OLD-TYME MEDICINE SHOWS!
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Hello, fellow Sparkers!
The good Lord is giving us today, so, let's make the best of it!
Today I want to ask all of you, if you, or have you heard of the medicine shows in years past?
They were heard of and/or seen in the 40's. I can remember as a mere child attending these with my parents. They were held in the summer as you will see. A traveling troop will desend on our town and pitch a tent in an open lot. There the families from around the area would gather in the early evening. We would set on benches, and be entertained with jokes [family style], hear singing and watch dancing [again, family style].
At the end of the entertainment, they would try to sell their 'magic portions]. Much like the so-called 'snake oils' of times before that. That was a much anticiaped summer passing of eve.. They would stay for a week at a time.
Ahhh, the 'good old days!
Be safe and have a terrific day!