Confession: I’ve won only one. However,
it was a biggie–-the third grade spelling bee. Okay, so I didn’t receive a trophy or prize, but I had pride. The word I won with was “jewelry.” Funny, as I’m not a big jewelry person, but I’ll never forget winning with that word. Today’s Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants would surely chuckle as they probably all knew that word when they
were still in diapers.
This is where I learned to fight for every word.