Friday, September 16, 2005

It's a go for Chicago- First Official "Senior Bachelor Cruise!"

Joe Here:

Hi Ladies,

It's a go for the Odyssey Dinner Cruise on Friday, September 30! We board at the Navy Pier at 7:00PM and cruise from 8:00PM-11:00PM. Here are the details:

1. Call 312-396-2227 and ask for Rob. Have your credit card ready. Be sure to tell him you are calling for the Senior Bachelor Cruise to get the special $80 TOTAL rate. (This is the only telephone number you can call to get the Senior Bachelor rate as we are set up as a special group- sorry it is not a toll-free number.)

2. If you get his voice mail, leave him the best telephone number to have him call you back. Repeat you telephone number slowly. It may take him about an hour to call you back.

3. There is going to be a cutoff for reservations on Thursday, September 29 so please, call early and get your reservation. Once you make your reservation, your name will be put on the Senior Bachelor Cruise list. The Odyssey folks will give me the list and all the tickets for the Cruise and dinner. On Friday evening, I'll meet you at a special reception table at the ship and give you your ticket there.

4. For more information about the Odyssey and the Lake Cruise, click here. We are going to get our own deck and our own jazz combo for music and dancing.

The Navy Pier looks like a lot of fun. If we finish our meetings on time on Friday afternoon (6PM), let's try to get to the Pier early to have some fun before we board. Personally, I want to see Richard and all you Ladies on the carousel! For more information about the Navy Pier, click here. The Palmer House Hotel Concierge tells me the Navy Pier is about an $8 taxi ride from the hotel and you can share a cab with no extra expense. It looks like the Navy Pier has a live webcam so maybe we can meet there and wave to everyone!

Welcome Aboard!!

Here is the phone number for the Palmer House Hilton. The toll free number is 1-877-865-5321-- ask for the Senior Bachelor Rate.

Thanks, Ladies!



linda in Tucson said...

Good morning! Fun to see so many news girls on the blog.
Have fun and play nice!

Friday, September 16, 2005 9:47:52 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

Thanks for your patience in the reservation process. Normally, when dealing with a group, the Odyssey folks gives the group a base rate and has the group director "sell" the tickets at a higher rate, collect the money and organize the distribution of the tickets. We wanted to make sure you all got the best deal for the dinner cruise and we don't have the staff or time to do all the other stuff. So in order to accommodate us, they are having us call Rob and he will handle the ticket sales for us-- and we got their best rate! Thanks for your understanding and have a great cruise!


Friday, September 16, 2005 9:51:47 AM  
CJinSOCAL said...

I have a picture of Sophia...Do you still want it??? How do I send it to you??

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:11:37 AM  



The Last Impression...
The doctor told me I should start an exercise program. Not wanting to harm this old body, I’ve devised the following:

Beat around the bush – Jump to conclusions – Climb the walls – Wade through the morning paper

Drag my heels – Push my luck – Make mountains out of mole hills – Hit the nail on the head

Bend over backwards – Jump on the Band Wagon – Run around in circles

Toot my own horn – Pull out all the stops – Add fuel to the fire

Open a can of worms – Put my foot in my mouth – Start the ball rolling – Go over the edge

Pick up the pieces.

Kneel in prayer – Bow my head in thanksgiving – Uplift my hands in praise – Hug someone and encourage them

What a Workout!! Rest At Last!!

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:15:55 AM  



Friday, September 16, 2005 10:27:49 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey lets do a cruise on Saturday also, I have the perfect dress :) Addio Michelle

Hey Linda!
I'll send pictures from Saturday, it will be fun to meet some more ladies :)
Play nice, tell me why! Fun! Fun! Fun!

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:35:53 AM  
Merrymary said...

Linda, You beat me again. You are on your toes...Go girl.
Chandra, I've been selling real estate since Aug .of 1977,,,I could write a book. Yes, definetely let's get together. It's going to be fantasticly wonderful. I gotta go get my hair done for the 50's reunion. See ya in Chicago. The 50's were the funest years in the world. We were so pure and innocent...Ha ,,,,that's why I was married at 16. I guess the word is nieve. Lovingly, Mary B.

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:49:17 AM  
BikingNut said...

la dolce vida
thank you so much - you are wonderful - I will email my flight information - would not want to miss the dinner gatheing.
I know what you mean about keeping notes - I make sure that I have my pen and paper ready before I go on line. My dog, Phoebe just says -"your on line AGAIN - what about my walk"

Richard - I am in awe - this whole movement is so amazing - in the beginning I was very preoccupied with my own summer adventure - I was only able to keep track of what was happening but did not jump in - now I am in the mix and it is great and I know it will be loads of fun.
I sent all of my info in yesterday - they assured me that it would get there on Monday - probably along with a few 100 others. Three minutes is not very long for a rather verbal person.
Cannot wait for Chicago.
Joe - thanks for all of your energy.

Friday, September 16, 2005 11:36:30 AM  
dreamweaver said...

Howdy ROE/MANcin' ROEmeo, Joe, posse and gals on the blog!
Had a feeling to peep in, lo and behold a new blog....things are moovin' on uuuup to the eastside!
ROEmeo you must be gettin' excited
at the thought of being 're-united' with your Soulmate when all is said and done. Yes it surely is The Odyssey, as previousely said Soulmates are always together united 'In Spirit';) No matter what, you have my vote embarking on this amazing and sometimes difficult sojourn to find the female half of you. My heart is filled with joy and wonderment for you, you go ROEmeo!
There is a lovely song called 'Caught Between The Moon And New York City' this upcoming soiree in Chicago brings it to mind ;)
Ciao for now
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. what was that talk on the previous blog about Marilyn MonROE???? :)....okay okay...couldn't resist;)

Friday, September 16, 2005 12:04:43 PM  
safari soul said...

Greetings Richard & Ladies,

Do we all know what today is?? Pencils down, eyes forward, time is up--or in the world of senior "Roemance"--hope all those bios and videos are in!

My bet is that I am not the only one who would love to have some insight into the creative videos Richard is in the process of viewing.

Linda in tucson generously shared hers with the rest of us on her web site. Thanks, Linda.

With the deadline upon us, we are beyond concerns of original ideas being borrowed. So what do you say, ladies, would it be fun to share?

My own video was very much plain vanilla, though I am a carmel and fudge sauce--more creative and complex--kind of person.

My teenaged grandson was my camera man, and we completed the project in one shot without script or special effects.

I think the one side of me that was portrayed came across well, and that had to do with my love of travel.

Totally missing was anything to do with being sexy or sensual (and there is a difference, just as there is a different between Marilyn Monroe and Grace Kelley).

I refer back to my camera man. I recall a conversation I was having a few months back with his mother, my daughter, concerning my new lacy underwire bra. My grandson was within earshot and that topic was
one he totally was not willing to deal with. He put his hands over his ears and began singing loudly.

Can you imagine his response should he have been faced with the reality that his grandmother is a sensual being?

So Richard, as far as it goes, my video does portray me accurately. But, there is so much more!

Friday, September 16, 2005 12:40:37 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Thank you for the update - I am reserved for the cruise. I like the idea of pictures on the carousel. Sounds like a merry-roe-round.. good time!! lol..
I can't believe I said that!

Hello ladies of the blog new and oldies, I can now see how easy it is to get caught up in this crazy craze. I have to read it at least once a day now. Thank you for all your great words of wisdom and loving spirits. Women rule! :)

Linda in Tucsan I think you are wonderful and a real sweetie and I like your spirit. Wouldn't it be boring and sad if we were all made the same?

Friday, September 16, 2005 1:41:57 PM  
HeiressChild said...

chi-town girl - great workout and i didn't even break a sweat.

safari soul, loved your comments and story about your grandson.

paula in flordia, that's a good picture of u. u've jumped right on the blogs with the humor -loved the "merry roe round." u're doing good if u only read the blogs once a day. i think i'm down to about 3 times a day now, and sometimes it takes a lot of reading to catch up even then. and yes, it would be boring if we were all the same.

linda in tucson, love the red hair - very becoming on you.


Friday, September 16, 2005 2:58:03 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey Ladies,
I booked a double for Oct. 1st if anyone would like to share. (I'll be flying the day before so will miss out on the first 2 days of activities :( but I'll be there in spirit. Drop me an e-mail at if anyone would like to share)

Also Joe!
I am representing some of Richard's Rangers and need to be put on the agenda for Saturday night. Let me know if this can be worked out :)
Gotta fly - have a trip to Naples Florida tonight!
Fun!Fun!Fun!! Michelle

Friday, September 16, 2005 3:01:18 PM  
neva said...


Thanks much. I have signed on for the cruise.

Friday, September 16, 2005 3:05:25 PM  
Merrymary said...

Dear Joe, I got hold of Rob and am signed up now. Here's some suggestions for games....
Musical Recliners
Spin the bottle of Mylanta
Hide and go Pee
Simon says something incoherent
Red Roe-ver,Red roe-ver,the nurse says bend over
Kick the bucket
20 questions shouted in your good ear
Pin the toupee on the bald guy
Sag,you're it
And my favorite...Let's dance the StROEll.....
Chi-town girl I'm starting your excercise routine tomorrow. Gotta go but everytime I come in I have to check the blog to make sure I don't miss something. Okie

Friday, September 16, 2005 4:01:20 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Safari Soul : I would totally love your grandson! (hands over the ears singing loudly , “LALLALA I don’t hear you!) so funny.
Chicago Movies: What about classics? Was Elia Kazan’s ON THE WATERFRONT location there? NORTH BY NORTHWEST was filmed there. Not so old, THE STING was filmed there and then classic 80’s; besides FERRIS BUELLER’S D-O, 16 CANDLES and probably all the other John Hughes’ films. I definitely know March 24th Shemer High School , Shemer Illinois. . . was filmed there because . . . I should keep quiet. . . (this is definitely reason to kick me out of the running for Senior Bachelor Search companion) I have watched BREAKFAST CLUB 62. 7 times and have memorized most of the dialog. Why? Because it is the best ensemble film I have ever seen, I love the characters and how drama unfolds. The essential thing is they become human, transcend isolatation from eachother and overcome oppression together. Every single modern ensemble film goes there now- or decays in tragedy as the opposite.. even television is better because of BREAKFAST CLUB. I wanted to write dialog like that. And besides, in the end it’s unexpected and beautiful; the criminal gets the princess, how’s that for sweet redemption?

I was totally! thinking about Mildred Pierce in MB and that cool little roundhouse café, though I wouldn’t be caught dead wearing a fur coat there now unless it was Halloween, the fur was faux and I was playing Joan Crawford just to spoof film noire! Now that would be fun! Even more fun would have been to be Mabel Normand 1910-12, I think it is Chaplin’s THE COUNT, or TILLIE’s PUNCTURED ROMANCE where Mabel jumps off the end of the Pier and Sir Chaplin follows her. Just thinking about Chicago’s Biograph Theater makes me want to go get another last minute plane ticket to Chicago. I INTENSELY LOVE the silent film era. Chaplin went from Keystone in the West to Essanay films in Chicago and hired Gloria Swanson (Gloria! Can you imagine?) in his first film there “MANHANDLED”. There must be tons of silent era memorabilia. My dad was infatuated with gangsters and had living memories of the times of Chicago’s St Valentines Day Massacre, Al Capone and all those incidents. I’m sure if he were alive and there he would make us go stand at the sites, tell us stories , weep and make us pay tribute.
Speaking of movies . ..OPERA WENCH – are you still hanging in with us? I hope so! I would like for you to change up the song. I am absolutely sure you did not make the connection but you could ask Clint Eastwood how he felt or rather how his character felt about the song “Play Misty For Me” in film of same name. Delivery of the song was WONDERFUL , don’t get me wrong. I love it when singers sing and your heart is right in there with your voice! But the choice of songs made me squirm because of the associated film; probably the first post modern piece about a female stalker.
Richard floated right through it from what I saw, seeming not to notice. But he is like that, noble and considerate. I was completely wigging. And the next day a woman in the van to the beach talked about “how easy it would be, etc etc. to invade this person’s life” It was a horrible thought and I did not like it and I said so. It totally creeped me out. Celebrities have a really difficult time protecting themselves and keeping their lives safe and their boundaries secure. They spend great amounts of $ and time providing this for themselves and their families and any time somebody in the limelight does something publically, esp. FOR us we need to do all we can to encourage absolute respect of privacy and protocol and listen to everything we are instructed to do so as not to make things more difficult. CAN WE PLEASE GET rid of that particular song? As a tribute . . . I prefer the Carpentar’s CLOSE TO YOU “that is why all the girls in town, follow you. . . all around . . .just like me. . . they long to be close to you. . .(much more benign) and the angels got together and sprinkled low cal moon dust in your hair and multifaceted iridescent, non toxic, fractal magic starlight in your eyes of BLUE! Or My personal choice : Paul McCartney’s MAYBE I’m AMAZED. We’ve all got that wonderful corny 80’s saxophone music playing in our heads every time we think of Richard, Or perhaps like me Andrea Bocelli’s SONGA, which takes me right back to the Ayres. We just need a more appropriate tribute song to Richard. Today is the 16th and one more step closer to evolving that “maybe” toward yes or no. For the future, who knows who will find home in Richard’s arms. But any one of us can all have Bocelli! -to play in our bedrooms, our cars and our hearts keeping alive the concept that one man can = aria. The aria of your life. You can search and find him, maybe many times over. Or maybe not. Maybe we can just keep growing beyond need and simply find answers to our needs in other ways like Christopher Walken when he said to Will Ferrell “MORE COWBELL! “ The mention of JAWS Chief Brody saying “We’re gonna need a bigger boat” reminded me of More Cowbell

Friday, September 16, 2005 4:03:51 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

MerryMary I don't usually go for written jokes, but those "games" cracked me up!
Paula Fun to see that you've jumped right in here to join us
HeiresschildThanks for the compliment on the red hair....just thought I'd cover all the possibilities here since RR never did state his preference...blonde is next. Ha ha totally kidding It's not red now, that was a test a few weeks ago.

Friday, September 16, 2005 4:24:39 PM  
willemina said...

This morning at 9:41 (previous blog) you mentioned James Dean and Rebel Without A Cause. I would like to comment on that one if I may...

The infamous accident that took his life on Sept. 30th, 1955 at 5:45 pm happened very close to where I now live. On Sept 27th of this year, they will be renaming the intersection of Hwy 46 and Hwy 41 near Cholame "James Dean Memorial Junction." This will be only the 2nd state dedicated site named after an actor in California. The other is the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse in Santa Ana.

James Dean was born on Feb 8th 1931 in Marion, IN.
He only made 3 movies: East of Eden, Giant and Rebel Without A Cause. His first acting job was a Pepsi commercial in 1950.

And finally, Here's a famous quote from James Dean:
"Dream as if you'll live forever. Live as if you'll die today."

Guess you could call me a "fan"

Friday, September 16, 2005 4:29:37 PM  
willemina said...

Sounds like some fun games! You're so cute! Have a great time at your reunion...

Hello CJ; just e-mail the pic to Joe if you haven't already? I have Picasa and Hello set up on my puter and love the format...

safari soul;
Thanks for sharing the story about your grandson shooting your video...I admire everyone who sent one in.

Lady base camp;
interesting blog, you really like to write don't cha?

I would also like to acknowledge some more new names to the blog;
Welcome to flowergirl, where are you from?

Sybil; Prayers and condolences to you and your family on your recent loss of your mother. I loved reading your story about finding the love letters your father had written to your mother before they married...that's so beautiful! I know you will treasure them always...

and finally to I'm connie pick me;
I say no!
I'm WILLEMINA Pick Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, September 16, 2005 4:47:12 PM  

For the ladies who have e-mailed me, I have responded.

I will post a schedule of who I am picking up so in case anyone else is coming in at the same time or around these times we can work it out.

LADYBASECAMP.........regarding the BIOGRAPH theater, it's still in operation.It run's a regular schedule of movies. Also, when the Chicago Film Festival runs each year it's one of the main theaters. It brings in ton's of celebrities, and if your out and about in the popular resturants/ bars, and clubs you'll probably run into some.I have worked with a group that does volunter hosting for it and we have a ball!
ANNNNNND,about the Chicago "Boy's"
Many of their homes are still standing. Most of them are either in Cicero(a quasi suburb ) and Oak Park. I drive pass Sam Giancana's house each week when I go to my Mom's. She's one of those old time holdout's, won't leave.
They are wonderful old greystone house's .Many of them are still owned by family member's.
My grandpa used to make homemade wine in the basement, (I use to help him, he's the one who taught me how to smoke cigars.My mother would have killed him if she knew. I was 12) You should here the stories he used to tell me about those days. !!!!


CHANDRA.........Have you ever attended any of the film festivals ? You are a great movie buff I would think you'd be loving it.


LINDA..............I think you mentioned you grew up here. Was it city or suburbs. Did you go to high school here?



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Friday, September 16, 2005 5:07:58 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

LaDolceVida I was born in LaGrange and hung out in the city back in the days when we would sneak on the train and go to Old Town. Attended Western IL University, and lived in the Fox River Valley as an adult (Batavia, Geneva, St Charles) where I sold real estate for many years. My 3 grown boys are all there, but I rarely go back....preferring to send them out here to the desert to my oasis of fun.

Friday, September 16, 2005 5:26:46 PM  
HeiressChild said...

la dolce vida, chicago comes from the indian word "chickaugong" which came about from the wild onions that grew on the banks of the river.

is this what u're looking for?


Friday, September 16, 2005 6:06:57 PM  

HEIRESSCHILD...............YOU GOT IT, *****Chicago***** means, "stinky onion". But trust me, we don't stink!!!!!!!lol

Linda........know the area's well. Had many clients in Batavia and St. Charles when I worked out of Oakbrook.
Now as far as "OLD TOWN"
WHEW !!! If you grew up or around Chicago in the 60"s and 70" and "didn't" go to Old Town you were either a Geek, chained to the bed(probably because you did go,once)lived under a rock or were studying for the priedthood or entering a covent lol,lol,lol.
Those were some times. Plus SECOND CITY IS STILL THERE!

OKAY,now I've got a real good one, if you lived here or near by or visited family you should know the answer, if not your to young to be on this blog, go home :D,




Friday, September 16, 2005 6:59:30 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Riverview Amusement Park...My Mother spoke of it often. My great grandfather lived in Oak Park. Lots of stories from the 1920's.

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:11:04 PM  
HeiressChild said...

hi everyone: someone forwarded this to me:

>>> A holy man was having a conversation with the Lord one day and said,
>>> "Lord, I would like to know what Heaven and Hell are like."
>>>The Lord led the holy man to two doors. He opened one of the doors and the holy man looked in.
>>> In the middle of the room was a large round table.
>>>In the middle of the table was a large pot of stew which smelled delicious and made the holy man's mouth water.
>>> The people sitting around the table were thin and sickly. They appeared to be famished.
>>>They were holding spoons with very long handles and each found it possible to reach into the pot of stew and take a spoonful, but because the handle was longer than their arms, they could not get the spoons back into their mouths.
>>>The holy man shuddered at the sight of their misery and suffering. The Lord said, "You have seen Hell."
>>> They went to the next room and opened the door. It was exactly the same as the first one. There was the large round table with the large pot of stew which made the holy man's mouth water.
>>>The people were equipped with the same long-handled spoons, but here the people were well nourished and plump, laughing and talking.
>>>The holy man said, "I don't understand."
>>> "It is simple" said the Lord, "it requires but one skill. You see, they have learned to feed each other. While the greedy think only of themselves."

la dolce vida, u know, when i was looking up the info u asked yesterday, i saw where some said "stinky onion," but i also saw "strong and great," so that was what i went with. i wouldn't want to be known as "stinky onion, wild onion, or skunk" either. thanks, i love trivia.

have a good nite.


Friday, September 16, 2005 7:27:00 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Hi ladies,Joe,Umberto and of course "The Man"....
YES, this is the big day we have all been waiting for....Next step The Choices!!!!!..I wish I could join you ALL in Chi-town...Sounds like SO much FUN!!!!...Did'nt get my fill in MB...would have loved more time...but they do say that all it takes is ONE moment, and you know......
TO WILLEMINA....That James Dean line has always been one of my good worth repeating..."Dream as if you"ll live forever..Live as if you"ll die today" is too it to the MAX!!!!

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:27:28 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Yeah, that river cruise sounds fun. But I have it beat. Last month when I was captain of the Oddeyssy (honest same name as the Chicago vessel, 56' houseboat) I lost the prop and rudder all in the same day eeeehhhhaaaawww!

Playing it safe on Sunday and flying out to Maui for ten glorious days (no I turned down being the captain of that flight *grin*).

Anywho, those headed for Chicago and the river cruise and meeting with Mr. Roe, I promise you will have wonderful time! (and yes Joe too!)

Heard from that cutie pie Gael today, she is doing well!

Aloha ya'all

Deb Eddy

PS Today I broke down and purchased the cutest, tiniest digital camera. I'm going to try to post some Maui photo;s on the blog next week. Wish me luck!!!

Travel safe.......d

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:33:00 PM  
Phyl said...

A quick hello:

Hope everyone is well and to everyone going to Chi Town have a fantastic time :).

Sunni: just posted a 'saying' to add to your list over on Suzanne's blog.

Vj: I'm fine thanks hon. Just don't post here anymore having been called a liar by the blog host (I'm not BTW ... as you know I speak the truth and back people up!). However, c'est la vie ... have moved on :).

To all you newbies ...... have a blast. Most of you won't know my name as I haven't been posting here since you arrived ...

Dolce Vida ... continue to have a sweet life ... you're such a pet with your offers of help etc etc. Enjoy meeting up with everyone in your hometown :).

Peace ... love ... ciao ... Phyl

Friday, September 16, 2005 7:38:46 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Hi Ladies,
Just learned I'm able to make the cruise,yea! Isn't this fun... Would like to share a room Friday night. I have a Reservation for Saturday. Please contact me thru the comments or
Hope to meet you bikingnut & share blood, sweat & tears stories,ha ha (we are talking cycling yes, liveSTRONG)
thanks, Erika

Friday, September 16, 2005 8:15:05 PM  
Chandra said...

Hi All,
Isn't it great when we share our knowledge of people, places and things?
Willemina.......loved the info.on James Dean. You are a true fan. They sure had a disappointing turnout at his home town for their celebration in July didn't they?
Chi-Town........nope, haven't been to a film festival yet but would love to go sometime. And..... you have struck another ALL TIME FAVORITE of mine - stepping back to Riverview! Only us "young at hearts" remember that amusement park. I used to have a video of it and loaned it out and never got it back. I stil have the book about it tho. It was a treasure wasn't it? Two Ton Baker, the flying turns, Aladdin's Castle, the Bobs, the Parachutes, the Silver Streak..... beat me by 2 years since I have been selling real estate since 1979. We Realtors have, by far, the most hilarious stories to tell don't we?
It's almost time for the big event and I am looking forward to meeting all of you!

Friday, September 16, 2005 8:30:28 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Wow, a big day today! "D" Day (Deadline Day). A large number of videos, bios and photos have been arriving. Umberto had to make two trips to the post office to bring them in. Amazing!

Richard has had his eyes glued to the screen all day. On top of all of that he had time to talk with me about the Chicago doings. Great resevoir of energy in that man. I hope you can all keep up!

I challenge all of you to beat "linda in tucson" to be first on the next post. How does she do it? She even beat me this morning!

"Debby eddy" does the houseboat have a set of keys too? ;) We're gonna have to keep you off the Odyssey. "lady base camp" Forget the bigger boat, we're going to need a "bigger blog."

Thanks to all the others for keeping the blog fun and lively. Can't believe all those movies were made in or about Chicago. Many are my all time favs.

Umberto and I will be updating the Senior Bachelor blog live from Chicago just like we did from Manhattan Beach. We'll try to post more photos during the day, too.

A long day. Keep your eyes peeled for more news soon.

Good night.


Friday, September 16, 2005 8:44:39 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Richard and Ladies:
Is it really possible that this 'deadline' for adventure is ending on a 'full moon'? I don't know if it is really a full moon, but it sure looks like it!! Richard you are probably knee-deep in videos...Did you EVER imagine this search for adventure would be this much work???
Anyway, the very best of everything to those who have their videos 'postmarked' and remember THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!

Friday, September 16, 2005 8:46:34 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Joe Dontcha know....rumor has it I have "inside" information...ha ha NOT! My intuition has just been right on this week. I will continue to feel the joy and anticipation on behalf of all those who are participating in the final leg of this journey.... but my personal agenda remains the same. I am into the man, he's got me hooked, and I want to be in at the end!
G'nite Richard
Sweet dreamms Prrrrrrr

Friday, September 16, 2005 8:56:22 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Daily Horoscope Overview

The Moon enters empathetic Pisces at 5:24 am EDT, softening the boundaries between us and others. We slip past walls of constraint as we explore ways to use our imagination and inner fantasies to enrich our reality. But mental
To All: I am not really into astrology as a Christian, but in trying to look up if tonight is a full moon, I found this general horoscope for today: Hmmmmmm....
Mercury forms a stressful square aspect with powerful Pluto. Our logic is employed to enter the shadowy realms of our feelings. Awareness shines light on previously hidden issues, and as they are brought into the open, change can begin to transform that which was lost into something new.
Joe, did you get the picture of 'Sophia'???..

Friday, September 16, 2005 9:01:11 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello ladies,
I have a double room booked for Sept 29, 30 and Oct. 1st. Is there anyone who would like to share the room? If so, send me an e-mail at
I am getting so excited about this trip. It seems like it was ages ago that I sent my video in, I can remember rushing to the UPS office before they closed that day. I e-mailed Richard and said it was on its way. Luck for me, I was one of the first 116. Now, can you believe, the deadline date is finally here and soon he will be picking the lucky 12, then 6!!!
I am looking forward to meeting so many of you wonderful ladies in Chicago. Looks as if we will have a blast. Can't wait for the dinner cruise. Sounds like so much excitement.
See you all soon.
Linda P. from St. Louis

Friday, September 16, 2005 9:15:19 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

Joe- bigger blog? Last post was 929 words. Sorry. Maybe you need to set a limit? I would suggest a max of 200-500 words. And there is the option to just delete me or scroll through and don't read it. Let me know. It's your blog. You set the rules, protocol, and standards of procedure and we will follow.
The dark of winter is on its way at my latitude of 61 degrees. My town is a place where Antarctica McMurdo and Palmer stations recruit support workers because they know we are acclimated to stress of isolation and darkness. Everyone in my town can feel winter kicking in at some level of Seasonal Affective Disorder, the bars and the churches fill up just about equally and mental survival becomes a driving force. I stay away from both. For me words on a page become my mental workout. Please tell Richard, I do not talk as much as I write. I am not nearly that annoying. . . I usally get paid for it though.

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:20:45 PM  
Debby Eddy said...


You're a true cutie pie!!! How do YOU keep up my friend?

Please make sure your buddy packs his asprin!!!

Will think about you while I'm snorkeling, golfing, palying tennis, or just laying on the beach in Maui.

Deb Eddy

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:21:30 PM  
willemina said...

Debbie Eddy;
I want to be where you are!!!
We met briefly in MB, glad to hear that your having a wonderful time...rub it in why don't cha? :)

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:32:50 PM  
willemina said...

Good night everyone...
sweet dreams

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:33:30 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Good night my little chickadees. RR

Friday, September 16, 2005 10:33:35 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Richard!!!!.....a very weird thing just happened....I was doing the "scroll thing" when I happened upon.......
your "goodnight my little chickadees" almost blew me out of the water!!.....
THAT WOULD BE THE TERM OF ENDEARMENT I USE FOR MY DELIGHTFUL DAUGHTERS..."MY LITTLE CHICKADEES".They have been my little "Chickadees' for 32 years!!...I have never heard anyone use that term before...strange coincidence!
When my girls were small we would feed the Chickadees sunflower seeds from our palms in the winter...then i would take a seed and place it between my teeth and the little creatures would gently take it from my girls thought I was soooooo magical!!

Onwards and upwards.....

To be


Not to be..

That is the question.

Good luck to all and to all good luck. Have the best of best times in Chicago and give that big guy and Joe a big kiss on each cheek for me!! (that would be a french thing!!)Will be thinking of y'all....AGAIN!!!

Wishing you all and more in health, life and love
La Belle xox

Friday, September 16, 2005 11:12:00 PM  
Ada said...

LA DOLCE VIDA I have not received an e-mail from you. I have sent you 2 off your blog. Will try again. Some of my writings or rantings haven't appeared here so maybe there is a Bermuda Triangle. One was spelling C H I C A G O . How does one get to older date blogs?
There is a new TV show ("Blues Bros.") also being donein Chi. It's about a brother in prison. They're using a prison that has been closed.Don't remember the name.

Loved the heaven/hell story.

Hope the 16th was sweet to y'all.

BTW, I have never seen the trash can. Maybe I'm in the Triangle.

Friday, September 16, 2005 11:37:44 PM  
Merrymary said...

Good night my love,my pet, my chickadee....Who used to say that???? It's 1;30 so it's morning and I've gotta be back in Sapulpa at 8AM to decorate and petition to keep our Indian Chief Logo for our high school logo. To bed now and get some sleep. I have have to see what's going on everytime I pass the computer. Much Love to All.Mary

Friday, September 16, 2005 11:38:18 PM  
dragonflyfille said...

hey PHYL; i was curious about you so went to I POWER BLOG and typed in PHYL- there were 928 posts. checkout of some of them and found a kind of weird one. "hais wad is happening to me? i am so lost in..." a female singing about handsome princes coming to her rescue...hmmmmm...? remember, live never to be ashamed of what people publish about you, even if what they publish is not true...
i shant be coming to the windy city, unfortunately...stuff is happening here that i have to take care of...have loads of fun all you lucky ladies...i'll be watching YOU!

Saturday, September 17, 2005 12:39:52 AM  
soft_rain said...

Good Morning Sweet Richard,

It is raining here this morning, I do so love the rain so, another wonderful part of nature to behold.
Have a beautiful morning.

To HeiressChild
I really enjoyed your story, thank-you.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:07:39 AM  
Merrymary said...

Good Morning Richard..Our Love, Our Pet ,Our Roster or Roe-ster from 1 of your chikadees who got 4 hours sleep and is ready to rock and Roe at the last day of the 50's reunion.
And good morning to the rest of you chikadees..Hope you all have a wonderful Sat, Remember
It's never to late-in fiction or in life to start living your dreams. MM

Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:27:47 AM  
soft_rain said...

Logic of the Irish

An Irishman walks into a bar in Dublin, orders three pints of Guinness and sits in the back of the room, drinking a sip out of each one in turn.

When he finishes them, he comes back to the bar and orders three more. The bartender approaches him and tells him, "You know, a pint starts going flat after I draw it. It would taste better if you bought one at a time."

The Irishman replies, "Well, you see, I have two brothers. One is in America, the other in Australia, and I'm here in Dublin. When we all left home, we promised that we'd drink this way to remember the days when we drank together. So I drinks one for each o' me brothers and one for me self."

The bartender admits that this is a nice custom, and leaves it there.

The Irishman becomes a regular in the bar, and always drinks the same way. He orders three pints and drinks them in turn.

One day, he comes in and orders two pints.

All the other regulars take notice and fall silent. When he comes back to the bar for the second round, the bartender says, "I don't want to intrude on your grief, but I wanted to offer my condolences on your great loss."

The Irishman looks confused for a moment, then a light dawns in his eye and he laughs.

"Oh, no. Everyone's fine," He explains, "I joined the Mormon Church and I had to quit drinking."

Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:42:18 AM  
soft_rain said...

ok, heres another one!

After being away on business, Tim thought it would be nice to bring his wife a little gift.

"How about some perfume?" he asked the cosmetics clerk.

She showed him a bottle costing $50.00.

"That's a bit much," said Tim, so she returned with a smaller bottle for $30.00.

"That's still quite a bit," Tim complained.

Growing annoyed, the clerk brought out a tiny $15.00 bottle.

"What I mean," said Tim, "is I'd like to see something really cheap."

The clerk handed him a mirror.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 3:47:20 AM  
Phyl said...

To: Dragonflyfille

Hi ... was having a quick scroll and saw your post. Very weird ... if you get a moment would you post in the exact address of the site you mentioned. I'd like to check it. The sentences you quoted were certainly never posted by me here or anywhere .... not my style :).
I think anyone who has known me through blogging would verify that.

Thanks in advance :).

Ciao ...... Phyl

Saturday, September 17, 2005 4:55:29 AM  
Phyl said...

p.s. meant to say also that I'm not ashamed about what anyone says about me .... that's their stuff as you undoubtedly know :).

Just getting a few things done quickly as my computer keeps crashing ... new one ordered!

Saturday, September 17, 2005 5:15:35 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Good moring to all and good morning to Richard (or should I say chirp...chirp)

The chickadee thing was too cute.

SSOOOOO question? Today I am lazy and don't want to go back and search for the past blog which states when and how final 12 candidates will be announced.

Would it be a huge problem to review, or to even give me the date of the blog to refer to with that information.

Much appreciated.

Thank you


Deb Eddy

Saturday, September 17, 2005 6:38:00 AM  
prarie critter said...

I do so look forward to meeting one and all in Chicago.It shall be what we make it. Does Chicago have their disater plan in place for when we blow into town?

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:10:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Kyle, 22 year old from Pascagula. You have given me a good laugh this morning. First I was tickled at Richard's calling all the ladies his "Little Chick-A-Dees" and now, I come to your email. You are a well written young man, but you are ill informed. What is wrong with senior citizens having a little fun? No one is self centered and even if we were, what does that have to do with people being in need. Tell your Mom to come visit this blog, she will get a lot of laughs and have a lot of fun.
These are the people that (Do This) older, fun loving, well informed and really nice people for the most part.This is not a reality show. This type of venture has not been done before. Would you allow us to have fun in our old age? Now listen here, young man! You are quoting a really well informed former T.V. anchor who know the "Last Great Generation. It is not men in their 70's. They are all in their 80's, and the baby boomers were born after the ending of WWII, the late, late 40's and early 50's. You should not call us PERVS. THAT IS NOT NICE. I think some of the baby boomers are a sorry lot myself, just a few, but we all have a "Right to Be Here", having fun, fun, fun.
Now, young man, go to the time out chair and bring your history books with you, and read the facts. I just want to give you a big hug, a kiss on the forehead. Send a letter to the New Orleans, Times Picayune, telling them about all the PERVS HAVING FUN. I'll bet they get a big, big laugh. They are already planning Mardi Gras. I say "La Bon Ton Roulet". One more thing, Kyle, if you read back, you will see that many of us following the Senior Bachelor Adventure, have done a lot for the Evacuees. We really have!! Now go to the "Time Out Chair" and think about what I told you. You are a precious, little "Chick-A-Dee", and you certainly have a right to your opinion, but you need to base those opinions on fact, sweet heart!! From ANONYMOUS, Lady Jayne

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:13:17 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Good Morning RR and Ladies
Loved the Lil Chickadee good night RR. I believe the little chickadee came from W C Fields - He and Mae West will always be my favorites. I love Mae West - she was so way ahead of her time.

Ok my Mae West imitation: Hope no one is offended..

"My right leg is Christmas
My left leg is New Years...
Why dontcha come up and see me between holidays"!!

(now you see why she was so censored back then) : )

That'a my girl! Anyone have any others or WC Field's sayings!
Love it -this is fun!

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:29:02 AM  
Anonymous said...

Who is Kyle?? I don't even see a "delete" where he might have been?

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:30:25 AM  
Belizegial said...

Good morning Richard :)

Greetings to everyone else on the blog. Hey, I couldn't miss posting in a comment. It's a full moon and anything can happen today.

Here in the tropics, we have an Expo Fair going on where all the services and producers are coming together to showcase their goods and products. Promises to be a long, hot day for this belizegial as I am going to be there from now until 5:00 p.m.

Richard, the deadline has arrived and your real work begins, any butterflies? I know I feel some on your behalf.

Have fun everyone and will post in when I am back later today to see how things are progressing.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 7:30:40 AM  
Jacqueline in Illinois said...

The Harvest Moon is my favorite of favorite moons. Last night and tonight (September 16 and 17th) are the nights of the Harvest Moon this year. During the year the Moon rises on an average of about 50 minutes later each day. But near the autumnal equinox, which this year is September 22, the day to day difference in the local moonrise is only 30 minutes. The Moon will rise around sunset last night and tonight and not long after sunset for the next few evenings. Last night in Illinois as I looked to the west there was a HUGE red setting sun and when I looked to the east there was a HUGE white full moon - what could be better!!! I hope everyone enjoys the Harvest Moon tonight.

Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:13:40 AM  
Anonymous said...

Hi Anonymous, Kyle is a 22 year old boy that has lots of opinions about the SB Adventure. He thinks we are all PERVS, GETTING POINKED, and thinks our having fun with this venture is "Not Nice". He is young and has a right to his opinion, but he is not yet well informed. He is a sweet little, precious, chick-a-dee that thinks we are just a bunch of pervy senior citizens. This young man is definately marginalizing us!! Now I am going to my rocking chair, drool on my knitting, and then stumble back into bed. When I wake up again, instead of getting on the exercycle, the treatmill and running up and down stairs, I will call the tomb stone folks and order my grave marker. This kid also said the ladies were just looking for a chance to get "Boinked". He is now sitting in the "Time out Chair" contemplating all that I said to him. When he comes out of the chair, he may respond. Anyway, what he wrote is gone. Where did it go? I thought it was funny, but not as funny and sweet as Richard's "Good Night My Little Chick-A-Dees". That was quite precious and endearing!! ANONYMOUS, Lady Jayne

Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:21:39 AM  
willemina said...

"Little chickadees" that's so endearing and I like it!

I'm getting ready to watch my two little chickadees play soccer this morning (I actually call them my honeys) and thought I would check out the blog before I leave the house. I'm addicted to this blog!

soft rain;
Thanks for the humor this morning, a great way to start the day.

I think lady jayne was responding to someone's e-mail to her and wanted to share her response with all of us because I too searched for a kyle...

I loved the conversation between the Holy man and the Lord.

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:26:58 AM  
willemina said...

oops, I see lady jayne already explained kyle, sorry....

Saturday, September 17, 2005 8:27:29 AM  

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