Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Monday, September 15, 2014

He Joined a Book Club


I record CBS Sunday Morning....and have for years. I love this little piece of TV programing for Sunday watching. I was a big fan of Charles Curalt and still watched it after he died and Charles Osgood took his place.

I just watched the recording and especially enjoyed the story about Malcolm Mitchell....# 26 for the Georgia Bulldogs. The story goes that he was in a Barnes and Noble in Athens Georgia... and met a stranger...a woman who had just joined a book club. He was unknown to her....she  didn't realize that she was talking to a celebrity in Georgia. He asked if he could join too. She laughed and said that the club was made up of 40-60 year old women.....might not be to his liking. He said he didn't care...he wanted to join.


So there is Malcolm... sitting with all these women a generation older than him....discussing the latest book. When interviewed for the CBS program, he was asked what was his proudest moment....he replied that he had read the "Hunger Games" series in two days. The reporter asked if his football experiences weren't his proudest....he said "No, football playing is a gift....I am most proud of reading..... I had to work to learn read." He entered college reading at a Jr.  high school reading ability. Malcolm is still a member of the bookclub.

I love to read real life experiences about  learning....a good story.
Balisha


7 comments:

  1. Me too, Balisha! I saw that story too!

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  2. What a wonderful and heartwarming story!
    Brenda

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  3. Such a good story. CBS Sunday Morning is one of my favorite shows.

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  4. A great story. UGA is not far from us!

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  5. I saw this report and thought "How wonderful!" We watch CBS Sunday Morning because the world needs more good news.

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  6. What a super story.

    I don't watch this program and didn't know of it.

    but now I do. Best of luck to this young man, in life.

    Tessa~

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