I HOPE BUCKLES AND KARI DON'T MIND THAT I USED THIS BUT I TOO THINK EVERY ONE SHOULD WATCH THIS!
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!
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Just received word that "Ned" Lance Ramos elephant that was retired at Carol Buckley's Elephant Sanctuary at Holenwald, TN passed away May 12, 2009 and "Bunny", From the Evansville Zoo passed away May 3, 2009.
Ned was a great old trouper!
Cole Bros Advance Rep Adam Percy was sticken with heart failure Thursday Night at a Scraton, PA area Motel. He passed away at the hospital. My source tells me that he also had worked for the Ringling Show in the same capacity. The source also told me that he was 27 yrs old. I understand He was very good at his job. May He Rest in Peace.
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
This show was owned by Joe Frisco Sr.
It opened in the Late 80's.
Bill and I had the concessions for a short period of time.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Here is an article from the Circus Report of 1985 about Ryder Bros. Circus. This show contained animals, acts and equipment that Ford Bros. Circus could not take into Canada that year when they left Maine. They remained with Ryder until Ford Bros. came back into the U.S.
RJ Reynolds Don't forget click on picture to read!
Note: I remember the storys about the show moving on Ryder Rental Trucks,
Hence the name "Ryder Bros Circus"
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Can you identify these folks?
The only one that was labeled was The Farfan Sisters.
In Fact the albums they're looking at is one of the one's these pics came from!