My favorite memories of ken:
our first freakshow we traveled with his 19 year old cat. In
Eugene that cat attached a dog and ken was so proud.
Watching him turn into a classy performer, he worked so hard
Flash and Mary Go Round making him queen of poux parade.
The first time he proudly was undressed on stage to show the
audience his body
How much he touched the audience
The first time the lobster girl and Samantha X took him
shopping and dressed him up, he was so proud.
Walking to the cemetery by his house here in Texas with him.
the "hey rube" for the 999 eyes
Girls coming up and hugging him after a show
when the NF people came to the 999 eyes show to protest and
instead fell in love with Kens act and realized he was
educating people on the generic condition.
Helping him adopt his new cat!
Come out friends, family and
fans alike to a very special send off to our beloved Ken
If you knew him you were a fan, then a friend and soon enough
he made you family.
Music from That Damned Ensemble; special performances from
some of Ken's favorite artists such as Frannie Brown.
Come out to share in Ken's send off. Come say "Goodbye" to a
Sometimes life stops you
because it's time to say goodbye, and so tonight we gathered
to say goodbye to Ken Pegleg. His life was difficult and
marred by physical pain, but he shared his story with such
humor, warmth, compassion and strength that he was
unforgettable. It was my honor to direct him, although the
smartest thing I could do was get out of his way.
Thank you, Ken. Goodbye
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I hope you
knew how many people you affected and
influenced. You were a great elephant
man, you loved the stage, and it loved
you back and gave your life so much
meaning. Your performance allowed and
helped people to see your heart through
the bumps on your skin. You helped
people love each other. You wore your
difference with pride, and brought
positive attention and awareness to NF.
You were a bad ass in your youth and
became a teacher in your older age. I'm
comforted in knowing that you don't have
to deal with physical pain anymore. It
was an honor to be a clown at your side,
in Peace Laurent Martin
Ken was always up for an adventure. What was I thinking? The
places I would lead him to...insisting that the tracks in the
desert were indeed a road - he, assuring me that it was not a
road - yet onward he drove to discover ghost town ruins and
spoons. Our relationship was very domestic, we played out the
roles of a geriatric matrimony. "Don't tell me that bullshit
story again, Ken" "Eat your vegetables, Ken!" He really put up
with a lot from me. He never let on that he planned to die
anytime soon. What the hell. It's been too long since we've
said hello, friend.
Cartoon by Patt
Kelly from Freaks Like Us -
Big Apple or Bust
Sideshow World, Pego The Lego Ken Pegleg
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