What Happens to Spelling Bee Champions When They Grow Old? | MEL Magazine

Sixty-two-year-old Brad Williams remembers what he ate for breakfast and lunch — Corn Flakes and hamburgers, respectively — on May 3, 1969, the day he...

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Hasnain says:

Very interesting collection of human interest stories. I also finally now know where spelling bees originated from!

“It was a rare instance of 72-year-old Feldman flexing his orthographic knowledge. The only other time he taps into his rare talent is when he’s doing word puzzles online with his wife. She spells some wrong, but he tries not to act like an expert. And for good reason: When it comes to spelling, he says, “I’ve had nothing to prove since I was 13.””

Posted on 2019-07-14T04:55:37+0000