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» Tuesday, April 11, 2006
A Familiar Year
Some of the things that came home from Mom's house were a collection of souvenir programs to movies and events: a Gone With the Wind program, books for Shipstads & Johnson's Ice Follies (remember them?) and the Ice Capades, the Playbill from Annie Get Your Gun (my parents went to see it on their honeymoon in 1947), etc.

One of the programs was for the 1944 season of the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus. I didn't realize it until recently, but this was the program from the same year as the devastating circus fire in which over 150 people, mostly women and children, died.

Here's History Buff's page on the fire, with some photos linked.