Way back in 1953, I graduated from SMU and married the lovely Nani Darnell (which was the smartest decision I ever made). Our first son Mike was born the next year and Nani and I had our hands full. We were a young family who dreamed of having our own Network Television Series.
That was well over half a century ago.
There was little magic on TV at that time, and certainly not a series that was 100% magic. Within the first couple months I had sold my first television series in Dallas, TX, Time for Magic. In another market, San Antonio, we had “Mark Wilson’s Magic Club”, and so on. As there was no video-tape, each show was done “live” from the local TV studios, which meant we had to drive to each city, often many miles, unpack and do it again.
But I’m getting away from the main point.
One of the best parts of this story is that Nani and I have a habit of keeping the things we like. Most were mailed out, but we still have a few of those original cards, and that’s why I’m able to tell you this story.
I hope this little story brings you the hope and joy that began over a half century ago,
and these funny little cards make you smile.
From our family to yours,
Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year!
Mark Wilson & Nani Darnell Wilson