Thursday, July 24, 2014


We recorded this video in April of 2011.

Each year we find ourselves wondering what to do with overcrowded closets, dressers, and shelves. This video is the discussion we had just the other day.   

"You are a  keeper,"  Emily complains and John Cullum  agrees.

Emily, who is definitely a thrower-outer, wonders why they hang on to stuff that they haven't worn or used or touched years?  And she suggests they need to organize things and give a lot of stuff away.

John agrees --"If I haven't worn it in a year, it's  out of here!" And then surprises his wife, when he confesses how he's been handling the problem.


Anonymous said...

I LOVE this discussion!! JC, I have the same problem......for a while, I'd get show jackets for every tour, numbering 5 presently......some now over 20 years old, of course I still have them!! And t-shirts, so comfortable after a few holes creep in, and woe betide the person who attempts to sew them up!! I also have every program from shows I've been in and shows I've seen......What a packrat I am, right? One thing I will always agree with, and that is "EM, and JC, you are both KEEPERS! With Love to you both, as always!! Jim

Unknown said...

I really enjoyed your segment on "Keepers and Thrower-Awayers". Believe me when I say I can REALLY relate to your thesis.

Aquileana said...

Always nice to check out your witty videos , Emily. Best regards and happy weekend to you, Aquileana :)

Anonymous said...

I have to admit that I'm a bit of a hoarder too but only when it comes to books, my art and my theatre memorabilia. Oh, and my art deco ephemera and dessert cookbooks. Every once in a while, I do a purge and toss things like old clothes and I try to consolidate things just to have some breathing space. When that happens, believe it or not, I fell spiritually lighter somehow. Cheers, Stephan