Sunday, April 28, 2013

(VIDEO) NESSAGE TO DAD AND MOM


 Em asks John Cullum what he'd like to say to his father and mother if he could talk to them today.

Right off the bat, John Cullum wonders if his father, Eldridge Virginius Cullum, would be disappointed in him.

Em reminds John that her father-in law -- his wise, practical father -- told her, more than once, not to let her husband get bogged down with things like typing and bookkeeping.

Realizing how often he's distracted by non-essentials, John apologizes to Dad, then sends a loving message to Mom.






7 comments:

Julie Carriker said...

This is VERY sweet, and I LOVE the idea of using a candle to send messages to those we love who have gone on! I send messages, but don't use anything special to do it, but because of this, I think I'll start using a candle. It just feels right!

Looking forward to next week! LOVE you guys! <3

Linda Phillips said...

What a lovely and touching video. BTW, I saw John the other night in "Carousel", PBS Live from Lincoln Center.

I cried! So wonderful (for me) to see John on the stage once again. I have seen him perform on Broadway a number of times, but not since I moved to the West Coast. I had tears in my eyes.

Please tell him how much I, and so many of my Facebook friends, just loved his performance. Many who commented on Facebook, were themselves, theatre professionals.

JuttaO said...

Picking the right woman/man to marry is by many considered the most important descision in one's life ...it'll undeniably determine your happiness :) Great walk on the memorylane :)

Anonymous said...

Great video today. Touching and heartfelt discussion about what would you say to your parents. My father died when I was 17 yrs old and I think he would be proud of me and glad I have lived this long. Thanks for sharing this.
kam-I light candles a lot....

Mary Russell said...

This is a lovely update. Both my parents are sadly long gone and, in fact, yesterday would've been my mother's 86th birthday. My dad lived to the ripe old age of 80 and died peacefully two months before my third child was born. Alas, my mom died suddenly when I was only 23. She didn't live to see me married or have children but any time I'm scolding them, I hear her words coming out of my mouth and I just smile to myself and think, "You were right, Mom, you were right". :)

slicker said...

This brought a tear to my eye, made me think of what I would say to my deceased parents and only sibling: that I loved them then and still do now. Thanks, Em & John.

Thom Fogarty said...

We should always remember to strive for the MAIN THING. What a lovely sentiment. What a powerful thought. Let the candle burn on and on and.............

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