From: Marcella Dawson <>
Subject: THE KIT
Date: Tue, 22 Oct 1996 19:01:00 -0500 (CDT)

THE KIT made my day! My mother, who suffers from vascular dementia and is 
now living with me, was just departing for one of her many trips to"walk 
home", when we ran into the mailman -she did, I didn't. I let her open 
the package and she referred to it as "just teacher stuff". Teachers 
never loose their ability to recognize teacher stuff.

We went inside and I convinced her to watch the video with me. We were 
both in a trance with the photography but she had no idea what that 
orange thing was. She lost it with the pathfinder segment. Then I had to 
explain why we were studying Mars and she conceded that it might be 
interesting. But look what the kit did-- it spared my walking behind my 
other as she runs away and she stayed at home!

My dad died this week-end; I am not being goulish or disrespectful--one 
has to find humor in all of this.

I do love the KIT.

Marcella Dawson

Marcella Dawson, Science Department
St. Anne School
2120 Westheimer
Houston, TX 77098