Tuesday, September 06, 2005

New Newsletter Going out Tuesday- Sept 6!

Thought I would alert all that there is a new Newsletter on its way. Must say I was torn between the extremely energetic and fun time we all had at the first "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event" and the Katrina disaster. Joe and I are enjoying your comments and feedback about the Manhattan Beach "soiree". Please keep the comments flowing and safe travels home. Back soon!! Richard

Joe here: By popular demand, the lovely Mrs. Franklin has provided the text of her introduction speech from last Friday evening. Please go to her website at http://www.mirthquakes.com/


Don W. said...

Caught up with you out here in Fairfield County, CT, where we are visiting children and grandchildren. Great photos!
Finally saw the Oprah segment before we left for this trip. You were great....all the best,
Don and Marcia

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 12:24:09 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and'posse'

Better to have Loved and lost than never to have Loved at all!

For all of us seeking that special someone, even after having Loved very deeply, which I have on two occasions in my entire Life, I believe there will be a THIRD chance at it for me. LOVE will continue for the rest of this lifetime and beyond! As the saying goes....'THIRD TIME LUCKY' :)

Never stop dreaming and WHEN YOU DREAM....DREAM BIG!!!!!!
'out of africa'
Senior Bachelorette:)

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 12:54:40 PM  
seneca said...

Friendship always benefits; love sometimes injures.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 1:08:34 PM  
happy said...

"Whatever is well said by another, is mine."

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 1:13:35 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

WOW I got so much supportive e-mail re: keeping the NNBBSH website up and running, and much inspiration for rising above the silly g'friend issues that were bound to arise when you throw one man into a crowd of admiring women. Soooo, I'm back. I'll try to retrieve the www.nannynannybooboosisterhood.com files and quit getting my panties in a bunch (again...at least I had some on, ha ha).
After all, this isn't all about ME! The girls who venture to Chicago are welcome to e-mail me pictures and I'll do some Chicago pages on the site.
Let's get some positive energy flowing here!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:06:23 PM  
Operawench said...

Good Afternoon!

I have alot in my heart to write so this may be another long post.
At the end of my last post I said I would write my personal reflections of my trip to MB.
I had the priviledge to talk with many women at MB, mostly because of the singing I did there. We all came with different agendas. Mine was to first get a handle on who Richard is, and then to meet the ladies from the blog. I wanted to get over some of the anxiety that I feel when I am with groups of women, that I am not on an equal par with them. The MB event did quite a bit to alleviate my anxiety. I think I got a fair idea of who Richard is, and I got to meet some really awesome women!

Most of the women that I talked with did come to meet Richard specifically and to see what he is like. There were several however that just came to meet with ladies they had met through the blog and other means, some not having sent anything to Richard concerning the Journey. I found that really fascinating that they would spend the money and the time to come to MB just to meet someone for the first time. Personally I'm glad that they did that or else I wouldn't have met Zoe and some others. I met women who would be good mentors for me, one that I will keep in contact with is from Idaho and reminds me of my own mother. I felt very blessed to be in the company of such accomplished women and giving women.

To Richard,
I am happy and will always remember the moments I spent with you. I do get "misty" when I think about you. It was such an honor to have had the opportunity to sing for you last Friday and that you were such a good sport as I "led you on". For the record I was in the small group meeting that included Linda and Suzanne. Yes you said those exact words to Suzanne that you wrote in your blog posting. You have a quite a good memory! Richard, my best memory of you will be from the restaurant on Saturday night. The couple of minutes I spent with you privately were very special. You said something to me that I will always keep in my heart, it was empowering and I am very grateful(now try to remember what that was...lol).

The song comes to mind "We May Never Pass This Way Again" from Seals and Crofts as I think about my time in MB. For me the weekend was a time of triumph and great fulfillment. Thank you Richard,Joe, Umberto, and all the fine ladies I met there.

Hugs to you all,

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:19:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Richard and Joe,

I've been searching on all websites for a copy of Nancy's "roast" of RR speech. Joe, could you ask your lovely wife to post it here or on "Mirthquakes" for those of us who were not in attendance in MB?

Thanks ooooodles!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:17:34 PM  
Anonymous said...

I have been a silent reader for quite awhile now but I finally decided it was time for me to make a comment. And it is only this: Go Linda!!! If I had a body like yours, at your age or any age, I would show it off, show it off and show it off!!!I thought your outfit was great and anyone who thinks differently is either suffering indigestion from sour grapes or is so far under a rock they have no idea what the modern world is wearing - so I am proud of you for coming back!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:24:40 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I'm glad the sisterhood is back even though I've been roasted a few times. Good for you Linda!!!!! Still complications with Chicago, and best guess is Sept. 22, 23 24 for now. I'll give all details as to why the delay at the proper time. Ciao, RR P.S. This will hopefully be the last time I will make this statement, but I read the blogs at least once an hour, 16 hours a day!! Why anyone would even question that is beyond me. So let's put that to rest and move on. thanks.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:54:25 PM  
Mzbhvn1 said...

I agree about Linda, She looks great !! Love the belly ring as well !! I have one too !!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 3:59:13 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

anonymous & mcbhvn (and of course always RR that is very sweet and thank you. I know we are all trying to get a feel for the people involved here. I just want to say that I'm not taking the attitude that this is some kind of beauty contest. I do feel good about myself....but that has come from a lot of hard work. I've made no secret of the fact that less than 2 years ago I overcame a near deadly addiction to alcohol. A big part of this journey for me is learning to have sober fun and that is huge for anyone who has been there!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:02:37 PM  
Anonymous said...

Hello Richard;
I take my hat off to you.I admire your committment and courage.I have not submitted an application but I have been following your newsletter and have been intrigued by your quest.I have one question-Are only applicants invited to meet you and take part in the "meet the Bachelor"event when you go touring to different cities?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:10:11 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful time and I feel the time I spent with Richard was quality time. He's everything I thought he would be and so much compassion.
The Group pic with all the ladies should be call "Sea of beautiful Women."
YES we all wanted to keep him!!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:18:09 PM  
supratana said...

Hello everybody..
I'm new here. Just wanting to say,I have fun reading all information, comments and pictures from this website. Thank you.
For Richard...
Hello Sir. Sawadee ka..
You are very charming man. I just got back from Thailand to LA,saw you from Oprah Show in August31. wow wow wow I had to sign in seniorbachelor.com right away. hahahaha
Have great fun time wherever you are.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:39:54 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

In answer to a question: The events are open to anybody. I am pretty sure the only other event will be in Chicago. RR

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 4:56:19 PM  
Jennystellenbosch said...

Come on guys... how could you question whether Richard read the blogs...Of course he read them.. I placed a personals ad about two weeks ago and couldn't resist checking out who had replied... every few hours in the beginning...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 5:58:49 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone! In response to many inquiries re "where are you, Leslie?" - thanks for your interest/concern. I didn't get back until late Sunday night and yesterday I was sooooo busy getting ready for the first day of school. Good thing it was a short day today, 'cuz I got home around 3 and promptly fell asleep with the dog cuddled in. (at least I gotsome cuddling when I got home! Anyway, I had a wonderful time in MB, met some great ladies, and one great man. :D However, for me, it's time to get back to reality and concentrate on my job. I'll post some photos over on my own blog site if you're interested and anyone who would like to, may contact me through email. To everyone going to Chicago, have a fun time.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:05:46 PM  
droma said...

Hi Richard,
Now that you have an interpreter for South America, what are you planning for Afrika and S.E.Asia?

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:14:23 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005 6:46:42 PM  
sunni said...

Hey all,

especially LINDA I said it
before, (3 blogs ago), and
I'll say it again...If i could wear a
tummy baring skirt, and diamond
studded belly ring, you better believe
I'd be right there with you!!!
You look incredible!!!!

And thaaank you for keeping the
NNBBSH web site up and running...
it's just been born and has to be given
a little room to settle into whatever form
the sisterhood will take...evolution...

Speaking of which...RR...you have definitely
evolved from pre MB to today's responsive
and present man...who we're finally
getting to know...YEAH!!!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 7:32:01 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Hello Richard, Joe and 'gang'
Where do I start?
Please do yourselves a favour and watch Larry King tonite, I watched it earlier and going to watch the show again at 12 midnite. Leanne Rimes sings one of my very favourite songs 'AMAZING GRACE' in honour of our Sisters and Brothers who are suffering in New Orleans etc. Her voice is riveting to say the least and sent chills down my spine, in fact I could not stop crying while listening to her! I guess it will be 9pm your time California etc.
I also watched our friend Oprah today touring with the Mayor of New Orleans, she is such a brave and courageous WARRIORESS, come hell or high water(pun intended) she was determined to go inside the Dome in spite of the warning from the Mayor and Police not to enter due to the smell etc. When she visited the people in Houston Texas they were overwhelmed with joy to see her as she walked around hugging and mingling with them inside the Astrodome. I could not keep my eyes from welling up with tears whilst watching Oprah today, it was heart wrenching and very painful to see the suffering!
G-D help US ALL that we may always feel the pain of others and be sensitive enough to feel compassion for those who suffer!
I don't have much in a monetary sense but I believe in the POWER OF PRAYER and that is my contribution at this time, to keep
our Sisters and Brothers close to my heart in Sacred Prayer. This gargantuan crises of epic proportions is a reminder for me personally to keep myself 'in check' and be appreciative of every day and to be thankful for all the Blessings!
In Love and Light

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:09:43 PM  
BikingNut said...

Richard - just read the latest newsletter - what a "blast" MB was AND thank you for the comments about Katrina.
I was on a bike trip from Minneapolis to New Orleans via the Mississippi River - we rode about 1200 miles when Katrina hit. We were on our way into Memphis that day. Something told me after I saw the devastation on TV that we would not ride beyond Memphis even though some thought that we would be able to go a bit further south. We were not adversely affected by the elements but it became very apparent that many of the people in Memphis were evacuees and that more were on their way. We heard stories about what these people had lost and could hear the anguish in their voices and see the sadness in their eyes. Needless to say I am back home as we only rode 30 miles into Mississippi before returning to Memphis where we all caught flights to return to all parts of the US and the one rider to Amsterdam.
So thank you for mentioning Katrina - right now it is important not to begin to lay blame but to do whatever we can to help the victims. Provide what ever help you can and take a moment to remember those who have lost family or are injuried or have been displaced from all that is familiar to them. The elderly, the children, and the disabled are especially vulnerable.
Your adventure will continue - laughter will be heard - fun will be had - I for one would love to be able to join you on this adventure but if not I know that my thirst for adventure and romance will continue.
Biking Princess

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:25:40 PM  
BikingNut said...

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Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:25:45 PM  
cj said...

Lady Base Camp:
You ARE A RIOT!! It was SO WONDERFUL meeting you in MB, and congrats on the match-making...Maybe you have found a whole new talent, lol...
Are you TRYING to get me in trouble over here???? I have a fairly good memory and I think RR said he is not a perfect housekeeper, but not real messy...And, after asking him in a blog about his Mom I was told she passed away when he was pretty young...I am sure I will be corrected if I am wrong about these things, lol...
As for what Richard said, and he was under intense pressure, in the large general meeting I happened to attend: When I asked if he would be 'grouchy' if faced with long delays at airports, etc..to me his tone was rather blustry, and he said something like, "I am not sure I would be grouchy, but I would be right up in the front of the line trying to get something done [sic]." But, then he made another statement that really threw me...As if he might seem unreasonable in what he had just said about 'being at the front of the line...', he said, "But I have never sent a meal back"...I thought that was really weird and inappropriate, as when you spend perfectly good money for a meal you DO send it back if your steak is overcooked, etc...I think that is not unreasonable...To be perfectly honest, in my OPINION, the poor guy didn't know if he was coming or going with all of us asking questions.....And, because people-watching is one of my most favorite things I took a lot in....And, as I pondered the whole thing I realize that I have never known a successful man who was not 'INTENSE', as Richard described himself...And, he mentioned he liked being 'INTENSE'...So much of what we take away from ANY communication is semantics...To me, being PASSIONATE is a positive trait, and I am passionate about my family, my country, and my friends...However, on the other hand the word INTENSE seems negative to me, because it feels like 'a lack of the ability to be present in your circumstances'...Successful men and women are usually that way because they PLAN, ORGANIZE and MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.........I know you do remember we all saw a very playful Richard in MB as well...Heck, I don't know the guy.......Just a 'gut' feeling...
As for the question on his 'assets', you go to the 'NAUGHTY MAT' right now young lady!!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:42:43 PM  
Forest Hills said...

DEAR LINDA - Nice new photo.

Have tried to access the NNBBS website, but apparently it's not up. Any problem? Wanted to post.

Connie, Brenda, Sylvia, Suzanne, Zoe, CJ, Leslie - Did you get my emails? Sharon, DebbyEddy - miss you both!! GOD (yes! the whole word) I had a good time! Wanted to tell you all about the blues club I discovered in Hermosa Beach on Saturday. What an afternoon!! Sorry we all missed each other, as I had to ascertain that my new digital camera was indeed broken. Glad to find out today the warranty is still in effect. Now, that's unique! My purchases usually break shortly AFTER!!

I had a couple of good jokes to post, but in light of recent testiness, have decided to wait until the tides turn, and hormones (and testosterones) get back to normal levels!

Sooo, Linda in Tucson, my only photo is posing with you and a few others before our kite flying, and for that great time (dying wind notwithstanding) - THANK YOU!!

And to all the other fine, fine ladies I had the privilege in meeting in MB, my heartfelt thanks and best wishes to one and all.

Now, let us get back to living with each other, getting along with each other, supporting one another, and being the type of women that we want our loved ones to read about and be proud of!



Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:51:48 PM  
Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Base Camp, Yes, it's Richard's friend since 13. Please allow me to cite from a verbatim quote you just wrote, dated Sept.6, at 6:46pm-this evening. This is in the Paragraph intended for me and headed: Richard's Friend since 13. "You misquoted her (Meaning "CJ") which may be OK in Hollywood, now that Heda Hopper is dead. I will catch you every time." Then a few more sentences, and then you say "She (meaning CJ again) didn't say anything about hanging tough." Gee, for someone who makes such bold statements like you did such as "You misquoted her" and "I'll catch you every time" please refer to the very same comment CJ made on Sunday, Sept. 4, at 1:03 pm. It is on the blog right below this one, and again, THE VERY SAME COMMENT THAT YOU CLAIM NEVER WAS SAID. Here is the DIRECT QUOTE by CJ that you seemed to have OVERLOOKED: "I got the impression that Richard might not be able 'to hang' when things go wrong"........
........It could not be any clearer. If you have any class you will (after of course checking a lot more carefully this time) apologize to me and to all of the other readers for your ENORMOUS BLUNDER. Please, check your facts so that the next time that you say "I will catch you every time" you will not what the hell you are talking about. I will be anxiously awaiting your reply.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 8:57:25 PM  
Anonymous said...

oooooooooo add #13 to the hothead list

disappointed really - with 'lady bc' AND 'since 13' also. I thought this was supposed to be about more than measurements and bickering.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:05:17 PM  
neva said...

Sounds like MB was a blast.

I spent the last two weeks at a writers' retreat on Maui and the two weeks before that with my daughter and grandson (their first visit to Maui), so I have much "catching up" to do I see.

Incidentally, my cell phone number (202...........)is no longer functional since a big wave got me with the phone in my pocket. (It is much too long a story to tell here.) If anyone has left a message for me there in the last 4 weeks, I did and will not get it.)

Glad to see the friendships forming, the fun time in MB, and
help being given in the gulf states.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:11:14 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

FH........it was so good to meet you in MB. You are absolutely beautiful. Such lovely skin.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness in passing out the hats.

Take care.

Deb Eddy

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:16:03 PM  
Anonymous said...

To ladybasecamp: guess you misread my blog about Kapt. Kangaroo....the straight forward bangs hairstyle in some of the originally posted pictures from the MB event were reminicent of the Kapt's hair, but RR definitely does not "look" like the Capt. In fact the later pictures of him showed us agin how handsome he is.
I continue to be sooooooooo envious of all of you that attended the big event! You were all so lucky to meet Richard face to face, and have such a great time meeting all the fine ladies there. I'm looking forward to the cruises in hopes that some of the same ladies will participate.
Richard, thank you for trying to express your thoughts about the tragedy in the gulf.....we can only imagine how devastated those people feel, and putting our thoughts into words is difficult.
Ciao from Karla in Alaska

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:36:48 PM  
cjinsocal said...

Richard's Friend-Since he was 13:
Please 'talk to the hand'...Again, I think this misunderstanding is SEMANTICS....When I say, 'Richard might not be able to hang when things go wrong', I am NOT questioning his integrity or his ability to fight lions and tigers and bears, oh my....I am only referring to the fact that if [for example] he and his companion were stuck in an airport for a day or so, and had to sleep on the floor could he be somewhat cheerful because he was with his 'perfect' travel partner, or would he be really 'grouchy' because he couldn't control the situation...I am sure you know what I mean...There are people when they are given lemons make lemonade and others just question and complain...Richard is obviously a very successful, and admittedly INTENSE individual...Base on some of his previous answers on this blog and my face to face questioning of him my OPINION is that he has a low 'frustration' level....That is not a criticism of Richard, who is very charming and handsome, just an observation from me.......I appreciate that you are protecting Richard....It was my understanding that Richard wanted feedback on MB....Lady Base Camp I thank you for your comments...The only drawback to a forum like this is we cannot see the facial expression or hear the tone of a person's voice...Anyone who knows me would tell you that I have no agenda when it comes to Richard, and I have no desire to unfairly criticize him...I was only giving an opinion......Sorry you took it wrong...Hope this explains and that you will 'cool your jets', lol...

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:38:20 PM  
honestgal said...

Go Linda in Tucson! I'm glad you picked yourself up and am feeling better! Love the new picture!


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 9:59:10 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Sir Richard and Ladies of the Blog

Manhattan Beach was better than an "E" ticket ride at Disneyland. I loved every minute of it, including finding the local Chico's and swimming in the flat ocean at the crack of dawn. (Had too, parking is impossible)

It was great to meet so many incredible ladies, many of which I felt I knew from this blog. We all had somethings in common besides meeting "the man". We are seniors, love to travel, have a heart full of dreams, are bright, intelligent, adventurous, passionate and make life happen (as opposed to just letting it pass us by).

I truly love this journey! Ladies travelled from all over the world for this adventure - I only had to drive 8 hours, but that gave me a chance to take my time returning home to visit dear friends in Santa Barbara and Monterey. It's a great country this America.

Alas, Richard - you did a great job and were the perfect host. Joe and his family are priceless, and they along with Umberto really helped pull this off. I love that you made each of us feel special and were so REAL! I doubt you have a phoney bone in your body!

Thank you and I look forward to the next step.

Love to all, Michelle

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:13:31 PM  
JoanInMd said...

Received from a fellow vet in Alabama. I've caught several "Katrina Specials" on the aftermath of the hurricane and they turned out to be nothing more than a Bush bashing event by the media.

For those that live outside the US that can't comprehend what is going on in the Gulf Coast states. I've worked in Emergency Preparedness, after Three Mile Island and I concur with the following:

1. It is up to a city to declare an emergency and evacuate the poor.
2 If for some ungodly reason the city can't do it,it then becomes a State responsibility.
3. If all else fails, the Federal Government is asked for help and the President normally
takes the lead in dire situations even though he has cabinet members responsible for
all emergencies..

If you listen to the newscast and Jesse Jackson you would think the President is supposed to be the first responder--which he is not!! You want to blame someone go after the City Manager of the cities affected for leaving hundreds of buses parked like you will
see farther down.. Sorry the President doesn't own a bus to send them! Also did anyone
hear Jesse Jackson offer any of the money he blackmailed corporations out of to help
his own people..No and you won't either..he showed up to pad his on pockets as usual!

This needs to be broadcast far and wide:
1. It was President BUSH who initiated the evacuation orders and fed. disaster declaration, not the other way around-- Governor Bianco herself admitted this!
2. The city didn't even attempt to offer transportation for their poor during their initial evac process. Check out: http://www.junkyardblog.net/images/NO-buses.jpg
3. The FEMA response has been drastically slowed because of the violence which was due to the fact that over 50% of the New Orleans police walked away from their duties!!
4. All the stupid uproar about money for the levee and the Army Corp. of Engineers is moot, as the levee failed at a POINT that WAS ALREADY UPGRADED!!
Start getting some facts out there, since the media, as usual, is only marginally interested in presenting them.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:52:46 PM  






Does any of this sound familiar to anyone out there, because I 'm starting to feel like that's what everyone is sounding like,"KIDS"

Sir, the friend from 13 yrs. old .Are you sure you aren't 13 yrs. old now. You seem to have a problem letting sleeping dogs lie.

In Richards defense, I believe he has shown that he can take care of himself.

A little suggestion for our ANON bloggers. How about you each pick a number and use it with your postings. If you always use the same number then we wouldn't get ya's mixed up with anyone else (ANON'S). You should have figured out by now that even if you pick a blogger name you are stil "ANONYMOUS" UNLESS YOU POST A PHOTO. Just an idea.

LADY BASE CAMP..............you are a trip. Love the way you write. Which one of the gals are you in the photo at MB. You seem like such an unique person with so many diverse interst's and talents. If you don't wish to put it out here, go to my sight and e-mail me.

Long day tomorrow, catch ya's later.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:57:27 PM  
JoanInMd said...

Received from a fellow Vietnam Era vet in Alabama. He caught a "Katrina Special" on the aftermath of the hurricane. . . and it turned out to be nothing more than a Bush bashing event by the media.

For those that live outside the US that can't comprehend what is going
on in the Gulf Coast states.
1. It is up to the city to declare an emergency and evacuate the poor.
2 If for some ungodly reason the city can't do it then it becomes a State responsibility.
3. If all else fails the Federal Government is asked for help and the President normally
takes the lead in dire situations even though he has cabinet members responsible for
all emergencies..
But if you listen to the Newscast and Jesse Jackson you would think the President is
suppose to be the first responder which he is not!! You want to blame someone go after
the City Manager of the cities affected for leaving hundreds of buses parked like you will
see farther down.. Sorry the President doesn't own a bus to send them! Also did anyone
hear Jesse Jackson offer any of the money he blackmailed corporations out of to help
his own people..No and you won't either..he showed up to pad his on pockets as usual!

This needs to be broadcast far and wide:
1. It was President BUSH who initiated the evacuation orders and fed. disaster declaration, not the other way around-- Governor Bianco herself admitted this!
2. The city didn't even attempt to offer transportation for their poor during their initial evac process. Check out: http://www.junkyardblog.net/images/NO-buses.jpg
3. The FEMA response has been drastically slowed because of the violence which was due to the fact that over 50% of the New Orleans police walked away from their duties!!
4. All the stupid uproar about money for the levee and the Army Corp. of Engineers is moot, as the levee failed at a POINT that WAS ALREADY UPGRADED!!
Start getting some facts out there, since the media, as usual, is only marginally interested in presenting them.

I helped to set up the Emergency Preparedness Office at Three Mile Island after the accident and I concur with the comments in this article. It's been many years since I've had emergency training, but I wouldn't have left busses sitting in a low-lying area; it seems to make sense to use those buses to evacuate your citizens to high ground.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 10:58:43 PM  
let's talk about love said...

Here is a really nice saying I came across today;

"Love is not love until you give it away. You can give without love but you cannot love without giving"

So give it up and let's have a group hug....1,2,3 consider yourselves hugged!

Tuesday, September 06, 2005 11:05:16 PM  

JOEINMB,.......I am posting this here since a new page was started and thought you might not go back to the previous one. You had posted a comment to one of mine and I want to make sure the record is set straight. Thank you.

JoeInMB said... La Dolce Vida,

May I URGE you to be more careful what you write on the blog. Specifically, the comment "I was shocked when I went on the SB sight and saw photo's missing. I can only say that I find that soooo juvinile. Are we not adults here." Do you know FIRSTHAND why some photos have been taken off? Why do you have to assume there is something juvenile going on? Please think more carefully before you write about things of which you have no firsthand knowledge. If you want to ask a question, ask. If you want to speculate, please keep it to yourself.


Tuesday, September 06, 2005 2:55:58 PM


JOEINMB.......................at no time have I been 'out of line' with anyone. My comment about the action regarding the photo's was in response to what was said on the other blogs/site's It was in no way ever directed "toward" the RR SB site. If that is what you are reading please look again and you will see that I was chastizing myself for being to quick to jump to conclusion, as I believe you have just done to me.
Now this is the first time I am directing my comment specificlly to "someone since you have chosen to do so. On other ocassions when I have done so it was to ask a question of some one.
I will say that in the past this style/type of response/reaction to something distainful is how RR has responded. I must say you have always been a gentleman,(not saying that Richard has not)so it surprise's and offend's me.

I am not sure but I believe photo's removed may have been some that Suzanne AKA desertflowers was in. I could be wrong.
I do know that there have been some dynamics going on there that all of us are not privy too, nor do I feel it is my buisness to interfere.If you read my post carefully I spoke of how we all can see the same thing yet see it differently.
I am not here to cast aspirtions on anyone, but in the true spirit of Richard's attempt to keep "everything fair to everyone' and not show favoritism and based on the conversation/comments on the other site's between Linda and Suzanne I am confused as to why Linda would post a "new" photo of herself with "Richard". I believe it is in poor taste. It seems to smack of insensitivity.
I can't imagine Linda would have put that in there without getting it OK'd by Richard. The message being put out there is that she know's something other's don't. Even so that would be OK, it's their buisness, but it has been Richard's contention all along that nothing would be known until he makes his final decision.

I find myself pondering how and why out of all that was said in my post you latched onto that, because I said nothing but positive remarks. Read carefully, it was directed to the women who were in the photo's.

I can understand, things are very difficult it's hectic right now, we all make mistakes.

Just wanted to keep the record straight, and let you know I felt I was not deserving of the "repromand"


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:06:54 AM

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:33:55 AM  
coach said...

Hello, Everyone! I promised to get back to the blog with my comment about MB, and as usual, it always seems I am doing this in the middle of the night. So sorry, but now that my college classes have started, my blogging activities have come to a desperate halt. I am SO sorry I can not spend the time I did this summer with all of you. But, I promise to come on the blog as often as I can, even if I loose a bit of sleep. It is worth it to keep the friendships that I made during my “blogging” summer and which were culminated last week...to keep them warm and cozy. I miss you, Suzanne (DF), Linda (inT), CJ, Suzan (FH), and those cheerleaders from afar, Brenda (CG), Cheryl (CB). You all did SO MUCH to make the “bonding” experience come alive for the rest of us. I am even starting to miss my other “new” friends, Carol, Jean, Michelle (both of them), Ann, Willy, ...and Debby Eddy, I am SO sorry I never got to connect with you, but we will try agian sdomeday, O.K.? Oh, rats, there are just so many more that I want to talk to...…I just have WAY too much work to do. Please forgive me!
I came back to campus early this morning after a very relaxing weekend with family. I had a wonderful LONG weekend, beginning with the Senior Bachelor Soiree, then back to San Clemente to play with my grand nephews. Those of us who have family that we love are SO fortunate. I, too, am saddened by the loss and separations in the path of Katrina, and have been happy to help in small ways from one so far away! I am an animal lover, so I am helping those who are rescuing animals.
And back to : ABOUT MANHATTAN BEACH: In light of the tragic results of a ravishing storm, I easily bought the ticket on the guilt trip. There I was staying in a big beautifully decorated room, feasting on chocolates, enjoying wonderful new friendships and indulging in fantasies about a possible new love, as the television reports came pouring in every night, giving me a big dose of reality. But, I was so happy with the outcome of the “Quest for Adventure and Romance!” May I please make my strong recommendation that you ALL GO TO CHICAGO. This has become NOT all about Richard. In addition to Richard, there are other WONDERFUL amenities…like SO MUCH FUN! Not only the camaraderie of other adventuresome, independent, beautiful women, but also, people watching, hen clucking and ribbing...each other AND Richard! Keep a positive attitude and GOFORIT!!
NOW, I must say a REALLY big thank you to all of Richard’s friends who pitched in and were willing to help, creating and working through the organizational challenges. Joe, you are a dream, even when you were being testy (and you know I am in love with your wife, Nancy!). And darling Umberto…and all of Richard’s Rangers…and Richard, so much stamina!…oh my goodness, you were all just amazing. You all helped to make us feel special, even in a difficult situation…thank you! Sincerely, thank you…sharon

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 1:26:17 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

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Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:48:54 AM  
Margaret said...

My first posting on this Blog...just want to make certain that I have signed up correctly.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:40:13 AM  
Merrymary said...

Hi,I hope some of you got to see Ophah yesterday and what her angel network is doing. I missed the first of it but was soon in tears. She is marvelous. I'd love to meet her. Then my favorite female singer,Celine is donating 1 million dollars. Both Oprah and Celine prove dreams can come true. I hope the dates to Chicago are the weekend of the 23rd, Looks like everyone had a good time. I laughed out loud at the one close up of Richard with the funnylook on his face. PRICELESS. I too am glad the sisterhood is continuing. I'm realatively new but have chatted on line with both Peggy and Brenda. They are both fantastic and I believe could be wonderful forever friends. I gotta get ready to go work on centerpieces for the fifties high school reunion for the week end of the 17th. Shalom,Mary from OK.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:55:21 AM  
mod317 said...

CJ & Connie: Thanks for the peacock thank you. I had intended them to be a private thank you to all of you who have helped the NNBBSH along rather than just another written thank you on the blog. However, it ended up being public which was fun!

Even though I am late in posting, I want to share my thoughts on MB. I went with no expectations, and as you who were also there know, I got quite a bit more than expected. There were times when things/events did not seem to run smoothly, but it was the first time around for the organizers and I guess to be expected. I could have done with a less expensive place to stay, but the surrounding were lovely and the free breakfast and shuttle certainly helped in the expense category. Plus the candy, spa items, hosiery, door prizes, etc. were nice unexpected touches.

I have read all of the reflections and comments on MB, but being the optimist and Pisces that I am, I will continue to believe the best of all until definitely proven otherwise. If there is something more than meets the eye/ear, so be it. At this point, it is not hurting me or my fun and I am definitely enjoying the new friendships and camaraderie that has been developing on the blog and furthered by the meeting of everyone at MB.

Since coming back to reality and Houston I have attended a training for volunteers who are assisting the misplaced citizens of New Orleans. It was an hour training (common sense reminders), but to get to the training there was a 45 minute traffic back up! The church where we attended the training, had sessions going on in at least 4-5 different locations on the grounds. I believe they trained over 7,000 people in a 2 day period! It is great to see the turn out of volunteers.

More later. Mary Olive in Houston

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:56:31 AM  
Jacqueline in Illinois said...

I very much appreciate your sentiments in your newsletter Richard regarding the Katrina Disaster which is our collective tragedy. I encourage everyone to participate in whatever way they can to help heal our people and our country in the aftermath of Katrina. The horrific events of last week and continuing in New Orleans is truly beyond comprehension. The death, suffering, destruction continues and with the toxic water spilling into our Gulf and Lake Ponchatrain - it will continue to affect all aspects of our society and environment for generations to come. Hard to believe that with all the research, studies, commissions on this very set of circumstances that our local, state and federal governments and governmental agencies funded to protect our well-being were so seemingly ill-prepared and equipped which exacerbated an already national and world tragedy. We all must take heed and make informed choices in ensuring that we are doing our part as American citizens to contribute in a positive way in this event and do our part to see that it does not happen again.

In addition and as important, the loss of life in Mississippi and Alabama and those surviving in those areas are still without the basic necessities well over a week later. Once the life and health issues are stabilized then we are left as a society with loss of life, loss of parents for our children, loss of hundreds of thousands of people's homes, jobs and future generations of children's whose education has been harmed and disrupted. It will take years to restore stability to that special region of the United States. Many families are being moved into our own communities - reach out and help in whatever way you can with those families. Make an indiviudal commitment that you will not let this tragedy fade into the background of your daily life - it truly is all of our individual responsibility to make a difference.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:55:27 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

I want to assure everyone that I don't know one darned thing that nobody else knows. Not that I didn't try to get some "inside" information but Richard was completely fair and consistent with everyone he came into contact with (as far as I could see). I'm sorry if it offended anyone that I put a pic of myself with him on my blogger profile, it's all in fun!
Sunni Your name reflects the sunny disposition that always comes across in your thoughts. Wish I knew you when I lived in Portland!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:04:54 AM  
Anonymous said...


Are you deleting anonymous comments based on anonimity?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:07:32 AM  
Anonymous said...


Are you deleting anonymous comments based on anonimity?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:08:40 AM  
onrynurse said...

Linda.....in Tucson.....Glad you are back!! And cute you are!!!
I am 15 yrs sober, girl....It is hard work!! Esp at 2 yrs!! Congrats!!!!!

Oh my, Richard, I'm thinkin the claws are out!! I wondered when this would happen!! Nothing like women scrapping over a man....esp. one as cute as you!!

Hope all are ready for chicago!! I am!! was sure hoping it would be the weekend of the 15th....but oh well, will have to do what a girl's gotta do...huh!! Why do we have to work for a living!!?????

have a good day!! Linda

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:20:14 AM  
Anonymous said...

To Lady Base Camp, You are a lady and I accept your gracious apology. Thank you. RRFS13

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:28:55 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning Richard, and All,

Richard, well how are you this morning?

Grab a cup of coffee because i am going to add my 2 cents...
Well it is nice to see the blog is almost back to normal.. the support of the ladies is great!! the asking for stories yes!! the updates on katrina well i wish we could all do something to help..
Happy posted once, glad you are back i know you have had a lot to deal with and you are reading so i will just say i miss your comments: phyl, you haven't said a lot lately either, but i know you are keeping up. Myriam is a busy gal but she will blog when she can, and i know cathy's computer was dumped on so we will have to wait til she has time at work for her comments i did talk to her though she is planning on going to the next event. and linda, i am glad you are back, nice to hear from ya. Vj, Cj Chi-town, i enjoy reading your blogs every day, lady base camp, you are something else girl, you not only have the smarts but what can i say, you can put it on the page in it's corrected place too. wish suzanne, would jump aboard and just say hi. and hello to everyone else, welcome to the newcomers! I watched a beautiful Sunrise this morning and thought how lucky we all are, we have been brought together in this meeting room, Richard's Living Room, to chat to talk about Love Romance Adventure our family Katrina and all of us have become friends, we have bonded in a way that each of us will remember for a long time, for some a frienship will carry on for a lifetime, for others, just a memory, for some pictures, others a trip, a even the the ones Richard chooses a love perhaps marriage. who knows, but an experience that i for one am very happy to be a part of even when there are those times when someone does not agree with me.
i am not always right, and neither are you, but who is the judge? who says you have to be in your opinion? it is your opinion.
it is how you see it, how you feel, your gut, maybe for that instance, a cuddle from the backside is what you like, when a cuddle from the front side is what they like.. catch my drift. no one is wrong it is still a cuddle. not worth a fight. just an opinion.solution, i don't know 1 hour of each or upside down, butt to butt, you figure it out..

my opinion: make love and fall asleep!

just an example of course..

WEll it looks as if i have gone and put my 2 cents in and now it is time to get the rest of my day going.. i will check back tonight

big hugs to you all,


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:39:50 AM  
droma said...

Good Morning Richard,
The 9/16 "deadline" is coming soon,
and THE trip(s)are to start in Nov.
It took you 4 month to let us know how your usual travelling style takes up 1/3 of a trip. With not knowing any "foreign" languages, I still would like to know how you intent on getting around the 2 mo.
in SE Asia.
In your Newsletter 7/12 you say about your Dec 2004 SE Asia trip
"One of the main reasons for this trip was to prepare for the SB journey". Than you relate your delightfull stories, but also that you stayed in grungy backpackers Hotels.
If you have some or no plan yet, please let us ladies know.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:05:06 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Richard, I know this has most likely been asked a million times, but, I have been asked a million times, and don't have any answers to give,
have you started a process of elimination, due to the large amount of responses you have received?
and how will you be notified if you even have a slight chance of being looked at as far as being one of the candidates?
the date is 9/16/05 for cut off correct? and that i would assume not be extended, correct?
in this being the cut off date when and where will you be making your final decision?

I know this has probably already been talked about but remember I was not able to access any information, and have not been able to access my news letter data base, my computer still has blips, but i wanted to be able to at least come in and chat, so if you cannot answer, maybe the ladies will enlighten me.. or your friend from 13.
or better yet JOE?

Have a Wonderful Day,
Wanda Whitworth

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:20:04 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

What ever happened to fun and adventure? These new dynamics are so far from fun! The journey is so much more rewarding and "fun" when travelled along side and WITH friends!
Could we not put aside all the "stuff" and all the "issues", rise above, recalibrate, regroup and get back to basics: fun fun fun!!
OK???? Please?? There are so many more important and valuable things in life than: he said, she said, he's wrong, she' wrong, I am right etc etc
Love to all
La Belle xox

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:28:56 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

I'm in! Yes, let's have FUN!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:34:45 AM  
sunni said...

Good Morning ALL

The blog will be back to normal
when we have a few of La
Dolce Vida's jokes to chuckle
over...and wise comments from
Leslie...and CB rallying everyone
with her creative ideas....

I especially want to give a thumbs up
13 years sober me, all that hard work is
paying off with a multitude of rewards,
especially waking up with a clear mind.

Here's hoping the BLOG gets over it's MB
hangover soon...and joins the rest of us
in serenity....and clear mindedness!!!

SUNNI in Oregon
(soon to be known as Soggy in Oregon)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:39:16 AM  
sunni said...


This is a silly question?

Does anyone know why my posts
have a trash can at the bottom?
I'm getting a complex!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:46:12 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

The submission cut-off date will reamin at September 16. Any materials postmarked on or before that date are fine. I hope to notify everybody (by far the most painful thing I have to do!!!!) no later than the first week of October, preferably the end of September. Re the ? about how I will get around SE Asia not speaking the languages; I have traveled there 3 times already with little difficulty not speaking the local languages. The fact is English is so widely spoken everywhere now that language barriers are nowhere near as problematic as before. I'm sorry not to have answered many e-mails and not to have personally acknowledged the wonderful "MB Ladies" but I am still way behind in catching up to e-mails 2 weeks ago. I'll get there-please be patient. Thanks for your understanding. RR

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:47:42 AM  
Nancy in Ohio said...

Sunni -
I don't see any trash cans at the bottom of your posts. :-)
Could it be just your computer????


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:57:48 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

You are way cute!!
The trash can allows you to delete your own message (post)should you desire by clicking on the can......everyone gets the good ole trash can on their own posts, no one else can see your can!! AS it were!...make sense??
La Belle xox

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:59:51 AM  
Anonymous said...

I am so confused by all this cat fighting! And I usually try to check the bloggs daily.
I really missed something along the way. We are all bonding and having fun. Remember. If this site gets negative again, he said, she said, yada, yada, YAWN!
Now the deadline to my knowledge is September 16th. How is Richard going to be in Chicago after that deadline and still make his decision?
I personally have a life, am learning new things daily, meeting new people, I am very social. And will go on living my life.
Stop all this CRAP. Lets get back to having some fun!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:06:00 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

way to go Sunni & Onrynurse! I debated about keeping my struggle w/alcohol addiction a "secret" but my transformation from those days is so much a part of who I am now....life is good!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:13:52 AM  
supratana said...

Hello Richard..
Your SEasia trip will include Thailand too????

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:25:28 AM  
Anonymous said...


Just another additional innoxious anonymous thought :)

If the cut-off for applications is Sept 16th, doesn't a later date than that for the CHI event pose a possible conflict of interests?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:51:25 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

No conflict in Chicago re submissions. As I said, anything postmarked by Sept.16, will be fine. To further explain, no "walk-ins" who haven't submitted a tape or other materials on or before Sept. 16 will be eligible. Please, I hope this clears this up!! RR

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:06:47 AM  
Sheila said...

Hi everyone,
I'm new here and was thinking everyone might enjoy a good laugh right about now . . . hope you enjoy these!

Actual excerpts from classified sections of city newspapers:

Illiterate? Write today for free help.
Auto Repair Service. Free pick-up and delivery. Try us once, you'll never go anywhere again.

Our experienced Mom will care for your child. Fenced yard, meals, and smacks included.

Dog for sale: eats anything and is fond of children.

Man wanted to work in dynamite factory. Must be willing to travel.

Stock up and save. Limit: one.

Semi-Annual after Christmas Sale.

Year old teacher needed for pre-school.Experience preferred.

Mixing bowl set designed to please a cook with round bottom for efficient beating.

Girl wanted to assist magician in cutting-off-head illusion.

Blue Cross and salary.

Dinner Special -- Turkey $2.35; Chicken or Beef $2.25; Children $2.00

For sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.

Now is your chance to have your ears pierced and get an extra pair to take home, too.

We do not tear your clothing with machinery. We do it carefully by hand.

For sale. Three canaries of undermined sex.

Great Dames for sale.

Have several very old dresses from grandmother in beautiful condition.

Tired of cleaning yourself. Let me do it.

Vacation Special: have your home exterminated.
Get rid of aunts.
Zap does the job in 24 hours.

Toaster: A gift that every member of the family appreciates. Automatically burns toast.

For Rent: room hated apartment.

Man, honest. Will take anything.

Used Cars: Why go elsewhere to be cheated. Come here first.

Christmas taxable.

Handmade gifts for the hard-to-find person.

Wanted: Hair cutter. Excellent growth potential.

Wanted. Man to take care of cow that does not smoke or drink.

Our bikinis are exciting. They are simply the tops.

Wanted. Widower with school age children requires person to assume general housekeeping duties. Must be capable of contributing to growth of family.

And now, the Superstore unequaled in size, unmatched in variety, unrivaled inconvenience. We will oil your sewing machine and adjust tension in your home for $1.00.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:09:47 AM  
Great Dame said...

I just may take exception to the ad in sheila's blog...or take any one up on the offer! Money on the table please.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:15:04 AM  
sunni said...

CB Merci Beaucoup!!!

But why oh why would I ever
want to delete Moi?

Then there are those times, I wish
I'd had the little can near my mouth...


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:30:27 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

By popular demand, the lovely Mrs. Franklin has provided the text of her introduction speech of the Senior Bachelor from last Friday evening. Please go to her website at www.mirthquakes.com to view it.

Have fun!

Working on better ways to display the photos from this and future events. If anyone has suggestions on web publishing tools for photos they can recommend, please do so. Thanks, everyone.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:37:25 AM  
Forest Hills said...


TO ALL! - The NNBBS Blog is back up and running!! To all newcomers, please check us out:

We promise to elucidate, elaborate, eradicate (bad humor and moods, as soon as we can) have fun, be supportive, be wrong at times ... and be human and ourselves, however fallible, at all times.

All are welcome (except those nasty spammers!). Blog names, however fictitious, are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AND APPRECIATED!!


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 12:40:42 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Bravo, Nancy!!!!!

I loved your "Adventure Dating", no wonder everyone wanted to hear that again!!!

You have a grand sense of humor and I have a suspicion that you are not at all in jest about Richards style of traveling.
I love it!!!!!

Thanks for drawing all of us, who were not there such a vivid picture, as well!!!

"Faint of heart" be warned!!!!

Furthermore, now we know why Richard has appealed on Oprah to the world for this traveling companion.......

Seems that RR is going to have to:

kiss alot of "Princess & Pea" Ladies searching for that a "GI Jane" that can hang with him.

In the spirit Fun and Adventure!!!!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 2:35:36 PM  
onrynurse said...

HI ALL.....

Richard.....it's OK..kiddo... to be late doing things....it's a wonder you get thru it all so efficiently, anyway....You are doing a super job of pulling this off!! I, myself, am patient!!

YES....Sunni(soggy)....and miss Linda in Tucson....Aint life grand!!

PS....I did not get the newsletter that you talked about on tues.,Richard!! Is it late in comming?? If I missed it....it is the first one I didnt get one!!Tell me how to pull it up online....OK!! Don't wanta miss any news esp abt Chicago!!!!

Hope we all can pull this fun group back together!! I will get over to the Nannynannybooboo site when I get time....still think time just needs to stop so i can get all done i need, or think i need to do!! HA!!!!

Miss... Suzanne aka desert flower.....where are you????

Have a good evening, Richard..Joe ..and ALL!!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:05:08 PM  
sharingthenight said...






Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:12:34 PM  
JoeInMB said...

You can access all previous Senior Bachelor Newsletters on the Senior Bachelor website at the "Newsletter" link. Check for the link at the top of the Newsletter page that reads "Click here to read the most recent and past Senior Bachelor Newsletters." (See, we thought of everything!)


PS- If you are new to the blog or to Senior Bachelor, reading the past Newsletters is a great way to get caught up on all the news, details about the Meet the Senior Bachelor Events and some great travel stories.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:22:32 PM  
Anonymous said...

From MyriaminVA

To JoaninMD

I know that what you say about permission etc. is correct. I still believe that the rest is bunch of BS. Not having gone to LA and being on vacation I watched the coverage. THe media has certainly done a good job and I am not a great supporter of the media. considereing that if they were to say what they really thing they would lose their journalist license!

The Head of FEMA is a total jerk and one of Bush croonies. Yes, you live in MD and I live in VA. I also worked for the government for 14 years and the daughter of one of my friend used to work at the WH for FEMA. Give me a break. What happened is totally unnaceptable in this country. Yes, you call me INTENSE or PASSIONNATE or something else I really don't care! The priority right now is to help however we can but I can guarantee you that many of us will demand explanations and results so others will not be considered a "lost cause"!

THe police would not have walked off their job and the violence would not have so severe had people be given food and water, just your everyday basic survival stuff!!!!!

I will stop here as I could go on for hours. Anyone that wants to continue the debate can send me an email"
silver_lyrians@hotmail.com or my regular e-mail.


PS. I will not answer via this blog any comment sent to me. I already have heard the answers from a certain portion of the lectorate and that does not impressed me.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:26:53 PM  
gold&spice said...

Sheila, jokes, priceless! couldn't stop laughing. Joaninmd, great info on emergency response. Posse/everyone keep it light, have fun. Richard a true gentleman, romantic, classic.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 4:58:29 PM  
gold&spice said...

oooops did not read blog just before mine about joaninmd info. Can we all try to take it easy on each other?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 5:08:37 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Since Richard does read the blogs every hour or so I'm checking in to keep my face out there!
I feel changes in my future, and I'm making it clear that I'd love to be one of the 6 girls at the end of this journey.
I'm not even going to whine about how the rules changed, or question how I'd be able to spend that much time with someone, perhaps connect on a deep level, then watch them go play with 5 others.
I'm just going to maintain a good attitude, not overly invest in the outcome, and know that things will unfold as they should.... in the end we will all be richer for the experience.
Sooooo.....I want to be in!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 5:26:06 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Susan you are the best, thank you for the cool hat. It would have been nice to spend more time, but oh la la so much was going on. Take care Michelle

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 5:56:41 PM  
leslie said...

Well, the first "real" day of school has come and gone and yet again, I survived! I think the whirlwind of 5 days in MB plus the stress of the school year beginning probably contributed to the exhaustion and massive headache I had last night. But...all is now well.

Ladies who were at MB It was such a pleasure getting to know you all and I sincerely hope that we will be able to connect again some time in the future.

Suzan You were so thoughtful to bring some of us hats. Again, thank you so much!

To those going to Chicago I hope you all have as great a time as I did. Just have fun!

Richard and Joe Thanks again for a wonderful few days of sun, sand, scenery, and fun fun fun! Loved every minute and wish I could relive it!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 5:56:52 PM  
AuburnMichelle said...

Linda in Tuscon
Thank you for everything you did to help this event be even more fun - your website has been a great contribution. I would have liked to have spent more time talking to you, but the time went sooooo fast. Take care - Michelle

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:14:07 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Howdy Richard, Cowgirls, Cowboys and 'posse' yeeehaaa!
Watched Oprah today again 'on location' in Mississippi etc. Julia Roberts visiting the people and Chris Rock etc. all contributing to helping those in dire need of a hug and reassurance!
I was sooo moved by what I saw today again on Oprah and her 'Angel Network' that it has inspired me to start writing to the people in general at the Astrodome, starting tomorow! I ask everyone of you 'out there' to kindly put pen to paper and send messages of Love....Hope....Tenderness...Compassion...Friendship etc. etc. to:
TEXAS 77230
It occured to me today that'ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS' and although my financial situation does not allow for sending money or gifts per se at this time, letters and cards will have to suffice! So let's all join hands and create a paper chain of prayers and comfort. Speaking of paper my children taught me to make the Dove Of Peace by folding paper a certain way!
In Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:23:04 PM  
Anonymous said...

Richard, I have been most intrigued by your quest for romance/traveling companion since first seeing you on Oprah. I immediately signed up for your e-mail newsletter.

While I am quasi computer savy, using the internet daily for my work, blogging is totally new to me. And, this is my very first blog correspondence.

I started exploring the SB blogs because I wanted to see the photos from the MB party. I have been playing catch up, reading many of the past comments while determining how this blog thing works. For the time being, I guess this will make me "Anonymous Newby" to differentiate me from all the other "Anonymous" bloggers.

I feel like I know many of the regulars--great meeting all you super women!

I do have a question for Richard. Here goes:

I sent in all the requested materials in a timely manner, which theoretically means I have an equal opportunity for consideration. However, I was not at Manhattan Beach. And, the smart women on your blog are totally correct. Chemistry between two people is crucial where romance is concerned. Chemistry is not going to jump off a written page or a video tape.

So, how much of your original quest is dependent on that magical ingredient, and how much will be based on common interests and perceived probable good companionship?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:27:17 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Thanks Michelle! Yes, we barely got to talk but I'm glad to have at least met you. Having some sort of purpose with the silly website was what drew me out and I appreciate everyone indulging me as far as putting my video on there and stuff. It was so weird...all kinds of people came up to me and knew me from having seen the video.
I am working now on getting my ego grounded :)

Positive Affirmation from Louise Hay:
In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect whole and complete. My life is ever new. Each moment of my life is new and fresh and vital. I use my affirmative thinking to create exactly what I want. This is a new day, I am a new me, all is well in my world.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:28:51 PM  
great dame said...

There is a Chinese proverb which says "No Wind, No Waves."

With this many women and this much Wind, there are bound to be Waves! Anyone whose boat can't Sail On ought to beach.

Before anyone even thinks it...No sailor wants to be Becalmed!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:39:49 PM  
Anonymous said...


Thank you VJ, this ia a great idea. A relative took 27 members in Leesburg, VA and the whole community joined in to help. It is so great to hear about these stories.

I have to be in Ocean City this week end but next week I'll see if I am allowed to volunteer in DC. I was visiting friends in RI on 9/11 but this time I have to do something.

Linda, so cool that you put the website back up and runnnnning!

Phyl, I too am psychic and has been around "sensitive" people for a long time. The message is only as clear as the channel is.

I'll be glad to be at the ocean this week-end and to send the Love energy through the water. I can't even imagine what all the chemicals are doing to the environment and to the animals and fish kingdom.

Thanks, Sheila, for the jokes. I had a good laugh.

Hugs to all. Myriam

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:50:18 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

BTW: Who are Don and Marcia?

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 6:50:27 PM  
Forest Hills said...


1) No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2) When your Mom is mad at your Dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3) If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4) Never ask your 3-year old brother to hold a tomato.
5) You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6) Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
7) Never hold a Dust-Buster and a cat at the same time.
8) You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
9) Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
10) The best place to be when you're sad is Grandpa's lap.

1) Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2) Wrinkles don't hurt.
3) Families are like fudge...mostly sweet, with a few nuts.
4) Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that held its ground.
5) Laughing is good exercise. It's like jogging on the inside.
6) Middle age is when you choose your cereal for the fiber, not the joy.

1) Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
2) Forget the health food. I need all the preservatives I can get.
3) When you fall down, you wonder what else you can do while you're down there.
4) You're getting old when you get the same sensation from a rocking chair that you once got from a roller coaster.
5) It's frustrating when you know all the answers but nobody bothers to ask you the questions.
6) Time may be a great healer, ! but it's a lousy beautician.
7) Wisdom comes with age, but sometimes age comes alone.

1) You believe in Santa Claus.
2) You don't believe in Santa Claus.
3) You are Santa Claus.
4) You look like Santa Claus.

At age 4 success is . . . not peeing in your pants.
At age 12 success is . . . having friends.
At age 16 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 20 success is . . . having sex.
At age 35 success is . . . having money.
At age 50 success is . . . having money.
At age 60 success is . . . having sex.
At age 70 success is . . . having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is . . . having friends.
At age 80 success is . . . not peeing in your pants.

Pass this on to someone who could use a laugh.

Suzan !!!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 7:56:26 PM  
Anonymous said...

What a charming, witty wife you have....you must be very proud of her contribution at the MB event.
Sheila, thank you for your mirthful "quotes", they helped lighten an otherwise "heavy" blog site.
Ciao, Karla

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:17:56 PM  
honestgal said...

Thank you Sheila and Forest Hills for lightening up the blog.... it was beginning to darken, fire up, blazed for awhile and then it cleared. Change is good if one has the strength to weather the storm.


Wednesday, September 07, 2005 8:50:18 PM  
Forest Hills said...

HONESTGAL - If you, and others, like levity, sincerety, support and ... irreverance (in other words, at this moment, more humor!), pls direct yourself to:
www.nannynannybooboosisterhood.com (copy & paste URL)
and visit our Alternative Site!!!



Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:27:00 PM  
dreamweaver said...

Greetings 'Richie Rich' (tongue in cheek!:) and 'posse'

Old Yiddish Proverb:
If you want your dreams to come true, don't sleep! :)


Love and Light
Senior Bachelorette:

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 9:44:34 PM  
coach said...

Hi, Everyone.
Many have mentioned the various attentions that we are paying to the horrors of the results of Katrina. I would like to share something that has my attention. I am an avid animal lover. When I was a child, I would cry when the horse fell over, not the man. Now, I am crying for the hundreds of animals who are also miserably hungry, but also terribly lonely missing their masters as they, too, perch on tops of roofs or floating things, waiting for their owners to return...but they never will!! For those of you who are of like mind, please let me share the organizations that I have been following. Since I am unable to pick up and go there to help, I instead help with donations and supplies. Perhaps some of these organiations might have a story or two that will grab your attention, too!
www.ifaw.org (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
www.hsus.org (Humane Society of the U.S.)
www.posadosafehaven.org (located in Seattle) If you were to click on the Louisiana banner on this last website's home page, you would see my good friend, Hayden Hainsworth, in the middle of the group picture. They just flew out from Seattle this morning, destined to south of New Orleans to a staging area where she will treat, clean-up, feed, and even do minor surgery on pets who are being rescued...hundreds every day. She was a pre-med student in college, 15 years ago, before she left to work for Microsoft (technology pays better than medicine, believe it or not!)!
I am so proud of her, and jealous...I SO want to go, but 30 souls with 30 sets of eyes stare at me from every class I teach, needing encouragement, demanding knowledge and begging for validation and just plain, ordinary attention. So, I must stay the course here, and just watch from the sidelines as Hayden does the work for the both of us down in southern LA!! love, shar

Wednesday, September 07, 2005 10:19:54 PM  

For sale: antique desk suitable for lady with thick legs and large drawers.


Got another one and it really happened today, my hand to God:
I had my mom at the hospital today getting a CT Scan. When it was time to go home I'm in the vestabule, with her in a wheel chair, I give the ticket to the valet to bring the car. There were several people waiting also, I'm getting antsy because I can see him walking like he's on a stroll in the country. I get irritated seeing this because there are other elderly folks waitng here too, sooooooooo, being ME, I comment (to myself yet somehow I was heard, lol lol imagine that)how he needs to put some life in it because so many people are waiting. Mom says,
" give him a break, he'll probably bring back 2 or 3 at one time".
OOOOOOOH KAY, uhmmmm Ma, he's one guy, how's he gonna get 3 cars at one time ? Well she say's, "these guys remember who's care is who's, he's probablly been doing this for years, he's doesn't need the tickets.
OK so much for some geriatric humor.

NOW for some info.............in the interest of our original/common pursiut I am posting this from Suzanne's site.It is in response to a conversation I had with Brenda yesterday regarding an idea I had about a trip. Since not all the ladies visit on the other site's I thought I'd post it here so all could see.I f anyone wants to comment please post it on my site or clickgirls so we can get a feel for an interest, and then I'll take it from there.:)

Hello one and all,........The idea I had suggested to Brenda goes like this, ; since we all live in many different directions and none of us is living on a trust fund from a rich daddy nor do I think any of us got "rich" from our divorces, lol lol, I thought that I could do some research and see where I could find a centrally located place where we could rent a cabin, or house that had lots of bedrooms, a big living room/great room, kitchen with all the utinsels and of course a BIG FIREPLACE! We could all get together , let our hair down, wear jeans and our favorite snuggly sleepwear,(OK CJ now you'll have to get winter jammies or freeze your tushy, or burn it by the fireplace, he-he). We could shop for all kinds of goodies we always feel guilty about eating, plus we coud cook up great meals together, sit by a fireplace, drink wine or grog(I've got a great recipe) and shoot the shit. We could go for some wonderful walks/hikes, neat shopping and talk our heads off. I think it could be a wonderful way to connect and we could plan where we would like to go come summertime. It would be easier with us all in person.
I was thinking late fall, early winter, or after the Holidays.It could be a 3-4 day thingy.
Once I would know the exact location of everyone coming I could start looking. I would try to work to everyone's best wishes. If we were to start planning it now and we figure it out we could get cheap airfares for those who would need to fly in. I would try to fix it so that some people could even drive in and maybe ride with another gal. Let me know what you think because I sometimes am able to work out barter-trade with places and I'd get us a good deal .Believe you me, I can make a dollar look like ten.
OH BOY, I'm getting excited already!




Wednesday, September 07, 2005 11:00:07 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

CHI-TOWN GIRL: COUNT ME IN!! Do you suppose we could do 'smores' in the fireplace..I was in girl scouts and brownies, but my Mom was so protective she never let me stay after dark so I have NEVER had 'SMORES'!! THAT IS JUST SO WRONG, lol...As for the jammies, with my hot flashes I think the shortie nightie will work fine...Hey, since I have never done the pajama party thing, can you tell me is it really true that they take a person's hand and put it in warm water while they are sleeping and then they pee all over themselves?? Is that true, or just in the movies??? How about the shaving cream on the face and then tickle them with a feather?? I want to do these things, so don't tell anybody, lol!! My Pom has to have knee surgery, so I am grounded till middle November-bummer!! But, sign me up!!
Lois: YOU WERE 'MAVELOUS' DARLIN! Never let me hear you downplay either your talent or your great personality!! Just G04IT!!
Peace and Joy,

Thursday, September 08, 2005 12:14:11 AM  
Operawench said...

CJ, thank you very much for your compliment. I am encouraged!

Linda in Tucson, glad to see the NNBBSH site is back up, yippee!

Richard, I am one who believes in the power of prayer. I can't even imagine being in your place right now. I'll be praying that you will receive wisdom from above and make the right choices of ladies to accompany you on the Journey. I'll be one of the patient ones awaiting your decision.

Auburn Michelle, thank you for taking photos while I was singing last Friday. I finally got my film into Costco today and I'm looking forward to the outcome.

September has arrived and I'm back singing with my church choir and prepping for solos again. I'm also rehearsing with a Jewish choir for High Holy Days that take place in October. I'll have a couple of solos to sing for those services. There are still several women's pro football games ahead where I will be singing the national anthem and cheering the San Diego team on. I'm also still waiting on my chorus contract from San Diego Opera to see how many operas I'll get to sing in for the upcoming season. So as Leslie said life is going on and we are back to 'reality'.

Wanda, I'm also from Montana. I lived 18 years in the Missoula and Bitteroot Valley areas. What part of Montana are you from? Do you have a boat on Flathead Lake?

It's always such fun to read the blog which I do once or twice a day.

Keep singing your love songs!

Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:26:45 AM  
Anonymous said...


Suzan, thanks for all the jokes. It is good tolaugh. keep things in balance.

I am with you all the way. I felt sick seeing the image of a dog on the roof, first standing, then lying down. I too did not feel a thing for the toreador that would get impaled by the bull. He made a choice to be there the bull did not!
There is a rescue team that left from MD as well. they rescue horses, cats, dogs, etc. that have been abused. etc.

I have to answer another blog from you. the "stalker" issue as someone called it!. I am with you on that one too. Not being able to pick up the phone and call or to hop on a plane, I too read everything I could about Richard, watched the video several times for different reasons, watched Oprah (much much better that the pictures coming through on my computer), read the blog, enjoyed seeing him though everybody elses' eyes, read the articles to get a sense of who he is, etc. before I made up my mind to send a video. I no longer act first and deal with the consequences later. Learn my lessons the hard way! There is too much at stake here and stuff that we don't know.

Have a great day playing today. Wanda, California??? sounds great.


Thursday, September 08, 2005 5:18:31 AM  
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Thursday, September 08, 2005 6:52:36 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Re Chicago: There have been a myriad of challenges, not the least that Chicago is a very popular place to visit in September and getting rooms at a reasonable price posed the biggest challenge. I am working diligently to pull this together and hope to have an answer in a few days. I keep pushing the date back because I have not been able to find the right hotel. Now the best GUESS is 2 days, Friday September 30 and Saturday October 1. If this is the case, Joe and I and Umberto will try to arrive Thursday afternoon so we can start then. Sorry for the delay. As soon as I know, I will be in touch right away via the blog then a Newsletter. RR

Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:22:47 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning Richard, Ladies, and "ALL" who are reading the blog!!

Did you get a good nights sleep?
how are you doing? I wanted to thank you again for responding to my questions so quickly, yesterday, i was in a hurry to get out the door last night, as i had posted, however, this morning i did want to take the time and let you know that i really do appreciate your response, yes in the past we have bumped over your response time and this pleases me so much, that if you could see the smile on my face, you would be grinning now too. i understand you have a sense of humour.. this is a good thing, we would get along wonderfully..

Joe: hey there cutie-- I am well aware of where i can read the news letters, however, if your blog was not directed just for me i won't take it to heart.. as i said i have some blips.. we are workin on it~ i will get it back~ time ~ i gotta have some ~ ask Richard, I will get it done, it just takes time~ okay now another thing, Please tell your Beautiful wife hello, I wish I could have been in MB to have had the pleasure of meeting her, you and Richard, it seems like you all are such wonderful people, and I missed a glorious (spell check) time.

Lois, I am from Polson!!! so playing on the Flathead every day that I can is a must!! it is a Pleasure to know you and to know you are from here!, when I speak of how beautiful my home is you know what I am talking about, there is nothing like it, and no words to descibe the beauty of it, as the Lake, not just the lake I should add the (mission moutain range too) as they seem to take on a way of changing thier look every day! Mother Nature sure has a way of painting a picture that is rare and priceless.

Hi Myriam!!! wow what a busy lady,
it is sooo good to hear from you!
sorry i haven't kept up with the e-mail, but i haven't e-mailed anyone so don't feel as though i have forgotten you..
I am proud of the work you do, and admire your strength, it goes with your beauty. it shines through.

Cj oh the campfire stories I could tell you.. and wear whatever you feel comfortable in to sleep!! just stay warm!!

chi town- if it were possible i would love to be there... that is my kind of thing. i had girls nights once a month, after my divorce, my home that i just gave up was the perfect place that you described, there were usually 6-12 of us sleeping bags, pop corn, ice cream, movies, music, stories, farts, laughter, wine, drinks, crying, laughter, giggling, tummy aches, goodies, and yes 'smores'.

Forest-hills I always enjoy your positive writting and never mention it, so this morning i feel the need to at least let you know that, you are a wonderful women, keep it up!! I don't mean to not mention you, I just assume you already know i guess, that is rude of me, sorry..

when i address my blogs it is to everyone and i hope while some just skip blogs others do read them all, like me, i am in hopes the "ALL" includes new comers and those that i don't name.

I will be going to California for the weekend to deliver two horses in SAN DIEGO, but I am not leaving until friday night.

well now i am off to type up a letter of another type..



Thursday, September 08, 2005 7:42:05 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Thanks, WANDA, for your nice comments. Sometimes it IS nice to know people enjoy these "funnies".

Here are a few someone sent me here at work, and I've been laughing out loud (as I'm watching a repeat of the last set of the Agassi/Blake tennis match last night. GREAT tennis!)

If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this may
bring a tear to your eye (or outright laughter, in my case!!). These great questions and answers are from the
days when "Hollywood Squares" game show responses were spontaneous and
clever not scripted and (often) dull, as they are now. Peter Marshall was
the host asking the questions, of course.

Q. Do female frogs croak?
A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you
A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

Q. True or False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or a
A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

Q. According to Cosmopolitain, if you meet a stranger at a party and you
think that he is attractive, is it okay to come out and ask him if he's
A. Rose Marie: No; wait until morning.

Q. Which of your five senses tends to diminish as you get older?
A. Charley Weaver: My sense of decency.

Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I Love You"?
A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

Q. What are "Do It," "I Can Help," and "I Can't Get Enough"?
A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment.

Q. As you grow older, do you tend to gesture more or less with your hands
while talking?
A. Rose Marie: You ask me one more growing old question Peter, and I'll give
you a gesture you'll never forget.

Q. Paul, why do Hell's Angels wear leather?
A. Paul Lynde: Because chiffon wrinkles too easily.

Q. Charley, you've just decided to grow strawberries. Are you going to
get any during the first year?
A. Charley Weaver: Of course not, I'm too busy growing strawberries.

Q. In bowling, what's a perfect score?
A. Rose Marie: Ralph, the pin boy.

Q. It is considered in bad taste to discuss two subjects at nudist camps.
One is politics, what is the other?
A. Paul Lynde: Tape measures.

Q. During a tornado, are you safer in the bedroom or in the closet?
A. Rose Marie: Unfortunately Peter, I'm always safe in the bedroom.

Q. Can boys join the Camp Fire Girls?
A. Marty Allen: Only after lights out.

Q. When you pat a dog on its head he will wag his tail. What will a goose
A. Paul Lynde: Make him bark?

Q. If you were pregnant for two years, what would you give birth to?
A. Paul Lynde: Whatever it is, it would never be afraid of the dark.

Q. According to Ann Landers, is there anything wrong with getting into
the habit of kissing a lot of people?
A. Charley Weaver: It got me out of the army.

Q. It is the most abused and neglected part of your body, what is it?
A. Paul Lynde: Mine may be abused, but it certainly isn't neglected.

Q. Back in the old days, when Great Grandpa put horseradish on his head,
what was he trying to do?
A. George Gobel: Get it in his mouth.

Q. Who stays pregnant for a longer period of time, your wife or your
A. Paul Lynde: Who told you about my elephant?

Q. When a couple have a baby, who is responsible for its sex?
A. Charley Weaver: I'll lend him the car, the rest is up to him.

Q. Jackie Gleason recently revealed that he firmly believes in them and
has actually seen them on at least two occasions. What are they?
A. Charley Weaver: His feet.

Q. According to Ann Landers, what are two things you should never do in bed?
A. Paul Lynde: Point and laugh.

Thursday, September 08, 2005 8:37:05 AM  
Anonymous said...

Loved the speech from mirthquake! She is a great writer - reminds me a bit of Erma Bombeck! "Life is a bowl of cherries" great humor!

Okay Richard and Joe and crew - when is Chicago? I need to know so I can plan. What ladies out there are planning on going?

btw..the reason I write as anonymous is because when I first wanted to make a comment every login name I tried was rejected so I gave up and just wanted to write something. It is just faster now. Someday maybe I will get an identity..but not a priority - i know who I am! : )
I am having fun with this and hope we all can have a positive experience no matter the outcome. I for one know if you don't take some risk in life - you may never know the sweet reward that can come from it. Even if it is just having a new adventure and making new friends with fabulous women..
Paula in Fla..

Thursday, September 08, 2005 8:46:50 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

Wanda, Sorry you are having computer problems. Computers- we love 'em and hate 'em. Most of the time we answer questions for the benefit of everyone reading the blog so please don't take my response to heart. We appreciate you all asking questions so we can figure out where we are not being clear on the items we post on the blog or on the SB website. Richard is very careful about making sure the information he provides is accurate so clarifications are very important. Ask away!

I'm getting very excited about the Chicago trip! For so many years I would only go to Chicago to transfer flights. Then about seven years ago I had occasion to visit Chicago as a tourist with my family. We had a blast! The John Hancock building, the Navy Pier, Michigan Avenue and taking my little princess on her first horse drawn carriage ride through the city.

Please share your Chicago adventures and recommendations so we can give the Ladies at the "Meet the Senior Bachelor Event" more fun things to do.



PS- Thanks for the compliments on Nancy's writing. I think she is very clever, too!

Thursday, September 08, 2005 8:55:17 AM  
Anonymous said...

I am new at this so please bear with:
Let's Talk About Love sent this in

"Love is not love until you give it away. You can give without love but you cannot love without giving"

The 1st line comes from Oscar Hammerstein (other 1/2 of Rogers):

"A bell isn't a bell 'til you ring it
A song " " song " " sing it
& the love in your heart wasn't put there to stay
For love isn't love 'til you give it away"

I'm sure he would love the 2nd line.Thanks from Baltimore

Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:11:30 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Good morning friends!
Seems like it could be challenging to keep up the exciting momentum around the next meet and greet since dates can't be firmed yet, and it may be 3 weeks out.
I hope everyone can stay jazzed about it....if it's anything like Manhatten Beach you will love it!
I've been in this journey since day one, which has been 4 months now and for me the excitement continues to build.
If anyone would like to share their personal pics from MB, you can e-mail them to me through the NNBBSH site. ALSO, we'll love to get pics from Chicago so bring your digi-cams! (Although Umberto does a fantastic job!)

Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:17:36 AM  
onrynurse said...

Can't wait for Chicago....

Never been there, Always wanted to go and see Oprah!!!! Plus, I saw a show once that had a gal going on the harbour cruise...to see the city scape at sunset...I wanta do that...and my sis in law says the downtown shopping is awsome!! Esp the FAO ???? toy store!!

Cant wait to hear???

Richard...and Joe....Found the newsletter.....Thanks


Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:41:06 AM  
Jacqueline in Illinois said...

How exciting that the Event is going to be held during one of our most beautiful times in downtown Chicago! I highly recommend two other events that happen to be going on during the weekend of the
Meet the SeniorBachelor. The Chicago Art Institute from July 16 - October 10, 2005, has the Toulouse-Lautrec and Montmarte Exhibit. Every exhibit that I have ever attended at the Art Institute has been first-rate and wonderful. The tickets to these events are dated and timed and includes general admission. You can secure tickets by calling or ordering online - look up The Art Institute of Chicago online for details.

Probably one of the very best things to do in Chicago this time of year is the Chicago Architectural Cruise on the Chicago River. We are lucky as they stop doing the cruises during the week at the end of October and totally by end of November till it warms up again - like May!!! I think this is one of the BEST things I have ever done anyplace that I traveled in the world. You can find the times and rates by looking up Chicago Architectural Tours on the internet. The Chicago Architectural Foundation has different walking tours that are also first class and extremely interesting and informative. You can find the information on the cruises that they do in conjunction with another company under their website. What could be a better weekend than meeting the Senior Bachelor, seeing great art, walking around a beautiful City learning great history and cruising the Chicago river!

Thursday, September 08, 2005 9:43:58 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

My special thanks to everyone who attended Manhattan Beach and posted a comment! Specifically; Lois, redtbird, Leslie, ladybasecamp, CJ, Forest Hills Suzan, Debby Eddy, Michelle, Suzanne, Shar, Mary Olive, callmelin, Marty, Mary Rose... Please forgive me if I left anyone out or misspelled your name, I went back a couple of posts to make this list. The word I keep reading over and over in the many emails to me about the event is "courage". What courage you women showed in facing the unknown. And doing it all with such grace, decency, humor and warmth. For that I will be eternally grateful. You are true Adventurers!! Would appreciate it if more of you commented or sent me an email (Richard@seniorbachelor.com) about your experience in Manhattan Beach. Thanks for keeping the blog a fun place to visit! RR

Thursday, September 08, 2005 10:36:05 AM  
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Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:15:43 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

FOREST HILL - Thanks so much for the Forest Hills Tennis Hat. I'm and old Tennis Buff from way back so I've been watching the US open in my living room with, you got it my hat on. My friend has actually been to some matches there.
Thank you again

Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:30:23 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

I just returned home last nite. I've been at Dana Point and back to MB for one last walk down the Board Walk on the pier. I just wanted to live the moment one more time but as usual something was missing. RR wasn't there but I had fun dreaming of what could of been. I always cry all the way home because I love it there.
Romantic at heart.

Thursday, September 08, 2005 1:48:57 PM  
HeiressChild said...

sheila, thank you so much for those funny jokes and for putting some FUN back in the blogs. HA HA HA LOL LOL LOL i've stayed away from this sb site since monday because of "crap" blah, blah, blah. i decided to check out the comments tonight to see what was going on. as i've scrolled down, it's getting better, and u've made it even more so with your humor. i'll be going to bed as soon as i finish reading the rest of the comments, but THANKS for some laughs before i go.

hmmmmmm, maybe i should change my name to "fungirl" because girls just wanna have fun, oh girls just wanna have fun, they just wanna, they just wanna, they just wanna, they just wanna, girls, they wanna have fun.

and this is what happens when it's 3:46 am, and you're still up. lol


Friday, September 09, 2005 12:47:29 AM  
HeiressChild said...

suzan, u are such a riot. lol isn't it amazing how those comedians were so sharp and quick-witted? some people are born funny and then some people.....

i think i fit in the 2nd category...

but i still might become "fungirl" if no one has that name.


Friday, September 09, 2005 1:31:40 AM  

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