Joan Holiday

Nom de plume of author Joan Nash (Patricia Crowley), a freelance magazine and newspaper writer on the sitcom PLEASE DON’T EAT THE DAISIES/NBC/1965-67.


Joan Nash lives in an old Victorian house at 228 Circle Avenue in Ridgemont, New York. She shares the house with her husband Jim Nash (Mark Miller), a college English professor; her rambunctious sons Kyle, Joel, twins Tracy & Trevor; their sheep dog Ladadog; and Martha the tolerant family maid.

Note: The TV series is based on the best selling book “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” (Doubleday, 1957) by humorist and playwright Jean Kerr. The books is a collection of  humorous essays about suburban living and raising four boys. The book also inspired the 1960 movie of the same name starring David Niven and Doris Day.

See also“Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” – TV Intro @ You Tube and “Please Don’t Eat the Daisies” – Movie Trailer @ You Tube


Born in Philadelphia, Jerome Alphonse Holst worked 30 years as a librarian. He has since retired and lives in Greensboro, North Carolina. Mr. Holst is also the author of the children’s books “Norman the Troll,” "Norman the Troll and the Haunted House," and "Gretchen and the Gremlins." In addition, he penned the fantasy novel “The Adventures of Glinda Gale,” a retelling of “The Wizard of Oz" and the reference text “The Encyclopedia of Movie and TV Insults.” .

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