I have noticed that every interesting project will also have an interesting meeting, memo, whatever that seems to capture the spirit of a project, or of a place. This project had many such events, memos, etc, not all of them fun. But the following email, written here from memory, was one of my favorites. When I received it, I forwarded it without comment to about 10 of my friends and, unusually, I got a response from every one of them. One of my friends thought at first that the email was about a "squid movie" that had been postponed.
The name below is made up, I do not remember the name of the person who originally sent it.
Subject: SQUID MOVE POSTPONED
Date: July 11, 1999
Due to circumstances that were not entirely foreseen, the giant squid will not be moved on Friday as originally planned.
Department of Invertebrates
American Museum of Natural History