RUSH: It’s Open Line Friday, and let me start. Keswick, Virginia. This is Lucia. Great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello.
CALLER: How are you?
CALLER: Good! Listen, it was just a lark. By the way, I love Bo. He’s very nice. We had some laughs. I told him that I speak to you all the time, and today’s the first day you’re gonna answer me. I just thought to tell you something. When you were talking about your book, you know, the children’s book —
CALLER: — and the new books that are coming out, I thought to myself, “I’ve gotta tell him this.” I know when you are angry. I know when you are pissed. I know when you’re bored. I know when you’re tired. From the sound of your voice. But what you are when you talk to the children is absolutely delightful. You have a tone in your voice that is just sweet. It’s a pleasure to hear you.
I recall the little girl that phoned you, and she must have been told, “The phone is not a toy. You talk very politely and succinctly and do what you’re supposed to do on the phone.” And she told you she liked the book, and you said you were going to send her the voice one, and she was very polite. She said, “Thank you.” And then you said, “And I’m gonna send you a teddy bear.”
And she said, “Yikes!” and it was so great. Then there was the family that had the book and each of the kids got a chance to talk to you, and it sounded like it was the oldest child, a boy. He got on, and he said, “Yes, I liked the book very much. When are you gonna write about the Revolution?” And I thought to myself, “That is so great,” and I thought of that this morning while I was listening, and I said, “I’m just gonna take a chance and call him and tell him.”
RUSH: Well, so you’ve spoken to me all these times.
RUSH: Now, I finally get a chance to talk back?
RUSH: What do you mean, you can tell when I’m tired, bored, mad, all that?
CALLER: I can.
RUSH: I’m never bored. What do you mean?
CALLER: Well, sometimes there are some people that call up. Of course this might be one of those conversations.
RUSH: Oh. Oh. You mean with callers. Oh.
CALLER: But you would really rather not have it and, of course, I can’t hear you because the radio isn’t on.
RUSH: Okay, you mean —
CALLER: But I can tell from your voice, and that’s very good —
RUSH: You mean when I’m talking to callers, you can tell if they interest me or bore me or make me mad, but when the children call, I’m just Mr. Wonderful?
CALLER: You melt. You absolutely melt, and there was only one other time. It was before you were married, and you never mentioned… You know, it was something in your life, but her name was never mentioned, and then you became ill in Hawaii, and you recovered. When you got back on the radio, on the air, you said, “Kathryn,” and I thought to myself, “That man adores her. I hope he tells her that he treasures her.”
RUSH: I don’t have to. She knows.
CALLER: I hope you will for the rest of your life, and have a long and happy life with Kathryn.
RUSH: Thank you so much. That’s amazing.