Jimmy Durante

by thecustomhouse

When I couldn’t sleep, I used to watch the Jimmy Durante show on PBS. A truly lovable man. He ends each show by saying, “Goodnight Mrs. Calabash, wherever you are.” These parting words were a tribute to his first wife (Mrs. Calabash was her nickname), who died suddenly of a heart ailment. He wanted her to know that he missed her, not just abstractly, but every single night.

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