Michael Sideman

June 10, 2003

Post #1648 – 20030610

Daniel, my niece has three young chidren, Clara, Markus and Robbie. Against my advice and wishes she has allowed them to read your stories, and they are big fans. They are impressed that I attended Nettelhorst school with you but they refuse to believe that we had a second grade teacher by the name of Mrs. Gooseman. Can you confirm. Michael S.

Daniel replies:

Wasn't her name Clara Gooseman? I'm not sure about the first name--but I remember she was quite tall. Is it possible that your niece, unconsciously influenced by stories of your childhood was attracted to the name Clara for one of her own children? I'd be interested in knowing if there was ever a family pet named Gooseman.