My Clown Backstory

I was born between the first & second World Wars. I sold newspapers for my family but was fired when I created too many paper hats. My soul occasionally rises and falls with the sounds of the ocean which carried my grandfather to this country from Bologna. I don’t touch knives on account of the missing pinky finger on my left hand. I didn’t lose the finger because of a knife… though that seems like the most likely scenario. »