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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Thursday, January 15, 2009

SORRY!

Just a note to let you know that it will probably be a couple more days before I do any posting.
I suffered for three days and finally yesterday made a trip to the Docs.
He informed Me that I have a Viral Infection and prescribed some high powered anti-biotics.
They're supposed to get me over this thing in 5 days. But that remains to be seen.
I beleive yesterday and today are the first days I've not made a post since I started this blog.
I'd also like to do some begging right now. You know it takes a lot of pictures and other items to
to keep this thing going and I need all the help I can get!
So plese feel free to send Me any material you have for publication on the blog.
You can scan these items and e-mail them to me at dickdykes@verizon.net or send them snail mail and I will scan them and immediately return them yo you.
Thanks A Lot for visiting the blog and I hope to keep it up for a while.
Dick Dykes "The Balloonman'

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

RINGLING GOLD UINIT

GIBTOWN CIRCUS PHOTOS (From Larryv Snyder)

Ward Hall and Lee Stevens.
Lee was Committee Chairman and produced the show.
Way to Go Lee!

GIBTOWN CIRCUS PHOTOS (From Larry Snyder)




GIBTOWN CIRCUS PHOTOS (From: Larry Snyder)




Boy does this picture make Me feel OLD!
SIMONE DYKES, I remember on the Cole Show when she was
in a playpen and just a toddler.
Way to Go Simone!


GIBTOWN CIRCUS PHOTOS (From Larry Snyder)




Pete Terhune.
I think Pete has been a part of every year's show!


Monday, January 12, 2009

Your Vote Is Magic - The Illusion

WEST PALM BEACH FAIR OPENS THIS WEEK!

The Seattle Giant Wheel
8 Lane Giant Slide!

Well belive it or not the First Major Fair of the 2009 season opens this week in West Palm Beach, Florida. So this morning I thought I'd give you a small preview of some of the attractions this year
The Carnival at the fair this year id WADE SHOWS.
And of course Little Richards Food Court will be there!
I'll be posting more pictures as the month goes along.




ACME FLEA CIRCUS #1


Professor A.G. Gertsacov gives an illustrated history of the flea before the fleas perform their stunts.PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ATWOOD

ACME FLEA CIRCUS #2

The Acme Miniature Circus features trained fleas as seen before (and on top of) The Crowned Heads of Europe. PHOTO CREDIT: DENNIS HLYNSKY

Professor Gertsacov inspects his audience to see if they have fleas. Gertsacov guarantees that no one leaves his show with more fleas than they came in with. PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ATWOOD

ACME FLEA CIRCUS #3

Professor Gertsacov looks on as one of the stars of the show does a dance on the tightwire. PHOTO CREDIT: DONNA ATWOOD
: Professor Gertsacov heralding the historic and triumphant return of the flea circus to Times Square after nearly 50 years of absence.PHOTO CREDIT: KRISTOF

The lavishly decorated miniature trailer that the stars of the Acme Miniature Circus call home.PHOTO CREDIT: M.B.Gertz



ACME FLEA CIRCUS VIDEO #4

News story from Philly's TV6

Sunday, January 11, 2009

JOIE CHITWOOD-CHEVROLET COMMERICIAL--1956

TAKING SEAFOOD ON THE ROAD

Just something interesting I found on a Tampa/St Pete TV station

Akk I can say is "Good Luck"


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