A celebration from the Heart
This is a dedication to my mother Eli (aka Trapeze Micky) who I only had for short time in my life (she passed 1975), but I had her many years longer then I had my dad. Memories of my mom are vivid, she was beautiful, vivacious, worldly, gutsy and interesting.
My intention here is to celebrate with the memory, her Birthday and Mother's Day. I am so proud of her and have been Blessed to have had a mother such as her in my life... I thank God for this.
Mother's Day 1999 I made my first website, it was a Mother's Day tribute to her, but the site host was shut down after many years...so I made this page. I also have another page with the story My Life Story In A Suitcase where I mentioned about her interesting life.
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Running away to join the Circus
When mom was a young girl around the late 1920s early 30's, she always dreamed of show business or fame of sorts. She was only a teenager when she ran away to join the circus in Dresden Germany.
The circus she started out with was the famed Sarrasani Circus in Dresden. While there she met a visiting circus manager and Aerialist named Antoinette Concello from the "Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus."
Practicing to be a great aerialist - in Sarasota Florida
Antoinette Concello, my sis & me at Cow Palace San Francisco circa: 1951
Aerialist to be ~
Antoinette Concello thought mom would be a great aerialist and suggested she would do well in the RBBB circus, so she brought her back to Sarasota Florida and trained her for a trapeze act...Antoinette herself was from the famed Consello aerial act.
My mom said that they trained dozens of people for the Trapeze from all over the world at the winter quarters in Sarasota.
Traveling all over the United States, they performed in many capitol cities. She told me the story about the time they were performing at the Madison Square Garden, New York, she remembered everyone was excited, many were running outside of the building to watch the giant dirigible LZ-129 Hindenburg from Germany. It was flying overhead, coming in for a landing at Lakehurst, New Jersey. As history tells us, this turned out to be a terrible disaster because the dirigible was filled with Hydrogen which was very combustible. As it turned out, it burst into flames as they were landing... Mom saw the blimp only moments before it caught on fire, taking lives on board and on the ground.
The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy: The Golden Age of Aerialists
How I received this book ... The Bloomington-Normal Circus Legacy
I was contacted by Janea Stork and invited as a guest to the Circus Museum in Bloomington. There I met Janae, as well Maureen Brunsdale and Mark Schmitt, the authors... they gave me this book. We had a very lovely and interesting time. If you ever want to see an excellent collection of Circus memorabilia, including books and posters, you must visit the Museum.