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, January 03, 2008

IN MEMORY: BILL KOURMPATES

Bill Kourmpates may have been the last surviving "High Act" performer.




From Jerry Beeman
For those of you who are unaware, Jerry Beeman is a retired "Rocket Act", aerialist, who worked under the name "Cronus"

3 Comments:

Anonymous Mr. Lee said...

Bill,, Bill was a great guy, We would meet up at many shrine functions . But he loved to sit and "Jackpot" at the Tampa and Gibtown clubs.. he really lit up when he was with other showfolk..Rest in peace ol friend...Lee Stevens

1/03/2008 5:25 PM  
Anonymous Tavana said...

We worked with him in Puerto Rico when we did our high act and globe for the Dan Fleenor Hell Drivers show. I am sorry I didn't know he had passed away?

1/04/2008 7:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So Sorry, abut Bill.
He was a good story teller.
at one time he wanthed to be
Showfolk's of Sarasota,
President.
a very good man.will be mis.
mireille...

1/09/2008 10:46 AM  

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