Thursday, June 18, 2009
Tigers, Clowns, and The Flying Wallendas!
Here are a few more pictures from the 1970's 100th Anniversary Circus Book I found in an antique mall a while ago. I think most of us remember attending a circus or two when we were growing up. I was fascinated with everything going on in the three-ring event we attended, trying to see all the different acts at once.
But when The Flying Wallendas did their dangerous death-defying high-wire act, all eyes—including mine—were on the them and nothing else. We held our breath as they made their precarious way across the big top—with no net to catch them if they fell. When the act was over everyone breathed a sign of relief.
(Two weeks after we saw them in their act, they fell in another city in another performance. Unfortunately, they could no longer call their act death-defying. It was a sad time for many in the circus and those of us around the world. Still they live on in my memory of my visit to the 3-ring circus.)