Wilson is the next-door neighbor of Tim "The
Tool Man" Taylor. His face is never fully seen
[obscured by a fence or other object].
March, Wilson is a scholar and often shares
quotations of famous people while talking to
Tim as they stand on either side of their
backyard fence [e.g., "I‘m reminded of J. B.
Priestley (1894-1984) who said...‘Marriage is
like an endless visit in your worst
Wilson has lived an exciting life
including a stint as a spy plane pilot in the
war, a park ranger, and a semester in Oxford,
England where he romanced Jilly Cooper, an
English novelist. He attended Greenville
School for Boys.
Wilson’s catchphrase is "Hi-dee-ho"
and "Howdy, Good Neighbor" and "Hi ho,
neighborette" [his greeting to Jill Taylor].
Wilson’s family includes:
Wilson Wilson, Sr.
Wilson’s deceased wife,
Catherine [Wilson met her in the Mindo-Nambillo forest of Western Ecuador and
married her in November 1969]
Free-spirited niece, Willow Branch Leaf
Wilson, born in 1971 who lived with him for a
time [she‘s dating Vince.]
Uncle Nilsson Wilson, a
barrel-maker in Stockholm
Wilson, Wilbur Wilson, Wilma Wilson, Willard
Wilson, Wilfred Wilson; cousins Carl Wilson,
Brian Wilson and Dennis Wilson [the Beach
Boys] and Bob, the black sheep of the family.
Wilson’s many interests included raising
spiders, playing the Alpine Horn and writing a
mineralogy column about rocks called "Rock
Beat" for the Wichita Star.