TODD: The EIB High Note today is about the power of true love, and true love is patient and kind and it’s never angry. I mean, it’s hard not to be angry sometimes, but this is a story of a devoted 79-year-old husband who he went to a beauty school in Canada recently to get lessons on hair and makeup. He’s 79 years old. Why?
He wanted to help his wife of 50 years who was struggling to get ready every day, a routine in which she takes great pride. Carrie Hannah is the director of the College of Hair and Aesthetics in Calgary, and she said it was a first in her 31 years in the industry, but one of her best days as an instructor.
HANNAH: He knows his wife always cared about her appearance, and he wanted to help her. He just… He wanted to make her life better. He started to explain that his wife was struggling with her vision right now and was struggling to curl her own hair, and she was burning herself, and he really wanted to help her. He just genuinely warmed everyone’s heart, and it was just a really feelgood. We really all needed some cheering up, and he sure did it. Relationship goals, like, he set the bar pretty high.
TODD: A really high bar to go learn to do hair. So of course, that’s a great, great story of love, and we thought we would just pair this High Note with a montage of Rush talking about his great love, Kathryn.
(February 3, 2012) The lovely Kathryn — the greatest, best wife ever. (January 29, 2021) My lovely wife, Kathryn. (September 22, 2011) My lovely beautiful wife, Kathryn. (June 15, 2010) Kathryn looked radiant, just beautiful. (May 5, 2015) I just got another message from Kathryn which says, “Hi, babe!” Because she heard me talking about the note from the… So now I’m gonna reply to it. “Very cool, isn’t it, sweetie?”
(June 7, 2013) She has led a fascinating life. She’s grown up all over the world. Her parents, her mother was a State Department diplomat, and her father was a Naval Academy grad. She speaks a number of languages, and has been a number of places, and is a fascinating person. (March 11, 2014) Kathryn said, “Why don’t you do a book for kids, telling the truth about American history?” (March 27, 2020) The only place I really want to be during all of this — aside from at the side of my lovely wife Kathryn — is in the radio studio.
(July 20, 2009) The beautiful and gorgeous and just wonderful Kathryn. (January 19, 2009) Kathryn, the beautiful, incomparable Kathryn. (December 17, 2008) Kathryn, the lovely and gracious, the most beautiful. (June 5, 2020) She’s just been a gigantic pillar of strength. (May 26, 2020) By virtue of her countenance and her being — optimistic, happy, bouncy.
(December 23, 2020) I’ve been defended. I’ve been made to look better than I am. My lovely wife, Kathryn, has done so much in that regard. (May 26, 2020) I could not be doing this without Kathryn. I have never experienced anybody so selfless. I marvel at her selflessness. I don’t know how she does it. (June 15, 2010) Kathryn and I… Well, I know it’s true for her, too. I’ve never been happier.