Many thanks to one and all for the nice comments about my Mom.. .and my Dad... Mom is going viral as they say... 78K youtube hits as I type this... it's all surreal for us. She remains totally unaffected. And oh yes Dad was beloved by us... but wow it's fun to see him appreciated too... his life besides his family was Canyon HS.. remember he was THE VOICE OF CANYON for football games? Anyway Roxanne thanks for the link to the Canyon FB group... I will check that out....Tom Huckaby
My name is Tom Huckaby and my mother is Donna Huckaby. As you call can see, she appeared on “Kevin the Cashier Goes to Michael’s” on November 8, and then again today when Ellen invited her back.
I am writing you today to say thank you Ellen... thank you so much.
Obviously I think my Mom made for great TV - both times. And of course you wouldn’t have had her on the show unless you thought so too. But still… as you may or may not have seen… my Mom was completely unaffected by the “fame” of it all…. oh she knows “Ellen” is a TV show, and loves Ellen as a comedian and TV and movie star…but she had no idea the show was on nation-wide! The point I am getting to is… she just thought all of this was just an incredibly nice thing for you to do, helping her through a difficult time in her life.
And you know what? It was. You really cannot possibly know. Obviously as a recent widow my Mom is grieving, as we all are over the passing of my beloved Dad. But Mom also is trying so hard to get out and around… and your kindness and generosity to her just makes her believe that it really is good if she does so. There are good people out there.
And Ellen DeGeneres is one of them, as are all the people who work on the show.
There are tears in my eyes as I type this. Thank you again for making a difference in my Mom’s life.
All the best,
A devoted fan,
Tom HuckabySan Jose, CA