA
An' that goes for your sister too!!!!
FAVORITE THINGS #4 :AERIAL SINGLES
FAVORITE THINGS #5 : AERIAL DUOS
FAVORITE THINGS #6 : LIBERTY & EXOTICS
FAVORITE THINGS #7 : JUGGLERS
This photo came to me from Ninette Parker, and is inscribed to her brother. Ninette you are a "SWEETHEART"!!!!
Another Juggler, several of us have tried to track down for some time is Helmuth Gunther, who was on Ringling with Dieter.