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Re: kid letter

Wonderful to hear that you're writing back to this kid! I for one am living
proof of the difference that a response can make. One of my most treasured
memories of my younger days is writing a letter to Dr. John H. Ostrom at the
Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History as a sixth grade dinosaur nut. His
thoughtful reply, as well as the many letters and packets of reprints that
followed, was an important push in bringing me to vertebrate paleontology.
I'm sure many other DMLers have had similar experiences.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenny Lando" <jenny@amnh.org>
To: <dinosaur@usc.edu>
Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 11:38 AM
Subject: RE: kid letter

> Absolutely a reply is in the works.   (it will also applaud the grownup
> helped him mail the letter in)
> Here at AMNH we have a graphic that shows a pink line running between
> Stegosaur's "2 brains", that may be where that idea came from.....
> : )
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-dinosaur@usc.edu [mailto:owner-dinosaur@usc.edu]On Behalf Of
> John Cooper
> Sent: Friday, October 04, 2002 1:31 PM
> To: dinosaur@usc.edu
> Subject: Re: kid letter
> I hope you're going to reply. This kid, who is younger than many who
> are just starting school, has taken the information he was told,
> developed logical and pertinent questions that follow from it, and
> took the initiative to write an expert. If you send him a respectful
> and informative reply, he'll remember it for the rest of his life and
> may well become a brilliant paleontologist.