At times, people who met my Dad in his work as a Postal Inspector found that he was more than a law enforcement officer. He was also an excellent magician. One criminal, grateful for Dad’s entertaining his child with sleights-of-hand, offered important information about a crime.
Eventually, Dad made magic his full-time retirement occupation – a second career. He and Mother formed Delben Magic, which still exists in its incarnation under Danny Gurganus, of Danny’s Kix & Trix, Houston. A number of items of magic apparatus are still highly-regarded, such as the Delben Two-Hole Wrist Chopper.