Monica Pearson and also the mystery from the missing Emmy
Marietta Antique Mall consigner Bob Ramaley estimates he blew “maybe a grand” for the whole items in a forgotten public storage space on Canton Road in 2012. The boxed up junk then enjoyed a 2-year residency in Ramaley’s garage until a week ago as he unearthed the trinkets while establishing his booth in the burgeoning business on Roswell Road.
That’s concerning the time he discovered the winged golden lady with upon the market Action News anchor Monica Pearson’s name etched onto it. It had been the veteran Atlanta newswoman’s 2003 Southeast Regional Emmy Award for Monica Kaufman Close Ups.
Pearson discrete just a little squeal of pleasure Tuesday when Ramaley and Marietta Antique Mall proprietors Michael Scaturro and Annie Mason reunited the women. “I have 33 of those but they’re much like your children, both represent a tale from the career,” Pearson told Atlanta magazine. “They represent lots of effort by many people. I can’t let you know what this signifies in my experience. Along the way through existence, these mean increasingly more. My daughter Claire is definitely an only child and something day these can be all hers.”
Just how exactly did Pearson’s Emmy finish in a foreclosed Canton Road space for storage? The newswoman offered this theory: “About ten years ago, there is a lady collecting Emmys along with other awards from celebrities because she would provide them with to children as encouragement. The AJC did a tale on her behalf at that time. It had been for any charitable organization that uplifted children and inform them they mattered. And So I gave her certainly one of my Emmys.”
Affirmed, also incorporated in Ramaley’s stash is Chris Rock’s CableACE Award for HBO’s The Chris Rock Show, PR guru Terrie Williams’ 2003 Beacon Award as well as an recognition presented on Atlanta property magnate and philanthropist Herman Russell by Morehouse College. Lugging the heavy glass globe from a plastic bin, Pearson provided to personally provide the treasure to Russell. He’s booked as guest this Sunday at noon on Pearson’s Hug 104.1 FM show to go over his new memoir, Herman Russell, Building Atlanta: The Way I Broke Through Segregation to produce a company Empire.
Scaturro selected in the tale after that: “Last week, Bob, our consigners, put this award around the counter and requested me, ‘Have you seen an Emmy before?’ Whenever we saw Monica’s name onto it, we understood we’d to have it to her.” Added Mason, Scaturro’s business partner and among the originators from the Cobb Antique Mall: “Whenever we discover something of the very personal nature such as this, it’s only right to have it to its rightful owner. That’s our policy.”
While Marietta Antique Mall doesn’t formally celebrate its grand opening until April 12, the sprawling business at 1427 Roswell Road and Ramaley, in booth #118, already has one much talked about fan. On her behalf way from the business, Pearson required to her Instagram and Twitter accounts to talk about a photograph from the Emmy which tweet together with her 10,000 supporters: “Thanks to those folks at Marietta Antique Mall, I acquired back my missing Emmy. Thanks!”