11-14-2012, 08:02 PM
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Originally Posted by pop
I knew the clown picture was of emmitt kelly jr as weary willy... itís the kodak picture. a little known fact is that emmitt jr was estranged from his father the original weary willy. Emmitt Kelly jr circus was one of the few circus that played the whithouse two times in the early seventies. Emmitt Kelly jr passed away about six or so years ago. Emmitt Kelly III wanted to become weary willy but a bit of bad luck happened and he was not able to achieve becoming weary willy. I am lucky I saw emmitt kelly sr. as weary willy in the early 50ís and emmitt Kelly jr as weary willy in the late 60ís and 70ís.
I guess this points to the number of days I have been around.
Wow, that's some interesting information.... but this clown will forever be known and remebered in my mind as "Abbey's Dad".
If I ever see him again - anywhere in my lifetime - anywhere in the world.... I will remember him - I will refer to him as - "Abbey's Dad"
- a knowledgeable fishkeeper of the New York region.
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