Leni, It's fun to read all the messages, I posted a week back or so, but
got an undeliverable message, so am trying again.
> 1. If I could do it again...
> What do YOU know now that you wish you had known "then"? If you
> relived your Fellows experience, what would you choose to do
1. I definitely recommend coming early and/or staying longer in Washington.
My partner and I did both and got some real sightseeing in and still felt we
could get time to network. Wish I'd networked even more. I don't know if
you are using the same hotel to put people up in, but if so the German
restaurant just a few blocks away is great. Marla and I went twice.
The big wish I'd known: Our lesson is connecting a book based in our
community to the American memory collection, but we didn't think to bring
> 2. Tales from the Institute....
> What will you always remember (poignant, moving, silly, embarrassing,
> hysterically funny...FESS UP!) Let's help break the ice for the new
> inductees by sharing snippets of our memories!
2. My favorite memory memory, other than the insitute itself, is having
Janet Reno at the next table when we went to the Chinese Restaurant on
> 3. Wishes for success....
> Heartfelt wishes to cheer, instill confidence and buoy spirits can go
> a loooooong way! I'm sure you remember that feeling of, "What has
> insignificant me gotten myself into???"
Enjoy yourself, be prepared to do more than you think you need to. At the
time you are enthused, make use of it. It's harder once you get back home
to dig into the lesson. Especially when school starts. Bring a sweater for
the air conditioning, the hotter DC is, the colder the hotel. Our lesson
has changed a bit from the original proposal, especially since field testing
it. The biggest difference is in that we are making it very much more
focused, we found that the students really needed specific guidance as to
what pictures to look at.
class of 1999