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  1. Laura Schlesinger Minor says:

    This article brought me back to the summer of 1974 at the end of my freshman year I went back to Kenya to visit my family during their eighth year of being abroad. I felt guilty not being able to earn anything towards my education until a friend, Peter Severance, put me in touch with an entomology professor who wanted beetles from Kenya.

    I went back to Kenya that summer with beetle catching equipment, instructions on proper capture and packing of every kind of beetle on land or in the water. I spent eight weeks catching and documenting where and how I got each one. I was paid 5 cents for each small one and 25 cents for large beetles. As I recall, I made well over $100 that summer.

    Somewhere in your collection there still may be some memories of that summer and the most interesting summer job ever.

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