Sent: January 24, 2011 3:26:06 PM

From: Megan Gebhart

To: Ellen C

Hello Ellen,

I am a senior at MSU. I am working on a yearlong blogging project called 52 Cups of Coffee. Each week for a year, I am meeting with someone I don’t know and writing about what I learn and how I change in the process.

Scott Westerman mentioned your name the other day while we were in a meeting, he had wonderful things to say about you and suggested we meet. I was wondering if you would would be interested in having coffee with me next week. I am happy to travel to Detroit. Perhaps we could meet on you lunch break or before school starts. It’s been ages since I’ve been in an elementary school classroom!

It would be a pleasure to meet with you if your schedule is not already filled. Thank you for your time and  I look forward to hearing from you!


Received: January 24, 2011 6:48:19 PM

From: Ellen

To: Megan

I am flattered that Scott recommended me!  :)  Mornings are difficult, but I am available to meet after school on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.  School is done at 4:00 on Tuesday, and 3:00 on Wednesdays.  I can do the evening too either of those days.  If neither works, for you, let me know and we will figure something out:)  Your project sounds very interesting!


Cup 28: Ellen C

Saturday, February 12th / Bean & Leaf Cafe, Royal Oak / 2:00 PM