Not everyone who lives in our nation’s capital is caught up in the doings on Capitol Hill or 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That’s one of the things that attracted Paula Watson 35 years ago to the man who would become her husband.

Visiting the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled on a family trip when she was just 6 years old made a big impression on Mollie Schwarz of Dunwoody. At the sports rehabilitation center for children and youth in Ramat Gan near Tel Aviv, Mollie saw young athletes swimming and playing basketball.

Fate. Providence. Destiny. Call it what you will, but there’s no doubting it played a role in the turn of events that culminated with a Dunwoody native chronicling the story of woman who had a front row seat to some of the most iconic events in entertainment history.