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Friday, December 12, 2008

OLD TIME CONCESSIONS(Ringling Show)




Howard Tibbals Collection, Ringling Museum


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  1. This reminds me of a story told to me by Paul Fisher (known as the Rehash King on some shows) First though he told me, give me ten Coke cups & 10,000 people and I'll serve them all and turn in 9 cups at the shows end.
    Anyway Paul told me he was runnuing a hotdog joint on the Ringling Show (I think) and his agents were playing the dip.
    So to stop them he gave them uniforms of pants and jackets that had no pockets...then he noticed they kept hitchin their pants up. so he got them pocketless jackets that reached to their knees.
    "Did that stop the Dip? I asked.
    "No" he said, "then I noticed they all came down with ankle itch".
    I was working for honest john one year selling balloons, Johns Hotdog joints were so busy that they quit using change aprons and started throwing the money in stainless steel pans under the grill, my friend Pete the Tramp showed up and since he was an all around handle any kind of joint butcher, John asked what kind of joint he would like. Pete grinned & told him ., "I'd like one of those joints with the silver dip pans in it".

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