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!

Friday, August 29, 2008

THE DE RIZKIE FAMILY #2

FRANCINE DE RIZKIE, FLOYD KING CIRCUS, 1947
Francine,( now deceased), Head Balancer, Juggler,was married to Robert Gilmore Kiess of Muncy, PA. His family owned The Hughsville Wire Rope, & Steel Co., they had 4 children

FRANK JR. & BETTY BILLER
King Bros. Circus 1947.

GAYLE DE RIZKIE, BALANCING TRAPEZE, 1950'S


SANDRA DE RIZKIE OWENS,BEERS-BARNES CIRCUS, 1960'S
Sandy, like the rest of the family was an all around performer. She married James Owens of Sarasota, she has one son, Brian, who also lives in Sarasota.

FRANK DE RIZKIE JR. (PEALER) 1960'S
Beers-Barnes Circus 1960's
Frank is probably best known in recent years as superintendent of Circus Vargas when it was one of the great tent shows. Frank married Molly Olmos, of Circus Vargas, & had two sons, they now reside in Brownsville, TX.

PRACTICE TIME FOR THE YOUNGSTERS
This is Sandra, Gayle, & Frank Jr., Hunt Bros. Winter Quarters ring barn, 1950's.

THE DE RIZKIE FAMILY JUGGLERS.
Gayle, Sandra, & Frank Jr., 1960's

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