"Miss Nancy's" store fan mail

"Miss Nancy's" store fan mail


July 25

Dear Miss Nancy:

I watch your show every day, and I like it very very much. I am especially fond of the Baron. My mother likes your show too, and thinks you are very pretty and charming. She also thanks you for keeping me out of her hair while she fixes dinner. In fact, my mother and I both send you a big kiss.

I am 5 years old, and my name is Timmy Wilson. I live at 5491 W. 4 Lane, Hialeah.

Thank you again for the hours of pleasure you have given me. My mother wrote this, but I'll sign it -



State Archives of Florida: Collection N2016-1, Box 05, Folder 10


Fan letter from 5-year-old Timothy Wilson of Hialeah to Nancy Benda, star of educational television show, "Miss Nancy's Store." "I watch your show everyday and I like it very very much."


July 25, 1966


Wilson, Timothy


Benda, Nancy Tribble, 1930-2015


Letters (correspondence)


Postwar prosperity in Florida (1945-1969)

General Note

As a teenager Nancy was one of the first mermaids at Weeki Wachee Springs, a job which earned her a trip to Hollywood to double for Ann Blythe in swimming parts for the 1948 movie "Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid". In 1966 Nancy starred in "Miss Nancy's Store" produced by WFSU. The show, one of the earliest children's television shows, later ended in August of 1967 due to lack of funds and Nancy went to work for the Florida Department of Education until she retired.