Circus veteran regales crowd with real-life tales

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | 9:02 p.m. CDT; updated 10:50 p.m. CDT, Monday, July 21, 2008

COLUMBIA — Having traveled from the south of California to the north of Maine, Gale Fuller has vivid memories of his years with the circus. As he painted stories of his past for nearly 30 intent listeners, Fuller made the words come alive, like the time he brought a black bear home and felt his arm almost fall out of the socket because of the animal’s strength.