After more conversations with Dad and Sally's friends (the kind of conversations you never have with your parents friends until after they are gone), I've learned that it was the June Taylor Dancers (The Jackie Gleason Show, filmed in Miami) that brought Sally from her Connecticut roots to South Florida.
I just stumbled into the fire and found your story Corbett! What a memorial to your dad and mom and you! Thanks for sharing, I’ll have more fun painting a house today! AND probably remember my dad all day too.