DAMMIT, WHAT’S ALL THIS ABOUT?
When Deb heard about Bonnie–she felt so powerless. Willing…but unable to help. It was an empty feeling! Deb wasn’t in the greatest shape herself. She was carrying extra weight. Her knee was going. Her marriage had recently ended, her career was stagnant, the series of classes that she had begun (she had finished half of the program!) were discontinued.
HOW MUCH COULD AN ONLINE CLASS REALLY COST THEM?? Oh well, ok…
And…… Deb had roommates again.
This is where Deb found herself–standing at a crossroads. Corner of THIS BLOWS Avenue and
DEB WAS FACING ’50′ SQUARE IN THE TEETH.
Recently, she had looked on helplessly as THREE of her closest friends turned FIFTY—
RIGHT BEFORE HER EYES!
IT WAS HORRIBLE!!
Then, there was a ~SNAP!~
[I think it was her MIND ]
That night she had a dream about her old clown from the (Party) Service…..
“I dreamed that he was sitting in the chair next to my bed. He held in his hands a rubber chicken on a stick. He told me that he wanted us to help Bonnie Sue. I said that I did too! I just didn’t know how. I am just one person and I am alone. Single. Solitary. Insignificant. Just the plain old, same old–EVERYDAY Deb!
Biggles told me not to worry–that he had a PLAN. He was gonna raise awareness of Bonnie Sue, and maybe raise some cash for her too. He said (and not unkindly) that,
in a way–it might help me too. I might
*** Get out of my RUT! Lose some BUTT! ***
Biggles never got around to actually TELLING Deb what his fantastic plan was…because she woke up. THAT ALWAYS HAPPENS! A person wakes up just before the Million-dollar formula is revealed. How frustrating!
It turned out that it didn’t matter! When Deb opened her eyes, Biggles was still seated in the chair next to her bed.
WHO IS BIGGLES?
Biggles is a longtime resident of Shasta County. He worked for the same company for over sixteen years. His job was to make APPEARANCES, and to entertain. Biggles was well-liked and even admired by many in the local area. Biggles appeared at private functions many many many many many many times. It is reasonable to say that he has visited over a thousand homes in Shasta County. Maybe yours….?
(I hope that you will contact Biggles if you are one of these lucky people! He would love to see you again and hear about your life since then)
Biggles participated in many community events, such as
*Redding Christmas Parade
*Shasta Celtic Society
*Shasta Region Big Brothers/Big Sisters
*Greater Redding Chamber of Commerce
*Jefferson Pipe Band
*Redding Rodeo Parade
These are just a few. Incidentally, it should be noted that Biggles has always stated,
“I HATE PARADES, UNLESS THEY’RE FOR ME.”
It is good news for all of us that there has not yet been a Biggles Parade. It is certain that Biggles would hate that too. The theory remains untested and therefore…
OK, ~WHAT~ IS BIGGLES?
Well, he’s HUMAN. Mostly. It is a well-documented fact that there are clowns in his family. It is hereditary, as Biggles is pretty sure that his great great grandfather traveled with a Flea circus—or that he possibly just HAD fleas.
Information on that is sketchy and unreliable. Biggles also says that he is 96% positive that at least one of his uncles is a doorknob.
WHY BAY TO BREAKERS?
Biggles says, “It’s TIME.”
WHAT HAS HE DONE?
Biggles worked for Deb’s Party Service. He often appeared at children’s events, classrooms, birthday parties, pizza parlors and etc., all over Shasta County. Biggles joined Deb early on.
The business began on OCTOBER 2, 1987. Biggles was hired in January of 1988. It is believed that Deb originally hired Biggles at the urging of Biggles’ Mom (as Biggles claims that he and Deb are very likely to be cousins.)
This fact has been both discussed (disgust?) and disputed over the past (nearly) two decades!
SO….BIGGLES IS—A CLOWN??
PLEASE….lower your voice. Biggles hates to be called “the C-word”. He has…..ISSUES.
OK, IF HE IS NOT A —-
…IN OTHER WORDS, WHAT WAS BIGGLES’ JOB?
Biggles made people laugh. Especially those people that were children. He sat on his horn…he stole their chairs–
(just stupid stuff really) It is hard to explain because you just HAD TO BE THERE to see Biggles in action. He had (HAS?) some sort of magic that the kids always responded to; and so they always seemed to like him and think of Biggles as just a big child.
WHAT ELSE DID BIGGLES DO, BESIDES BEING A—(you know) ?
Sometimes Biggles would dress up in some sort of costume. An elf suit, The Easter Bunny, Santa Claus. Once, Biggles was ZORRO. A LESS SUAVE and a MORE GOOFY Zorro. A stab-yourself-in-the-foot Zorro. That time, they even let him keep the cape.
THEN WHAT HAPPENED?
That is the mystery. We know that Deb injured her knee in 2003 and she retired from teaching. Biggles tried to run things alone but it was quickly obvious that Biggles had no head for business. DEB’S PARTY SERVICE officially closed its operations and its doors on OCTOBER 2, 2003.
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE OF OCTOBER SECOND?
October 2 was the birthdate of Groucho Marx. It may even be Biggles birthday as well. It is hard to know what Biggles’ actual birthdate is–
–as he celebrates his birthday 361 days a year.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DEB AND BIGGLES?
Aside from the obvious (Biggles is a GUY), the difference lies in their career choices.
Being a Clown or a Realtor is almost exactly the same. They all want to pinch your BIG RED NOSE…you do a lot of standing on your head. You make everybody laugh!! That is just the Realtors…..
IS THERE A DISCLAIMER?
When meeting Biggles—use CAUTION! He has a tendency to STARTLE easily.
There is no need for panic as Biggles is quite docile. In fact, take away his monkey and all those beanbags—
Biggles is (are?) harmless to all (but himself). Keep Biggles away from open flame and those
annoying bug-zappers. Please attempt to keep your cool and refrigerate after opening.