Back in 1969-71
Back in 1969-71 I purchased some items from
Heaney. I traveled to see him and after searching most of the
day for his house I found it. Unfortunately he had a stroke soon
before and his wife (or daughter) would not allow us in to speak
with him as she feared it would excite him.
While we stood on
the front porch talking I could see the curtains moving very
possibly Heaney looking out. We went around back of the
barn/store room and peeked in and, yes, saw many props from his
show. It was actually magicians, Mike Caveney and a few others
(not Copperfield I believe) who purchased most of the
items. Many/most were ruined by the weather element however. I
still have the letters that Heaney would write to me and I did
have an opportunity to purchase some of the Thurston items but I
was a teenager with no money and besides..."What would I want
with that old junk"?
I am still crying today.
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