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Us At The Last Day Of The Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus In Manchester, NH — April 23, 2017.

by Anura Guruge


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From 2 years ago.

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There was NO way we were NOT going to get our picture taken at this SUPPOSEDLY the last performance of ‘THE circus‘ in Manchester.

We were trying to work it this morning as to how many performances we have gone to. It is definitely at least 8 years in a row.

Kind of sad. I, however, think they will be back within 2 years.

Stay tuned. Many more pictures to post.


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Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey May No Longer Have Elephants But The Kora Shrine Circus DOES!

by Anura Guruge


From their Facebook page (www.facebook.com/korashriners). And I think this is RECENTLY. They had 3 performing today (Saturday) in Augusta.


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From their Facebook page. Looks colorful enough.


From their Facebook page again. I heard that Ringling have stopped doing the human cannonball too!


We were in Maine today, and Deanna’s niece had taken her 3-year old son to ‘the circus‘ in Augusta, Maine.

She was telling us all about it when she casually mentioned that ‘this year’ they had 3 elephants performing — whereas in past years they have only had one perform.

WOW. I grilled her. Appears that there were NO demonstrators, no protests.

Wow.

I checked it out as soon as I got home.

VERY different to Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey.

For a start they do a 9:30am show. That would be good for some kids. I heard, however, that the 9:30am show, in Augusta, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, was not even half full!

Their MOST expensive tickets — reserved seating — is only $12! I am not even going to tell you what we are paying for our tickets, in Manchester, for Ringling Brothers.

The elephant dichotomy seems incongruous.

Was it JUST Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey that were targeted? If so that would be unfair. How do we know that these other circuses treat their elephants any differently?

I need to research this further.


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Today, April 21, 2017, Is Her Majesty The Queen’s Actual 91st Birthday — Happy Birthday MY Queen.

by Anura Guruge


A Very Happy Birthday
to MY Queen.


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Today, April 21st, is her REAL, actual birthday.

However, this day, goes mainly uncelebrated and unremarked because she, like all her predecessors for the last 200+ years, has an OFFICIAL birthday. That is on June 10 — when we get all the traditional British pomp and ceremony.

91 today. That, by any standard, is one heck of an innings. I hope she is around for a few more years. It would be amazing if she can be a centenarian. Just think of the celebrations — worldwide. Not sure whether there has ever been a royal that was 100 years old. But, that is down the road.

Today, we commemorate and celebrate in our hearts.

Our Glorious Queen. The ONLY Queen I have ever known and she has been MY Queen, without interruption, since I was born.

I have NOT always been a Royal. During my ‘hippie-years’, well into my 20s, I was not a believer in the Monarchy. But, as I got older I, like so many, became to see the value and worth of the tradition. During the last 20 years (or more) I have come to ADMIRE her as a person for what she is and what she does for the World.

The U.S. has Donald. We have THE QUEEN.


For more delightful insights into THE Queen
and the British Royal Monarchy
visit their OFFICIAL site.

thefamily


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by Anura Guruge


THE Circus. Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey, Coming To Manchester, NH, For The Very Last Time This Friday.

by Anura Guruge


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This is going to be SAD.

Yes, of course, we have tickets. {SMILE}

We have been going to this circus, in Manchester, without fail, for the last 7 or 8 years. It was a cherished annual ritual.

I will miss it. It was always fun. Often quite the spectacle.

Yes, we noticed that the audience size kept on shrinking. I worried that they would stop coming to New Hampshire. Never expected them to close shop altogether. Ironically there has been a RUN on the tickets for this last appearance. Typical.

I suspect ‘they’ will be back, in a few years, under another name with a scaled-down operation.

Of course I will let you know how it was.


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Pope Francis’ Easter 2017 ‘Urbi et Orbi’ Address Full Of References To Syria, Refugees, New Slavery, Ukraine etc.

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Click to ENLARGE and read this small snippet here. Use link below to access the full, original from the Vatican.

Click here to access full, Vatican original.


This was quite the Easter address! Wow. Very explicit, very specific references naming countries and even specific atrocities. Not what you normally expect from the pope. I think it was good.


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Charlie Chaplin Was Born This Day, 128-Years Ago; April 16, 1889.

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Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlie_Chaplin


Not sure how many people realize that he was British. Many may not know or care that he was knighted and as such was Sir Chaplin as of 1975 — two years prior to his death.

He was banned from the U.S. suspected of Communist sympathies. Quite the life. Eventful to say the least.


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