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I don't like the circus. Not the animals or the acrobats and especially not the clowns. My littlest sister wanted to visit now that it came to Anaheim and I explained why I wasn't going. It is is interesting to see how a young girl of 8 understood and respected my decision to not go while my dad of 40-something did not. I am allowed to be my own person with dislikes and anyone who cares about me should respect them.
Bird Millman (1890-1940) was a celebrated female high-wire performer. During the “Golden Age of the American Circus,” she was a premiere attraction with the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus.