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"We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring
The Ocean Rowing Society Guestbook for Tori Murden-page 5
(send comments for Tori to: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Alta Vista Translations French, Italian, German, and Spanish. Cut and paste each website address into box; press translate. )
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 18:01:38 -0400
From: "Hodge, John" <JHodge@hilliard.com>
Organization: JJB Hilliard, WL Lyons, Inc.
I am following your progress with great hope for you and interest in
your trip. I can't imagine the forces of nature and psychology you will
experience. My thoughts are with you
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 19:44:29 EDT
Hey Tori! So glad to read that you're making more mileage now and
(only) having telephone trouble (isn't it always something, even out there
on the wide blue ocean) and are doing "wonderful"ly well. We are sending
white light and God speed literally. Hope you're able to read these digest
EM messages, even if you can't send word back! You have a HUGE fan club
out here online and we are eagerly awaiting your next update -- hang onto
those M&Ms! I'm going out to explore a rowing class based on your
direct inspiration! You go girl!
From: "Hassett, Ann" <AHASSETT@louky.org>
Subject: FW: Good luck from 3 of the biggest Victoria or Tori fans!
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 13:33:23 -0400
> Subject: Good luck from 3 of the biggest Victoria or Tori fans!
> Hello from the Henning ladies, which personality do you feel like
> Hope all going good. Also that you are making the best rowing time
> you would like to make for your self. We want you to know that you are
> in our thought and prayers every day. The boat hose feels very empty
> with out you around!!!!!! Summer is going well for my sister and I We
> have a a couple of hot ones just like you.
> love you hello to tori and victoria. rhonda henning
> Annie E. Henning
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 05:44:42 -0700 (PDT)
From: RUTH REESOR <email@example.com>
Subject: TORI MURDEN / VICTORIA MURDEN
I BET YOU ONE VERY LARGE PIZZA THAT YOU WILL DO FINE ON THIS TRIP...I
KNOW THAT YOU CAN TREAD WATER BUT NOT AS GOOD AS ME...BUT GOOD ENOUGH
!! REMEMBER THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO TREAD WATER...I SEE THAT YOU ARE
KEEPING UP WITH YOUR LAUNDRY...THE DOLPHINS WILL APPRECIATE THAT. I
REMEMBER A TRIP THAT YOU TOOK WITH ME AT THE RED RIVER GORGE AND AND
THAT SAME THING HAPPEN.. NOTHING WAS DRY ON THAT TRIP...AND WE HAD
SUCH A GREAT CAR FOR THAT TRIP. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT LOVELY ORANGE CAR
THAT YOU COULD NOT ROW DOWN THE WINDOW,ONLY TAKE RIGHT HAND TURNS OR
THE CAR WOULD DIE, IT WOULD NOT GO FASTER THAN 50 MPH, WE HAD TO BUY
TWO TIRES AND GET THE ACCELERATOR FIXED ON THE WAY HOME...AND PLEASE
TELL ME YOUR BOAT IS BETTER THAN THAT!!!
DID YOU BORROW BARBARA BUSHES PEARLS AGAIN!!?? SHE SAID THEY ARE
NOW WHEN YOU GET TIRED OF ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL CLASSICAL MUSIC ..LET'S
NOT FORGOT ALL THOSE WONDERFUL JOHN DENVER'S SONGS YOU USE TO SING!!!I
I WILL BE HUMMING THEM BACK HERE IN THE STATES STATES!! or if you
ready need to sing something try row row your boat ...across the
altantic ocean ...i am sure you can figure out the rest of the words.
I AM WORKING IN LOUISVILLE..I WILL KEEP IN TOUCH..BEST WISHES FROM
RUTH REESOR AND FAMILY.
P.S. I AM GLAD BOTH OF YOUR PERSONALITIES CAME ON THE TRIP... YOU NEED
SOMEONE TO TALK TO...
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 10:10:12 EDT
Subject: God Speed
We watch with admiration and understanding the progress you are making.
Admiration for the goal you have set, the progress that you are making, and
the courage that you have. Understanding through a mutual love of the sea, of
your comment "There is no other place I would rather be". Know that our
hearts are with you as well as our prayers that he will keep you safe and
speed you on your journey. Row with God Tori, he will protect you and share
his world with you. May he keep you in the hollow of his hand. Don't worry
if you can't see the "foot prints in the sand" for that is when he carries
you. God Bless-Wayne & Sharon Limpus
From: "anette hebebrand"
Subject: re.: 26 June
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 08:03:40 PDT
well, well, well - 69 miles, hurray. you had me worried there for the
last couple of days. i suppose the weather or the elevator, or both gave
you some real challenge - but now this mileage, you must be doing
alright. go, get'em - i'll be with you daily, and i'll write you again -
so, don't think for a minute that this is my last e-mail. i remember you
on the pearl in charleston - the determined look - may have been the
beginning for what you're doing now - hugs - your friend anette
Subject: Keep rowing!
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 00:46:03 -0500
I have been watching your trip on the Internet from the day you started.
A little worried about the last few days as most people are. Hope you
are doing OK. Just keep your goal in your head. Most of the world is with
you on your quest as I am. But you alone had the courage to tackle this
trip. Good luck and God speed.
From: "Dave Nicholas"
Subject: Godspeed Tori !
Date sent: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 00:05:39 -0400
We (thousands, if not millions of us) are watching your progress and
postings daily and hope that you are doing well after what must have
been a couple of adverse days. I'm sure our imagination of what you =
dealing with only scatches the surface... but if there is any way to
send energy via thoughts, rest assured you are being beamed a ray of
rejuvination from points all around the globe.
Hope we hear a posting from you soon, but in the meantime, only hope
that you are receiving support from the masses that watch you daily.
Know that we receive our daily dose of inspiration from you.
PS - I've shared your story with the local "ironman" group and they envy
your drive and determination.
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 23:28:24 EDT
Subject: Why is Tori silent?
I second the request of a fellow e-mailer... could the Society keep us posted
on the Weather and Seas that Tori is experiencing if she herself can not. Her
unbelievable progress and exhilaration of June 22 and the virtual silence of
the past two days has my son (8 years old), my husband and myself on pins and
needles. As sailors too, we have experienced the fury of the sea aboard our
33' Cape Dory, and pray that Tori and SECTOR NO LIMITS AMERICAN PEARL can
withstand all that Mother Nature can muster and hold her head high... my
goodness she could do that now in my book! Go Tori Go!
Chris in Chicago!
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 10:18:10 -0500
From: "William E.Richter" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Way to Go!
Hello from the Prairie land (Illinois). Best wishes in your
endeavour.Lucky Lindy went to France in a plane, but your attempt
is much greater. Bullrick
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 20:11:29 EDT
From one woman to another, your kind of guts is needed in the White House.
It's time for someone of such courage to face our Congress. You're the one
From: "Monique Showalter"
Organization: Oakton Community College
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:46:05 -600
Subject: Best of luck to Tori!
I just finished reading your delightful descriptive letters
describing your experiences "en route." Keep the spirit and keep the
letters coming... many of us are living vicariously through your
Wishing you calm seas and beautiful sunsets...
Email address: email@example.com
AOL address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 19:19:03 EDT
Subject: Re: Good Luck
WOW! WOW! You are really an inspiration- Your courage and bravery are
commendable -Good Luck- My thoughts are with you
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 17:37:38 -0500
From: William Goldston <email@example.com>
I watch your progress with fascination and I am inspired by your
dedication! It is strange to me but I think many of us really relate
to your experiences over the net. Thanks for sharing with us! Best
wishes and God speed.
From: "John Kemp"
Subject: way to row
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 18:04:04 -0000
love watching your progress and looking at the same sky you do! take care,
my three kids and my hub & i are amazed.
the Kemp family, Matthews NC
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 16:48:35 -0500
Subject: A prayer
No answer to this is necessary. I just wanted to let you know that I am
saying a prayer each night for you. I hope you complete your goal. We are
checking each day on your progess.
Hugs Jan and Harold
The person who rows the boat does not have time to rock it!!
From: "Jarboe, Dolores"
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 16:59:45 -0400
Tori, I work in the 600 W Main St. bldg. in OED. I want you to know
that we are all pulling for you. I admire your courage and will keep
you in my prayers not only to you reach France but until you are back
home safe. May the the Lord bless and watch over you. dolores
From: "jnelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: courageous voyage
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 14:54:30 -0000
I have read your letters to twenty-six students in my Minnesota college
classroom. We are working on goals and confidence and risk-taking. You
life has been a wonderful inspiration and we wish you the best in this
difficult endeavor. Judy Nelson and Itasca Community College students from
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 16:04:27 -0400
From: studio8 <email@example.com>
Subject: kingfish crew
"The human body can do so much then the heart and spirit must take
over." We are with you in spirit good luck from Becky Sharp and
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 13:23:14 -0500
From: Edwin Herndon <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Organization: Texas Mariners Cruising Association
Subject: Safe Passage
Tori & Victoria,
In behalf of our 600 members I wish you two ladies a safe passage
across the North Atlantic..
I have posted a link to your Adventure on the Texas Mariners Cruising
Association's web Page.
Ed Herndon , Commodore.
From: "Richard Stenton"
Subject: row row row yo boat
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 98 20:02:44 PDT
Keep up the good work matey
Hope you make it we know you will
Best wishes from Cyprus (Island in Mediteranean sea).
Helen, Liz and Laura!!!!!!!
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 10:35:11 -0400
From: Kris Micallef <email@example.com>
Subject: YOU GO GIRL!
We live on Hatteras Island and have been following your progress since
the begining. We just found your site on here and wanted to wish you all
the luck in the world. Keep it up!! God bless you!
From: "Bass, Steve (SBAS)"
Subject: TORI'S STATUS
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 07:19:23 -0700
Is there any word or update on Tori's status? I am concerned over her lack
of progress the last couple of days. Any information you could give would
From: "Dewees, Adelbert S" <Adelbert.Deweesfirstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: were watching & hoping
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 08:39:35 -0400
Go for it TORI! Were watching you around the clock @ kennedy space center
FL. we (the crane crew) are the crew that puts the space shuttle
components & payloads together ! GO GO GO!
Date sent: Thu, 25 Jun 1998 08:17:39 -0400
From: email@example.com (Walter McWhorter)
Heartfelt encouragement and best wishes from all of us here at Quest Outdoors in Louisville, KY. We're proud of your progress so far and wish you success in the remainder of your journey. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you each day. Good Luck!
Walter at Quest