This one has all the earmarks of a hoax. Can anyone confirm that
such a teacher, class & project exists?
If it's not currently in the "hoax" category, it will soon be. Once
these "Send a copy to everyone you know" type messages start,
they circulate until all the current 4th graders are drawing retirement
Witness Craig Shergold, a boy who has been "dying" since
1989, and receiving QSL cards, post cards, and email since then.
Or the pleas to help find Kelsey Brook Jones, a 5-year-old
who was 'misplaced' by her mother for a couple of hours
in 1999 while playing at a friend's house a few doors away.
Once these things start, they never end.
If there is such a teacher Ann Vaughn at St. Patrick's Catholic
School in Kingman Kansas, then she should have her hands whacked
with a ruler for starting yet another hard-to-kill hoax-to-be!
General rule: if an email says "Forward this letter to as many
people as possible!" (or similar), then it should be deleted
immediately and forgotten.
Jeff Maass email@example.com Located near Columbus Ohio
USPSA # L-1192 NROI/CRO Amateur Radio K8ND
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org
> [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Press Jones
> Sent: Tuesday, April 03, 2001 2:00 PM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Cc: email@example.com
> Subject: [TowerTalk] Good deed
> While you guys are hollering around the world, say hello to the 4th grade
> class at St. Patrick Catholic School
> in Kingman, Kansas. We might gather a few new hams in a few years.
> Tnx, 73,
> Press, N8UG
> "We are in Mrs. Ann Vaughn's 4th grade class at St. Patrick Catholic
> in Kingman, Kansas. Kingman is about 38 miles west of Wichita. In Social
> Studies, we are studying state regions and decided to map an e-mail
> We will plot the states the e-mails come from as they arrive. It will
> help us with graphing in Math. We are very curious to see where in the
> world our e-mail will travel by internet throughout the rest of the
> school year.
> We need your help. We ask you to do two things:
> 1. E-mail us and tell us your location so that we can plot it on our
> map. Please include your city/town, state/province, and country.
> 2.Forward this letter to as many people as possible! Even if they live
> the same town as you.
> Thank you for any help that you can give.
> Our e-mail address is:firstname.lastname@example.org
> We hope to hear from you soon.Thank you."