September 28, 2014 Sailing, York River

Sailing Crazy


“Right out of college, I worked for the state of New Hampshire under Governor Mel Thomson. He was crazy. One time he shut down the entire state government so everyone could search for his favorite pen because he lost it. He found out the next day that his brother had inadvertently taken it off his desk… I’m hyper and walk fast, and one day I rounded the corner in a hall and accidentally ran right into Gov. Thomson. He was upset and wanted to know who would do that to him, but no one would give me up, thankfully… I hung up the phone on him once. We had strict orders back then not to accept any collect calls. He called in — collect — and I wouldn’t take the call. I was following policy. He was furious.” –Tammy Valley, now living in Durham, North Carolina, while sailing the York River with her friend Donna Holland


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