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The Ocean Rowing Society Guestbook for Tori Murdon-page 11

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From: <TJPOOH423@aol.com>
Date sent: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 22:57:33 EDT
Subject: a note of support
I read about your jouney in the courier journal and having been following your
progress. Your courage and determination are an inspiration. I check in thru
the computer to see how the trip is going and each time send you light and
energy- you are following a dream- something many of us may fear to do. My
best to you.
A supporter from Lousiville


From: <HallK13137@aol.com>
Date sent: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 21:01:22 EDT
Subject: best wishes
To: Tori Murden
We're thinking of you. Keep up your spirits and be safe.
Sincerly,
Jerry Korfhage and Bob Irmscher
Korfhage Nusery Inc. Floyds Knobs, IN


From: <Wheelz15@aol.com>
Date sent: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 17:49:20 EDT
Subject: Rowing across the atlantic.
Dear Tori,
    My name is David Miller. I am a good friend of Annie Henning's. I am the guy
that was walking with crutches at her birthday party. I was a rower last year
at the Louisville Rowing Club for a while but had to stop because my grades
started dropping drastically. I am glad to say that that was my senior year of
high school, and I got my grades back up enough to graduate so, I intend on
getting back to the club and getting started rowing again sometime soon. I
heard a report today on the news that you are ahead of schedule and hope to be
all the way across the Atlantic Ocean in September instead of October. That's
great! I hope you haven't gotten too tired. Speaking of tired, I just thought
of a question to ask you. Since you are the only one on the boat, do you get
to go to sleep, and if so, how do you keep the boat from drifting off course?
Well, I hope you return safely to the united states.
Sincerely,
David Miller


Date sent: Tue, 21 Jul 1998 06:54:02 -0500
From: mac <dkmac@concentric.net>
Subject: tori
go girl go!!!!
keep up the great work--youre an inspiration!
mac


From: "vickisimpson" <vsimpson@ropernc.com>
Subject: good luck!!
Date sent: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 21:22:13 -0400
hey tori
just wanted to wish you good luck. you are one brave girl. i am from roper
n. c.,
not to far from the outter banks where you left from. i wish you a safe
trip.
vcs


From: "E. Rostron" <surf@flex.net>
Date sent: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 14:58:10 -0500
Hi Tori,
Just wanted to say hi and to let you know we're thinking and praying
for you. I hope you can read all your emails of encouragement. I would
like to know how long (time) it takes you to row 10 hrs.? Keep up the
good work and may God calm the sea for you.
In God's Care,
Elaine Rostron
Cypress, Tx


Date sent: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 14:42:54 -0400
From: Tanya Tyler <tjtyler@lex.infi.net>
Subject: Best of luck
Dear Tori,
You are a true adventurer and an inspiration. May God guide and protect
you out there on the vast and beautiful ocean. Take care of yourself. As
Oprah Winfrey might say, YOU ROW, GIRL!
Tanya J. Tyler


From: "Mitch Murdock" <mmurdo2@ibm.net>
Subject: Quote for Tori
Date sent: Mon, 20 Jul 1998 07:09:35 -0700
This is from "Ulysses"
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees. All times I have
enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me and
alone, on shore, and when through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades vexed the
dim sea.
I am become a name: for always roaming with a hungry heart much have I seen
and known - cities of men, and manners, climates, councils, governments,
myself not least but honoured of them all. And drunk delight of battle with
my peers, far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I thought that Tori, if she gets this, might relate. I would also like to
add that I am honoured to be able to follow the progress of such an amazing
person.
Mitch Murdock
Seattle, WA


From: "Thomas W Grundy" <THOMASG13@prodigy.net>
Subject: Hi Tori!!!
Date sent: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 20:17:20 -0700
Dear Tori:
You are in our thoughts daily. We have followed your progress from day one
and know you are going to make history in the near future!
When you get to France, why don't you take a day off? You will deserve it!
We are very proud of you and looking forward to the completion of your
journey.
Our love to you,
Margaret and Andrew Grundy
Lebanon, Kentucky


Date sent: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 13:06:03 -0700
From: Sherman Sallee <sksallee@ptinet.net>
Subject: Great Job
We are watching your progress every day. Keep up the great progress. Our
wishes are with you.
Fay & Sherm


From: <AJohns5308@aol.com>
Date sent: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 16:06:08 EDT
Subject: Go for it!
Dear Tori,
I've been checking up on your progress since I saw a photo of the launch in
our local paper. I am not a rower, so I cannot appreciate what you are doing
firsthand, but you are an inspiration. I will be on vacation in South Nags
Head for three weeks and will think of you as I gaze out to the distant sea!
Perhaps some of the captains at Oregon Inlet will let me know how you're
doing.
Hang in there and know that many prayers are with you.
-Lu Johnston, Wilmington, DE


From: "Charlene Hall" <char@shore.intercom.net>
Subject: Hello Tori
Date sent: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 23:03:19 -0700
Tori just to say hello and to tell that I admire you for what you are
doing, not only because you are a women but its something I could not do.
Just remember you are not alone on this great trip GOD is right there
beside you every inch of the way holding your hand and giving you the
strength to complete your journey. Best of luck and good rowing.
Charlene Hall Email is char@intercom.net


Date sent: Sun, 19 Jul 1998 00:08:28 -0400
From: fstop96 <fstop96@concentric.net>
Subject: Never Give Up
Tori, I'm a 52 y0 Social Worker (from N.J.) in Florida, and watching
your pogress every day via Internet. I was once a marathon runner and
bicyclist, before an auto accident, and I know that you can always take
'just one more step' when you feel like giving up. You've done this
before, so I don't imagine your head plays too many psych trips on you.
My prayers are with you. Keep the faith, Tori! Bob Swaney, Jacksonville,
FL.


Date sent: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 20:52:09 -0400
Organization: Jim Watson
Subject: Lookout Tori!
Tom,
I note there's a frenchman trying to swim the Atlantic. Tell Tori to
watch out for him. I'd hate to see her run over him - the paperwork
would be unbelievable.
Our best to Tori.
Jim Watson


From: rogchris@argonet.co.uk (Roger Gould)
Date sent: Sat, 18 Jul 98 21:39:14
Subject: Tori's progress
Hi there Tori! You probably don't remember me. I am Roger Gould. One half
of Sam Deacon or boat # 12's crew in the Trans Atlantic Race of 1997. (I'm the
tall guy who told you that the GPS may quit for a couple of hours just after
you left harbour).
Charlie and I were one of the fortunate ones who made it to the other side. It
took us 63 days. The weather was kind to us in the extreme! Well, not all of
the time perhaps but for the most part it was good.
We ALL know what you're going through out there. As you can imagine, most of
the rowers from THAT event are still in touch with one another. It's like
being part of a family. You are very much a part of THAT family. We are all
following you.
Enjoy every minute of it out there for it will too soon be over and just a
memory. Even the rough times get better as time passes. I must say we have
been wtaching over you and are hoping that the weather helps you along. We can
all see that the elements are conspiring against you from time to time.
Blisters gone now? Sore bum a thing of the past? Even those times will be
remebered with affection soon . . . PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE don't let
anything get the better of you. Finish it in style. You deserve it. I am
hoping to get to France to see you in when you get there.
KEEP GOING and we'll see you in France.
Kindest Regards from Roger Gould. (Atlantic Rower).


From: "Chuck Baxter" <chuk@baxtervlle.win.net>
Subject: Tori Murden words of encouragement
Date sent: Sun, 25 Jan 1998 16:42:37 -0500
Dear Tori:
How exciting that you are making this solo trek. All the best of luck
from this and I'm sure the rest of your law school classmates.
I've become involved with a local music business alliance put together
by Carolee Allen, and we talked about you. As always, you inspire
those around you. . . and far away. The style of your writing in your
commentary, reported on the web site & in the Courier-Journal, reminds
me of the notes of Powell's first exploration down the Grand Canyon.
Powell, that is his name, isn't it? I read those when I first visited the canyon
20 years ago. Being so atuned to the ocean must be both awesome and
peaceful, when the weather cooperates, I can only guess.
ANYWAY, good luck and make it home safely.
Your friend,
Chuck Baxter


From: <JMAmbach@aol.com>
Date sent: Sat, 18 Jul 1998 05:56:02 EDT
Subject: Message for Tori
Tori,
I am with you in spirit
and send you my deepest
admiration for following
your heart.
A Louisvillian Supporter,
Judy Ambach


From: "Mitch Murdock" <mmurdo2@ibm.net>
Subject: Quote for Tori
Date sent: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 15:55:06 -0700
This is from "Ulysses"
I cannot rest from travel; I will drink life to the lees. All times I have
enjoyed greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those that loved me and
alone, on shore, and when through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades vexed the
dim sea.
I am become a name: for always roaming with a hungry heart much have I seen
and known - cities of men, and manners, climates, councils, governments,
myself not least but honoured of them all. And drunk delight of battle with
my peers, far on the ringing plains of windy Troy.
I thought that Tori, if she gets this, might relate. I would also like to
add that I am honoured to be able to follow the progress of such an amazing
person.
Mitch Murdock
Seattle, WA


From: <Momblanc@aol.com>
Date sent: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 18:14:03 EDT
Subject: Hi, Tori!
We have a house at Nagshead, NC and were there when you departed from Oregon
Inlet. We have been following your progress daily. When we look out into the
Atlantic, we think of you out in the middle. We wish you a safe journey! Is
there any way that you could send more letters about your progress. We really
look forward to your letters and worry about little things like why you were
-13 miles two days ago without any explanation. Best of luck and God speed!
THE WHITE'S


Date sent:     Fri, 17 Jul 1998 12:49:32 -0400
From:     Mike Dameron <mdameron@isis.unc.edu>
Subject: Question re trans-atlantic route
Why did the various attempts start on the coast of the US (Mass and NC)
instead of the coast of Nova Scotia/canada? It appears to be much
closer. Is that an illusion because of map distortion or some other
reason.
Michael Dameron, Durham, NC

I think part of the reason is trying to get into the Gulf Stream.(Tlynch ORS)


Date sent: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 04:15:48 -0400
From: Emily Goodwin <emgood@seacoast.com>
Organization: The Creative Factory
Subject: GODSPEED
Hi Tori...Two "puddle-dockers" from New Hampshire are with you in
spirit! Our thoughts and prayers go with this, as you are a great
role-model to both our daughters. Take care from a world who awaits
your safe passage and return. Love, Dee and Emily, Seabrook, New
Hampshire.


Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 22:38:06 -0400
From: bltoy@new-vista1.com
Subject: Greetings!!!!!!
Well i'm back from vacation and all i could think about while i was gone
was you.I would look out over the ocean at Carolina Beach,and try to
figure out how you have so much courage.I wish they had more about this
on the news.My prayers are w/ you.You make us all proud to be a
women.I'll keep in touch,can't wait till you are there so i don't have
to worry about you.


From: "E. Rostron" <surf@flex.net>
Subject: Re: Tori's Trip
Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 21:05:05 -0500
Hi Tori,
I am glad to hear from you and to know your are in good spirits. But
that doesn't surprise me because you have the determination and
positive attitute that you are going to complete your trip. Sorry to hear about
the headwinds and currents but you can handle them. Keep rowing! It
was great to hear from you and to know you are all right. Thinking of
you and may God give you the strength to complete your trip. It's hot
in Houston and I would love to have a cool breeze from the ocean.
Thinking and praying for your daily.
In Gods Trust,
Elaine Rostron
Cypress, TX


From: "david s. benedict" <benedict@hrfn.net>
Subject: Congratulations on your progress
Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 18:26:01 -0400
Tori - I've just recently had my first experience since a young man rowing
an Alden ocean shell down the quiet waters of College Creek in Williamsburg,
VA where I just retired. I'm amazed at your quest considering I was feeling
it after only an hour and half without much to contend with. I greatly
admire your courage, skill, and determination. I check in on your efforts a
couple of times a week, more than most other sites. I send you best wishes
for favorable winds and manageable seas. Bless you for pressing the edge.
We're with you all the way. David


Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 17:33:52 -0400
From: "Robert G. Traynor" <rtraynor@javanet.com>
Subject: You GO Girl!!!!
The Hopkins A Old Girls Society is rooting for you - God bless and keep
you, and an easy trip to France!
Lisa Evans '82 (aka the crazy upperclassman in the cape)
[P.S. - Sue Stone, Mary Allen and Barbara Gardner all send their best
wishes!)


From: <DURPTY@aol.com>
Date sent: Thu, 16 Jul 1998 17:57:48 EDT
Subject: good luck
best wishes for good winds and currents. hope to read of your success by oct
1. have laminated the story and picture carried by our local paper and posted
at our work station. our thoughts and prayers are with you daily.
sincerely
dan roberts
e-mail: durpty@aol.com


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