Tuesday, September 11, 2007

MYRTLE BEACH 2006: Grandma and Jay

Winner of the Lou Jacobs Lifetime Achievement Award at our 2007 Felix Adler Awards, Barry "Grandma" Lubin performs here with former Ringling Red Unit Boss Clown Jay Stewart at a reunion of Clown College alumni in Myrtle Beach, SC over the weekend of July 23-26, 2006.

Six years ago Mr. Lubin, Tiffany Riley and Dick Monday were given the Herculean task of trying to make New York smile again in the immediate aftermath of the September 11th attacks. It's starting to fade now, the horrible memories and feelings during that period of extraordinarly crushing sadness, when any attempt at humor, in almost any circumstance, seemed so out of place and inappropriate.

These three rose to this unprecedented challenge with unimaginable fortitude, did what many thought could not be done and succeededed with a style and grace that forever places them very firmly at the absolute pinnacle of their profession.

Clicking the title of this post will take you to myGoodDeed.org, an organization created in 2002 as a way to honor the victims and heroes of 9/11 and preserve the spirit of unity and compassion that existed in the nation following the attacks.

Join people and organizations everywhere who are pledging to keep the 9/11 spirit of unity alive by performing good deeds on 9/11 and every day throughout the year.


Brian Foley said...

In the spirit of goodwill and clown love, I leave this link:


Anonymous said...

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