Circus Town

I have lived in Oklahoma for at least half my life, but I learned something new the other day. “Circus Town” Back when circuses were popular, and traveled from town to town 22 different ones wintered in Hugo, Oklahoma. Hugo, came to be known as “Circus Town”.

I know what you are saying, “Now Mark, how in the world are you going to share a kingdom principle out of this?” Watch me.

In this town, the circus people became one. They married, they had families, children, and yes, they even died there.  Others would be out on the road and when they died, they had asked to be buried in the “Circus Town” cemetery. From the three ring leaders, to the clowns, bearded ladies, and lion trainers they were family. They had a common interest in life, unity, and such as it was, they wanted to be buried together in their final resting place.  The town’s cemetery is filled with unique tomb stones to say the least! As pictured above the markers typically mentioned what the person did in the circus.

Believers, those who follow Jesus Christ also have common interest and expect to be together, not in their final resting place, but in eternity with Jesus.

So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy. Phi. 2:2 (TPT)

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2 thoughts on “Circus Town

  1. That IS a unique cemetery! We used to live across from a cemetery, and sometimes I’d walk there with the kids, reading headstones and having “teachable moments.” But our cemetery wasn’t quite as interesting as that one.
    Yes, the Bible calls us “peculiar people,” and we should feel most at home with our brothers and sisters in Christ, as odd an assortment of characters as we are. 😏

    • I’m laughing! Yes we are! When I was a youth pastor I had one service in a cemetery. It brought it home just how fragile life is as no one knows for sure when they will die. As always, thanks for sharing your interesting stories. Blessings

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