Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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April 9, 2013

‘Out of the mouths of babes’ comes humility

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 I also carefully selected several photos of celebrities I had interviewed, including a former president of the United States. I knew that would make a lasting impression.

 To my surprise, several kids in each class knew it was called a typewriter. One little girl said she had seen one in her uncle’s pawn shop.

 I held up the photo of me shaking hands with President Bill Clinton and asked if they knew the name of the other white-haired man.

I did give them the hint that he was a former occupant of the White House.

No one would even hazard a guess until the last class of the day when a little girl shyly offered her answer:

“George Washington?”

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Keith Kappes is a reporter for The Morehead (Ky.) News. Contact him at kkappes@cnhi.com.

 

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