Apparently Dai Vernon's grand daughter came to The Magic Castle last night to finally bring her grandfather's ashes back home with her. The Professor's ashes took one last pass through each of the showrooms (including the WC Fields bar where I am performing this week). When I was a Junior, Dai Vernon would occasionally come into the close-up room to watch me perform on Sunday Brunches (and often tell me what I did wrong), last night was a chance for me to once again pay tribute to the master. BTW, I always carry my commemorative Dia Vernon, Porper card clip and his granddaughter was visibly touched as I shared this with her, and exchanged some if my cherished memories from years ago when I was a Junior.
So, I was able to perform once again in front of the Professor. It was an honor.
Thanks to John Kippen for this photo outside the Inner Circle with Dia Vernon and his granddaughter. #respect#proffessor#daivernon#master#restinpeace