Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A Tale of Two Collections

WSIL-TV in Southern Illinois ran a nice piece on Wesley Clemmons who collects both shoes and stamps.

According to the station, his grandmother left him her collection when she died in 2001.

Wesley, a 6'3 guard for the Southern Illinois University basketball team, said his grandmother would call him over and let him put stamps in her album (shown above)which he now cherishes.

He's quoted as saying about his grandmother, "She was a close person to me. She taught me a lot things."

Wesley hasn't added to his grandmother's collection just yet but he says he hopes to someday join a stamp club and continue her tradition.

To watch a video about Wesley and his two collections, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM