Thursday, November 28, 2013


John Cullum's "Thanksgiving" Email to Em:

I am from a large Southern family of which my mother was the matriarch, and every Thanksgiving was an big, exciting affair with aunts and uncles and cousins, some of which I only saw once a year. Emotions were high, and along with love and good spirits were moments of family squabbles of epic and frightening proportions that sometimes resulted in enduring resentments. This tradition still continues with my nieces and nephews and though we may not give as much thought as we should to the pilgrims and indians, it’s a time when our different families renew their connections to each other and that’s a lot to give thanks for.

But the most memorable Thanksgiving dinner for me was the one a young redheaded dancer made for me in her Artist In Residence studio in New York City. It wasn’t a turkey, just a large chicken, and it never occurred to me that this gorgeous girl could even cook, but boy, she could – all the trimmings, fresh cranberry sauce, stuffing, sweet potatoes, vegetables and all. I could hardly believe it. There she was, the best dancer I had ever seen, gracefully whirling around a tiny kitchen, whipping up a dinner as good as any I had ever eaten, and all for me. Never had a Thanksgiving meal been made exclusively for me and me alone, and with such love. It was an experience I couldn’t walk away from. And I never did. I guess Emily decided if I was going to keep hanging around, she might as well marry me. Which she did.
John Cullum

Thought this might please you, Em. Your loving hubby.

EM EMAIL to John
holy minorka catfish what a loving darling hug thrill tickle delight this gives me. Very truly yours, your wife


Unknown said...

You two are SO sweet! Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Love to you both. <3

Robin Rhea said...

To say anything else would truly be redundant! Happy Thanksgivukkah to you both!

Linda Phillips said...

I'm sobbing! Happy Thanksgiving to you both! Love, Linda

Carola said...

Thank you for sharing this. Happy Thanksgiving and much love to you both.

Poet_Carl_Watts said...

Very nice. :-) It's kind of how life goes. If you like it, stay for a while or forever :-) #HappyThxGiving♥#AwesomeTeam♥#Odycy♥

Unknown said...

This is so sweet and romantic!! He's a keeper! :) Glad you had a great time.

Ann said...

Such a wonderful story ~ you two are amazing. Happ Thankgiving!
We should all be so lucky :-)