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The Ocean Rowing Society Guestbook for Tori Murdon-page 19

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From: "Cardinal Hill Imaging" <> 
Subject: Keep It Going!
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 17:29:33 -0400
All of Vine Grove in Kentucky is cheering for you!

Date: Mon, 07 Sep 1998 16:40:46 -0700
From: Charlene Keltner
Would just like to wish Tori the best of luck. I have been keeping up
with her progress as I only live a short distance from her home in
Louisville, KY.
Hurray for Tori!!!!! Keep up the good work!

From: "Kevin E. Byrne" <>  
Subject: You will make it to the other side
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 07:29:47 -0700
you will make it. KB

From: "Jim Butler" <
Subject: WOW
Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 07:44:26 -0400
I just wanted to take a minute and say that I think you are a very brave woman! It takes a lot of courage and self-confidence to do what you are doing, and I am extremely impressed. I hope the last 1/3 of your voyage is even better than the first 2/3. I do have one question. Aren't August and September considered hurricane season? If so, is there a reason you chose those months to travel?
May God bless and keep you. Keep rowing!!
Jim Butler Louisville, KY

Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 11:22:38 EDT
Subject: Wishing you good luck!
You go girl! From  Clarksville, Indiana we are wishing you the best of Luck
from someone who also enjoys the water!!!!  Heres to hoping everything turns
out just fine!!

Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 12:17:53 EDT
Subject: Row On!
Just wanted to drop you a note to say keep up the quest!  You are truly an
amazing person.  Everyone here in Louisville is very proud of your
accomplishment!  Our thoughts are with you and best of luck with the last
streach of your journey.  You are a true hero.  May the wind, the sea, and
your internal strength guide you safely to your destination.  Wishing you
                                                      Howard Levine

Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 15:30:17 EDT

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.  Hang in there.  You're Two thirds
there!  Your courage is amazing.  We will continue to watch your progress.
Good luck
Margo and David Borders,
Louisville, KY

Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 16:50:34 -0400
Magnificent job you`re doing out there ...We`ve at last just got our boat
back from repairs...So we can row across to meet you
when you reach France!   Peter started racing today at the World
Championships in Cologne, back in the lightweight single for
the time being...doing a bit of 2000 metre sprinting , till we can find
time to get down to Tenerife to go again.{ well I suppose its
one way of training.}.............Keep going strong....There are a lot of
us watching with Huge admiration and a hell of a lot of envy.
HAINING............>>>>>>>Race of `97[to be continued........]

From: "Edward Young"
Subject: Good Luck and Good Rowing
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 17:34:50 -0400
My wife and I have been trying to follow your progress. We we glad to finally see an article in the Courier-Journal and the Web Address. Your effort is truely heroic. Keep up the good work - we are pulling for you.
Ed and Margaret Young  Louisville, KY

Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 09:22:01 -0400
From: "M. Seiler" <>  
Subject: Go TOri!
My name is Marcia, a fellow attorney from Lousville.  I brought you to
speak before the WLA a few years back.  At that point you awed us with
you strenght!  This journey is just another example of you internal and
external strenght.  I have been following your journey daily.  The
Louisville community is behind you and cannot wait for you to return.
In advance, and in great anticipation of your goal, I hope you will
return to one of our meetings and share this great story.  You can do
it!  See you on shore!  marcia seiler

Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 09:34:43 EDT
Subject: GO TORI GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dear Tori, I'm Kate Savkovich from Louisville, KY and I think what your doing isgreat!!! I'm almost nine years old and my birthday is September ninth . I amin fourth grade. I just read about your take off for Europe in this morningspaper. Are you worried about Daniel? What does it feel like to capsise andthen just flip back over? Do you ever get to sleep? If so, when? I hope youmake it and return safely.MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH MUCHMUCH MUCH MUCH MUCH LUCK, AND BEST OF HOPES, KATE SAVKOVICH *

From: "Davidson/Catlett"
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 16:35:16 -0400
thanks and kudos to the person updating tori's daily progress, for being
thorough and most of all for knowing that tori's friends worry and for
being so considerate during her vacation to Iowa so we know what is going
jj davidson
louisville, ky

From: "Herrons" <
Subject: how's it going
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 21:46:47 -0400
tori: in case you haven't heard, UK defeated U of L 68-34 in the opening game today ( saturday sept 5 ) @ Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. it was "rough". good luck. bill herron

From: "Vallery"
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 22:40:16 -0400
Greetings Tori,
I have been keeping up with your row from the onset. I lived in the Outer Banks when you left. I am now living in Michigan and was anxious to get back online to check your progress. You are doing terrific! What an inspiration! Keep smiling and best of luck as you continue.
Vallery Dietrich  New Buffalo, MI

Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 09:37:36 EDT
Dear Tori,
I am a brother-in-law to Carlton Lowe (a fellow worker in your office in
Louisville). He told me of your current adventure, but have just this morning
read the latest in the Courier Journal (I live in Bloomington, IN). I admire
the planning and preparation you have made for this trip, but most of all your
courage. Although this is not something I would ever consider for myself,
being more interested in the weather that you have experienced on your trip
(having served as a meteorologist in the Air Force), I hope that you will
include these kinds of details in a book which I hope will be available in the
near future.
Best of luck to you now on your last third of your trip.
Don Lewis  (

From: "Diane Rabinowitz" <
Subject: questions 
Date: Sun, 6 Sep 1998 10:51:07 -0400

Thanks for your great website.I have questions about Toni's journey.How does she sleep?More about the boat?Is the only way she currently has to communicate by any passing boats? Best wishes to Toni and all connected with this journey. Thanks,Diane Rabinowitz

Date: Sat, 05 Sep 1998 21:25:01 -0400
From: "Steve W. Goodwin" <> 
Subject: We sent good stuff
Tori, a few friends and supporters met at Cox Park tonight. We sent our
thoughts and energy via the moon. Hope Danielle was kind. We're thinking
of you daily.

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 12:01:13 EDT
Subject: To the Lady of the Atlantic
From Atascocita Texas Dorothy and Dick send three BRAVOS for three quarters of the crossing. We know you will make it all the way..

From: "Patti Swope"
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 17:29:12 +0000
Subject: Go Girl!
Tori -You and I are the same age and we both grew up in Louisville. I went to KCD. If you played Field Hockey, then we probably duked it out on the turf a couple of times. Your brother lives two doors down from me on Wendover Avenue.I have been a follower of your progress and my company even sponsored your first attempt in the race to cross the Atlantic. You are a courageous, tenancious, and valiant woman and I admire you for your continued pursuit of your goal. I have to admit, sitting here behind my desk pushing paperwork, that I am living vicariously through you and your adventurous spirit.Suffice it to say that I admire you tremendously and wish you the best of luck! Go Girl!Patti SwopeV.P. MarketingSam Swope Auto Groupemail: pswope@swope.com

From: "Tina Ward-Pugh"
Subject: You Are Not Alone
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 22:42:03 -0400
Tori, dear sister:  You are not alone.  Folks all over the world today,
tonight and tomorrow are praying for you, rubbing their rosaries for you,
burning candles and incense for you, dancing to the sky for you and
building more dream catchers for you.   Why the entire world is interceding
on your behalf during this time as Danielle bears down on you.  I hope you
know. . . .you are not alone. 
Thinking of you,
Tina Ward-Pugh (TNFWA)

Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 22:53:12 EDT
Subject: Where is she?
I have not heard anything recently on Tory Murden. How does the Hurricanes off Americas coast effect her?
Can she make it to France? I live inLouisville, Ky and had early coverage but have not heard anything recently?

From: "barry alberts"
Subject: Inspiration
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 1998 23:15:34 -0400
All of us back here at LDA continnue to be inspired by you as we follow your daily progress and marvel at your determination and focus. It seems thateach week the media finds another "hero" in the news with a story of perseverence and achievement, but they all pale in comparison to yourefforts. We think of you daily and wish you nothing but good fortune and nounforseen obstacles.By the way, Linsday has decided to take crew in the spring; I wonder why?Best wishes and know that we are with you in spirit...

From: "Jim Halford"
Subject: messagesDate: Thu, 3 Sep 1998 11:33:59 -0500
I would like to make a suggestion. The next time you put a message out there for
all to read, don't start it out, "I am flying back..." I almost had a heart attack!

Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 18:51:54 EDT
Subject: Tori needs all our thoughts, prayers & vibes to see this thru
Tori - Saturday night, August 30, I dreamed that you called me on the phone
(in my dream I could see that you were on the other end of the wire in your
pajamas and your baseball cap).  You said "Turn your computer on!  You have
something on your hard drive that I must have to get to shore!  Keep your
computer on!"  Since we are all too aware of the sat phone woes, I take this
dream to mean that right now, as you near the finish, you need us ALL to be
thinking of you and praying for you constantly.  What we have on our hard
drive for you is our "vibes" pushing you toward your goal, giving you a lift
every time the ocean seems to push you back.  Well, my dear, you have all our
thoughts and prayers and vibes.  And YOU WILL DO IT.  I KNOW IT.
Love Luckett, JJ, John, McGee, Steve, the Gorms,Guy-FFF for Guy's BDay on 9/5)

From: "THE DEWEE'S" <> 
Subject: two thirds,two thirds,two thirds
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 19:18:33 -0400
Two thirds girl go go go its your faithful space wokers @ KSC FL. were still with you all day & night GO GO GO ,GO for throttle up !!!!!!!

Date: Mon, 7 Sep 1998 15:04:51 EDT
Subject: WAY TO GO, TORI

Hi Tori - I'm keeping track of your progress every day. Sure glad thehurricane didn't give you any fits - like you don't already have enough onyour mind. I'm really sorry that your cell phone doesn't work. But eventhough you can't speak to anyone, I hope someone, somehow has gotten a messageto you and told you about all the people who are cheering for you. Good luck--- next stop --- France!! Take care -----Arlene Bird - Sellersburg, Indiana I live right across the Ohio River from Louisville :) :) :) :)

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