Saturday, September 20, 2008

Photo Hunt ~ Road

On the road again, goin' places that I've never been
Seein' things that I may never see again..
In the early '80's my bean sister tried out to be a clown with
Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus.
At that time, hundreds of people went to the auditions all over the country, but very few were chosen to go to their 'Clown College' in Florida. She was one of the lucky ones (at that time) to attend and one of the few chosen to go on the ROAD with them. She was on the Red Unit and lived full time on the train. Gunther called her 'Clownie' and was always so nice to her.
When in Atlanta, all the clowns would come to our house and spend the night. We had a big breakfast the next morning and sent them on their way. They were all a lot of fun and of course had outstanding personalities. Below is a picture of her with our Rainbow Angels, Mr. Nicholas and Georgia. I am also there in the middle!! She enjoyed her years with them, but Momma was glad to have her stay home and begin a somewhat normal life.
The tabby is my brofur Mr. Nicholas, and on the other side of me is
my sisfur, Georgia. They are Rainbow Angels and we miss them so.
~ Napoleon
See other Photo Hunters interpretation of ROAD at
TNChicks Photo Hunt!

42 comments:

  1. Wow - that must have been a very interesting job!

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  2. This is a very interesting take of the road theme, I bet she was a great clown.

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  3. I would be interested in your comment on my Sunday post, please stop by tomorrow.

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  4. Yay look at all them fine kitties there!!!!!

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  5. wow that's really cool! Sister says she saw that circus a few times back when she lived in Jersey. Her dad would take her when she was just a kid- so back in the 80s! Maybe she saw your sister!

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  6. sallyacious3:27 PM

    Clowning is hard. I only took one class in graduate school and it was one of the most difficult things I've ever done. Kudos to your sister for following a dream and running away to join the circus! This is a great response to the theme.

    Thanks for commenting on my entry this morning.

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  7. Gosh! That is amazing to have been chosen like that. For sure it has to be harder than American Idol too. We like it and think y our bean's sis is cute, especially her 'lashes. We are not telling our mom about it because she has one of those weird clown fears.

    Purrs,
    Abby & Stygia

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  8. Ooh, that sounds like it would have been lots of fun!

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  9. She looks like a really pretty clown! I wish I could join the circus.

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  10. What a great, fun post!

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  11. Your picture is great and looks like somebody was having great fun. Thanks for visiting I enjoyed my visit. Happy weekend.
    Conniesue

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  12. Perfect one for today's theme... Happy weekend! Mine's up too hope you can drop by...

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  13. That must have been an exciting time. It must have been fun having breakfast with a lot of clowns.

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  14. Wow! That's pretty kool...being a clown!

    Wally, Ernie & Zoey

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  15. What a great picture. Mommy's sister, Retta, is a professional clown! Her clown name is Krayon. We are going to have to post about her sometime!

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  16. Quite a road story.

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  17. What an interesting photo and story! Many would say their sister is a clown, but not many could really mean it!

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  18. Now that is a road story. You always hear about people running away with the circus. I guess she really did. I'm glad she was a happy clown --- I think clowns should be happy. :)

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  19. That is so cool. Must have been quite an experience. Love the shots and take on the theme. I had a friend who worked for a circus a long time ago and it was interesting hearing his stories.

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  20. Cool, a road with a story. :)

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  21. HA! GREAT interpretation of the theme! Thanks for sharing!

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  22. That's awesome. What a carefree life. Have you ever read the book "Water For Elephants?" It's about circus life.

    Thanks for stopping by. I don't like going over bridges like the one in the photo I posted. I'm afraid of heights :(

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  23. fun take on the subject.

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  24. road block? :P

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  25. this is a great take on the theme. the story behind the pic is sooo interesting! it must have been a very memorable experience for your sister. :D

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  26. Wow.. your sister had quite a life..I love the cats in the picture... so cute.Thanks for sharing , Baba

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  27. I, too, know someone who graduated from Clown College! This after graduating from Brown University! ;b

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  28. Sounds like a lot of fun - but I know it is hard work and being on the road all the time must be difficult. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. I invite you to come see my pictures of a few roads less traveled. - Margy

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  29. What a great take on the theme. That's such an interesting story.

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  30. WOW!! That is a pawsome ROAD post!! It must be cool to know a real clown!!!!
    Purrs Mickey

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  31. Very interesting and fun post! Thank you for visiting my blog! I sure enjoyed reading yours!

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  32. now that's a great road to be traveling on... and be back from =] thanks for sharing this post =]

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  33. What a great post for this theme. I'll bet she enjoyed every moment of that job. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting.

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  34. I like your creative take on our theme this week. It's always fun to see how each person interpretes the themes.

    Great photos!

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  35. Oh what a great post for the theme and loads of fun!

    Have a good day.

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  36. That is the way coolest theme story we have ever read! Your bean sister was such a cute pink clown!

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  37. How awesome would it be to have a clown for a sister? Great take on the theme :) And I can't wait to be on the road again.

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  38. What cool pictures and what an exciting time it must have been!

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  39. We think having a bean sister as a clown must have been a lot of fun. Mommy bean thinks it would have been fun to be a clown. Daddy bean says Mommy is one "????"

    ~S,S & C

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  40. As everyone else has said, so cool! Everyone dreams of joining the circus, but so few really do it!

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