John Gronert

November 17, 2001

Post #1391 – 20011117

Dear Mr. Pinkwater,

I have been a big fan of yours for quite some time. I have heard you on NPR and read The Blue Moose and The Return of the BlueMoose,GREAT ,FANTASTIC, YAHOO!!!!!!

I teach instrumental music at the S.E. Shull School in Perth Amboy N.J. I always try to add a bit of Dan Pinkwater humor to all of my music lessons!!!! Each year we have authors visit to read,tell stories,draw pictures etc.

I have been given permission by our Reading Director to invite you to our school.It would be great to have you as our special guest. How much would it cost to have you come to Perth Amboy for a day or two? How far in advance do we need to book you. We were thinking about the 2002-2003 school year.

I realize that Perth Amboy is not Hoboken N.J. It is however, an interesting place to visit. The kids in our school(1,400 – 5th and 6th graders) have a special energy that I find most pleasing. Also we may not be able to provide Clam Chowder and Ginger Bread. We would be able to provide in addition to your fee, THE BEST SAUSAGE and PEPPER PIZZA in N.J. There is also the option of wonderful Shrimp in garlic sauce with yellow rice and thin cut Spanish potatoes.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Daniel replies:

It would cost $75,000, but I will do it for $60,000 because of the shrimp in garlic sauce with yellow rice and thin-cut Spanish potatoes.