Not such bad advice actually

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(AP Photo/Rob Carr)

Via Huffpo and AP, a little nugget (and yo! shout out to scout prime) about author Harper Lee. Oh how much do I love the idea of Lee taking part in a ceremony to honor Hank Aaron! Other Alabama Academy of Honor recipients in addition to Lee and Aaron include Condoleeza Rice.

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Pulitzer Prize-winning author Harper Lee is a woman of few words and generally avoids media interviews and public appearances.

But the author of “To Kill a Mockingbird” broke her silence briefly Monday at a ceremony inducting four new members, including former home-run king Hank Aaron, into the Alabama Academy of Honor. Lee, who lives in Monroeville, is a member of the academy, which honors living Alabamians, and was in the audience for Monday’s ceremony.

At the end of the ceremony, Academy of Honor chairman Tom Carruthers joked with Lee, saying he knew she had something she wanted to say to the crowd.

“Well it’s better to be silent than to be a fool,” Lee said.

The audience burst into laughter and gave Lee a standing ovation.

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