Friday, December 15, 2017

Sonny's At Noon Monday!

#1 "Jumbo!"


#3 "Jumbo!"


#4 "Jumbo"!


#5 "Jumbo"!


#6 "Jumbo!"

.....arrival in U.S. accompanied by his faithful Keeper Matthew Scott!

#7 "Jumbo!"


#8 "Jumbo"!


#9 "Jumbo"


#10 "Jumbo"

.....don't believe  I would take a ride on an elephant that required a martingale!

#11 "Jumbo"


#12 "Jumbo"


#13 "Jumbo"


#16 "Jumbo"

Not missing a beat, the B&B Press Dept. described this tragedy while unloading in St. Thomas. Ontario as "Jumbos" attempt to rescue a baby elephant from an oncoming Freight Train!

#17 "Jumbo"

Matthew Scott faithful to the End!
.....years later I was in the Library at Baraboo and came across a B&B route book for the following year and found Mr. Scott listed as ".....keeper of the performing dogs!"
.....how the Mighty Have Fallen!

#18 "Jumbo"

Lee Powell and my father at the site of "Jumbo's" demise while playing St. Thomas with Barnett Bros.!

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

#1 "Amy"!

Received the Sad News last night that the elephant "Amy" that we had so many years passed away at her home at the San Diego Zoo!

#2 "Amy"!


#3 "Amy"!


#4 "Amy"!


#6 "Amy"!


#7 "Amy"!


# 8 "Amy!"


#9 "Amy"!

.....being an Elephant Trainer has it's "Perks!"

#10 "Amy"!

"Ned" and "Amy".

# 11 "Amy"


#12 "Amy"!


#13 "Amy"!


#14 "Amy"