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Bill Leslie's Carolina Conversations

Monday Musings & Mascots

Posted July 13, 2009 10:56 a.m. EDT

It’s back to the broadcasting saddle after a weekend at Grandfather Mountain for the Highland Games at MacRae Meadows. We had a wonderful run of games, music, dancing and fun. My co-anchor Kelcey Carlson finished second in her age division in the Grandfather Mountain Marathon. Congratulations to Kelcey and the 400 or so other runners who finished the grueling 26 mile course.

I enjoyed seeing Voice of the Blue Devils Bob Harris and his family including wife Phyllis along with former Duke basketball coach Bucky Waters. The Harris family has an interesting hobby. They collect autographed photos of world leaders. They even have one of Fidel Castro. They collect their signatures and photographs in pairs so they can share them with their grandchildren. Bob, by the way, is coming out with a book this fall. It was great seeing Bucky again. He is such a colorful guy and great storyteller.

Before I forget we have a winner in the Crazy Mascot contest. Congratulations to wballanceunc for mentioning the Fighting Okra of Delta State University in Mississippi. If wballanceunc will send me his or her address I will be glad to ship off a CD.

What would you like to talk about this week? Toss me an idea and we’ll get it started.