Friday, August 19, 2005

Senior Bachelor/Oprah-Thursday, August 25

I just went to Oprah's website and found out that the Senior Bachelor segment which was broadcast on April 27, will be re-run next Thursday, August 25. It is the last segment that day. While on the one hand I realize I will be nuts again for about 2 weeks, this certainly will help to Promote "The Cause" which I don't have to re-tell for you sharp-eyed and sharp-eared bloggers!! That's for sure! I have no plans to change the submission cut-off date of September 16, nor the planned departure date, which as of today is right after Thanksgiving. I will be sending a Newsletter out about this on Monday. Have a good weekend and try to watch NBC for the AVP Manhattan Beach Volleyball Tournament this Saturday and Sunday afternoon. Richard Roe


Phyl said...

Wey Hey ........ I'm the first for the first time and if you delete this Richard ... the HITMAN will deffo be on his way *LOL*.

Wonder why they're re-running it now. We, on this side of the Atlantic, won't see it for some months so good luck with the mania/fallout ;)

Ciao .. Phyl

Friday, August 19, 2005 7:10:22 PM  
Phyl said...

p.s. I know ... it's the madness of the full moon ... affects everyone :)

Friday, August 19, 2005 7:14:12 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

I'm blogging in so my picture gets to be near the top for awhile, heh heh. I tried dating tonite 'cause I like to keep in practice but found myself anxious to get home and set up my new wireless connection. Uh oh, it's that addiction thing!

Friday, August 19, 2005 7:42:01 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Here's to the Full Moon Owwwwww:)
In the Hebrew Calender starting tonight is The Day Of Love
tomorow/Saturday very powerful Soulmate Energy. In Israel the Women and Men dress in White on this day hoping to attract their Beshert/Soulmate ( Beshert/Hebrew word for Destiny) It is THE most POSITIVE ENERGY DAY of the year!
Just thought it appropriate to share this considering it is Full Moon and Romantic Soulmate Energy!
Ditto to 'Romance And Adventure'
and as the song goes 'Love is A Many Splendid Thing'

from the incurable romantic
'out of africa'
Senior bachelorette:)
p.s. thanks for the tip re. The Senior Bachelor repeat on Oprah August 25th!

Friday, August 19, 2005 7:56:42 PM  
HeiressChild said...

hi richard, ladies,
just checking in before i check out - for some sleep, that is. thanx for the heads up about oprah next week. will watch to refresh my memory.

thanx "linda in tucson". now i don't feel so guilty about my addiction. will put this on my list along with breyers sherbert.

Friday, August 19, 2005 8:18:42 PM  
Anonymous said...

A Nonny Mous who loves to travel

Hey has anyone heard from OnryNurse, Linda, who had surgery today. Linda...I held you in my prayers today. Hope you are doing fine, not in too much pain. Be Well

Friday, August 19, 2005 8:30:31 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
Thanks, Richard, for the update on the rerun of Oprah Show. I did not see the original so I am most anxious to see the rerun. Heck, it's only gonna create a new set of followers. Sheesh. What a guy! Maybe it's heaven on earth and you are our new cult leader! Silly ole me.........

Friday, August 19, 2005 8:43:36 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

PhylIn the US they do reruns all summer long on all programs. I guess it gives the stars a chance to have a vacation.

Hmmmmmmmmmm is there a full moon, gotta go look. GAWD I'm such a goober. Can you imagine, I would think that the moon would be different over here. Daaaaaa! Sometimes I wonder about myself.LOL

LindaLinda will you email me and let me know what equipment your bringing again.

I am really addicted too, Linda. This weekend I've got to get some work done though.

Friday, August 19, 2005 9:32:28 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

I will for sure be watching the rerun. I remember exactly the day I saw it the first time. It felt so serendipitous! I signed up for the newsletter that day, and had my video to you within 72 hours.
It was the week or so before mothers day and I got 2 dozen roses a few days later....I am such a weirdo, I thought for sure they were from you and there was gonna be a note like "I don't need to search any further" I actually had a pang of disappointment that they were from my kids! Oh brother.

I have come to realize that this journey for me may not be about connecting with you after all (I probably had too good hair in my video and you figured I'd be high maintenance, heh heh). Anyway, perhaps it's about the other connections I am making and the unkown places they will lead.

I'm still gonna meet you though, and you're going to feel a rush!

Friday, August 19, 2005 9:54:19 PM  
Anonymous said...

"In the Hebrew Calender...
TOMORROW/Saturday, very powerful SOULMATE ENERGY (in Israel the Women and Men dress in White on this day hoping to attract their Beshert/Soulmate... Beshert/Hebrew word for Destiny)...

Friday, August 19, 2005 10:45:29 PM  
soft_rain said...

Love is ......

Love is A slow kiss goodnight.

It is anticipation.

Love is An imperfection in yourself not bothering you.

It is acceptance.

Love is

passing up an opportunity because the time is just not right... yet.

It is patience.

Love is A back massage that starts above the hairline and
ends around the innersoles.

It is exploration.

Love is Not having to say,"Let’s make love",because you know
what the other person wants.

It is understanding.

It is consideration.

Love is Both of you remembering protection.

It is responsibility.

Love is Saying the perfect phrase to make a solemn embrace dissolve into giggles.

It is humor.

Love is Reviewing the damage to your living room and realizing personal effects are strewn in a clockwise pattern from the front door to the bedroom.

It is desire.

Love is seeing what your lover really looks like for the first time.

It is truth.

Love is Knowing what time it is and not caring.

It is joy.

Love is The arms around you tightening their embrace.

It is ecstasy.

Love is Seeing a new side of a person you thought you knew.

It is renewal.

Love is telling a person if you have to leave, you will let them sleep, and being told they would rather be awakened.

It is tenderness.

Love is waking up to find the subject of the dream you were having asleep on your shoulder.

It is where fantasy meets reality.

Love is being there to wake your lover. Slowly.

It is sensuousness.

Love is belatedly knowing why you
bothered to buy a queen-size bed three years ago.

It is practicality.

Love is two people only taking up a third of a queen-size bed.

It is closeness.

Love is knowing you gave the extra set of keys to the right person.

It is trust.

Love is saying goodbye and
knowing you will be back by mutual consent.

It is faith.

Love is stretching your arms and discovering the real meaning of the word "sore".

It is a lesson in human frailty.

Love is Opening your medicine cabinet and finding your toothpaste turned into a pretzel.

It is adaptation.

Love is Sitting at the window,looking out and remembering whom you were the night before.

It is reflection.

Love is Hearing the weather forecast for a winter storm and wishing you could spend it in
bed with your lover.

It is loneliness.

Love is Stories that will never be told.

It is personal.

Love is a slow kiss goodnight.

Love is sharing this with allyour friends.

To Richard

I will be wearing white today.

To Dream Weaver,Thanks for sharing.

Friday, August 19, 2005 11:30:10 PM  
soft_rain said...


To all the other ladies

Hey! lets all wear white today.

Nite Nite

Friday, August 19, 2005 11:39:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

Not many years ago, the intelligence quotient, or IQ, was seen as a strong indicator of the level of success one could attain in life. The standard IQ test measured raw intelligence, including abilities such as logic and reasoning skills, reading, writing, and analyzing. Research, however, soon proved that the IQ could not predict academic and professional performance as had once been thought. There was another element involved: emotional intelligence, also known as the EQ. Emotional intelligence measures one's understanding of emotions, the ability to empathize and work with others, and manage under stress. IQ seldom changes and most people fall into the top 10% of intellectual intelligence, while EQ can change through self-discipline or a profound experience. Nonetheless, they function in tandem and are both important to personal development and success.

If IQ defines how smart you are, EQ determines how you use that blessing. Individuals with high EQ's are better equipped to make use of their cognitive abilities. They are often chosen for advancement in their professions or volunteer experiences because they possess the ability to inspire people to action and to make others feel more confident. People with high IQ's but low EQ's sometimes sabotage themselves because they are unable to relate to their peers, cannot handle stress constructively, and find emotional connections difficult to maintain. Developing your EQ can help you access your innate intelligence and amplify your empathy, which can lead to career advancement and better relationships. Practice embracing your uniqueness and the uniqueness of others, expressing your feelings and interpreting those of your friends and family, and being decisive - all of which can help boost your EQ.

Experts say that a heightened EQ can bring happiness because it lets you focus on feelings as well as facts, whereas the IQ is concerned with logic. A strong EQ also makes you more able to access the benefits of your IQ because it takes both to build a successful career, strong relationships, and a fulfilling life.

Peace to ALL...

Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:32:47 AM  
Anonymous said...


Hello RR, Ladies,
I will put my name at the top so you don't get scrollitis!

Thanks Richard for the info on Oprah. I will watch it. I could not do my video last week-end and it is raining this week-end. I am taking a week vacation at the end of the month so I'll go with the flow. When the time is right, it will be done. I have learned not to force this kind of happening.

THanks Soft Rain. I like that. I'll copy it and send it to my friends.

Thanks Ella, I love what the experts are saying and will speak from the experential side. As I worked on my EQ from a spiritual approach, each step I take bring me closer to serenity and happiness. When Jean Haner gave me a CHinese face rading at her workshop in front of the class last month. She said to the class: She can ask her co-workers to do whatever she wants then to do and they will even be eager to do it. We all laughed and then I realized that it was true. It is all in the way I ask according to whom I am talking to. I have the ability to feel/see/hear beyond the words and read body language.

Don't get me wrong I am not perfect! or I would not be on this beautiful planet. I am still a work in progress, eh!eh! and enjoying the ride.

Keep them coming. Bella Ella

Frenchie aka Myriam

Saturday, August 20, 2005 5:38:49 AM  
gold&spice said...

IQ & EQ, very well put. Yes that is quite logical and does correspond to my personal observations over time. Emotional awareness, emotions cause and direction is profoundly the responsibility of each person and should be monitored and correctly channeled according to each individuals introspection. Empathy, something I learned in drama class as a teen, is certainly a trait that should be used daily, a subconcious perspective that allows us to be cordial and helpful to those in our sphere. Relationships propel our decisions and actions and an awareness of what constitutes each relationship gives us the opportunity to determine the outcome.
"Positive Energy Day!" Great, does feel so.

Richard, best wishes for a joyous day. Time frame for events,(aaattt last)good. Ladies have a wonderful time in MB, I will be thinking of the fun you all are sure to have. If he parties out east I will attend. What smart, socialable fun women, RR will be in bliss.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:16:47 AM  
Anonymous said...

Goodmorning Richard and Ladies,

I have not posted on the blog in quite sometime, but after reading Soft Rain and Anon about IQ and EQ, felt compelled to do so.

I still have tears in my eyes reading your post Soft Rain about love, it was beautiful and I find so true, particularly at this time in our lives.

Anon, very interesting and thought provoking about the EQ factor. I would rather have a person in my life who is empathetic and can feel than one who is super inteligent and cannot understand other situations.

I hope to meet many of you in MB and think it will be a great fun time.

In closing, Richard, thank you for awakening something in all of us. Will be watching volleyball today and taping Oprah next week.


Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:53:33 AM  
onrynurse said...

Will sure be wating Miss Oprah on Thure.....And You...of course!! Cant thing ,,,,groggy!! You are the object of all our hearts....ya know!!
Can't wait fot Chicago!!!!!
Will watch volleyball today,,,,will we see you in the crowd???

Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:48:28 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

OnryNurseThe bloggettes have been worried about you. How ya feeling today? Everything go OK with the surgery?

Hugs Suzanne

Saturday, August 20, 2005 8:51:39 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Thank you, Ladies, for all your wonderful kind words and support. "Soft Rain" that was beautiful and reminds us all why we are here-- with all of our dreams, hopes, fears and love. As you can see from the blog and I see from the email RSVPs the "Meet the Senior Bachelor Tour" is not all about me-- it is really all about you. As I am learning about all the many fantastic mature women in the world, I think you are learning about them as well. I knew "you" were out there but was just not meeting "you". Now we all get to meet each other- get to know and learn from each other. The Canadian Blogette and her wonderful travels and beautifully creative jewelry, Desertflower's limitless energy and support, BNDC's encouragement and offer to help with technical issues-- and to think we did not know each other a mere month or so ago. (Sorry if I left some of you out- time is pressing...) Off to the Volleyball finals with one of my sons and grandkids and then back to the tapes!! I like the idea of this being the most positive day of the year for soulmates... RR

Saturday, August 20, 2005 8:55:17 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Eleven more Days To Go!!!!

I'm so excited! LOL

Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:11:55 AM  
NancyinOhio said...


I'm new to posting on this blog, though I've been reading for awhile. The excitement about the MB meet & greet has me interested in possibly going to the (tentative) one in Chicago. I haven't sent in my materials yet, but am working on them as the deadline nears.

I hope to get to know everyone through this medium. I've been to some of the other blogs, but haven't posted, and don't have one of my own at this time.


Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:22:11 AM  
leslie said...

and I can't hide it! I'm about to lose control and I think I like it!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:22:37 AM  
ceesoo said...

For the curious -- we have 15 known Blogettes going to MB and a couple others still deciding. WHo knows how many unknowns is anybody's guess!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:26:36 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Linda, dear OnrynurseGlad to read you back among us! Do let us know how you're doing!
I'm between games of tennis, and stopped home for lunch. Will be going back for another match and our big "Caribbean Night" dinner/dance!! The club looks good! Hope the rain holds off!

Not having anything pithy, deep and meaningful to contribut (YES, the full moon has been fantastic! It's the only celestial body you can really see in NYC!), I thought I'd contribut this little "funny" for all to enjoy!

On their wedding night, the young bride approached her new husband and asked for $20.00 for their first lovemaking encounter. In his highly aroused state her husband readily agreed. This scenario was repeated each time they made love, for the next 30 years, with him thinking that it was a cute way for her to afford new clothes and other incidentals that she needed.

Arriving home around noon one day, she was surprised to find her husband at home in a very drunken state. During the next few minutes, he explained his employer was going through a process of corporate downsizing,and he had been retrenched. It was unlikely that, at the age of 55 he'd be able to find another position that paid anywhere near what he'd been earning, and therefore, they were financially ruined.

Calmly, his wife handed him a bank book which showed thirty years of deposits and interest totaling nearly $1 million. Then she showed him certificates of deposits issued by the bank which were worth over $2 million, and informed him that they were one of the largest depositors in the bank. She explained that for the 30 years she had charged him for sex, these holdings had multiplied and these were the results of her savings and investments.

Faced with evidence of cash and investments worth over $3 million, her husband was so astounded he could barely speak, but finally he found his voice and blurted out, "If I'd had any idea what you were doing, I would have given you all my business!"

That's when she shot him.

You know, sometimes men just don't know when to keep their mouths shut...

Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:46:51 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard...'Party Animal' :)
'soft rain' you did it again, made me cry when reading your writing on LOVE, so much so that my vision became blurry whilst reading it! I too am wearing White today :) Thank you for being the sensitive person that you are, I love reading your messages on the Blog :)
Happy 'Day Of Love' to ALL of us
Ricardo I am going to see if I can spot you and your buddies wearing Senior Bachelor T-Shirts on the beach at the Vollyeball Tournament today! :) You will attract a lot of attention for sure:) what FUN!
Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette :)
L'Chaim.....Cheers....Prost...Salut.....Chin Chin....To Romance And Adventure!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:08:26 AM  
leslie said...

Ugliest Dog Makes Up For Looks With Loyalty

An article in the paper today tells the story of a dog with fleshy, potato-chip ears, small patches of white on his head, a hairless frame littered with blackheads, brown warts, and moles complete with a large hernia lump on his hind quarters. His right eye is reddish-purple from cataracts and the left eye is milky white.

"Sam," even though unattractive, expects to be treated like royalty. In return, he is the most loyal dog the owner has ever had and gives her unconditional love.

So, let's all look on the inside where "true beauty" lies rather than on the outer surface where the "lies" can hide the ugliness within.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:13:32 AM  
Anonymous said...

Howdy 'gain Richard!
FULL MOON BESHERT "ella" nice to see you again too, interesting and thought provoking posting, mmm EQ, fascinating stuff! Always sometin' new to learn! The energy is amazing today, listening to my favourite Love Songs....Lena Horne.......Alicia Keyes.....Nat King Cole....Ella Fitzgerald....Etta James singin' 'At Last My Love Has Come Along, My Lonely Days Are Over' da da da da da da da da:)
Keep Smiling :)
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. remember to have FUN, Life is what you make of it! LOVE RULES!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:24:41 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

ForestHills I love the joke. My sister told me one the other day - I'll share it when we get together at the ole meeting hole there in MB with your Mr. Romancing the Roe.

Hugs Suzanne

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:29:05 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

SOFT-RAIN that was so beautiful and has brought the Blog back to what it should be. Full Moon and white can you beat it?

RICHARD - I can't believe I've never been to a Volleyball Tourney being the beach bum that I am. That's a must on my list of things to do.

I'm spending 3 days in MH beach and 4 in Laguna when I come down because I can never get enough of CA Beach. My ashes are to be spread at NewPort and my daughters tells me if I'm not nice
she'll spread them on the OR beach and I'll always be cold!! Bad child.

Have fun today and we'll look for you.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:29:24 AM  
bdnc said...

Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor


Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:33:11 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hey Richard, I will be watching the re-run on August 25 with my friends who have been encouraging me each step of the way to continue along with you on this journey. I remember the first time I saw you on the show. I usually see myself as a viewer and not a participant, but some how I knew right off that I had a place in this adventure. I've been reading the bloggers messages as often as I can. As a result, I have been encouraged by the human wormth and empathy shown by some of the ladies who are blogging on a regular basis. I have been praying each day for you and the ladies involved. My wish is that the goodness and love that is in the nature of us all will reflect itself to someone who had given up on having fun and meeting other people who are willing to support them in their need to be connected. M.M. Corbett

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:35:32 AM  
bdnc said...

Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor

I mean "ZEE COMMENT" ? or something like that... am so busy lately, my mind's in the pardon me sire!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:35:51 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

Richard & Ladies,
I want to share this with you.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE a set of screwdrivers, a cordless, drill, and black lace bra....

A WOMEN SHOULD ...a friend who always makes her laugh...
and one who lets her cry...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... a good piece of furniture not previously owned be anyone else in her family...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her quests feel honored...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... feeling of control over her destiny...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW... how to fall in love without losing herself...


A WOMEN SHOULD ...when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...that her childhook may not have been perfect..but it's over...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...what she would and would'nt do for love or more...

A WOMEN SHOULD to live alone...even if she doesn't like it...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...whom she can trusts, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...what she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and a year...

Have a great day,

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:03:01 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

Richard & Ladies,
I want to share this with you.

A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE a set of screwdrivers, a cordless, drill, and black lace bra....

A WOMEN SHOULD ...a friend who always makes her laugh...
and one who lets her cry...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... a good piece of furniture not previously owned be anyone else in her family...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... eight matching plates, wine glasses with stems, and a recipe for a meal that will make her quests feel honored...

A WOMEN SHOULD HAVE... feeling of control over her destiny...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW... how to fall in love without losing herself...


A WOMEN SHOULD ...when to try harder... and WHEN TO WALK AWAY...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...that her childhook may not have been perfect..but it's over...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...what she would and would'nt do for love or more...

A WOMEN SHOULD to live alone...even if she doesn't like it...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...whom she can trusts, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...where to go... be it to her best friend's kitchen table... or a charming inn in the woods... when her soul needs soothing...

A WOMEN SHOULD KNOW...what she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and a year...

Have a great day,

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:03:03 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard!
My very favourite poem by Kahlil Gibran LOVE:
Then said Almitra, Speak to us of Love.
And he raised his head and looked upon the people, and there fell a stillness upon them. And with a great voice he said:When Love beckons you follow him
Though his ways are hard and steep
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste the garden.
For even as Love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth, so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun.
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.
Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for G-d's sacred feast.
All these things shall love do unto you that you may know the secrets of YOUR HEART, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's Heart.
But if in your fear you would seek only love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of love's threshing-floor,
Into the seasonless world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For Love is sufficient unto Love.
When you Love you should not say, "G-D is in my heart", but rather, "I am in the heart of G-D".
And think not you can direct the course of Love, for Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.
Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires; let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving,
To rest at the noon hour and meditate love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)
Somebody's Soulmate :)

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:16:49 AM  
Anonymous said...

A Nonny Mous who loves to travel
OnryNurse Good to see you back. Hope things are ok with you

Soft Rain That was beautiful. I would love to see a man's version of your, "Love Is..."

Being that this is THE most POSITIVE ENERGY DAY of the year... I am going to be wearing white in the hopes of attracting my soulmate.

Love is...

Being strong enough in your masculinity to encourage the strength of your woman

Being a partner in every sense of the word and not subordinate your loved one

Appreciating every meal and load of wash loving done for you

Lifting up your her time of need or PMS/homonal times
possibly with chocolates and or flowers, or just leaving the house, without judgement, to give her some space. When you come back, give her a big hug and kiss and understanding that there is no logic. (This has been harder for her than you, believe it or not)

Putting the toilet seat down every time

"Date nights" just because...

Just be a listening ear, she doesn't need you to solve the problem

Asking for her opinion, often

Encouraging her independence and doing her "own thing"

Not being jealous but instead being trusting

Keeping your word

Not going to bed angry

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:17:29 AM  
droma said...

This blog is eine schoene Bescherung!!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 1:38:32 PM  
NancyinOhio said...

Is anyone here from the Ohio area? Michigan? Indiana?


Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:09:39 PM  
HeiressChild said...

forest hills:i know that was a joke, but sometimes i'm a little slow on the punchline. could u explain please? my father used to say, "a joke's no good if u have to explain it," but for me it's no good if i don't get it. but once i do, then it's funny to me.

leslie: that is so true. another saying - beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:51:30 PM  
HeiressChild said...

ok, anyone who can help me, i finally got the bold and italics down. how do i do the underline? thanx.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:55:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello from Yellowstone, I know I only get to do this every week or so, but I'm trying to catch up on all the reading. So there is a meet the richard thing, Sorry, Richard as much as I would like to, I just have to go to Lake Powell that week. I will be leaving my great summer volunteer job on the 24th and should be back in DENVER on the 25th. But before I go, I get to see another great full moon. Glad the rain has stopped for a few days. Well go look at some more tapes, and re-visit the lady in red from Denver, Colorado. Again, sorry but you should know how beauiful Lake Powell is this time of year.
Lady in Yellowstone

Saturday, August 20, 2005 2:58:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard---Will any panel members be at the MB thingie???

Saturday, August 20, 2005 3:05:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Richard was shown on NBC's footage of the AVP Tourne today?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 3:30:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

I saw this on one of the other blogs, and thought it was quite amusing.
" i listened in on this conversation that 2 people were having on the
they were talking about nudism and how a lot of people misinterpret
for sex 'sometimes' said one of them 'i think that people come up there
thinking that it's going to be a giant orgy or something when in
we're just hanging out playing volleyball or something'. i wanted to
join in
on their conversation cause i could totally relate to what they were
'it was like that time' i wanted to say 'that i was in that store that
sold wool and as i first explained to the manager and then to the
that just cause the store sells wool doesn't mean that it has to be all
about knitting and making sweaters. the store can be also be good for
pretending that you're a cat'.
it was my first performance piece called ' like a cat locked in a wool
store.' or as the doctors liked to refer to it 'the beginning'."

Saturday, August 20, 2005 3:38:22 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

I watched the whole AVP Tourne pretty closely, and didn't see hide nor hair of him and his group....But I did kinda enjoy the game. It's not a popular sport in the St Louis area. We are baseball fans!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:11:24 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

Some really good sharing on this sight today. I'm going to collapse the list, then high light the names on the ones I want a copy of, then push print so I have a hard copy to share.
Thank you everyone.
Mary Rose

Saturday, August 20, 2005 5:28:07 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

PS Love really is Wonderful.

So are Women.

So are Men.

And for the most part, so is Living and Adventure.

Mary Rose

Saturday, August 20, 2005 5:50:23 PM  
w in cencal said...

I'm with Mary, I think I'll do the same...making hard copies of the blogs I want to keep.
Mary, I'm so looking forward to meeting you and I think flying kites sounds like a lot of fun! I haven't flown a kite since my children were little so count me in!
We have a few things in common. I was married for 33 years, divorced in 1999 and have 4 children also..
I've always enjoyed your blogs. Has anyone ever told you that you resemble Linda Evans?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 5:54:05 PM  
onrynurse said...

Thanks all of you for the concern....feel as if i have had alot of it and prayers....

Surgery went very well...poss, CA ....but got it in time as close to the real deal as one can get!! LONG STORY!!! But, feel so gratefull!!

Next hurtle is a re-mammogram of one of our vulnerable body parts....ouch...on the 29th!! It is kicking up a fuss , too! dears,,,,,Has not gotten my down yet....worked the night prior to surg and gave a baby shower at midnight!! HA ,,,... multi-tasking..huh!!

Am running slow today tho....but just went out to my garden and oh, lordy what a bunch of vegies did my son and i bring in....doing pickles, pickle relish, and tomatoe sauce tom...Canning it all...can't let it go to waste!!

Am planning on the Chicago trip to meet the fella.....who is object of all our desires!! Watch it, Richard!! we are drooling!!
I get a kick out of one of the newer C&W songs lyrics...." I'm not as good as I once was, but am as good once as I ever was..." !!!
Don't know where that came from...HA.......

Thanks to all Would love to meet you all one day!! Linda

Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:15:45 PM  
linda in Tucson said...


I am playing with the www.nannynannybooboosisterhood website. Go check it out for fun.

We'll be using it to post pics of the trip to MB but for now, I did put on the video I made for RR if anyone is curious about what the other girls have been up to! Anyone who would like to have their pic included there, please follow the instructions.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:16:41 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Nancyinohion You’d better hurry up and get that stuff in. Because us NannyNannyBooBoo SisterHood are going to rock Richards world when we go to MB. LOL - Nancy really you don’t have to have a blog page, just come over to ours, we’ll talk to you anytime. We are a crazy bunch, full of energy and we laugh a lot.

Leslie You sing it Angel Face. Cus I can’t carry a tune in a bucket.

Ceesoo Geezs I thought Out of Africa had a lot of names. Send me an email and update me on the list. Cus apparently I left someone out and hurt their feelings and I don’t want to do that again. Thank you.

Out of Africa, I love your comments and I’m only joking with you about your names. (wish I had of thought of them first – lol)

Soft_Rain You come up with some very beautiful comments but, really this one was the very best. Makes you think of love in the terms that it should be thought about. I like the fact that Richard commented on it. We are seeing the softer more gentler side of Richard and we like it I fear that there will be many broken hearts.

Richard Thanks for the Kudos.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:24:23 PM  
linda in Tucson said...


Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:29:52 PM  
w in cencal said...

Linda in Tucson...I checked out the NNBBSH site and wanted to let you know what a fantastic job you've done with it! I really enjoyed your video and thank you for sharing it with all of us...Looking forward to meeting you and my other "sisters" in MB, and oh yeh, we'll be meeting Richard too won't we?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 6:30:46 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all,
This is one of my favorites...
I'd like to share it with you.


"The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude to me is more important than facts.
It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think say or do.
It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company..a church..a school..a home..a person.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past..we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, an it is our attitude...
I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it! And so it is with you....we are in charge of our attitudes."
by Charles Swindoll


Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:26:58 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD my "SILVER HAIRED FOX" I watched the whole VB match how exciting. In my next life I want to come back as as a VB player. What bodies they have!!!
There were a lot of people there and I kept looking for you but didn't see you I'm sure it must have been all those beautiful tans that were blinding me.
See Ya

Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:45:16 PM  
deebee said...

You ladies are wonderful!!!!
Soft Rain your words made me cry-
Checked out the "nanny etc" web page, this is going to be a full time job reading blogs and staying up on all of the happenings in everyones life.
I guess I can always give up sleep.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:45:47 PM  
Anonymous said...

A Nonny Mous who loves to travel

Linda in Tuscon Loved the tape you made for the SB! Nice website too! Is nnbbsh name come from a little grand baby with a boo boo? I like the sound of it whatever it derived from.

Saturday, August 20, 2005 7:59:06 PM  
coach said...

Hi, everyone...just spent the majority of the afternoon trying to get my picture on my profile...Whew! I think it is there, so am posting now just to test. I want to go see Tucson's right back!
P.S. ForestHills, I think you are incredibly brave to turn right around and tell another HILARIOUS joke after the criticim on the first one. Good for you!! I am trying to emulate you!! I have some comments about HOW appropriate each one of them IS...I'll come back!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 8:17:36 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Thanks to all for some of the beautiful pieces. I seldom get to read the blogs, much less respond, but these were really special. And speaking of songs, don't forget Clint Black's "Something That We Do." Paraphrasing a bit: "Love isn't something that we find, it's something that we do." "We help to make each other all that we can be, but can find our strength and inspiration independently." "The way we work together is what sets our love apart, so closely that we can't tell where I end and where you start."

All of the ideas written of here remind us of the myriad ways in which love is experienced and the reasons for which we are each willing to risk and be vulnerable.


p.s. Chandra, did you see my note in the blog just before this one, where you asked about anyone from North of the city?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 8:27:05 PM  
Chandra said...

Thanks for the reply and you can email me at

I look forward to hearing from you......


Saturday, August 20, 2005 8:55:21 PM  
droma said...

On my grandson's wall:



Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:19:41 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Coach Hooray You did it. Way to go. Did you see Linda's video, is she not gorgeous?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 9:27:55 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

I'm not A Nonny Mous any longer. How do you get the posts to work and an email address on your blog?

Saturday, August 20, 2005 10:06:36 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hi Love to Travel I'll go over and see if your email works.
Good Job!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:03:36 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Richard, and the Sisterhood!
As I mentioned in an earlier posting,I'm visiting friends in Vancouver, WA. Today we all went to see Mount Saint Helen. It's been 25 years since she "blew". Those of us who live in the northern part of the country remember all the ash that came our way that day in May 1980.
What's wonderful though is seeing the re-growth amongst all the dead trees. Even downhill from the exposed dome of the volcano is a waterfall from melting glaciers. We saw wildflowers blooming amongst fallen logs.
Beauty indeed can come from ashes!

It's hard to believe that we will all be together soon in MB!! After we got home tonight my friend and I watched the remaining episode of a 1989 tv version of Jules Verne's "Around the World in 80 Days". Just seeing that miniseries helped continue to whet my appetite for travel. It would be so cool if even one of us in the NNBBS would get chosen to travel with Richard!

"Two drifters, off to see the world. There's such a lot of world to see....My Huckleberry friend, Moon River and Me".....
Ahh the beautiful full moon....

Hugs to you all,
The Operawench

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:04:26 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

There ya go Loves to Travel. I've sent you your first email from the NannyNannyBooBoo Sisterhood.

Hugs Suzanne

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:07:05 PM  
coach said...

Yes, DESERT FLOWERS, Linda in Tucson is lovely and loving. But so are you! You know, all of us have some really great qualities and then we each have some other qualities which we would like to conceal. For example, I am disgusted with the way MY picture came out because the sun was behind me and it appears as if I am a platinum blonde...I really don't like that ON ME (oh, please, those of you Anons out there who enjoy judging the rest of us...I PROMISE…I love OTHERS who are platinum blonde. I just don't like it ON ME, O.K.?) But I am discovering as I get to know all of you, that there is a LOT more that goes into making a women beautiful. And, Suzanne, you are IT !
And LINDA IN TUCSON, Suzanne is correct! I was VERY impressed with your video. You not only showed off a beautiful woman, you showed a beautiful human being, one who is technologically-talented and organized, with a warm, engaging smile. Congratulations on your wonderful website. By the way, you are correct, it was Canadian Bloggette who came up with our sisterhood name, and Desert Flowers picked it up and ran with it!!
And there are so many others: CANADIAN BLOGGETTE, CJ IN SOCAL, wow, just so many whose nametags I do not recall at this (senior) moment, with whom I have literally “fallen in love! Now don’t get excited, ladies, you know what kind of love I mean! I am feeling a great deal of respect and admiration, yes “love”, for my fellow women-kind!
I wish all of you could WIN a trip with certainly deserve it. However, in my quest for Richard, or any other man, I know the quest is not a beauty pageant. It is NOT about how gorgeous I make myself, or how bubbly is my personality; it is whether he and I “click” with that eternally illusive “chemistry”! Just like in beauty pageants, the prettiest woman doesn't always win. I so appreciated the encouraging comments many of you have ventured about going into this with eyes wide open. And with my eyes wide open, I say to you: best, Best, BEST wishes to each of you as we hunt for that “click”. I do hope that Richard finds one of you “Bloggettes”, so that I can feel pride that “one of us” was found to be the ONE! But what I REALLY hope even more, is that we ALL have successful searches. Love, to all…even the naysayers…I love you, too!

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:17:23 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Thanks Suzanne,
Now all I need to figure out is the blog part. Don't want to lose everything a second time tho, so I'm gonna wait till tomorrow. Too tired tonite.

Got to get some sleep, I'm going to an Ocean Memorial Swim for a neighbor of mine that had a heart attack while swimming in the ocean. I have to get up in 4 hours so I better get some sleep. Ciao

Saturday, August 20, 2005 11:43:05 PM  
NorthernCalGal said...

Greetings, Richard;

It occurs to me that once your decision is made, a throng of media will descend upon both you and the lady...
Whoever is chosen should be prepared for cameras, newsmedia coverage and interview requests. She will have to be poised and gentile under fire and be able to withstand the nuisances as they arise.
Ladies, if you haven't thought about it, now is a good time to think about that and more. No matter what we do for a living, or how we look, the "chosen one" will be the topic of many discussions... including what was the one thing that caused you to choose the "chosen one"?
Speaking in front of an audience or a camera crew or answering questions after a tornado, makes spectacles of each of us.
Here's hoping we are prepared.
Just like this has overwhelmed you, Richard, at times, so too, will it be awesome for the "chosen one".

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:13:59 AM  
w in cencal said...

Very well put. Something I thought about from the very beginning of this journey. WOW, I'm verklempt (overwhelmed?) and think I'll take another step back to ponder this for a moment but I'll still be there in MB to meet Richard and my "sisters".

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:39:04 AM  
w in cencal said...

So glad to hear that surgery went well for you. Take care...our thoughts and prayers are with you for a speedy recovery.
Hey, just take it easy for a the multi-tasking for later.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:42:16 AM  
w in cencal said...

Leslie; I think this is the ugly dog you were speaking of. I saw him on TV after he won the
"ugliest dog contest". Sam hails from Santa Barbara and has his own website! Isn't he a darling little thing? Hey, maybe Suzanne's cream will work for him? But then, why mess with perfection? He's one of God's special creatures and his family loves him just as he is. Now that's true love.
Here's the website:

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:35:47 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Sharon aka CoachI couldn't agree with you more. If every woman that is participating in this pursuit of finding their special guy with eyes wide open they will know that Richard cannot choose all of us. He will choose the most capatible for his emotions and his lifestyle. There are some women who have lost their husbands through death, some through divorce, no matter the loss can still be painful. But when you chance to find that love again you have to be prepared for the dissapointment that may occur in your search. But don't give up - there is someone out there just for you. God created us to be social and to have mates. I was lonely....and now I am not...lots of terrific ladies here. Smart too, good lookers! Good Night All

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:39:06 AM  
w in cencal said...

Speaking of Suzanne's special cream, I was thinking maybe Oprah would consider having an extreme makeover show for the NNBBSH ladies? Goodnight, I've been trying to catch up with e-mail, etc. It's late...sweet dreams

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:40:05 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

W in Cencal I just went over to that ugly dog site. Such a pitiful little thing wasn't he. I don't think my cream would help him very much. LOL

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:43:37 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

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Sunday, August 21, 2005 4:11:40 AM  
ceesoo said...

OK-- here's a laugh. Where I come from in the Midwest, the little kids taunt:

Nanny,nanny boo boo
Stick your head in dog doo.

And then stick out their tongues.

I say that we can refuse to "act our age" if we choose!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 5:40:30 AM  
Anonymous said...

splashingwaters said...

Fantabulous Linda! I love it!! (I believe it's, isn't it?



DF - (one o' them)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:08:56 AM  
Anonymous said...

REALLY dense fog said...


Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:21:45 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Thanks for all the compliments...I do believe my ego has run amuck!
Coach: I put your pic on the NNBBSH site, and dancing girl too-
anyone is welcome!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:48:16 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha animal! :)
'lady base camp' an interesting Posting thank you! I am the lady with the Irish Claddagh Ring and cherish the symbolism which I was told meant 'first I offer my hands of friendship, then my heart, and seal it with a crown' and the howling wolf, at the end of my Father's 'earthwalk', he asked me to howl and then slipped into a deep coma. The howling is a long story that goes back to my very early teens(find it in the FULL MOON POST)from a while back, my Aboriginal Connection through my Beloved Mother:)Iroquios!
We each have a fascinating story to tell with so many variables and across oceans such as myself born in Cape Town South Africa.
My 'Romance And Adventure' story started way back in Africa and has not stopped, now my quest for my Soulmate/Beshert kicked in 18 years ago and still 'in process' so to speak, what a journey!!!!!:)
I truly identify with your Quest/Mission Richard on a deep level, there are so many variables once embarking on the Search for the Soulmate. As the teachings of Kabbalah says, it is all in the TIMING, being at the right place at the right time and THAT is beyond our control, it is when YOU are truly READY that the two stars collide and what magic it is!!!!!
The search truly begins once YOU innately make the decision to meet your Soulmate and the road has many twists and turns, sometimes rocky and sometimes smooth path/straight and narrow.
Here's to the awesome journey of ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE...the Search/Mission of SOULMATES, an Ancient Agreement!
to be continued.......
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
'dreamweaver' :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 8:43:48 AM  
coach said...

DREAMWEAVEER(I refuse to call you are SO not anon), You, too, are right on! Wow, the full moon beshert (or beschert, not sure which is correct, since my HUGE dictionary doesn't have German words...darn it!) But, however it is spelled, it must really have been working overtime this weekend. Look at all the WONDERFUL blogs.
Where is FORENST HILLS?...another one of my favorite must have had a wonderful beschert day yesterday, since we haven't heard from you since yesterday morning. You are missed. My Emails to you will be waiting for you at work!
LINDA IN you are efficient! That was quick! As you see I have a new picture. But thanks for adding me to your website, and I will leave it up to you whether to change it. I don't care, and besides, I am always a pitiful judge of my own pictures. I'll let YOU be the hudge and jury on this one!!
love to all, sharon

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:10:04 AM  
coach said...

Of course I meant "judge", but for the fun of it, I looked up "hudge". I was afraid my typo caused me to advise you to be something really weird called a hudge. is not a word!!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:14:46 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha again Richard:) Coach #1 :)
'coach' Sharon the word BESHERT spelt this way is Yiddish and means 'Destiny'. When I speak of the Beshert I am referring to the Soulmate in particular. Yiddish is very similar to German, and many words sound the same, of course the spelling is different! Yiddish comes from Eastern Europe, my Grandparents spoke it fluently, my Father too, what is called the Mother Tongue from the Motherland:)
referring to Eastern Europe!
Wishing that all the SENIOR BACHELORETTES and THE SENIOR BACHELOR in particular and SENIOR BACHELORS:) earn the MERIT to meet the TRUE SOULMATE!
Enjoy the FUN journey with ALL the gifts that Spirit brings, remember we are Spirits inhabiting physical bodies!
Like the Angels say "Play Well Together"
Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:34:14 AM  
leslie said...

Good Morning Ladies & Richard I had such a lovely day and evening yesterday at the biggest wedding I've ever attended. There were parts during the ceremony and during the reception where I was choked up and tears flowed for the love that abounded. Tears of joy for the loving couple just starting out along with tears of bitter-sweet memories of my own long-ago wedding and subsequent death of my own husband. Oh, to feel the joy and sweetness of that love again!

Aneeeeway: here's something that was in a booklet the bride and groom prepared for the guests:

Time is your most precious gift because you only have a set amount of it.
You can make more money but you can't make more time.
When you give someone your time,you are giving them a portion of your life that you'll never get back.
Your time is your life.
That is why the greatest gift you can give is your time.

The best use of life is love.
The best expression of love is time.
The best time to love is now.

w in cencal Yes, that was Sam, the ugliest dog. I didn't know there was a website. Just goes to show what true love it!

linda in tuscon check with Suzanne re couple of ideas I had.

lady base camp thanks for the input - I could really relate to your comments.

I'm putting something on my own site re "You know You're a Teacher when..." so any of you in the education field, come on over and check it out.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:52:45 AM  
coach said...

DREAMWEAVER, Wonderful differentiation between the two words...I love learning from those who know. Thanks! I looked back, and DROMA (Ellen) was just telling us the German spelling and definition. I understand now... and I am fascinated. Thanks, you two, for being so educational!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:56:20 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Coach I like your new photo. You're gorgeous darlin! You crack me up 'hugde'. One time a long time ago, I met a man that I thought was a genius, because he kept using words I'd never heard of and not wanting to appear stupid I'd run home and look them up in my trusty dictionary. Come to find out he was mispronouning every day words. LOL Do ya think I was a little naive?

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:12:05 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Leslie Giving our time really is the most expensive gift. Thank you for sharing that.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:40:28 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

Thank you for the compliments. Linda Evans and I are from the same era along with B.Derrick and Jackie O. Kennedy.

Many times I have wondered how Jackie ended up in her various circumstances and I in mine. One sure reason was that we were born amidst different bank accounts and both lucky enough not to have been born in an Arabic country.
(Can you imagine this group without rights?)

Once, after spending a day and 1/2 working through a Tractor and Bush Hog hydraulics problem to finally enjoy the success of ACCOMPLISHMENT, I got to watch and smell the grass fly as I drove my tractor cutting my pasture, not in bibs with dirty nails or teeth, but clad only in my bikini so I could double use the sun to maintain my property and tan. (I was the only home in the middle of a rural 1 mile section.) I asked myself, "Now, what would Jackie have done in this scenario?" Silly question! She would have had her uniformed crews for land and all other kinds of manicuring. But - but - If Jackie and I, or Jackie and most any one of you were crossing a tundra or any troublesome circumstances where money didn't count, it would be our adaptable and 'Up Through the Ranks' experiences that would help that partnership survive another day.

I am so looking forward to really meeting this great diverse, talented group of survivors.

I know that we are all bring our Bio's but--I would like to suggest a genreic form:
"Introductions for Dummies" (Well not 'Dummies')that we could just Click on, Fill in, Share and Print without all the "techie" profile stuff. This could even be news letter or media stats.

Suggested questions could be:
E-mail address:
Traveling from:
Estimated trip time & costs
1st reason to come:
2nd reason to come:
How or Why you will be noticed accross a crowded room:
Excluding Family, the most important thing you have done:
Your 1st and 2nd Passions:
What you still want to accomplish:
What would be or was your DREAM JOB:
What is your WILDEST DREAM:
What keep you going:

Maybe an additional site or link? I know some of you will know how.
Richard, can your expert help us?
Sharing this Info would certainly be a WHOW experience! There is no reason to hide our uniqueness. We have all been needed!

What do you think?
Mary Rose

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:43:04 AM  
coach said...

LESLIE I went to your blogsite, but you are probably working on your new posting right now...I will go back later....
While I was there, I thought the name of your blog was so cute, but I was puzzled by by the meaning of the word. I know what "pedology" is (in your case I knew you were referring to children and not to soils) and I know who a "pedologist" is, but I wasn't familiar with the word "Pedologue". So, of course, I looked it up. It wasn't in the dictionary, but I think I have figured out what you are doing! How cute!! You are "playing" with the root and adding the suffix to make a new meaning...similar to the meaning of "dialogue". How creative you are!! Have I guessed correctly? love, sharon

P.S. You can tell I am fascinated with words. My favorite British author, Iris Murdock, once said, "Without words, how can we think?"
BTW, those of you who are suffering with a parent with Alzheimer's, or even severe dementia, as I am, will love the movie "IRIS", about her life, starring Judy Dench who was superb. My heart goes out to all of you who suffer or have suffered. Ooops...just realized that I dichotomized the word, dementia, since "severe" is inherent in its meaning.
O.K. Sorry! I sometimes laspse into the "debate coach" mode, and pontificate too much! I have tried to go back to "normal English" on this blog, but sometimes I just get carried away. The "Beschert" must still be in effect today (I use the German noun here, for the correct meaning, right, Dreamweaver?)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:49:13 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Mary R No I cannot, even remotely, imagine not having rights or being censored as to what I could say. LOL What a great idea about a form for a bio. You go girl.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:05:27 AM  
Anonymous said...

Yes Bwana/Richard:) for those who have not heard of the word it is Swahili for Boss, Richard correct me if I am wrong for you are the one that has travelled extensively through Africa even though it is the land of my birth:) I have yet to visit places such as Kenya etc. always admired the intelligence and advanced spiritual knowledge of the Masai Warriors/Females too!
'coach' Sharon I certainly do not 'KNOW' anything, Life is a learning process each and every day and I hope to learn something new each day. Thank you for 'seeing' me in that 'Light' for whatever we see in someone else there exists that within ourselves, be it Positive/and or negative. I try to see the Positive in each person to the best of my ablity, have a long way to go as it is not an easy transition to make!
By the way:) BESHERT spelt WITHOUT the 'C' is the Yiddish translation for Soulmate/Destiny, what have I started here? Having lots of FUN:)
Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:37:48 AM  
coach said...

MARY R I agree with you...a "bio site" is a good idea, but so many questions? Yeah, I like them all, I wouldn't know which ones to many?

DESERT FLOWERS, you are sweet. But, having and using a large vocabulary does NOT make one a genius. I certainly am NOT. It is my business, so I am fascinated with words. Other people spend time doing other wonderful things that I can not do; like grow Orchids, put up websites, understand international investments, or play pocket billiards (LOVE your picture, so just had to mention it!). I study words. We all can offer a unique expertize.
Speaking of words...LESLIE, I love the words you brought home from the wedding and have printed them for my permanent collection!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:58:46 AM  
leslie said...

coach Thanks for checking out my site - the new post is up now so if you haven't looked at it yet, well, it's ready.

The word pedalogue was conjured out of "pedagogy" meaning the concepts and ideology of teaching and "logue" is just simply an adaptation of "log/blog" whatever. So, YES! you got it!

My mother passed away in 2002 from Alzheimers and it took me quite a while to watch "Iris" and also to go see "The Notebook." Both movies were so personal to me and moved me to tears. It is so heartbreaking to watch someone you love who was so brilliant with words gradually decline like that. Thanks for sharing.

Mary R I love your idea for bios. Maybe we could do something like that and set up a big bulletin board display somewhere in the hotel.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:09:55 PM  
dancingirl said...

We could display the bios in Desertflower's suite -- she's the den mother.....Luv on ya Suz..

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:14:08 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

I know too many questions!!

Lets cut out the trip ones so we can all simply get to know each other. It could almost turn into some wonderful Mentoring.

We have such a resourse pool here.

I am no Dolly Pardon, But we can all benefit from some "Straight Talk."

I have already learned so much and want to learn more.

Mary Rose

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:14:20 PM  
ladejag said...

Hello All you wonderful ladies,

I am anxious to meet all of you and be part of what happens next in MB. A question for Suzanne, any quick tips to setting up a blog account (I guess that is what it is called to chat with all of you gals)on the other site more easily. I tried a bit yesterday, but had to get back to work and give up. This blog stuff is new to me; also would like to add a pic like you and others, as they are nice to put faces with blogs and names, so any help would be appreciated.

RR enjoy the men's matches today. The women were awesome yesterday. What a treat to watch! I thoroughly enjoyed it. Thanks for the heads up on network and dates. No glimpse of you though in the stands during the action. Where were you sitting, court sides or ends? Which side or end of the court? or were you in the upper rows?

See you all soon, take care, and all the best always~

Ladejag :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:21:56 PM  
coach said...

Wow, LESLIE, this is SO educational. I did have it wrong. I think I was thrown off of the correct "root" because of the "l". I thought you were using "pedology", the study of the development of children. But at least I "got" your creative suffix idea! sharon
P.S. I posted over on your blog!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:28:21 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard -- all these beauties-- your head must be spinning-- got any Senior Bachelor buddies to share the wealth??

Sunday, August 21, 2005 12:30:55 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone I'm taking a break from my final assignment and thought I'd post this little poem. Oh, to feel like this again!

I climbed the door and opened the stairs,
Said my pyjamas and put on my prayers,
Then turned off my bed and crawled into the light,
All because you kissed me goodnight.

The next morning I woke up and scrambled my shoes,
Polished my eggs and toasted the news,
I couldn't tell my left from my right,
All because you kissed me goodnight.

That evening at last, I felt normal again,
So I picked up my mother and called the phone,
I spoke to the puppy and threw dad a bone,
Even at midnight the sun was bright,
All because you kissed me goodnight.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:21:03 PM  
ladejag said...

Hello RR and Ladies,

Well, I think I have my profile on the blog filled in finally like most others; no picture yet though. I have a recent one to post but haven't figured that out as yet...maybe soon any hints.

Until MB,

Ladejag :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:29:55 PM  
leslie said...

ladejag To create a post, go to your Dashboard, click on Create and type something in. Then we can respond to you.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:38:04 PM  
droma said...

Pedagog, Pedagogoe = Teacher, Schoolmaster.
pais, paidos = a child
agogos = a leader.
Leslie ist eine bescherte Pedagogin (Pedagogoe),
even with scrambled shoes.
Now if I can get Linda's video
to play, I'll feel like I know something!

Sunday, August 21, 2005 1:47:02 PM  
leslie said...

Richard I was able to watch a bit of the MB V-Ball tourney yesterday & today. I can see why you love it so much. It's really very exciting! A few questions:
1. What is a kill?
2. What is a dig?
3. What are those yellow things the spectators are waving around?

I figured out the "block" - that was any easy one.

Will there be any V-Ball going on when we're there? I could easily get hooked on it.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 2:14:58 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends<

The bullition board is a great idea.

We still have had no answers to "What is there to do in or around MB at night?"

Also, Is there any update on any other men except you, Richard? (Maybe all the 'Greeters' are men :-)).

Mary Rose

Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:03:46 PM  
Mary R said...


:-) :-)

Mary Rose

Sunday, August 21, 2005 6:07:41 PM  
ceesoo said...

To Richard and anyone curious -- the list has grown to eighteen blogettes descending on MB and looking for fun..... ten days and counting....

Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:17:19 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Mary R
I would love to go kit flying with you as I'll be spending time at the beach. I'm new to the BLOG but have been reading it for some time.

Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:41:04 PM  
leslie said...

Anyone arriving on Wednesday, the 31st? and staying at the Ayres?

Sunday, August 21, 2005 7:43:12 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Ladies,

Certainly I don't want to be thought of as "pandering"...(pause for the howling to die down)... but the women's volleyball final yesterday was a lot more exciting than the men's final today. Or maybe it is just the frame of mind I am in-- thinking of all the great women on their way to MB. Thanks for sharing the enthusiasm- I know I am really looking forward to it.

Leslie, a "kill" is a hard hit, usually from the net that scores a point. A "dig" is someone on the receiving end of a hard hit being able to "dig" it out to hit the ball up to their partner. Those women players were incredible. Make sure you take a trip to visit the pier and when you walk along it look at the bronze plaques commemorating all the winners (men and women) of the MB Open since it started about 40 years ago. I know several and they are the most down to earth people you would ever meet.

And Mary R, bring your kites! There are several people always flying their kites along the beach. I don't know anything about the technology but some of them look very strong. The winds are consistent and sometimes very strong. It appears that sometimes the people flying them get lifted off the ground-- is that one the goals?

Good night, Ladies. Pleasant dreams... RR

Sunday, August 21, 2005 8:10:07 PM  
ladejag said...

Sueno Dulces RR and all u fine ladies~

Glad to hear that the women's was more exciting than the men's Richard; I thought they were fab! I wasn't able to see the men's just heard who won and about Chicago. Will you be going there to check it out-those are big paying games, how exciting! I definitely plan to walk and see the bronze plaques for sure-three miles to the beach and three miles back is that right? A good walk from the hotel in the morning; is it a straight shot to the beach? It has been many moons since I have been to MB. I am getting excited.

I think I submitted a pic to NNBBS; anxious to hear if it worked Linda, as this is a bit of a learning curve for me all this blog stuff.

The dreamworld, aahhh is it the same as the "collective unconscious" that connects us all and keeps us together and close as "One" race of human kind? I wonder; if so see you in my dreams...

Happy trails to you all and keep smilin till we meet again,

Ladejag (Ann) xo :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:12:26 PM  
ceesoo said...

If walking to the beach is not an option or time is a problem, the Ayres shuttle will take us anywhere within 3 miles for free. I'm looking forward to beach time (kites sound WONDERFUL , thank you Mary Rose) and will make some pretty photos for our webpage. This is getting better all the time! Operawench is going to sing for us, too , yes???

Sunday, August 21, 2005 9:35:49 PM  
coach said...

LINDAINTUCSON, Linda, now you've gone and embarassed me. Since i couldn't make up my mind on which picture to use, you punished me by leaving both bad girl! I'm just teasing you, cutie! As the site fills up, though, you should take one down, O.K.? Hey, the website is really lookin'good!! And I think from the other comments, we all love your leave it up, to "represent us". I am proud to have you do so!!
LADEJAG, Ann, I was glad to see that you are from Escondido, my old stomping grounds...and another SoCal lady! Yea! I hope you are willing to "connect" with me in MB. Would love to socialize with you. Your pic is great on the NNBBS website...looking forward to seeing it on your blog profile!
Wow, loved the exchanges on the blog today...nice job. And we are up to 18 Bloggettes?...wonderful! This will go down in my "memoires" as one of the most interesting things I've ever done. RICHARD, you are a genius!! Like Leslie says, "I'm so excited...!!!", sharon

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:52:20 PM  
leslie said...

Richard Thanks for the explanation. I'd never seen this type of V-ball before and found it so fascinating that I totally forgot to look for you in the crowd! Sorry. Anyway, since I'm arriving in MB on the Wed, I'll probably take you up on your suggestion to go for a walk along the pier and look at the bronze plaques. Maybe we'll run into each other. (unless you're still frantically watching videos and reading bios.)(btw, I hope my package arrived safely. I know you'll like me much better in person)

Mary R I can hardly wait to try out a kite. Haven't done anything like that since my own girls were small. :)

Sunday, August 21, 2005 10:55:12 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Ladies and Richard,

Richard, thanks for clarifying some of the VB terms. I'm curious like Leslie, will we have a chance to spike some VBs your way???? I guess the ladies would have to rotate in one at a time for each play so we all have a chance to play you, and your teammate. Let us know, it would be fun to play you....:)

Lady Base Camp, please explain what you mean by "emotional quotient"? I know just being here in my 'home' state of Washington is just wonderful! Seeing Mt.St.Helens was quite an awesome sight! Actually my spirit was blessed to see so much new growth in such a disaster area. The area around the volcano is pretty desolate, like a war zone.

Ladies, I'll be happy to sing a tune or sing with you or whatever. I will bring a book of "Torch Songs" that I love to sing. I don't just sing I love all kinds of music....I can blame it on all those years of Lawrence Welk and American Bandstand in my house!

Today I went with my friends to the movies and saw "March of the Penquins". What a beautiful love story! If you haven't seen it please get to the theatre and see it. You'll smile,cry and be touched by this story. Hopefully this movie will be up for an Oscar in the Documentary catagory.
Richard, would a trip to Antarctica be on your list??? It would be neat to go there in the summer(our winter). Heck it only gets to 50 degrees farenheit below on warm days! I remember many below zero days living in

I'm working on my bio while I'm here and I'm having such fun writing and coming up with ideas on how to shape it! Hopefully I can get my materials mailed before the trip to MB. Got the video and photo done before I left home.

What an awesome group of Ladies we have here!!! I'm totally inspired by you all!!!! Richard, thanks for giving us a forum to speak and to be inspired....:)

With warm thoughts of you all,
The Operawench

Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:38:21 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Leslie That is such an adorable poem. I don't know where you find all the jokes and poems you have but they are just wonderful to read. Thanks for taking the time to share them.

Ladyjag BNDC is our expert in that area and I don't know where she's been lately - just type in and go into your account, if you don't have one set up just put in a name "ladyjag" and give it a password, click on new post and there ya go. To post pictures on your blog click on the little box in the right hand corner copy your photo onto your comment page and then start typing. LOL

Mary R Kite flying how fun is that....what a great thing to be doing.

Nite all

Sunday, August 21, 2005 11:42:38 PM  
Carol said...

Good morning RR and Ladies,
I fell asleep last night very sun drained from my sons 27th beach BBQ. At least I have some color now. Red! Despite all the sun screen.
Would someone film the Oprah segment for me. I will not get a chance to see the 25th either. I will be playing in Orlando with fellow bloggettes.
I did catch some of the volleyball though. RR, I didn't see you. I looked.
But we all had fun at the beach.
In our journey in life, we all meet people for reasons. I met someone yesterday while setting up my sons party at the beach. It seems her birthday is 3 days before mine. So we blended our parties yesterday, under the mangroves, on the beach.
Now I am throwing myself a 47th birthday party. Laurie and I are now joining our birthday parties together under the mangroves, labor day weekend, on the beach. We will both be 47.
So ladies say hello to RR from those of us that will not be there, or Chicago.
And may we all enjoy our journies, and be open enough to attract people in our lives. You just never know who you are going to meet.
Have an awesome day everyone. More unpacking to go, then off to Orlando I go.

Monday, August 22, 2005 4:41:55 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard! Owwwwww:) dang the Full Moon again!
Wow the Manhattan Beach looks amazing with the waves and happy vibe, love the Pier that stretches out into the ocean, how romantic!!
I am delighted that YOU have brought so much to the lives of all blogging here, love the camraderie and the warm friendly vibe that you bring to this site Richard! In all my years of living in Toronto in particular, I have never encountered such friendliness and warmth from a person/people! I was briefed at the time of my divorce in 1990 that Toronto is a cold,'clicky' environment my goodness how true it is, in fact it is almost unusual to find smiling faces here!
I refer to this city as a 'faceless city, void of having a Soul' due to the materialistic 'vibe' that exists here I guess! Along comes a complete stranger such as yourself, whom I have never met and 'invites' us into your world/your livingroom, that is our way in South Africa too. No appointment required just 'pop' (pun intended:)in, the door is open! Thank you for stretching out your hands of friendship and sharing part of your world with us, you do not feel like a stranger, in fact through the last few months we bloggettes have on some level established a connection with you that mysteriousely creates an aura of connectedness, and we have never met (in person) dreams yes!:)
So here's to your DREAM and making all of our WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUE
Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, August 22, 2005 4:47:56 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Friends,

I will be in early PM on the 31st, I hope, signing in under
Mary R. Hubert.
Since it is a way to the beech, I will ck at the desk before I go. I will have my car. Feel welcome to contact me, leave a message at the desk or check the bulletin board if we get one. I love company.

Yes, Richard, I have a couple kites that will lift cargo with 300# line but those unplanned landings are hard unless you are over the water with a life jacket on.

Ladies, please excuse me for not using names. I do not want to miss any one so will continue to use Friends.

8 days till the 31st and 24 till the 16th of Sept.
I will hope to be able to watch Oprah on the 25th for more Richard insite. I didn't see it on the 1st showing. I am lucky enough to be here because of outside recomendations and support.

Que Sera, que sera.
Happy Monday.
Mary Rose

Monday, August 22, 2005 4:51:42 AM  
ceesoo said...

Wasn't BDNC in the middle of moving?? We miss her. and Canadian Bloggette is off selling her jewelry. It's just not the same..... :(

Monday, August 22, 2005 5:37:59 AM  
Nancy Fahey said...

Anyone interested in sharing a room in LA, I have a room for three nights, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Email me at

Monday, August 22, 2005 6:09:45 AM  
HeiressChild said...

good morning richard and ladies, i'm caught up in the excitement of everyone going to mb, and i am looking forward to hearing about the trip when u all get back, and to seeing the pictures.


Monday, August 22, 2005 7:31:31 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

coach I thought you would get a kick out of that, ha ha.
Glad so many have submitted their pictures for the website.
What fun!

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:38:24 AM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Leslie and Suzanne
Thanks for the info. I just got the blog thingy to work!

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:46:21 AM  
ladejag said...

Good Morning Ladies,

WOW! Two new emails and my pic posted on the NNBBS site already. Suzanne and Linda you two are on it; I love such results. Thanks bunches.

How exciting MB will be. Sharon, where are you now still in So Cal? I am staying with my brother in Escondido having fairly recently relocated to SD area after living in WA state for many years; I am still in transition mode. But I grew up in So Cal and am really a So Cal girl. I missed the warm weather and had to come back as half my lovely grandchildren and children are here and it looks like they are staying. The other two sons are in FL (Palm Beach, which is pretty nice too) and WA still; I have three sons and one precious daughter. They are my best friends and all beautiful people. The boys are all married, so I have 4 and 8/9 grandchildren who are really awesome- 6, almost 5, just 4, 3 (Sept. 3rd) and Oct. 8th a new baby girl. WOW! What a super delight in my life.

Anyway, I look forward to meeting you all and talking with you for sure. I will try to get the pic posted on the blog as Suzanne was kind enough to give me a few more direct instructions, still a bit of a learning curve but I'll get it down eventually.

Leslie, thanks for asking those VB questions too as I loved knowing the answers. I remember watching VB the guys when it first started back on the beaches down here when I was in high school along with surfing and other things. Gosh, seems like yesterday in many ways life is so exciting; just think of this wonderful adventure we are sharing that is ahead.

Take care, have a super day and c u all real soon~

HUGS always,

Ann (aka ladejag) :)

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:55:27 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

IT'S MOI............the crazy Canuck blogging from PEI (Prince Edward Island)!!!!
"THEY" say absense makes the heart grow fonder.....and guess what???? "THEY" are RIGHT......I miss y'all and think about y'all ALL THE TIME.
I drove for 14 straight hours to get here so y'all kept my little grey cells very active....highly entertaining and so fun!!
Must run......will catch up with all of you before you leave on your trip to fabulous MG...soooo wish I could join have no idea how I would truly love to meet everyone!!
Thinking if you all and miss you!! xox
ps.....I now have access to a computer so will check in from time to time to say hi!!!
La Belle

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:17:36 AM  
zoe said...

Nancy - I've sent you an email. I see you're looking for someone to share on Aug. 31, Sept. 1 and 2. I need a roommate for Aug. 31. Check your email and get back to me, ok?

Is there anyone who will be staying over the night of Sept. 3 and would like to share a room? I don't have one reserved but perhaps someone else does. My flight out doesn't leave until the evening of Sept. 4.

Looking forward to hearing from someone!

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:47:39 AM  
HeiressChild said...

hi richard:, i just happened to be online just now when the latest newsletter arrived. i hurried and read it. excellent newsletter. i'm so excited about mb and everyone who's going, especially the nnbbsh group. am looking forward to hearing more, especially after this thursday's oprah, which i'm sure will generate a whole new level of excitement.


Monday, August 22, 2005 10:31:33 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Richard Just read your newest newsletter. Geez who would of thunk that this entire adventure could be a possible Reality "Senior Survivor". I don't know, don't they make them eat weird things like raw seacucumbers and raw snails? LOL or "Senior Amazing Race" that would be a real trip; speed traveling across the world and going on a treasure hunt for clues. I love games. LOL Good for you, I knew that if I stuck around long enough that something tangible would take place. I am sure that your ideas will come to be realized. You are a go getter just like me. Full of great ideas for us Old Geezerettes and geezers. LOL

Great job, kudos to you, well done.
Hugs Suzanne

Monday, August 22, 2005 10:53:15 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Zoe post your request over on my blog as well. Mary Olive and Mary R are looking for roomies.

Hugs Suz

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:00:19 AM  
HeiressChild said...

richard: I wanted to add i think the bachelor search, the mb and chicago socials, the cruise next year, the newsletters, even the blogs are doing much to open people's awareness that love doesn't stop at a certain age. there are plenty of people 50 and over who are single, whether thru divorce, death of a spouse, or just never been married, and are looking for companionship, love, marriage.

it takes guts to do what u're doing in the public eye, but sometimes one has to step out first for the doors to open for others.

this whole sb journey is causing me to do some deep soul-searching within myself about my hopes, dreams, etc. i've been a widow for some years, with no prospects even though i want to remarry. i don't know how i'll meet my mate, or when, but at least i know i'm not alone in my quest for love. i wish all of us who desire that well.


Monday, August 22, 2005 11:08:23 AM  
zoe said...

Thanks, Suzanne, already done! Glad you're looking out for me - and looking forward to meeting in person!

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:14:16 AM  
zoe said...

For anyone wishing to take the bus from LAX to the hotel, the following website has instructions:

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:43:01 AM  
DesertFlowers said...

Sylvia aka Heiresschild It's so much nicer to know the name of the person we're talking to. There are so many women just like you and me and the rest that are here blogging. We want to find our soul mate, but want a safe environment to do so. The on-line dating gets to be rather scary at times and although I feel that I am an extremely cautious person, met someone who scares the living day lights out of me. Can you tell I'm from the south "living-day-lights". Orginally a Kentucky woman. There were several other women blogging that ran into the same scary situations so you learn to be careful.

Anyway - with the old Private Investigative sleuthing business I once had, I found it pretty darn easy to run background checks on potential interests for others so why not apply that to me. I just haven't found anyone to run a check on yet. LOL HEY RICHARD WHEN DID YOU SAY YOUR BIRTHDAY WAS! Just kidding, really just kidding. LOL

Hugs Suzanne

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:47:50 AM  
w in cencal said...

I have a double queen booked all to myself for 2 nights, 1st and 2nd and would be willing to share... I will be leaving on the 3rd AM. E-mail me at

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:51:24 AM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard you party animal:)
Fabulous Newsletter and excited at the thought of going on the cruise next Summer, wouldn't miss it for the world!:) I sent in my comments to Oprah as soon as I read your Newsletter. You certainly are the 'BRIDGE' for the Senior Bachelorettes and Bachelors, it is HIGH TIME we were 'on the map', thanks to you now we are!!!!! My feeling is there will be a lot of serious Romancin' and Dancin' in the days to come as the Soulmates congregate and gravitate to one another through you being the catalyst for what I call this Sacred Mission!
The time has come for the 'seals' to open and the Sacred Ancient Agreements of the Soulmates to come into fruition after many many lifetimes of searching! This is what I innately feel is happening.
Romance and Adventure..FUN FUN FUN
from the 'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)
The Female Half Of The Soulmate:)

Monday, August 22, 2005 11:56:55 AM  
zoe said...

Correction!! (Thank you, Suzan) I have accommodations for Sept. 1, 2 and 3. I only need to find someone to share with for Aug. 31!

Monday, August 22, 2005 12:14:31 PM  
Forest Hills said...

No, I'd like to know his B'day, too! When he was on the Oprah show, he was a 63-year-old bachelor. Now he's 64. So, something must have happened in between!

RICHARD: I suppose you already know that beach volleyball is also VERY BIG on the beaches of Brazil! We have, also, hosted many, many international competitions there. Male and female. There's also this other volleyball-like sport done on the beach, but with a soccer ball. 2-4 people on each side. Just like volley ball, the soccer ball is put into play by a kick from the baseline, and then a max of three "handless" contacts to put in over the net (the same ones used for volley ball). That means, kicks, head bunts, chest stops to knee, for the lift and, then, wow!, the "spike" with the head! Absolutely astounding to watch their dexterity!

Glad some of our previous contacts to the Oprah site and her producers (via "future program ideas") elicited response. Wonderful! More competition!! And more work for you!


Monday, August 22, 2005 12:22:15 PM  
HeiressChild said...

desertflowers, thanks. i wasn't hiding my name or anything, but i've been proceeding with caution, even thru the blogs. it's so much that goes on thru the internet, i'm slowly releasing more about myself as i go on. the friendliness of everyone is helping me to relax though, even as i've corresponded with some thru email.

i've never used an on-line dating service before, though i once started signing up with e-harmony. by the time i was 1/4 of the way thru, i was tired of the same questions being asked 10 different ways, and changed my mind. plus, at this point in my life i don't have time for any nuts or nonsense. i hear u about the scary situations; i'm not even going that route.

when i meet someone, i'll sure keep u in mind to run a background check. LOL plus my brother's a deputy sheriff in california so i know he'll do the same. LOL

i think it's great for all of the ladies who had the courage to send in videos and bios for sb, and even those who're going out to mb.


Monday, August 22, 2005 12:36:08 PM  
Anonymous said...

Aloha Richard!
Approximately 5 or so years ago I had a Kabbalistic Astrology Chart Reading. It was completely different to any other Reading that I have ever had as the Astrologer would take a while after receiving the particular information she required. Then when it came to my appointed time with her I was totally engrossed as she would go into my Past Lives and bring what I need to 'correct' in this present incarnation.
What I am getting at is she emphasized the importance of me going to New York at every opportunity and not to ignore it!
It dawned on me that there MAY just be an opportunity to go to New York/Chicago again(was last there a couple of years ago) No matter what if you plan to have a gathering of Senior Bachelorettes and Bachelors in Chicago, count me in, sometin's cookin' I can smell it from here:) I am a VERY SHY individual believe it or not and prefer to stay away from crowds so this is completely out of character for me. Even when I go shopping, I choose the quietest time to do so and avoid crowds as much as possible! I arrange all my appointments at the quietest time of the day to avoid traffic etc.
This 'medium' the computer is a 'safe environment' too as I am totally incognito:)as I have said before!
Just wanted to share this 'on the air', so to speak for whatever reason!
Cheers to Romance and Adventure
Manhattan Beach
to be continued.....
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s I have been on the 'Amazing Race' to meet my Soulmate for the past 18 years:)

Monday, August 22, 2005 12:48:26 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CanadianBloggette THere you are, we've missed you too. Hope to hear from you tonight. We're all rooting for ya to give it up and come to the meeting.

Hugs Suzanne

Monday, August 22, 2005 2:44:38 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Dear Ladies of the Blog and Richard,

This is really getting exciting now, fasten your seatbelt Richard ~here we come. My reservation is in and "I'm packed and ready to go".

I am looking forward to meeting those of you going to Manhattan Beach!

See you soon.
Love to all, Michelle

Monday, August 22, 2005 3:20:19 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

Canadian Blogette
Welcome back!! Does this mean you will have more travel pics for us?

Coach and Mary R
Love the new pictures!!

Monday, August 22, 2005 3:21:38 PM  
droma said...

In his first Newsletter 5/11 Richard states that he is an Aries
and turned 64 recently.
Aries 3/21-4/19; taped Oprah on ??

Monday, August 22, 2005 3:37:39 PM  
Anonymous said...

RR birthday is April 3, 1941 -- New York City -- I think

Monday, August 22, 2005 4:24:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

I saw there are still plenty of rooms at the Ayres Hotel. Since they only have 173 rooms, does this mean that it is going to be a small group of women? Are there a lot of you ladies out there driving in locally from the LA area? I just am trying to get a feel of how many of us will be there? I would LOVE to have a one on one meeting with Richard....although a round table idea might be interesting and promote lots of good conversation....any thoughts from anyone?

Monday, August 22, 2005 4:45:41 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Anonymoust go to my site there is a list of woman shown who are going. Also go to to see some of the pictures of the women going to the meeting. Linda in Tucson was gracious enough to design this site for us - Canadian Bloggette came up with the name. Would you like to be put on our list?


Monday, August 22, 2005 4:59:18 PM  
deebee said...

Wish I did not have company coming over the Labor Day weekend-it is making me sad to read all of your plans for MB-don't have too much fun!
Had the pleasure of having a 90 minute phone visit with a fellow blogette this morning-it is amazing how we all have so much in common-she is meeting another blogger here (Orlando)and we are all going to meet up and try to have some fun. That should not be too difficult.
I wonder if Richard feels he has opened Pandora's box with this endeavor. I have this vision of Richard standing on a pier and the ship is leaving with all of the blogettes and we don't even notice he is not there.
Linda, your page is great!!!
Dessert Rose-I hope to get to meet you some day being a Kentucky girl myself. I think we would have a lot in common.
Whatever the outcome of this journey-all of our lives will be richer.

Monday, August 22, 2005 5:15:20 PM  
ladejag said...

HI Ladies,

I read a while back that RR turned 64 this year and is an Aries, so that narrows it down a bit; I don't know the exact day though that wasn't given (hehe).


Ann (aka Ladejag) :)

Monday, August 22, 2005 5:18:52 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard: your blog is turning into a comment line for your 'groupies' ...woops...bloggers

Monday, August 22, 2005 5:43:49 PM  
HeiressChild said...

ladejag - love your name


Monday, August 22, 2005 5:49:07 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Re the Ayres Hotel. About 40 rooms have been reserved to about 70 women as many women are bringing friends of sharing a room. There are less than 30 rooms still available, and I can assure you after the re-run is broadcast on Thursday, they will be snapped up. So....if you are thinking of coming, I'd make your reservation before Thursday. I would like to repeat that I do not receive one cent in commissions or any kind of compensation from the Hotel. I hope the "blogettes" take it easy on this old geezer-you're getting me worried!! Richard Roe

Monday, August 22, 2005 5:58:49 PM  
Phyl said...

*LOL* ... which bit of it has you worried Richard?? Sure most of us are harmless ... well most of them who are going to be there that I know of are wonderful ........

Ciao ..... Phyl

Monday, August 22, 2005 6:04:49 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Thanks PHYL!!!! You're back! But it's late. Are you still up?

Thoughts to Anonymous who posted at 4:45 re: Round Table and trying to get warm ... Get a name, and I'll be one of many who will welcome you! We're all tired of dealing with commentary from Anonymous women who won't even select 'Other' in the Identity choice.

RR - Boy, what confidence you have! We've no doubt that once the world again sees your face and hears your plea, the rest of the women will be rushing in, and checking the LAX and Chicago schedules!! Way to to go!! I'm glad that those of us who are already committed (or possibly should be!!) have our reservations. This is going to be such fun!
Also, RICHARD, time to update. We're getting scrolitis again!

Monday, August 22, 2005 6:55:25 PM  
coach said...

---to answer anonymous' question about the number of women who are coming to the MB event...there is no way to tell just by the number of rooms reserved. And we on the blog only know about bloggers...about 20 now. Richard says that there are approx 70 women in rooms. But, I am guessing there are many ladies from SoCal who are just DRIVING in (no rooms reserved) for some part of the time between Thurs. and Sat., because I know of 3 who are driving in just for the Friday night event. They wish to remain anonymous, as you do, and want to reveal their identity only to Richard. I respect that, and you, for being extra careful. I was, too, before the ladies on this blog impresed the H--- out of me, and convinced me to relax and let it all hang out!! I have REALLY enjoyed getting to know these ladies!! I consider this one of the best adventures I have ever been on..because of them! The idea of spending my spare moments in the last 2 months stewing about when I finally get to meet Richard might have been way too overwhelming if it had not been for this "woman-power support"! But you are probably stronger than I am, so I look forward to meeting you, too!
---and to the Anonymous who commented about us bloggettes being "groupies"
love, shar

Monday, August 22, 2005 6:59:31 PM  
ladejag said...

Thanks, Sylvia (Heiresschild) yours is awesome too. We'll have to share stories of their origins one day. They are good ones I am sure.

Always HUGS all,

Ann (aka Ladejag) xo :)

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:02:46 PM  
ladejag said...

You go Shar,

Sisterhood is awesome that is why books were written like "The Ya-Ya Sisterhood, and movies made.

I need awesome women in my life and the more the merrier. They are grand. I have one sister, and we are very close, and one daughter who is my bestest friend. But I am not in competition with any other lady - what you see is what you get; I just like women like men like to have buddies and do we also need sisters of the heart throughout life. I am blessed to have many and hope to make many new ones in MB. I am with you Shar and all the rest of the blogettes..

The best to all and more to come,


Ann (aka ladejag) xo :)

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:08:10 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Bonsoir tous la monde,
It is real easy to tell the natives are getting restless....Richard, word for the thinks you shoud be nervous....very VERY nervous..LOL!! This is an incredibley dynamic, bright and vivacious group of women coming to join you in MB...hopefully you are in training as I type. My word of advice for whatever it is worth..... be prepared, be VERY prepared, they ALL KICK TUSH (to be polite!!)There are more than likely thousands of men who would trade places with you in a heartbeat!!
I would also be there in a heartbeat......unfortunately,alas,not to be! Who knows what tomorrow brings!!
So on that note goodnight to all and to all a goodnight from Prince Edward Island.....home of Anne of Green Gables!! Anyone know who that is??
Tomorrow I am taking a break and going off deep sea kyaking (sp?) and then biking Wednesday. The island is not huge and will cover a large portion on the bike!! Should be a great couple of days...YAH!!
And yes to those that asked I will post some pics for ya!!


BTW and JFF.... Aprl 3rd is also my brothers B-day..... and he is a great guy!!
La Belle xox

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:14:57 PM  
leslie said...

CB - aah, Prince Edward Island where the earth really IS red! I remember our trip there when my girls were about 7 and 10 visiting all the Green Gables tourist spots. Such a beautiful place. Enjoy your time there. We miss you!

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:24:23 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard -- don't forget the chocolate to calm the "natives". You are going to be worn out-- speed dating 70 women! Crazy mon ....but fun...yes, it would be wise to bring other single male friends....

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:42:22 PM  
coach said...

I am SOOOO glad to see my favorite Canadian, CB, back...
and Phyl, too.
NOW, what do we have to do to convince you to join the throngs in MB????
love, shar

Monday, August 22, 2005 7:49:41 PM  
leslie said...

Ladies and Richard Don't get too excited (or worried) because I happen to know a few ladies who are coming just to see "us" in action. They're coming to watch the fun. So, there may not be 70 women meeting Richard, but it does sound like there will be more than just us regular bloggettes. But, no matter - the more the merrier!

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:05:40 PM  
ceesoo said...

Coach -- I gave you your first Blog Post!! Go see!

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:29:10 PM  
Forest Hills said...

I couldn't sleep until I begged again, for all of us NNBBS gals - Pls reconsider and JOIN US!!! We want you! Oh, Holy Grail of us Bloggettes! (of course, that goes for my mentor, PHYL, too!)

Now, RICHARD, please, post a new post, please?! (How's that for alliteration?!)

G'night again!

Monday, August 22, 2005 8:57:58 PM  
zoe said...

Just letting one and all know that I now have a place to rest my head for Aug. 31 thru to Sept. 3 inclusive! Yippee!

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:13:53 PM  
w in cencal said...

Hello sisters!
CB; great to hear from you as usual. After reading your last blog, I looked up PEI on the net
some wonderful pictures there (aerial views as well) and lots of information on PEI. Now I want to go there...and I want to meet you ! I wish you were joining us in MB...will be looking for those pics from you.
Shar; I too remained silent for a long time, wanting to protect my identity but, like you, I found that these sincere, warm and welcoming ladies of the blog were genuine and I wanted to be a part of it. Well, now I are one! LOL. I figure that eventually it will all come around full circle anyway so why not be open and honest here? I have nothing to hide and I am proud to be a "groupie!" By the way, your daughter's dress is so georgeous! A classic! What a beautiful bride...and beautiful mother of the bride too. I can't wait to meet you in MB, let's go fly a kite with Mary R, k? I have to agree with you in that this is one of the most interesting things I have ever done. Thank you Richard Roe, Oprah and friends for bringing us all together.
Popcorn222; are you new to the blogs? I don't recall seeing that name in previous blogs?
Ladejag; Love your pictures. Beautiful scenery with the buffalo, where was that one taken? I remember years ago, buffalo roaming at the foot of Pikes Peak in Colorado Springs near the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo. They were re-located because of new developments. Looking forward to meeting you too...
BDNC aka "little one"; I wish you were coming too, has anyone ever told you that you're nuts? I like that trait in a person.
BTW/Speaking of nuts; Phyl; you're the Queen.
Isn't this exciting? Meeting others from all over the world with one common goal in mind, to find love and romance and to fly kites together? LOL
Brenda; you are an amazing woman! And also an expert on rubber bracelets which we are all grateful for...thank you. Congrats on your son's engagement. I too want to know how he proposed if you'd like to share. I admire all of the men and women in uniform as I was a military wife for over 30 years and saw first hand some of the hardships the families face in the absence of their loved one.
I wish we could meet you in MB, maybe on one of the cruises then?
Suzan/Forest Hills; I tried looking at but the site was down? I'll try again later...
NancyinOhio; welcome to the NNBBSH. Looking forward to hearing more from you.
Operawench; I always enjoy reading your blogs and looking forward to meeting you in MB. I'm sure that once we all meet, we're going to find out that we have much more in common than we ever imagined.
And last but not least; To all who have contributed their comments and words of wisdom on Richard's blog, thank you for sharing with us. Each of us are effected in a different way but I think that it's all good.
I have to agree with Suzan/Forest Hills..Richard, It's time for a new blog.

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:22:56 PM  
w in cencal said...

BDNC and Phyl;
I mean that in a sisterly love kinda way...

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:25:41 PM  
onrynurse said...

Wow....soundslike all of ya are all excited and geared up for the MB weekend!! I know it will be fun!! Hope there is still a chance for us gals who come to Richard's heart...I mean!! All of you gals are so pretty in the photos online here!!
Ha....Now, lets see.....will it be the lady behind door#2....or door #3.........HA!!!

It is getting more exciting everyday...huh!!

Richard, great newsletter!! It sounds like you are excited to meet some of us and put faces to names!! To meet someone firsthand is soooo different than on paper or video...for that matter!!
Be sure to let us know ASAP the Chicago plans!! Is it still the 8&9 of Sept???

Nitey Nite ALL....Linda

Monday, August 22, 2005 9:26:58 PM  
droma said...

Calling for the blog police didn't
help, did it? you may need to explain what you wanted it for..
they did not understand it.
coach does have a nice decollete!
And the rest looks good too in the full length picture. Her son-in-law probably felt assured how good his bride may look in a few years.

Monday, August 22, 2005 10:33:57 PM  
curlyinVancouver said...

Wait for me! You say you're not overly excited about receiving new tapes.... I'm just making mine tomorrow ..... there just hasn't been enough time (or maybe I'm a procrastinator and work well under pressure). I'll have to work extra hard at making it "noticable". This is only my second time sticking my head in the blog area.....seems like you have quite a following!
Off to fine tune.....

Monday, August 22, 2005 10:57:01 PM  

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