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Linda Morgenstern-Robbins from Asheville NC wrote on September 9, 2011:
Dearest Suri and Haney,Bob and I send you the warmest hugs on the 10th anniverary of Nancy's passing. We tell the beautiful story of her loving, adventurous life to inspire others often. Love, Linda and Bob
Dearest Suri and Haney,
Bob and I send you the warmest hugs on the 10th anniverary of Nancy's passing. We tell the beautiful story of her loving, adventurous life to inspire others often. Love, Linda and Bob
Bill Knickerbocker wrote on September 9, 2011:
Hello- my name is Bill Knickerbocker, and on Septemebr 11th I was a resident at James Tower where Nancy lived. I also worked accross the street from the Trade Center at 2 World Financial Center. I will never forget the feeling when I walked in 101 West 90th a few days later and saw Nancy's missing poster hanging in the lobby. You see- among the many residents in that building, there was one at the time that stood out, and that was Nancy. This wasn't just because she always had her bike with her (a reminder that it was time to start working out), but more because she always seemed like such a happy, friendly person, always greeting a neighbor with a smile. Although at the time I didn't even know her by name (the extent of our conversations were limited to elevator and lobby small talk), I knew she... Read more
Hello- my name is Bill Knickerbocker, and on Septemebr 11th I was a resident at James Tower where Nancy lived. I also worked accross the street from the Trade Center at 2 World Financial Center. I will never forget the feeling when I walked in 101 West 90th a few days later and saw Nancy's missing poster hanging in the lobby. You see- among the many residents in that building, there was one at the time that stood out, and that was Nancy. This wasn't just because she always had her bike with her (a reminder that it was time to start working out), but more because she always seemed like such a happy, friendly person, always greeting a neighbor with a smile. Although at the time I didn't even know her by name (the extent of our conversations were limited to elevator and lobby small talk), I knew she was a special person that was loved by many. I recently found this tribute to her and know that I was right. On this 10th anniversary, I think and pray often about the victims and their families, and Nancy and those who loved her are at the top of the list. I hope that my entry provides some comfort for what you already know- that Nancy is still with us and will not be forgotten- even by an acquaintance that was lucky enough to call her neighbor.
God Bless,
Bill
Zev from RBS, Israel wrote on May 20, 2011:
I found a copy of the book lying around in a local shul here in Ramat Beit Shemesh and was much inspired by your daughter's life and her commitment to religion, may we merit the ultimate geula & techiyas hameisim speedily!!
I found a copy of the book lying around in a local shul here in Ramat Beit Shemesh and was much inspired by your daughter's life and her commitment to religion, may we merit the ultimate geula & techiyas hameisim speedily!!
Alison Kratish from Houston, TX wrote on May 2, 2011:
I have thought about Nancy often over the years. I have thought about how hard this must have been for her family, especially her parents. Tonight, as the death of Bin Laden is announced to the world, I find myself thinking about you all again and hoping that in some small way, a moment of peaceful satisfaction has helped in your healing process.
I have thought about Nancy often over the years. I have thought about how hard this must have been for her family, especially her parents. Tonight, as the death of Bin Laden is announced to the world, I find myself thinking about you all again and hoping that in some small way, a moment of peaceful satisfaction has helped in your healing process.
Rhoda Singer from Canada wrote on November 10, 2009:
Hi there.its Rhoda. I think about the both of you and Nancy on many occasions. It is so heartwarming to see all the good things that are being done LEILU NISHMAS CHANA PEREL.May you both have a lot of nachas from your wonderful family and a gezunta gebenchta year. All our warm wishes Rhoda and Yechiel.
Hi there.its Rhoda.

I think about the both of you and Nancy on many occasions. It is so heartwarming to see all the good things that are being done LEILU NISHMAS CHANA PEREL.May you both have a lot of nachas from your wonderful family and a gezunta gebenchta year.

All our warm wishes Rhoda and Yechiel.
Martha Morgenstern Soltesz from Portland, Oregon wrote on October 18, 2009:
Dear Suri and Hanie, It is so hard to believe it has been 8 years since this senseless tragedy happened. Time marches on but our thoughts and prayers are always with our loved ones. I have passed around the beautiful book you sent me to my family members and they all have been touched and inspired by this amazing book. It is a tribute to Nancy. Although I have never met you or Nancy, I have felt a kinship as we have the same last name. My family was from Lublin, Poland and from Minsk. So there is a chance we may be related. Whenever I feel a little down, I pick up the book and start reading it all over again. I get inspired and go out into the community and volunteer. It makes me feel so alive. Thank you for sending the book. It has changed my life.... Read more
Dear Suri and Hanie,
It is so hard to believe it has been 8 years since this senseless tragedy happened. Time marches on but our thoughts and prayers are always with our loved ones.
I have passed around the beautiful book you sent me to my family members and they all have been touched and inspired by this amazing book. It is a tribute to Nancy. Although I have never met you or Nancy, I have felt a kinship as we have the same last name. My family was from Lublin, Poland and from Minsk. So there is a chance we may be related. Whenever I feel a little down, I pick up the book and start reading it all over again. I get inspired and go out into the community and volunteer. It makes me feel so alive.
Thank you for sending the book. It has changed my life.

With warmest regards.
Martha Morgenstern Soltesz
Jane M Berger from NY, NY wrote on October 11, 2009:
Dear Suri & Haney,I missed seeing you and your beautiful family at the Nancy Morgenstern Memorial bike race this September. I was not bike racing, but running with my daughter, Lark! OY...the hills! I did a 5k running race in Nancy's honor on 9/6/2009 on Govenor's Island. Much to my delight I won my age group (womens 40+) The bibs were imprinted Jane Berger running in memory of her friend Nancy Morgenstern It was a thrill to hear our names called as I crossed the finish line. Nancy has always been inspiring to me in so many ways...in sports to race thru the pain! All the best Jane (Moloney) Berger"
Dear Suri & Haney,
I missed seeing you and your beautiful family at the Nancy Morgenstern Memorial bike race this September. I was not bike racing, but running with my daughter, Lark! OY...the hills! I did a 5k running race in Nancy's honor on 9/6/2009 on Govenor's Island. Much to my delight I won my age group (womens 40+) The bibs were imprinted Jane Berger running in memory of her friend Nancy Morgenstern It was a thrill to hear our names called as I crossed the finish line. Nancy has always been inspiring to me in so many ways...in sports to race thru the pain! All the best Jane (Moloney) Berger"
Douglas W. Hoehn wrote on November 6, 2008:
I found your link after reading a bicycle favorite blog, http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com. This is a favorite bicycle site visited by bicyclist all over the country. That article is still up on the site. It featured the authors visit to ground zero, and he saw the picture of Nancy and published, hoping that someone could shed some light on her. It did not take long for the information to be put on the blog. After I saw that picture of Nancy and that all embracing smile, I knew that I must know more. I read most of the site about her and now have it as one of my favorites. The testimonies and especially the Torah Perspective was so thoughtfully written and brings a greater understanding of how special Nancy was. I am learning from her. This is also a personal message for me. I live in Somerset PA. On 9-11 United... Read more
I found your link after reading a bicycle favorite blog, http://cozybeehive.blogspot.com. This is a favorite bicycle site visited by bicyclist all over the country. That article is still up on the site. It featured the authors visit to ground zero, and he saw the picture of Nancy and published, hoping that someone could shed some light on her. It did not take long for the information to be put on the blog. After I saw that picture of Nancy and that all embracing smile, I knew that I must know more. I read most of the site about her and now have it as one of my favorites. The testimonies and especially the Torah Perspective was so thoughtfully written and brings a greater understanding of how special Nancy was. I am learning from her.

This is also a personal message for me. I live in Somerset PA. On 9-11 United flight 93 went down near here and with the aircraft traveling 450 MPH all the local people I know were 8 Seconds from death depending on how the aircraft tracked. A temporarily memorial site is set up at the crash site near Shanksville Somerset County PA. My oldest son also lived in Arlington VA at the time so it felt as if my family was under attack.

I am an avid bicyclist. I follow the racing scene and also participate in bicycle tours every year as active vacations. Many people in this area also ski as Seven Springs and Hidden Valley ski resorts are in our county. Ski is also a way of life for me. But how Nancy practiced her active lifestyle is a true inspiration so I have requested this book to share with both my sons and their wives. The oldest now lives in Cincinnati and the youngest in Rockaway NJ. That picture of Nancy is a true blessing to everyone that sees it."
Mindy from LA, Ca. wrote on September 12, 2008:
I am thinking of all of you today, as always. She remains forever in our hearts.
I am thinking of all of you today, as always. She remains forever in our hearts.
Jenny Olbrich from Brooklyn wrote on September 11, 2007:
I am thinking of you all today and remembering how amazing your daughter was.Be safe
I am thinking of you all today and remembering how amazing your daughter was.

Be safe
Patty Passetto from Lee, MA wrote on September 6, 2007:
Dear Nancy's Parents and Family, I am an USA Cycling Official from Massachusetts and a few years back I received Nancy's Book at the fall race in her memory and started to read it before the start of the race at Harrimann State Park. I was really touched by the way the letters to you helped me see the Nancy you raised and loved, as I had not meet her.
Dear Nancy's Parents and Family,

I am an USA Cycling Official from Massachusetts and a few years back I received Nancy's Book at the fall race in her memory and started to read it before the start of the race at Harrimann State Park. I was really touched by the way the letters to you helped me see the Nancy you raised and loved, as I had not meet her.
Mindy (Elfenbein) Treitel from Los Angeles, CA. wrote on September 17, 2006:
Dear Suri & Haney & Tzivi,I'm sorry I couldn't be with you on 9/11 this year but I was thinking of you the whole day and how it all feels like yesterday. Nancy is still very much alive in our hearts and not a day goes by that I do not think of her. She would laugh that great laugh of hers if she knew I got married & had moved to California! But I'm sure she does, and I'm sure she watches all of us everyday. We all talk about her and quote her often. Speaking with Tzivi and you always comforts me. Love Mindy
Dear Suri & Haney & Tzivi,

I'm sorry I couldn't be with you on 9/11 this year but I was thinking of you the whole day and how it all feels like yesterday. Nancy is still very much alive in our hearts and not a day goes by that I do not think of her. She would laugh that great laugh of hers if she knew I got married & had moved to California! But I'm sure she does, and I'm sure she watches all of us everyday. We all talk about her and quote her often. Speaking with Tzivi and you always comforts me.

Love Mindy
Avigail Wonder from Australia wrote on September 13, 2006:
I saw a link to this site on a forum. The testimonies and your love for your daughter are so moving. I read your letter to Nancy and had tears pouring down my face. Though I was far away in Israel on 9/11 and though I live so far away now in Australia, your pain is real and palpable.BUt what shines through is a remarkable person who you were lucky to know.May Hashem send you true comfort and reunite you and Nancy with the coming of Moshiach.
I saw a link to this site on a forum. The testimonies and your love for your daughter are so moving. I read your letter to Nancy and had tears pouring down my face.

Though I was far away in Israel on 9/11 and though I live so far away now in Australia, your pain is real and palpable.

BUt what shines through is a remarkable person who you were lucky to know.

May Hashem send you true comfort and reunite you and Nancy with the coming of Moshiach.
Grant Barnes from Los Angeles wrote on September 12, 2006:
September 12, 2006. At last night's memorial service at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the attendees were asked to take one of almost 3000 candles, each marked with a name of someone lost on Sept. 11. I was honored to be able to light a candle identified with Nancy's name and thus to remember someone I hadn't known before, and to keep her memory treasured. Your website allowed me to know more about her, and her family and friends will be regularly in my thoughts now. As Lincoln concluded his Gettysburg speech, It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ó that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for... Read more
September 12, 2006. At last night's memorial service at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the attendees were asked to take one of almost 3000 candles, each marked with a name of someone lost on Sept. 11. I was honored to be able to light a candle identified with Nancy's name and thus to remember someone I hadn't known before, and to keep her memory treasured. Your website allowed me to know more about her, and her family and friends will be regularly in my thoughts now. As Lincoln concluded his Gettysburg speech, It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us ó that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion ó that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain ó that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom ó and that government of the people by the people for the people shall not perish from the earth. It may not intuitively seem that Nancy was a fighter on that day in the sense Lincoln intended at Gettysburg but I know she fought for her life against forces of utmost evil and that simply living her and our very existence then and now is the best fight we can do in the face of that evil. I intend to honor her permanent home in Israel the next time I go. In deepest sadness for her and the other nearly 3000 souls lost on Sept. 11 Grant Barnes Los Angeles "
Mark Schiff wrote on September 12, 2006:
To Nancy's Family,I am an only child but I always wanted a sister or a brother. If I could have had a sister I would have wanted her to be just like Nancy. I never met Nancy but I miss her. Thank you God for letting us have Nancy for the short while we had her.
To Nancy's Family,
I am an only child but I always wanted a sister or a brother. If I could have had a sister I would have wanted her to be just like Nancy. I never met Nancy but I miss her. Thank you God for letting us have Nancy for the short while we had her.