THIS BLOG IS DEDICATED TO MY TWIN BROTHER, BILL DYKES (1943-1995). WE WERE NOT ONLY BROTHERS BUT PARTNERS IN BUSINESS AND BEST FRIENDS! AND TO ALL THE "BUTCHERS" THAT HAVE PASSED ON TO THE BIG LOT IN THE SKY!

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Monday, September 29, 2008

CIRCUS USA

In 1980 Bill and I were working a McCrory's 5 & 10 in Hattiesburg, MS. for Christmas
with the Mylar Balloons and Chinese Yo-Yo's.
One day we noticed an ad in the local newspaper that Circus USA was to appear in Petal,MS just down the road a few miles from the Mall on our day off. Back then the Mall was closed on Sundays.

Well We found it. It was a dismal day. The show was set-up on the fairgrounds. Only a handful of folks showed up for the show. The generator went down right in the middle of the show! But as you know the show must go on!

Circus USA was a Gopher Davenport extravaganza.

3 comments:

  1. Lots of ivory on that picket line

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  2. Gopher carried several males that year including Tommy, Casey, Vance, and Bimbo.

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  3. The line up is Vance,Bimbo,Boo(in background)and Casey.

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