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JOE SHORTY A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME.

EVERY YEAR OUR WHOLE FAMILY GOES FOR A RIDE ON THE BOB-LO BOATS
FOR A DAY OF EXCITEMENT.
I REMEMBER EVERY TIME WE WENT WE WOULD BE MET BY A MIDGET BY
THE NAME OF JOE SHORTY. HE WAS A HUMOROUS LITTLE FELLOW THAT
NEVER FAILED TO MAKE US LAUGH. JOE SHORTY BEGAN BY PLAYING
VAUDEVILLE LATER A CIRCUS AND FINALLY WORKING AS A CLOWN FOR BOB-LO,
HE DIED IN 1971 AT THE AGE OF 94 A LEGEND IN HIS OWN TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOB-LO BOAT DOCKS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Abnormal in size

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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