Monday, May 30, 2016

For those of you not from the Chesterfield County area, Cheraw is the Birthplace of Dizzy Gillespie, American Jazz Legend.


Sunday, May 29, 2016

It was a "Hot" time in the city yesterday morning when entertainer, Mark Lippard, brought his fire eating, fire juggling, unicycling, stilt walking and balloon making show to downtown Cheraw for the Market on Market. A good time was had by all. Look for the market on Market the third Saturday of every month.


Thursday, May 26, 2016

It's a big day here in Chesterfield County. School is out for the summer. It's the first time in the 29 years I have lived here that school got out before Memorial Day.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016

My Grandson used Google Earth to zoom in on Cedar Point last night. Surprising to me was the roller coasters were labeled on the map.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I wrote a book a few years ago I called "America's Elephants." I never had the money to have a printed version so it has always been available as an e-Book through my website and through Little did I know how things would change so drastically in just a few short years.

It's available at

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

As many of you know, I am deeply involved with the Circus Historical Society. Having been the Secretary for the last eight years, and the Treasurer for the last four years, I've gotten to know a lot of good friends over the years that I have never met in some cases. I've been producing our Newsletter, "News and Views" for seven years now. I keep the Facebook page and Group going as well as building the newly created companion website  The last article I had written was just published in the first issue of Bandwagon this year. It's all about the elephants that were on the Mills Bros. Circus.


Monday, May 16, 2016

 Cedar Point opens for the summer season today. Go get your thrills on!


Friday, May 13, 2016

Staging The Great Circus Parade by Jim and Donna Peterson

I received a notice from Amazon yesterday that my pre-ordered copy of this great book will be arriving at our doorsteps the last week of May. I can't wait to see it.

Friday, May 06, 2016

While on Circus Kirk in 1974, my generally useful status gave me the opportunity to be a performer, play in the band, be an animal trainer, stake driver, truck driver and cook. Routine stuff, actually!


Tuesday, May 03, 2016

Would anyone have any color pictures of the RBBB ammo cages they would be willing to share with me? I'm doing a major study of them for the Circus Wagons website.


Sunday, May 01, 2016

Dammit, why won't this blogger work anymore?

This is why I quit doing this a year ago. Now it's doing it again.