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, October 31, 2008

IN MEMORY OF: SYLVANNA "CHA CHA" MELUZZI, ANOTHER TROUPER GONE TO REST

Cha Cha Meluzzi passed away yesterday morning,(Thursday October 30, 2008).

VIEWING WILL BE AT TOALE BROS. FUNERAL HOME, MONDAY FROM 2PM-4PM & 6PM-8PM WITH A SMALL SERVICE AT 7PM.
THE FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE TUESDAY, AT ST. MARTHA'S CHURCH AT 1PM, FOLLOWED BY BURIAL AT MANISOTA MEMORIAL CEMETARY. THERE WILL THEN BE A CELEBRATION OF LIFE AT SHOWFOLKS CLUB.




CHA CHA "ZACCHINI"
This picture is from Dorothy Grotenfent's book, "Circus Potpourri", in which Cha Cha is described as the first woman to do the cannon, starting training at age 14.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

ChaCha was one of our wonderful people.....
She really was loved by all who knew her....
Our deepest sympathy to her family and all her friends who are grieving this loss.
fatima

11/01/2008 9:41 AM  
Blogger 24-HOUR-MAN said...

Penny sent me this email she received from Jenny:

DEAR PENNY
NINA CALLED ME LAST NIGHT AND TOLD ME THAT SHE IS MAKING LASAGNA AND THERE WILL BE A DINNER JUST LIKE CHA CHA WOULD HAVE WANTED IT.
LOVE JENNY

11/01/2008 11:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cha Cha was a very special woman, a true one of a kind who was loved and will be missed by many. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family. We love you all.

Leslie & Lolly Young

11/01/2008 12:56 PM  
Anonymous mireille. said...

Cha cha. Ma Cherie;

You were so Unique,
there will never be one like you.
and you were a dear friend to so many,
and love by so many,more.
you have made a big mark.
on this wonderful great entertainment world.of ours
that will live for ever.
and we were so happy to be a little part of it.
please resived our deepest sympathy .
to all the Family.
Julian and Mireille.
One of the Golden Girls,
of showfolks of Sarasota Club

11/01/2008 3:28 PM  
Anonymous Mr. Lee said...

mireille, you said it so well. Our deepest condolences to the whole family. Lee and Judy Stevens

11/01/2008 5:36 PM  
Anonymous mireille said...

Lee mon Cherie,
je te remercie bien.
mireille

11/02/2008 1:39 PM  
Anonymous Dale A. Longmire said...

Cha Cha will be missed by all who knew her, especialy us in the office for Walker Bros Circus where she made sure that every child got their free tickets on time, but most of all she keep us all hysterical with her stories, and her happy times with all her friends and family.

11/03/2008 1:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To a circus fan like myself, who was too young to ever have seen her work, but met her in Walker Bros. Office a couple of years ago, she was and always will be a Superstar in my eyes. She was so wonderful and gracious to an awe-struck "kid" like me. I can hardly believe she is gone; it seems like just yesterday that she was telling me one of the stories of her career. My heart goes out to all of you who knew her well and loved her so much. My condolences as well. And thank you Bill for giving us a forum to express our feelings for this wonderful woman. May she rest in peace and fly over Heaven in joy!
Neil
Minneapolis, MN

11/03/2008 3:27 PM  

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