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Saturday, February 21, 2009

THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH.....

Ya know...I never knew just how much I DO love PINK until BEVERLY came into our lives...
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Be sure to go over to see BEVERLY at HOW SWEET THE SOUND and thank her for giving us another beautiful PINK SAURDAY
and there's many more ladies out there to offer their PINKS for you to drool over...

The CIRCUS is one of my fondest childhood memories...
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and may I mention, right from the start, that, altho I wanted to
go to the circus SOOO badly today, not all the animals and circus
stars wanted to wear the magical color of PINK....
sooooo, being the TRUE PINK that I am, I just gave them
all a little PINK frame if they weren't wearing the magical color....!!
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and THIS movie has always been one of my very favorites....
all about the 'workings' of a circus, the entainers, plus...
A SUPER LOVESTORY !!!
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PINK COTTON CANDY...pure heaven on a stick ..
and
PEANUTS and POPCORN were always the fare at the CIRCUS...
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CLOWNS...oh, how they made us kids laugh...so hard we would nearly wet our pants.
I'm not sure I have ever laughed THAT hard since..the kind of laugh that you can't catch your
breath nor uncross your legs and you just fall down on the ground, laughing and rolling.....
as only a HAPPY KID can do....
hahaaaa...
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the minute the RINGMASTER entered the tent,
THE FUN BEGAN....
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ALL the costumes were sooo pretty...well, at least to a child's eyes..
I do wonder now, how they kept them all clean and fresh looking...
not many travel trailers nor RV's when I was little...
the circus moved mostly with trucks and by train.
The costumes may have not been as clean nor as glamorous as
they seemed to my child eyes but in my mind,
they were BEAUTIFUL....
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The FLYING TRAPAZE ARTISTS just held me spellbound ....
these must be practicing for a show that night...
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the lions and tigers just scared the very living water right out of me and
I LOVED EVERY MINUTE OF IT....
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It is so amazing how they can train these big cats to do all the tricks they do...
so scary and fun ..
I can remember the sound of the cracking whip and my hair would almost
stand on end....the excitement just washed over us like water....
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I still find in so amazing that these dangerous, wild beast
can be trained to do so many magnificent tricks...
I know that trainers have to be VERY careful and
knowledgeable in their art .....
but, oh, at the time I was 10, sitting inside that big tent...
I just knew that, AT ANY MOMENT, the tigers would
turn on their trainer and eat him alive...every part of him....

OH, BOY...did that thought make me tremble with excitement !!
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MY VERY FAVORITE....
THE ELEPHANTS
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(i know there's not a speck of pink or red in this
photo but.......such a COOL picture !! )
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I always loved how, when following each other, the elephants
wrapped their trunks around the tail of the one in front of them....
Pretty cool...
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SO big and so entertaining...
I can remember just setting on the edge of my seat the entire time of the whole circus...
especially when the elephants were doing their thing...
I will remember forever the sights, the smells, the sounds and
THE JUST PLAIN F.U.N.
of the circus !
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and...how in the HECK, do you think, this HUGH beauty was ever trained to do THIS ?

Isn't it the most awesome thing....
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AND THE PINK SATURDAY HUNK.....

MR. EMMET KELLY...
THE GREATEST CLOWN OF ALL TIME .
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I hope you had a great time at the circus...I know I sure did..
When I was little, the circus was held in a hugh, canvas tent, held up with wooden poles.
It was decided to be unsafe and tents are no longer used, to my knowledge.
I have taken our kids and grand kids to see the circus...usually held in a large coliseum.
It just doesn't seem the same without the big, ole tent but when I watch
the joy, wonder and smiles in their eyes, I know THEY enjoy THEIR
type circus just as much as I enjoyed MINE....

XO bj


OUR PINK PRAYER BALLOONS...
PRAYERS FOR ALL ....
SO many here in Blogland need our prayers as well as those
in your personal life...
PRAYERS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO BE THE SINGLE MOST POWERFUL
THING ON THIS EARTH......
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59 comments:

Riet said...

The greatest show on earth is one of my all time favorite movies too. With Betty Hutton, James Stewart, Cornel Wilde among other names I forget at this moment. Beautiful movies and I must have seen it more than a dozen times. Thank you for reminding me.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Girl..you work too hard. :) What a great post! It would take me two days to do something like that..and by the way..have you looked at the time?? Are we night owls or what?
My pinks are all in the living room and in my bedroom
Enjoy your weekend too!
Mona

Betty Jo said...

The Greatest Show on Earth is also one of my all time favorite movies! What an amazing post you've created.

Happy Pink Saturday! ♥

~♥~ Monica S said...

Hi
over here they still use those tents!! It's like you said.. filled with the smells, sounds and joyous excitemente and expactations!! GREAT FUN!

Monica

Beth in NC said...

You are too funny putting those pink frames on the pictures. Too cute!

Have a wonderful Saturday!

Love,
Beth

wanrey said...

Just stopped by to say hello as
I am new to Pink Saturday

wanrey

dana said...

What a great trip to the circus--would you believe I have NEVER been to one. I also have never seen Emmet Kelly without his clown face--what a cute clown hunk he was!
Have a great Pink Saturday!
Dana

Carol said...

Hi BJ,
Stop by my blog to pick up an award!

Hugs,
Carol

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love this post!


~ Gabriela ~

Gabriela said...

Happy Pink Saturday!


Love this post!


~ Gabriela ~

squawmama said...

Good Morning BJ... Wonderful post today... It just brings back a flood of memories of going to the circus and taking our daughters to the circus... We went every year and also down to Sarasota to visit The Ringling Brother's museum... I love the clowns and Emmet Kelly was by far my favorite... I have a wonderful collection of figurines of him... They are of all his different acts... Thanks for the memories... Love Ya

(((HUGS)))
Donna

~CC Catherine said...

BJ, Loved your pinks today! Especially the PINK prayer balloons! You are so right, many need them. Your post on the circus today was fun, and the pics fab...continue to be YOU, as you are very fun to visit! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups" wishing you a Pink Polka dotted day!~ ;)

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Sweet BJ!

Oh what a wonderful post! That movie is one of my favorites too. It was my view of the circus as a child. I never knew of any circus coming to town when I was little so the movies were my peek into that world.
But my son & DIL took me to the Barnum & Bailey Circus several years ago as a surprise and I LOVED it!! So spectacular and exciting! We had our photo taken with clowns too. And my favorite was the elephants, so beautiful and majestic. An incredible memory for my treasure box!!
Thanks for the great post, I loved every second of it!!
Hugs, Sherry

Smilingsal said...

It was always so exciting to see the circus and eat the pink cotton candy. Thanks for sharing. Happy Pink Saturday!

xinex said...

What a beautiful post, BJ! It made me feel young again!...Christine

LADY JANES' EMPORIUM said...

What a grand pink post! You put so much thought into all your posts...you are the GRANDEST of PINK POSTERS shall we say! Today you are the Ringmaster...and win the PINK grand-prize Game!

Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, my dear BJ.

I love stepping right up to your circus feature. I adore the circus, too.

Have your read the book Water For Elephants? It takes place at a circus, and it is now on my list of favorite books ever.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I have never seen that movie! I will have to rent it! I LOVE cotton candy....love it!
Hugs,
Penny

Linens and Laurel said...

That was so fun! Thanks for taking the time to share all those pics with us. Nancy

Mimi said...

Your blog is w♥nderful! Happy Pink Saturday. Thanks so much for sharing this week. It made the cold up here in northern Michigan a little more tolerable :)

tardevil said...

Ok, now I'm hating that I didn't go to the circus this year! Would have been fun!

Jennifer said...

I have always loved the circus! Thank you for sharing all those fun pics! I love the cotton candy sign!
Have a great Pink Day!
Jennifer

Chris said...

I remember that movie still. I was a youngster when I saw it, but I remember how exciting it was to watch. I can still see Betty Huton flying through the air. That circus winters here in Fl, I won't bust your bubble, but it's not pretty. In fact the care of animals are in the paper today. Unfortunatly.

Hugs,
Chris

Llyn M said...

I LOVE Emmet Kelly! My grandpa used to have an EK doll back in the 50's. It would probably be worth a FORTUNE today, but I don't know what ever happened to it.
Happy PS!

Sandi McBride said...

Didn't every kid want to run away from home and join the circus? Do you remember the Disney movie Toby Tyler? I've loved circuses forever, too...great post!
Sandi

Dixie said...

BJ... I love your circus post.. I never realized there was so much pink there... I should have posted some pink cotton candy on my rodeo post... since I have to have some every time I go...LOL...

love your Pink Saturday post... hugs. Dixie

Becky said...

Your post today brought out some wonderful memeories for me as a child. Thanks

Gollum said...

What a GREAT Pink Saturday post, BJ.
Please email me...you won a doorprize at Foodie Friday!

Dee Light said...

What a fun pink post!!

Blondie's Journal said...

BJ,

This was a sweet and sentimental post, your love of the circus is infectous! My mother loved Emmet Kelley and painted many figureines in his likeness (she was a wonderful painter).

Thanks for sharing your wonderful memories and of course The Pink!!

xoxo
Janie

CC said...

I'm so now a fan!

Love this post. I like going to circus also, but we haven't had the chance.

Happy Pink Sat!
Carolyn

Claudie said...

If you haven't read Water for Elephants you really should. I truly enjoyed it and loved hearing about the circus.
Happy PS Bj
Love Claudie
xoxo

CIELO said...

Good morning BJ! You make it sound so great I'd love to go see that show.... wow... happy saturday my sweet lady

cielo

Shelia said...

Oh, this was so much fun, BJ! I loved the circus and got to go a few times as a little girl and as a big girl! Thanks for the Pink memories, Dear One,
Shelia ;)

TRES BELLE said...

Hello, I'm new to Pink Saturday starting next week. I felt totally entertained by your pics of the circus on this lovely Pink Saturday. It brings back the same memories for me... when we could afford to go.

Kris

Happy To Be said...

GM, BJ what a fun day this was today...oh girl I so remember the tents and when the circus came to town..my mama worked at a shop and I would go up to the 3rd floor and hang out the window to watch it come down the street I would be so excited and could't wait until we could go..Oh girl this post even brought back the smells to me and I wanted to run away as a kid and join the Circus I think every kid did then..thanks for a fun post..now my daughter Gina is coming for the weekend so I better go spray some Pine-sol by the door so she thinks I have been cleaning..ha ha!! hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Oh what a fun pink Saturday post! I remember going to the circus when I was so much younger. I took my daughter to a circus in a school auditorium once, it it sure wasn't the same! No animals for one!

I bet this brings back such fun memories for everyone!

Kady

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

Happy PS! I enjoyed your pink post today and it brought back some happy memories of taking my own child to the circus. She used to love it!

Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely visit to the circus. Thank you so much.

Happy Saturday to you...
from Roberta Anne

CC said...

Oooo, the sweet memories you brought back with this post. Thank you so much. Have a happy Pink Saturday and a lovely week.

g said...

I loved this post! I really enjoy circuses! I recently went to see Circus Vargas in a tent show here in Southern CA.

When I was recently in Atlanta, they had TWO tent shows in town, Cirque du Soleil and the Big Apple! How cool is that?

Have a wonderful Pink Saturday!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

what a terrific post! it's a really fun film - and your commentary was very good...you can sit next to me and whisper through it! LOL

happy pink saturday

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Thank you for such a fun, lighthearted post! You bring a smile to lots of faces today. Thank you!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Just checking in on you this morning..and take another look at that fantastic post. I am always amazed at what you give to us. It is obvious that you work hard to give us all out here pleasure and a great experience when we visit you. I shake my head in wonder. :) Your are my hero of posts!! Will I ever be knowledgeable enough or secure enough to try to do one of the special days? :) No matter...I can always come and visit you! :)
Mona

Dawn said...

Fun post! Klown Kelly was my hero growing up. Happy PS!

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Great post, BJ. Now get ready for another Pat Story!!
Mr Emmett Kelly, Weary Willy himself, grew up on a farm in the Ozarks!! Yes he did.

When I was in 10th grade, we moved from my hometown of Lebanon MO. A new hospital opened in Houston Missouri, that's in Texas County,by the way. My mother was one of the charter employees of the hospital and lived in Houston for many years. In later years she was a visiting nurse. My niece still lives in Houston. Every year they have Clown Days, in honor of Emmett Kelly. The farm where, Emmett Kelly grew up was outside Houston. I went to school with kids who lived on the farm, after E Kelly had moved away and become famous.

Andi said...

Happy Pink saturday BJ!

KatCollects said...

You gotta love pink cotton candy : ) Happy Pink Saturday.
Kathy

Jackie said...

I always think of pink when I think of you.

I got to meet Ginger this week. It was absolutely fabulous.

God bless.

Susan said...

Happy Pink Saturday BJ
Fabulous post!

Susan

Sweetie said...

Wow! You have the best posts. I remember the "Greatest Show on Earth." I also remember that each year my great-uncle took me to the circus. It was wonderful. Like you, I thought that the costumes were beautiful. It seemed that the circuses of my youth had so much more than circuses do today.
Hugs,
Sweetie

jeanne said...

Hello BJ, I couldn't go to bed before I stopped in to check out your pink. I love the circus too and have been to countless ones with our children. I didn't go when I was a kid. Your post did bring back lots of fond memories. Thanks my friend.

Hugs and goodnight...Jeanne

Mimi said...

For Pete's Sake! All I did was come over here to tell you that I don't know of a cure for our obsession and then I saw something on your page and HAD TO CLICK ON THE ICON and then got stuck in ETSY for a while and then had to remind myself that I had to come here to tell you that I don't have a cure for our problem!

My dogs are clawing at the back door and want inside...do you think I could train a German Shepherd and a Golden Retriever to use cat litter?

Shabby Cottage Collectibles said...

Have not been to the circus in a long time..thanks for sharing! Esther

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Loved going to the circus with you, BJ! It was a lot of fun!

XO,

Sheila :-)

nikkicrumpet said...

I love the circus. From the time my kids were old enough to enjoy it...my mom would buy front row center ring seats to the Ringling Brothers circus every year. In fact she bought them for so long that they actually held the seats for her each year. The kids loved it so much..and so did me and my mom. It's one of my favorite things and I miss it now that my kids are grown and I have no excuse to go lol. Thanks for bringing back precious memories!

Mary / Mariah said...

Hi friend , I hope all is well at your home . I'd like you to stop in and pick up a sisters aword . Have a good Monday Friend and sister .
Mary

Deanna said...

Hi BJ,
sorry for the belated comment, but my laptop crashed this weekend so I'm trying to catch up for Pink Saturday.

Thanks for taking us to the circus. You always show us such a great time!

Deanna :D

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