Chuther, The Thing We All Love.
And we all love the Chuther.
There is nothing else like it,
No, there is not another.
How does one describe it?
Well, you see, it is magical.
It’s different to each of us,
It is simple or radical,
Depends on how we see it.
It can be biological,
Sometimes delightfully comical,
Or even downright mythological.
It is very versatile indeed.
There are times it can be logical,
Which can get a little boring,
It can be fun and very fanciful,
On silly and playful days.
What, you ask when feeling quizzical,
Exactly is this thing, the Chuther?
Is it serious or is it whimsical?
Well now, it is unique to you alone.
It is your sister, brother, father or mother
Any or all of those you consider family.
When you say “We all love the Chuther.”
And have a group hug, that is what it is.
I am sure many of you have heard the phrase “And we all love the chuther.” It comes from the young children and the young at heart. I am thinking it came from one very young child, somewhere, who thought the parents said “the chuther” when they said “each other.” When my kids were little they copied that phrase from their father who got it from his father. The kids say it for fun, instead of saying, “And we all love each other.” Even though they are adults now they say it, and so do I and my brother.
I do not really know where the phrase originated from, but it has just been passed down so many times in our family that The Chuther has become an actual whimsical character that loves hugs. and pulls the family together. It is just one of those things that make us laugh together.
© 2017 Phyllis Doyle Burns
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