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!

Sunday, June 29, 2008

IN MEMORY: BOBBY HAKES

Phips called this morning to let me know Bobby passed away last night.

Bobby was a retired concession manager, who worked his way up from "candy butcher" to owning his own business.
A little known fact is that he was also a member of Bill Atterbury's "Sky Kings", Sway Pole Act.
Bobby was another of those unique personalities who made our life a "Circus", he will be missed.

Bobby, with Kathy Nelson, Phips, & Sheila Sloan, at the Charlie Smith luncheon.


Phips & Bobby at "Showfolks"

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mr. Lee said...

Our deepest symathy to Phipps and all of the sloan and yelding families. Lee and Judy Stevens family....

6/29/2008 11:17 AM  
Anonymous dpowhitetiger said...

What an honor it was to hear Bobby speak at the April - 2008 CFA Sarasota Convention Celebrity Luncheon..Bobby will be missed and our hearts and prays go out to Phips...

6/30/2008 7:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bobby was a kind businessman. I purchased a couple of his videos, and obviously this is a great loss to the circus community. My sympathies to his friends and family.
-Chris, NY

7/02/2008 1:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Through you, Bill, lots of love to Phips from the British circus community.

John.

7/03/2008 6:58 AM  

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