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    Posted October 1, 2014 by
    katie
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    Atlanta, Georgia
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    I met a President

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    Happy 90th birthday, President Carter!

     

    I had the honor of volunteering and later working at The Carter Center from 2003-2007. During that time, I got to meet Jimmy Carter on a handful of occasions. Each time, he was as friendly, personable and generous with his time as possible.

     

    During an event one evening, I walked into the wrong room for dinner -- a small space with a few tables where President and Mrs. Carter and a few special guests were seated. Mortified, I went to turn around and leave the room, but President Carter motioned over to the empty seat next to him for me to sit down. We spent the entire dinner talking about a recent college trip I'd made to Palestine, with him asking me all sorts of questions. It was an amazing experience I'll never forget.

     

    Happy birthday, President Carter! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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