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!

CIRCUS NOW OPEN!

2014 Convention

SAVE THE DATES

SAVE THE DATES

Friday, September 28, 2012


It’s a circus life for the Bodreau family
 

Staff photo by William Wrobel
Bianca Bodreau, 7, and Josue Bodreau, 4 play between the Ringling Bros. trains while the vehicles sit in Nashua's railyard Thursday, September 27, 2012. Both the Bodreau children have lived their entire lives on the trains, crisscrossing the United States with the circus. The children view the traveling lifestyle as a normal lifestyle.
By ERIN PLACE, Staff Writer
from:  nashuatelegraph.com
Friday, September 28, 2012
NASHUA – For the entirety of their young lives, Bianca and Josue Bodreau have only known life aboard the circus train.
The children, 7 and 4 years old respectively, rolled into Nashua Wednesday evening with the rest of the 60 cars as part of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus’ red train. Bianca and Josue’s father, Jeff Bodreau, is the general manager of the red unit and their mother, Charleny Bodreau, is a trapeze artist.

The family and roughly 300 other circus crew members are staying in the Nashua train yard while multiple shows are performed Thursday through Sunday in Manchester. The circus’ animals were transported to the Queen City after the trains’ arrival.
While traveling with the circus across the entire country with little or no reprieve may seem like an unusual lifestyle to many, it is one that the Bodreaus fully embrace.
“My kids see things that I could never even dream of seeing at their age. They love it here, and I do, too,” Jeff Bodreau said. “It’s the coolest job on the planet.”

Charleny Bodreau feels the same.

“It’s a great life,” she said. “Of course, one day we will want to settle, but I guess we just have to take advantage and enjoy this life while we can.”
Staff photo by William Wrobel
Jeff Bodreau stands in front of one of the Ringling Bros. trains while the vehicles sit in Nashua's railyard Thursday, September 27, 2012. BBodreau lives on the move with his wife and two children as the General Manager of the circus.
Jeff Bodreau said his son was born in Florence, S.C., while their family was traveling with the gold unit, the smaller sister version of the circus’ red and blue units. All three units have different shows offered to each of the cities they visit.
“He came into the world and the next day we traveled to Charleston, N.C. Then we took a little time off, but his second day on this planet, he was traveling with the show,” Jeff Bodreau said.
Bianca was born in winter quarters, which are held in Florida, but has been on the road her entire life, too. Circus employees get almost a month off from performing during the holidays. But this is when the next tour’s circus show is created during the brief period of down time.
All of the Bodreaus enjoy living the circus life.
read more:
http://www.nashuatelegraph.com/news/977084-469/its-a-circus-life-for-the-bodreau.html
 
 

No comments:

Post a Comment


TO VISIT OUR PAST POSTS--SCROLL DOWN THE SIDE BAR. ALSO LINKS ARE FURTHER DOWN