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Pg 8 • FEBRUARY 2020 • UPBEAT TIMES, INC.


Sonoma County, CA. ~ I never dreamed of run- ning away to


the I surely ad-


mire B.T. Bar- num. He spent a lifetime keep- ing


his circus


on the road. I go borderline crazy just try- ing to get our little circus out of the house. Once we were invited to a wedding recep- tion of a dear friend. It was to be a fancy sit down meal at a tie and coat kind of place. In parent lan- guage this means, “No kids.” When some people hear


you’re going out, without the kids, they automatically say,


circus, I


guess that’s why it came to me.


THE CIRCUS highly


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by Gabriel A. Fraire gafraire@comcast.net


“Oh how nice. Won’t this be a break for you two.” Usu- ally, it’s someone who doesn’t have children Getting away, anywhere, with- out the kids is no easy task. A six year old and a two year old are not the eas- iest commodity to pawn off on someone, even a


paid


teenager thinks twice about tak- ing the risk. One time as I tried scurrying to get the girls dressed and


cleaned to move the circus along as quickly as possible, my littlest one dropped her hair brush into the toilet. And, as if it were some irreplace- able crown jewel, without


Gabriel A. Fraire has been a writer more than 45 years. He has written fiction and non-fiction books, plays, poems, music lyrics, and news articles. But, he writes about his children exclusively for the Upbeat Times.


Gabriel


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Attached is a picture of my daughter and her husband in Nassau. Heather Hagle and Scott Biswell vacationing in Nassau, Bahamas. The weather has been crystal clear and beautiful. ~ Linda Hagle of Sonoma County, CA


I was born and have ever remained in the most humble walks of life. ~ Abraham Lincoln


thinking, I quickly dropped my arm into the bowl to re- trieve the brush. Needless to say my long sleeve shirt was drenched. It sure would be nice to have a magic wand, wave it and all four of us are dressed and ready. It sure would be nice.


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As he was driving home from work, a man in a rural community was stopped by a local police officer. The motorist, informed that he had failed to come to a full stop at a stop sign, was handed a ticket. "Don't I get a warning?" he protested. The officer replied, "Sure. Here's your warning: If you don't come to a complete stop next time, I'll give you another ticket."


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