Thursday, March 17, 2011

Humility - by Chaya Simon (as told by Marcia)

We all know that your Zaidy was a genius, he was a star student at school from the earliest grades. But even though he excelled at all his studies, Gedaliah was always very humble- never ever a show off. It is remarkable because many of his accomplishments were so very outstanding yet he just took it in his stride and concentrated on continuing to do well. In fact, I remember that whenever he took an important exam and my mother A.H. would ask how it went, Gedaliah would always answer that he "flubbed it" - which was our way of saying he had made a mess of it. Of course, when the results came out, he always had the highest scores. The family joke was that as long as he "flubbed it" , he would be fine- we only had to worry if he said that he did well.

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