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RUSH: Here’s Trista in Plains, Kansas, great to have you on the program.  Really glad you waited.

CALLER:  Hi, Rush.  Mega dittos from a small farm that feels like it’s a brand-new day.  Thank you for taking my call.

RUSH:  Thank you.  Great to hear from you.

CALLER:  Listen, I called to tell you thank you.  You don’t talk a whole lot about this, but I feel like somebody needs to be your voice, and just thank you so much for what you do.  We’re a homeschool family, and you do so much stuff for families like us for homeschool families.  We have all of your books. We use them in our classrooms.  When I go to homeschool conferences I hear families talk about how they use your books for kids that need inspiration reading, and the kids all of a sudden start reading voraciously.  I hear people talking about how they use your books like we do for launching pads for historical deep dives.

But not only that, I’ve never heard you talking about your website, Rush Revere and your team that Rush Revere has set up.  We use it in our classroom.  And it’s not just for homeschool kids, but it’s for any kids that are interested in history.  But it’s amazing, your website is amazing.  Not only that, Rush, but I want to thank you personally because our daughter is one of four of the scholarship winners that you picked this fall for your Rush Revere homeschool scholarship. That scholarship means the world to us, so I just want to thank you personally from the bottom of my heart for everything that you do. It’s wonderful.

RUSH:  Thank you very much.  I occasionally, when I talk about the book series, and we had a new one out in November, I often suggest that people go to the Revere website or the Revere Facebook page because we have a great relationship with a lot of the readers. They send pictures of the books arriving from Amazon, send the box-opening videos and the kids that get into the characters and dress up like them.  But you’re right, I probably don’t talk about them enough.

CALLER:  They’re spectacular.  And the challenges, you guys put challenges on there to get the kids involved, and it’s absolutely amazing.  We’re blessed with two kids that love, love, love history, and I hear about families whose kids don’t, and it’s your website and it’s your books and your stuff that actually is able to turn the page in those families’ homes, and we need it so desperately. We need kids that understand the Constitution and love history and want to go in and find the truth.

RUSH:  Amen.  That’s exactly why we do it, and that’s why you’re making my day here.

CALLER:  I can’t thank you enough.

RUSH:  One thing I do not talk about very much at all, and it’s simply because it’s not why we do this, is to be talked about, but we have an extensive involvement, relationship with the entire homeschool community.  We have a presence in, I don’t know how many, homeschool conventions during the year. And we donate books to some associations and some libraries because, you’re right, if more people had a thirst or a hunger for the genuine history of the founding of this great country, we wouldn’t have as many problems as we have today.

CALLER:  That’s exactly right.  You’re exactly right.

RUSH:  How old are your kids?

CALLER:  I’ve got a 15-year-old.  She’s the scholarship winner.  And then I’ve got a 12-year-old.  Sixth grade and a freshman in high school.

RUSH:  And you have all the books?

CALLER:  We have all the books.  In fact, we’re just starting the president book, your latest book.  My son and I, the sixth grader, we’re just starting that in about three weeks as part of our reading curriculum.

RUSH:  Wow.

CALLER:  So history permeates every facet of our homeschool program.  And you make it easy, you just make it easy.  It’s not just the homeschool community, everybody —

RUSH:  Hey, hey.

CALLER:  We hear about it all the time, kids that love your books.

RUSH:  Well, thank you so much.  Would you like a new iPhone or iPhone 7 Plus?

CALLER:  Rush, we’re fine, we’re just fine.

RUSH:  Do you know anybody who would?  Hey, I’ve gotta go, I’ve gotta hang up, but look, I can send you a brand-new pair of AirPods if you want one, too.  Mr. Snerdley will continue the sales job.

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