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I wish you the best of luck on your ride. I am originally from Kearney, Nebraska and now live in Kansas. (I am still a Cornhusker! J ) I rode on the Border Raiders Ride (www.borderraiders.com) in June. We left Lawrence, KS and went up to Fall City, NE and Syracuse, NE. I wanted to give you a “heads up” that that area along the borders of NE, KS and MO is very hilly! I wish I were able to ride the whole ride with you!
Best of Luck!
Assistant to Humanities, Social and Behavioral Science
Cloud County Community College
Congratulations on your plans. I have two grandson’s living in Wahoo, Jack and Will Mortensen, ages 3 and 1 respectively who will benefit from your fund raiser. I am also 71 and ride quite a bit, mostly trails and club rides in Omaha.
Best wishes and I will check out your donation page.
Ronald A. Mortensen
Hi Patricia - I was
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Just met Gabriel at a meeting and he told me about you and your ride. I was an avid rider up until a bad accident five years ago but still ride -- just not the distances I used to. Had I known about your ride earlier I would have asked to join you. I'm curious about how many miles you do a day -- perhaps I could still come for part of it. Does it require a certain amount of money to participate?
Gabriel's description of you thrilled me and I look forward to meeting you. It is so encouraging to find a woman your age doing so much -- that is my goal -- to not stop participating in the things I love just because I am getting older. You look beautiful and sound so accomplished -- I wish you the best of luck in Atlantic City. I just semi-retired (in fact right now I am not working at all) so could leave at a moment's notice. However, if it doesn't work out for this year I hope to be able to join you for a ride someday.
Again, best wishes. And you know as they say behind every great woman there is a great man -- and certainly Gabriel is just that.
We read the article in yesterday's paper about your new cycling event, and wanted to wish you all the best of luck! Hopefully this time you won't have any car problems!
Jolinda & Patrizio
Good luck on all your endeavors! I loved hearing La Malaguena. It is one of my favorite songs, and I understand it is one of the most difficult to play/sing! I have a good feeling about all of this!
Patricia - congrats on your upcoming bicycle journey! I will not be in attendance at this year's Nationals, although I would LOVE to be there. Expenses far exceed my budget!
Keep in touch!
Ms. Senior Nevada 2006
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Thank you for the pictures. We will follow your trip intently. We wish we were riding with you. God’s speed.
Bob & Dottye
You go Patricia you are fantastic!!! Hi to Gabriel too I am writing you from Italy San Giovanni Rotundo, the shrine of Padre Pio -- having a great time with group of 27 people -- tomorrow on to Sorrento - God Bless and be careful and have fun !! Love in Christ, Fr Vaughn
So wonderful! We support Patricia and Gabe 100000%!
Valerie Rodriguez and family
Dear Patricia. Great gobs of good luck. To Gabriel: the Sheryl contact by phone prayer gave humor, joy and excitement to our morning meeting. Before you get to someplace like Jefferson City contact a local office and get ye to a meeting. If Tony is not too tired take him to a meeting too! Our whole meeting is with you and Patricia on the ride of the century. Love, Gardiner.
Stay strong, stay steady, stay spiritual and look for the Pot of Gold at the end of the rainbow.
Hugs, Marilyn, (Ms. Sr. California pageant Director)
Hello beautiful, it’s your queen mum in Santa Barbara. We all are so proud of you.
Stay safe and we need to have you back talking to the group in January. My house is opened up to you always.
Stay safe and make sure you take good care of Gabe.
Love, JoAnn (and Dennis too)
I received information from Pinky O'Neil about your amazing journey to compete in the Ms. Sr. America Pageant and raising funds for scholarships for your High School. You are truly an inspiration to me and to others. She said you would be coming through my area tomorrow and was wondering what time you may be coming through Christiansburg, VA? I was first runner-up in the MS SR Virginia pageant this year and would love to meet you but my schedule tomorrow is very busy so may not be able to work something out. I have to work tomorrow as well as attend a festival our church is involved with and my class reunion that I am in charge of is also tomorrow early evening. Let me know of your schedule and I will see if anything will work. Again, you are truly an inspiration
Hi Sis: We think about you every day and keep checking on you to see just where you are. Keep safe and stay well. We are looking forward to your reaching Atlantic City. Know you will! Love, Dana and Bill
My husband and I want to contribute to the music scholarship at Wahoo High School that Patricia is riding for. I, too, am a graduate of Wahoo High School--Dana Jean Eliason, Class of 1941. In fact, Patricia and I are sisters. We are following her ride via the computer and phone.
Bill and Dana Noyes
The Santa Barbara Belles with a Mission Red Hat Society
To Our Bicycling Queen Sister,
We’re riding (lightly) on your handlebars and rooting for you every mile of the way to Atlantic City. Our red hats are waving you on to be Ms. Senior America 2008. Go Patricia!
You go girl and get the crown!
Dr. A. Gardiner Lowell
Amazing work for health and fitness. Our country needs so much in this age of childhood obesity. In addition, Patricia Starr is herself a concert level musician so what could be more natural than her effort for a music scholarship!
Terry & Yvonne Peddley
We love you Patricia…you are awesome!
Dick & Phyllis Nielsen
We’ll look for you as we cycle the KATY trail. Our very best wishes are with you every turn of the wheel.
Willie & Betty Knuth
Dear Patricia, I’m thinking of you on the eve of your trip and hope it goes very well for you. Will be praying for you to have a safe trip. Why don’t you come see us sometimes when you are in Nebraska. Call us!
Al Reichel Jr.
Gabe & Patricia are long time personal friends. She’s worth a million a mile, but alas, I haven’t hit the jackpot yet. I pray for her safety and goal of being Ms. Senior USA 2008. Go-Girl-Go!
You shine as usual. Have fun on a great ride. Miss you too!
Hello Patricia, Happy pedaling! Steer clear of tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes and too much sun. Good luck! We’ll follow you via computer. Best wishes to you and your whole entourage!
Way to go Patricia! You’re an example for all of us!
Cousin Ed & Karyl
You go girl!
We met Patricia and were so impressed with her venture. She is an inspiration not only to senior women, but to all women. What energy she and her crew have. We wish her the best in her journey to Atlanta and meeting her goal to raise money for the Wahoo High School Music Department. Bike on Patricia!
Bear Cove Enterprizes, LLP
Cheers, best wishes and than you for helping the Wahoo High musicians.
Wilma Wallin Sagers
Karen & Richard Pendergrass
Our whole neighborhood in Santa Barbara is so proud of you. You are such an inspiration Patricia! Glad to help in your cause.
Patricia and Gabriel are pure inspiration! Love you both!
Dear Ms. Senior California 2006, Keep those wheels turning for Wahoo!Marilyn Kohler
Thanks to Patricia for her efforts to promote music education at Wahoo High school. Kathleen Vrana
Go Patricia! We are rooting for you from Santa Barbara!
Harold & Barbara Mishkin
Patricia we are praying for a safe trip and we hope you will be Ms Senior America. We passed your book to Winnie and Betty and they will read it and pass it on. It is wonderful you have Gabriel to support you. We will miss you when you return to Wahoo as we will be in Texas. We have enjoyed reading about your adventures every day. You are blessed with many special talents.
Good luck and God Bless.
Robe and Donna Eliason
HOORAY FOR YOU .I HAD NO DOUBT THAT YOU WOULD GO ALL THE WAY. WE HAD PRAYERS FOR YOU AT THE CHURCH. FANTASTIC IS HARDLY THE WORD TO DESCRIBE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE.. MANY PRAYERS FOR YOU THIS SUNDAY AS YOU GO AHEAD WITH YOUR MANY GOALS. BLESS YOU AND GAB. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL YOU RETURN TO SANTA BARBARA TO SEE EACH OTHER AGAIN. I AM HOLDING UP WELL. HEART SPECIALIST WAS HAPPY WITH MY PROGRESS. AS WE SAY IN SWEDISH HAR DET SO BRA OCH EN MYCKET STOR PUSS OCH KRAM.
OLE AMD DON
Oh, aren't you gonna be doing this bike trip every year for the next 10
Bravo Patricia!!! I never had any doubt you'd make it with bells on your
Hi Gabe and Patricia,
You have been steadily in our thoughts, hope things go well in Atlantic City. You're a queen ---- even if they don't judge you so! !!! We are away for 3 weeks now.
Happy hunting with the contest!
Ross and Murray.
Amazing! You go girl! You've got my vote. I wonder if you can go down Guniess Book of Records!
WE ARE SO PROUD THAT OUR COUSIN IS IN THE TOP 5 FINALISTS FOR MS. SR. AMERICA !!!
ENJOY YOUR TIME IN THE BIG RED STATE!!
I bet no one else “biked” to the contest. Enjoy a well-deserved break!
Your proud cousins, Ed and Karyl
Hearing about all your adventures and seeing all the pictures really makes me proud of you and your accomplishments. I hope we get a chance to see you before you head back to CA.
Midland Lutheran College
Wow, what exciting news – I am so thrilled for Patricia…she should be very proud of her accomplishments! I bet you both are exhausted. Won’t it be wonderful to return to the comfort of your cozy home in Wahoo?! When you get settled, if you plan to be in Fremont anytime over the next few weeks, please allow us to treat you to lunch so we can celebrate. I’ll wait to hear from you.
Thanks and again, congrats!
Hi Gabe :
Thank you for Pat´s beautifull pictures. I wish her luck
and you please keep going :
GOD GRANT YOU THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE THE COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS I CAN & THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE"
Saludos y besos
(from Gabriels Aunti in Mexico City)
What a good job you are doing Patricia! Such a wonderful spirit!
Way to go…Thank you!Mocha K’s
Dear Patricia, Congratulations on a job well done!!! Cheers!Ardes Oakeson Zakovec (second cousin)
In honor of my dear friends Patricia & Gabriel. What a fantastic woman and friend…God Bless you! Ole Olausson
What a wonderful inspiration you are to all our “elegant” ladies! My prayers go with you for a safe journey!
Love, Fannie Curro, Ms. Sr. Santa Clara 2008p.s. We had a marvelous production in Westminster for the state pageant…everyone came out a winner!
Patricia Eliason Starr was a sorority sister at Nebraska Wesleyan University in the late fifties. I feel very privileged that I played in the trombone section of the band with Patricia. I can still hear her Warsaw Concerto on the piano with the band accompaniment. I can also still hear her organ music that she played at my wedding in 1958~fifty years ago July 20, 1958.
Wahoo Public Schools music department has to feel very fortunate to have a supporter such as Pat, Gabriel & Tony. Many school districts need this kind of support from the public.
Sincerely, Rod & Sandra Sindt
Been following you day to day via computer. Congratulations on making it to your destination—how exciting! Wishing you lots of luck in the pagent. Know you will go far. See you when you get back to Wahoo.
Love, Harold & Joyce (fellow WHS Classmate)
From a former Wahoo resident
Patricia, Congratulations and good luck!
Love Ya Patricia!
Lee & Dica Chipperfield
Congratulations on such success!
What a Gal! I admire what you do for the field of music. But please stop poking me with your trombone slide during PTB practice!!!
Patricia, I wrote a check for your great cause on September 19th, but I'm just now getting it sent from many miles from home. I have really enjoyed following your tedious but thrilling experiences on wheels and on the stage. I'm always telling friends and relatives to check out your website, that they will not believe this talented lady is my age, and that I graduated from high school with her. I want to buy your book when it comes off the press. I appreciate and admire you. Love to you and Gabriel!
Great Job! You're an amazing person. Keep up the good work. Your so full of energy and spirit.
Real Estate Unlimited, Tim Shanahan
This beautiful woman is awesome!
Dear Patricia, Not only are you an amazingly sweet person but your an amazing aspiration to all of us. "You Go Girl!"
Love, Julie Whitton
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