Bobby Hakes, the man who supplied clownalley.net with a steady stream of classic circus videos, passed away peacefully last Saturday night.
From Bill Strong's YESTERDAY'S TOWNS
Bobby was a retired concession manager, who worked his way up from "candy butcher" to owning his own business.
A little known fact is that he was also a member of Bill Atterbury's "Sky Kings", Sway Pole Act.
Bobby was another of those unique personalities who made our life a "Circus", he will be missed.
He most certainly will.
I was surprised yesterday morning to receive a phone call from Bobby's loving wife of 40 years, Phips (of the Sloan/Yelding family) who thanked me for being a loyal customer over the years and assured me that my most recent order would be on it's way shortly.
I was flabbergasted.
I will never cease to be awed and impressed with the work ethic of real "old circus" type people.