To the family of Mrs. Prattico, my name is Gene Gordon and I am a teacher at Fairport High School. I wanted to let you know that Every year for the past 15+ years, I have read your mother's essay which was published in the D&C in the 90's about her son. It is called"How the Seeds of Curiosity Did Bloom." The essay meant a lot to me when she wrote it and it has meant a lot to my students each year. I decided to look your mother up this year as i read it to my class. I was saddened to learn about your family's loss. I want you to know that Alice had an effect that she never knew about. Please accept my warmest thoughts about Alice. Her essay had an impact outside whatever she expected.