Papillion family does whatever it takes — magic, juggling, balloon animals — to entertain

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Posted: Sunday, November 10, 2013 12:00 am

It is shortly after 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon in a pleasant slice of suburban Papillion when fire first appears at the Fratelli house.

In the backyard, in order of age and rank (professional and patrilineal), are: the Amazing Arthur, 39-year-old husband, father of four and tireless magician-comedian; Joey, son of Arthur, eldest child, a few days shy of his 14th birthday and already an accomplished juggler; and Lauren, an inquisitive 10-year-old and nascent juggler herself, who now stands on a slope at the back of the yard wearing a black motorcycle helmet as her father and brother stand on opposite sides of her with torches at the ready.

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