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A thought about Carol

It is sad to hear of Carol's passing, though I know her only from the one 
short email note, attached below.  Something in her email note really 
touched me. There was something very personal in her brief response at 
catching my snafu.

I had intended to forward an announcement I received over the GLIN list 
server to a friend after adding a supportive preface to the announcement. 
But I inadvertently hit "reply" and then feared I had broadcast my very 
personal note to the entire GLIN mailing list!! I did not sleep well that 
night, hoping only that the GLIN list was moderated in some way, knowing my 
friend would be mortified instead of supported, by my error!  Well the 
mailing list was moderated, by Carol, and she caught my error in time. I 
sensed that Carol realized how special this person was to me, and she took 
the time to return my note, with a personal observation, so that I would 
know it had not been delivered as intended. When it was redelivered, 
properly this time, I think my note did affect my friend, so I've been 
really grateful to Carol for her thoughtfulness ever since.  I'm sorry to 
hear the news.

Fritz Funk


Thanks so much for catching my mistake...I'd realized my error of hitting 
instead of "forward" just after I sent it off, but by then its too late!
I was hoping this was a moderated list, and see that it is.
So thanks so much for catching it, and I promise to slow down my fingers 
next time.

Again, I appreciate your watchful eye.

Fritz Funk



I think you inadvertantly sent this message to the wrong email address...
nice, note, try again!

Carol Ratza

On 25 Jun 1997, Funk, Fritz wrote:

> Susan,
> You surprised me awhile ago with your concern about job security and where 

> else you might turn.
> With your current resume, it just seems like there would be so many
> opportunities available to you.
> Ever thought about something like this?
> Not sure how you would feel about moving to DC, but I bet you have thought 

> about it in the past.
> I suspect proximity to family is very important to you at this point 
> I thought about you and your career when I read this.
> Also thought about you when I read Mollie Beattie's eulogy awhile ago.
> You can think Big. Right now I suspect you want to think Mom.
> Fritz
>  ----------
> From: 'owner-glin-announce@great-lakes.net'
> To: FritzF; 'glin-announce@great-lakes.net'
> Subject: President Clinton Nominates Jamie Rappap
> Date: Wednesday, June 25, 1997 1:32AM
> Original Subject:
> President Clinton Nominates Jamie Rappaport Clark as Director
> TITLE:       President Clinton Nominates Jamie Rappaport Clark as Director
> of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
> EST. PAGES:  1
> DATE:        06/23/97; 18:58:04
> CONTACT:     White House Press Office, 202-456-2100
>  (Copyright 1997)
>     WASHINGTON, June 23 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The president today
> announced his intent to nominate Jamie Rappaport Clark as director
> of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the U.S. Department
> of Interior.
>    Clark, of Clarksberg, Md., presently serves as the assistant
> director of ecological services, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
> at the U.S. Department of Interior, a position she has held
> since 1994.  In this position she is responsible for wetlands
> protection, environmental contaminants, the implementation of the
> Endangered Species Act, habitat restoration programs and other
> environmental protection legislation.  Ms. Clark has served at the
> U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for over eight years as a senior staff
> biologist in the Division of Endangered Species; as deputy assistant
> regional director for Endangered Species Permits, Southwest Region;
> and as chief of the Division of Endangered Species.  From 1988 to
> 1989, Clark was the Fish and Wildlife administrator for the
> Department of the Army, and, from 1984 to 1988, she served as
> natural/cultural resources program manager for the National Guard
> Bureau.  Her prior experience also includes serving as a research
> biologist for the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute and as a
> wildlife biologist for the National Institute for Urban Wildlife.
> Clark holds a B.S. in wildlife biology from Towson State University
> and an M.S. in wildlife ecology from the University of Maryland.
> Clark currently resides in Leesberg, Va.
>     The director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible
> for the development of policies created to conserve, protect and
> enhance fish and wildlife and their habitats for the continuing
> benefit of the American people.  The Fish and Wildlife Service has
> more than 7,200 permanent employees and it manages approximately
> 509 national wildlife refuges, 65 fish hatcheries, 32 wetland
> management districts and 50 coordination areas encompassing
> over 92 million acres of land, and area larger than the acreage
> of the National Park System.