My Circus Days

Posted in Circus Days on October 25th, 2010 by Paul Lee

I did work as a Ringmaster & Magician with the Franzen Brothers Circus.

I started in I believe in 1987 for a half season and again in 1988, and in 1989 & 1990 I was with the show full time. We traveled to over 30 states, and we were on the road 10 1/2 to 11 months a year, 2 show a day, in a different town 98 percent of the time.

I can recall that it rained 20 plus days in a row, we moved with the rain, it was a very difficult time. in between acts I would run outside of the tent and hose off all the mud, my boots were filled with water. I did have people come to me after the show telling me they noticed I changed my pants 1o or more time.. if they only knew.

Happy to be performing close to home these days. I do travel for show shows but not for months at a time any more.


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Beautiful Day in October!

Posted in Uncategorized on October 24th, 2010 by Paul Lee

Wow what an amazing day it was today 77 degrees. I went out to the back yard & played with my 2 dogs Thurston & Bello, the cat Vincent was out for a little while also.

We tossed the toys around for a bit, I let Vincent back in the house. I layed back on the lawn and actually fell asleep with both dogs next to for about 40 minutes.

I hope there is GREAT weather on Halloween for all the Trick or Treaters.

If I get back in time from my shows, I will get in costume scare a few children & pass out Candy. The older kids every year bring their unsuspecting friends to watch as I sit very still on the porch….. wait until they ring the bell & stand up, it’s a funny scene. I DON’T scare little kids!

One mom told me last year as she walked up the sidewalk “if you scare my child I will kick your butt”


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