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".... I got a trade and finished high school and right now i am going to S.L.Community college."

From: "Guillermo" (
To: Richard Geib (
Date: Fri, 2 May 1997 15:05:26 MST

At 03:05 PM 5/2/97 MST, you wrote:
>Your web site was very intresting and has a lot to do with me.What i am talking about is Pico-Union. I live there now because my mom hasn't moved out. Still I joined Job Corps and got away. I got a trade and finished high school and right now i am going to S.L.Community college. That programs is pretty good Alot of my friends that still live in Pico-Union wanna come too. Because they saw how i got to go to college. It can help a lot of people get a head start that live over there. Welll at least the ones who wanna change. Right now i am majoring in Computer Information Systems. I signed up for Devry and need some grants or scholarships do you know were I can get some finacial aid. You are really fine and i look up to you.

With Respect,

      Dear Guillermo,

      I am sorry it took some time to return your message but I am just back in the USA after a few weeks of vacation. I read your e-mail with interest.

      Thank you for the nice words about my webpage! I am very glad you enjoyed and found something with which you could identify. Moreover, I congratulate you on taking the initiative in getting involved with the Job Corps, setting a good example for your friends, and trying to get out of Pico-Union. I tell you computers are the thing of the future and if you get a few skills you will always have a job in Southern California! Sometimes I am amazed at how much you need to know about computers to just be a "beginner." Computer skills are something that will make you marketable and serve you well in a variety of differents jobs and this is not going to change in the future.

      You sound rather excited about college, etc. and you should be! I often wish I could be 19 or 20 again... Drop me a line now and again to let me know how it is going.

      I wish you all the luck in the world in the future.

      Very Truly Yours,

      Richard Geib

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