RUSH: Dennis in Berrien Springs, Michigan. Welcome to the program. Hello.
CALLER: Thank you, Rush. I needed to call to thank you for your tea.
RUSH: Well, thank you. Appreciate that.
CALLER: Yeah. My wife is a tea drinker so I got her a case for Mother’s Day, and the comment she made after taking about three drinks was, “This is good,” and I just smiled and said, “Oh, yeah, I knew it would be.” And she said, “No, no, this is really good. It tastes just like Aunt Sadie used to make.” So then she had to explain to me about Aunt Sadie. See, my wife was raised in the hills of Tennessee in a log cabin that her dad —
CALLER: (laughing) No. Well, when you’re drinking other stuff it’s sometimes tea, but Aunt Sadie used to make a syrup, and whenever they wanted iced tea, they would just get a cold glass of water and take a teaspoon of Aunt Sadie’s syrup and put it in and stir it up. And I want you to know that I sat at my kitchen table and watched my wife take a moment in time and go back home and sit on the front porch with Aunt Sadie and have a glass of tea. And I needed to thank you for that. I could never do that, but you did.
RUSH: Now, that is very touching. I don’t know what to say, thank you very much. I know exactly the kind of emotional connection you’re talking about there. I’ve had those things happen to me. You’re able to recapture a moment you had with a loved one, and I know how it feels. So I’m really honored that the flavor of the tea brought all that back. What flavor was it that you got her, do you remember?
CALLER: It was just the regular sweet tea.
RUSH: Well, I tell you what, if it was good enough for Aunt Sadie, that’s exactly what the objective was. It’s just like Aunt Sadie used to make, or any other aunt or uncle that you had that made tea. Thanks very much.