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The fat lady, singing her heart out


That’s it. It’s over. Pack up the grill. Oh, there are one or two more flower festivals and fetes, but we mark the end of the Summer when the circus comes to Rye.

I’ve posted about the circus before.

In fact, I posted a picture of this lady last year (excuse shitty cellphone pic; we didn’t take any real cameras tonight). I was delighted to see her back again. I’m telling you folks, this fat gal can swing a hula hoop!

It was fun. Most important, it was back again one more time. It’ll be a sad summer, the first one that doesn’t end in the circus.


Comment from Ric Fan
Time: August 27, 2015, 10:01 pm

I’m telling you folks, this fat gal can swing a hula hoop!

So can this gal!


Comment from QuasiModo
Time: August 27, 2015, 11:43 pm

Summer’s over, back to Hogwarts…

Comment from Feynmangroupie
Time: August 28, 2015, 12:24 am

This kind of yearly ritual is such a foreign thing to me. I’ve moved so much in my life, that I am torn between wistfulness and feeling a bit put off at the idea. I understand that it is what normal people do, but it just seems weird to me. Perhaps someday I’ll settle down and find an event that I want to witness every year.

Comment from Uncle Badger
Time: August 28, 2015, 8:28 am

For a time I thought the appeal was down to age, Feynmangroupie, but I tend to think it is actually more related to rural life. Having lived at the heart of a big city for decades, I only now fully realise how out of touch I was. It’s probably an individual need as some people seem quite content living without it. I’m not one of them but then I live down a hole and eat worms, so what do I know?

Comment from Nina
Time: August 28, 2015, 12:22 pm

We are already ending the third week of school in my neck of the woods. Despite triple digits today, summer’s been over for nearly a month already.

No circus, though.

Comment from Deborah HH
Time: August 28, 2015, 8:09 pm

So it’s always the same circus?

It took a month, but anyone who goes to school in San Antonio, has finally gone back to it. Ten independent public school districts, 110 private schools, and 31 college campuses. Needless to say, Husband loves his summer work commute. And it is now safe to go shopping again.

All I ever wanted was to live in a little town with a court house on the square, and ONE high school.

Comment from S. Weasel
Time: August 28, 2015, 8:23 pm

There are several that visit the area, Deborah. Billy Smart’s is one. In recent years, something calling itself the Moscow State Circus.

The Santus Circus has been coming to a field outside Rye in late August since at least 2000 (when we first started going). The circus itself is much older, as we’ve seen old posters from the…Fifties, at a guess.

No idea if the current ringmaster is really named Santus.

Comment from Mitchell
Time: August 30, 2015, 2:45 am

“All I ever wanted was to live in a little town with a court house on the square, and ONE high school.”

My parents grew up in that kind of town in Arkansas. When they finally could they left skid-marks getting out of it. The small town meant that everyone knew everyone else’s business. But I guess we have more distractions now.

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