Friday, November 14, 2008

Kayak Name

After discussion with my grandfather and grandmother Joe and Pat Forrester(in the picture on the right), we decided on a name for my boat. My Storm GT's name will be "The Mary Agnes." Where did that come from? Well, it is a combination of both my grandmother and grandfather's mother's names. My grandpa's mother was "Mary" and my grandma's mothers name was "Agnes" and since they both are a direct linkage to the entire family my grandparents thought it would be a way to honor them. According to my grandparents both were very short women with a great amount of courage and worked very hard throughout their lives. Agnes was 5'1/2" and Mary was 5'1" and they were both born in 1896. I think that this will be a great name for my boat and I am excited that my grandparents had the opportunity to help me out with a name!

Here are some photos of the man who helped inspire the trip, Grandpa Joe Forrester



Well, back to the challenges of my surgery clerkship.......

2 comments:

Bill Hester said...

Great names and very nice site. Smooth journeys.

Whit said...

Man, I wish you luck. This is an epic trip and I will be following your blog. Great name for the boat. Very old timey nautical name. Safe travels.