And here for your Monday morning bewilderment I offer the dazzling skills of Oluf Melby and his equally gifted, leotarded partner in a feat of daring balanced on a spring pole well above a foot off the ground. These acrobatic thrill seekers are members of the Tacoma Normanna Turn Club where apparently mustaches are kept in perfect parallel with balancing poles as members perform in front of a wall mural. Sashes and booties were obvious signs of manliness in 1895. Is this one of those Robin Hood vs Little John things or are these guys going for ironic silliness? Either way, the Barnum & Bailey Circus performed the last greatest show on earth last night and now its part of the same past that keeps these daredevils floating there in time.
Oluf Melby was my great aunt Mary Schaeffer Melby’s husband.! They are located on my family tree 😊