John Milton Herriott

What a great way to come home. The weekend began with Johhny Herriott's 80th birthday party. The festivities were at the Showfolks Club. It was a joyous beautiful time celebrating his family, equestrian,circus and life adventures and the delight of his poetry.We are all waiting for the book of poems to be published , I will be in line for an autographed copy.

I don't want to dwell , but the coolness of his poetry is his cadence when he recites them..hmmm interesting an equestrian that has great cadence when he reads..

Ring of Fame 2011

Next on our big circus weekend was the 24th year of the the Ring of Fame.
This event takes place at St Armand's Circle in Sarasota, Florida.St Armand's Circle is an actual circle of a park.
The plaques are placed around the edge of the ring,circle,park.

It is a very slight lesson in circus history and politics.One must be nominated and I walked around the ring I thought of so many amazing circus people who have made a mark in the history of circus. I marveled and sometimes questioned the selections. I came to the conclusion that all who have a plaque deserve it, they had a sponsor who had the means and the passion to get them there.

I love living in Sarasota, Florida and being on the fringe of the circus as it changes and evolves from its splendid , rich brocade of family entertainment.

As long as I can I will make the pilgrimage to the Ring of Fame and pay homage to those that have made a mark.

This year I am writing a letter and suggesting some greats who have made history..

Chuck and Sluggo

Ward Hall

Little Sisters Priscilla and Jo and Fresia

Animal guys, Jim Z, Dick K & Jim A

David P Orr

Cebu Coliseum

Lechon is famous in Cebu, it is always nice to be polite and eat the local food


I love coming back to my hotel room to see how the cleaning people would tidy up after me..some times they would line things up , some days they would put them in square patterns..I am easily entertained


photo credit sabs, because my camera is moody

dancer for a day

today we did some kind of preshow mall thing and I danced with girls while Joseph sang !!

tomorrow we rig in the beautiful casino ballroom

lunch and a press conference

we got fed a tasty luch and then did a press conference ! I ended up sitting in between Tuffy and The MJ tribute artist, Joseph so all I did was look fashiony and always looked full on at the camera and angled my head so my good side was in the action. How fun is that !!!


traveling en mass

we are almost that whole line

people just take your passport, give you tickets, handle your luggage and boom you are in the next town and the porter is knocking on the door or following you with your luggage