We needed a picture frame and I knew we had some in the locker of our condo so we brought up a box marked “Photos, frames, etc.” We haven’t looked at in in ten years. So of course I got involved with the photos. I came across one of Magic Tom at Piazza Tomasso where he was the house magician for children’s parties for many years. The taller of the two boys is my nephew, whose party it was, and he is well into his fifties now, and the smaller child is my son Michael, also in his fifties. This was before we even thought about going into the magic business.
It got me thinking about Tom and what he did for magic and for us. He donated a large Trophy to Magic Montreal, and a smaller one for the winner of the Magie Montreal Trophy which was awarded every year at our Magic Convention. Richard Sanders was the first one to win it. Every winner has a place with his name engraved on it on the big Trophy which can be seen in our shop. We gave out other awards too. This should bring back a few memories if you were there.