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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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, January 27, 2009

THE ANNUAL CHARLIE SMITH LUNCHEON, SPONSERED BY THE CHARLIE SMITH TENT OF THE CIRCUS FANS OF AMERICA

CHARLIE SMITH (JULY 5,1915-NOVEMBER 25,2008FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW CHARLIE, HE WAS TRAINMASTER FOR RINGLING BROS.AND BARNUM & BAILEY CIRCUS FOR MANY YEARS. HE WAS INDUCTED INTO THE RING OF FAME IN 2004.


KITTY SMITHKitty is wearing a new Baseball Cap with the Charlie Smith Tent logo, given to her by the Tent.


A TROPHY FOR A REAL CHAMPIONThis trophy was given to Charlie in 2002, by Ann Fleming Copeland.


THE CAKE
Joanne originally took us to the Charlie Smith Luncheon as her guests,and we were welcomed by the members of the Charlie Smith Tent of the Circus Fans Of America. Although we are not members of the CFA we have been welcomed as guests every year since, along with many other retired, & active performers.

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