David Gillies

Profile Updated: November 6, 2009
Residing In: Philadelphia, PA USA
Spouse/Partner: Elsa, deceased
Homepage: www.jugglers.com
Occupation: entertainer
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Getting degrees in literature and liberal arts that prepared me for...looking for work. Setting out for Brazil on my Harley-Davidson, discovering things about people and myself and having adventures. Meeting Elsa, the love of my life, and persuading her to run away from her circus join me. Ten tempestuous (she was Spanish), wonderful years, until she died of leukeemia in 2003. Since then building and rebuilding, and stopping more to look around, to practice my craft, and to be kind and patient.

School Story:

I recall cutting study halls and getting jelly donuts at Gentile's (?) bakery, and then going to Richard's Five and Dime store to play pin ball.

I liked that our school had a library and a librarian. I don't remember her name, but I remember that she was a Jimmy Dean fan. I always thought that Mr. Charles, the band director, liked Grace Porter, the music teacher. It was a fantasy I had, probably coming from the fact and I liked them both.

Attending Reunion

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Aug 04, 2022 at 2:30 PM

So sad to hear. Rest in peace, Doris.
 

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Jun 08, 2022 at 9:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Gail

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May 09, 2022 at 11:46 AM

Ralph and I grew up together as neighbors. I remember winter sledding  down the hill behind his house with him, and cousin Barry, and sometimes little brother Bart, and Barry's brother Wayne. We ran and belly flopped to gain speed and flew over those two bumps near the bottom of the hill,  and,  if we had enough speed left, across Carolyn Ashworth's lawn, down onto Concord Road. As teen agers  we waited for the Bethel Township school bus acress from the McKinley blacksmith shop to take us to Media High. On snowy days we hoped the bus wouldn't come, or wouldn't make it up that steep hill jusst outside of town. Rest in peace, my friend.
 

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Jun 08, 2021 at 11:23 AM

Happy Birthday, Gail, and many more.

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Posted on: Feb 14, 2018 at 12:09 PM

Hi Katieanne, I wish you a happy birthday, and Happy Valentine's Day. Dave

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Posted on: Feb 13, 2017 at 8:46 AM

Happy Birthday, Katieanne.

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Jun 08, 2016 at 10:03 AM

Happy Birthday, Gail. The photo is from last Sunday at the Brandywine River Museum.

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Jul 30, 2015 at 12:33 PM

Do not go gentle into that good night, but rage, rage, against the dying of the light.

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Posted on: Feb 14, 2015 at 2:07 PM

I held my breath, as we do sometimes to stop time when something wonderful has touched us.. M. Oliver Snow Geese

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Posted on: Feb 09, 2014 at 11:13 AM

Swearing in: as council member for the Branchville Borough Council, Branchville NJ
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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:55 PM
With Elsa, North coast of Spain 2002
Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:55 PM
One crowed hour full of life is worth an age without a name. Outdoor performance, Delaware County 2001
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Rain forest house, under construction, highlands of Panama 2009