Sunday, September 25, 2005


OK, ok, here's a new blog. Umberto just left and we are finally all caught up in the cataloging of videos, biographies, and other information. Joe is always spending some part of his day, or all day, on SB website work, and other SB tasks, however most of Sunday's are family days with his lovely wife Nancy and two children Jimmy and Taylor. I continue to screen videos and work on the Newsletter and work on Chicago plans. There is nothing new-you know as much information about Chicago as we do. So.....that's it for now. Best wishes to all. RR


linda in Tucson said...

OH GOODIE!! I get to be first again...heh heh. OK, maybe I'll go put on my crazy hat due to popular request....BRB

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:06:06 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Here 'ya, huh? (Click on pic to see the full effect) :)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:08:31 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha El Capitan ROE...JOE and posse:)
WOW a new blog..phew now I can slowly get my right hand to relax!

LINDAINTUCSON: waitin' 'n anticipatin' for the 'bridal attire' to appear, brings a wide smile to m' face!
Our 'Leading Man' smiles a lot when reading this blog, I can just sense it;)
Senior Bachelorette:)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:14:10 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello Everyone,
I can't believe it is already Sunday evening. The time is going by so quickly. I just finished making arrangements to park my car while I'm in Chicago.
I now have 3 roommates to share the room, I have talked to all and we are going to have such a wonderful time. We're planning our PJ party!!!!
My neighbor came over to see my "crazy hat" and she laughed so hard, I thought for a minute I was going to have to call 911!!!! Now I need to figure out what to wear Saturday night. There is always something to plan!!
Well, many things to do, so I better close for now. Goodnight to all. See you all soon.
Linda P.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:19:07 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Ahoy there El Capitan ROE...JOE and posse:)

LINDAINTUCSON: thank GO GIRL!!!! I am going to dream of my Beloved tonight for sure, this 'bridal attire' is the key for
Sweet Dreams y'all
Senior Bachelorette:)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:19:08 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

WOW!!!!! Ask and thee shall recieve..well sometimes..
RICHARD. If I had known you were going to do it sooo fast I would have tried to beat Linda to be the first :):)..OH WELL..Glad I hung around..a Personal Thank-You...Sincerely LOIS

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:30:39 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Linda-you are a quick lady!! And you keep me smiling. I just updated my profile for the blog- I wish I had your cybersense for this silly computer. Sometimes it takes me forever to get things right. Michelle

Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:49:19 PM  
Forest Hills said...

Dear danapointlois

Of course I remember you! You were in MB with your family? (I hope I got it right?!) I DO remember begging to sit behind the back seat, on the floor, and hiding from the police behind us, so Charles wouldn't get a ticket! I had a great time kite flying that afternoon! (Check my Blog for some of my MB photos, as well as my new Cozumel photos!) Are you going to Chicago as well??

JOE - When you get back from Sunday with family, let me know what you think of the latest photos. Are they as you remember the place?

Hugs to all!


Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:52:32 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...




Sunday, September 25, 2005 5:53:27 PM  
Forest Hills said...


1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
2. A day without sunshine is like night.
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
4. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
5. 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
8. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
9. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
10. He who laughs last thinks slowest.
11. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
12. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
13. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
14. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
15. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
16. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
17. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
18. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
19. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
20. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
21. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
22. How many of you believe in psycho-kinesis? Raise my hand...
23. OK, so what's the speed of dark?
24. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
25. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
26. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
27. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
28. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
29. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
30. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
31. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
32. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
33. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
34. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
35. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
36. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
37. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.

and the best for last ..

38. Light travels faster than sound. That is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.

Hugs to all!!


Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:01:00 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Richard and Joe and Ladies of the Blog - I'm glad you enjoyed the "cruise picture" of Richard and me. I hope to have a "real" one taken in Chicago. I didn't want to say much about it until the word went out from Joe and Richard that it had been "created". My friend and I had a good time putting it together. I'm glad Richard found a useful way to use it also. Joe, thanks for all your hard work on keeping track of the blog and all the computer info. Can't wait to meet you and Umberto.

MerryMary - I agree that Precious Moments is a cool place to visit. I have been there several times and when visiting the chapel I usually get very emotional. Sam Butcher has really done a lot for our little community and the surrounding area. When you lived in Grove did you happen to know Pat and Bud Hayes? I worked with Pat for several years at Carthage schools before she and Bud moved to Grove. Can't wait to get to meet you in Chicago. We are going to party!

Ladies of the Blog - I think we need to set up a meeting time in Chicago for all blog members to get together. I would love to put faces with all the great names I am seeing daily. Did you do something like that in MB? Just a thought. Chi-Town bound on Thursday! Yikes - only 4 days! Gotta figure out what to pack! More later.

Pam in Missouri

Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:03:46 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Hey Pam in MO!
When you get your name tags, write out your blog name on it also. Some of us did this in MB it helps when you mingle having fun, fun, fun!!

P.S. I grew up in Missouri :)

Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:07:33 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Hi Suzan You were close....Thanks for the complement. ref. family...We were in the van with tourists from N.Y. and Boston. They were in MB for a batmitzva sp? I had also met them on the way to the beach...So yeah, I guess you could say we were like family already:):) Wasn't Charles the driver great....Glad we did'nt get that ticket..
No, as much as I would like to,I am not going to Chicago. SOMEDAY...LOIS

Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:17:58 PM  
Yvonne in Honolulu said...

checking for my picture.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:43:31 PM  
Yvonne in Honolulu said...

Aloha Ladies,

It took me forever and ever to get my picture up on the blog, I had to keep going in and redoing it.

If anyone can tell me how to get it to post out on this blog I would appreciated it. I have tried every thing! but to no sucess!
Special "Thank-you" to Linda P. I know that we will all have fun P.J. party. Also, I love the picture's of Forest Hill..I hope to meet you one day..

Hope & pray that we all have a safe flight to Chicago.

Thank-you & Mahalo!
PS: It's still early in "Hawaii".

Sunday, September 25, 2005 6:54:35 PM  
bdnc said...

Yvonne in Honolulu
you have to enter your HOMEPAGE URL first by going to EDIT PROFILE. Your HOMEPAGE URL is
You have to set your profile before you can do anything with your site :-)
hope this helps...

Sunday, September 25, 2005 7:04:03 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Linda, I don't know how you do it. I was watching Extreme Home Make Over and read part of my new Oprah magazine...and you beat me again.
Pam,the names don't ring a bell. Grove is really growing. I was only there 4 years and attended First Christian Church and did real estate, active on P.A.R.B. board and Chamber of Commerce and Weight Watcher so met many,many people.
Suzan...Those were cute..Here's one for u....
If the police arrest a mime...does he have the right to remain silent///????Good night RR and chickadees. I'm going to go watch alittle more tv in bed and get rested for CHICAGO. Goodnight Linda...I did beat you there tonight.(:

Sunday, September 25, 2005 7:47:10 PM  
sunni said...

Hey Yvonne in Honolulu

Go to Linda in Tucson's
blog and scroll down past her first
three photos and she has put great
instructions on how to post a photo!!!

Hope this helps!!!


Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:10:03 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Merry Mary You are so funny. I have an online biz/store so I often sit with my laptop while skim watching a movie or something, compulsively checking on my sales and adjusting my bids per click for optimization. So what the heck...I check in here too! That's my inside secret :)
Actually, this whole journey has been quite serendipitous from the beginning!
I'll say g'nite to you now Richard and friends!

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:12:22 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...


A candle,hot tub,birthday suit, one glass Consilience Syrah from Santa Barbra County, and a phone call to my sisters, my dear mom, and my best friend!


Goodnightto all!! for it is almost the magic midnight hour here on the east coast! Sweeeeet Dreamssss!! Michelle

Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:42:43 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...




Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:45:42 PM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...


Sunday, September 25, 2005 8:46:41 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

FOREST HILLS It's so good hear you had a good time in Cozumel. I love Play Da Carmen and Cozumel. Two of my most favorite places in the world. My cousins own a the DA Gabe Restaurant in Playa. It is such a peaceful, beautiful place.

Sunday, September 25, 2005 9:33:26 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

one step at a time & the job gets done!I'm soo jazzed to be able to edit my blog and next...... the photo is pending. Thanks for all the helpful dialog BDNC...must learn to download photos first. New digital camera as of August,(yes '05). It's my dry humor eeking out! Words and words are all we have... It's been said so eloquantly by such "talented writers" AKA "Sisters of the Blog", and of course Richard & Joe...have a great night,
thanks, Erika

Sunday, September 25, 2005 9:49:43 PM  
Mandukasana said...

I am looking for a room mate for the Chicago Senior Bachelor event. If interested, could you email me at or call 618-201-4259

Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:17:47 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD When things settle down it would be fun to see some pictures of where you stayed in Italy and Umberto's Villa. What do you think?

Sunday, September 25, 2005 10:49:38 PM  
Merry Mary said...

To Linda...Ah Ha...That explains it .
Erika..At least you are learning for yourself. I've always depended on kids and grandkids to do all this stuff. I'm on 4th computer and 2nd digital camera and don't know how to use any. I always did my Buddie mail but that's it.My daugeter said I act stupid so everyone will do everything for me. I've got her fooled...I really am shen it comes to all this. I made my money being face to face...The CEO of our company I sold real estate for said get out there belly to belly and used the phrase if you don't do that you better give your heart to God 'cause I'm going to own your A--. He was and is a charater...but like me...his son doew all the technical stuff at the company. He's always close the meetings with "Go get 'em Tigers" so I'll close with "Go get 'em Chickadees". I've got to finish packing. I leave Wed. so see ya soon My Love ,My Pet ,My chickadees and Joe and Umbreto and Mr. Captain Roe oster.....Cock a doodle dooooooooo. I love all of you.MM
P.S. If you try to fail and succeed........which have you done???????

Monday, September 26, 2005 4:46:51 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Ahoy there and Aye Aye Cap'an ROE...JOE ...Posse and Bloggers ;)
It's a beautiful mornin'...the fresh smell of rain which I love
Countdown to Chiiiica-GO!
Have a beautiful day thinking of ROMANCE AND ADVENTURE
Hugs and Kisses
Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:24:30 AM  
Ada said...

While I was writing this the other night Joe closed down the blog so I am a few nights late & a $ short. .
Don’t know if I can put this here but from what I understood what made this so special was the sharing of the good , bad & ugly & the return support.
First SYLVIA- Congratulations! WELCOME TO GRAMDOM! What’s her name? Glad at least this ordeal is over & the wonder (& ful) begins for all.
2nd - If it needs to go someplace else that is o.k. just tell me. Below is from my daughter, Sherene, a film composer. In a long, funny story, I met Daria Finn & hooked her up to Sherene. She is our “ageish” so was doing this before Danica Patrick. Please don't delay. Many thanks. Mama Ada

Hey Everyone,
> Sorry for the mass email but I'm hoping all of you can help me out. A few years ago I wrote music for a trailer of a TV pilot called "Second Wind."
The show is up for an audience award as part of the (first annual) "New York Television Festival" going on in NYC. Sept.29-Oct. 2) This is an opportunity for
you to see some of my work online and for you to vote for the show. Here's what you can do, click on this link:

Scroll to the bottom and you can watch the trailer with my music by
clicking on the "Watch Clip" next to the blurb about "Second Wind." Then under the poll select the show and click "Vote." That's all I'm asking you to do!
Thanks for the support. Hopefully it'll win, get made into show and then I can score it! I don't know when voting ends so don't put this off.

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:41:45 AM  
Ada said...

Anyone still looking for a roommate in Chic?

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:43:57 AM  
ceesoo said...

PEACE MARCH REPORT-- we were 300,000+ strong ! As we were standing on the curb taking it all in, a beautiful woman came whirling by me. It was JOAN BAEZ rushing to the front line to be with the Iraq Veterans against the War! I went to stand by her and show her my words ' Give Peace a Chance' written on my arm and my hat and she gave me a wink. Tears came to my eyes -- this icon of our era, this stunning 60+-year old woman, who walks her talk, who spent 6 days at Camp Casey, who will not forget the fire of our generation.

"Make Levees, Not War"; "How Many Gallons per Body?" and "Who would Jesus Bomb?" were among the hundreds of sentiments in the signage.

There was Jesse Jackson, there was Ramsey Clark, there was Sweet Honey in the Rock-- their stalwart consciences speaking still and the new, as- yet- unfamiliar but heartily embraced new generation of consciences speaking out.

A restaurant along the way allowed ANYONE access to their restroom facilities. Hundreds of factions were represented --families of 9/11 survivors and Mothers of Iraq Veterans and Women in White and Women in Black and Buddists and nuns and folks from Montana and Iowa and Michigan and Florida marching behind banners declaring so.

At the end of the day, weary, thirsty and hungry my companions and I pooled the cash we had tucked in our pockets to find we had JUST enough to cover the meal we ordered. The restaurant manager didn't care about our cash, he presented three gratis glasses of a lovely white wine to give tribute to our efforts that day.

As we celebrate the fun and sisterhood and good fortune we have in this SB venture, let us also keep a prayer in our thoughts for peace -- peace within ourselves and peace on earth.

Best to all-- Connie AKA ceesoo AKA dancingirl

Monday, September 26, 2005 5:56:22 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Peace and compassion in our hearts-how that would mellow out some of this world! Connie it sounds like your travel to DC was a heart felt experience. What an honor to be with Joan Baez marching for peace. I am happy that your travels were safe. Welcome back! Michelle

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:40:02 AM  
Merry Mary said...

DITTOES from me. I watched some of it on our news here. Good job. Shaloam, MM

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:53:24 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Good Morning! I am still playing "dress up" for awhile (that's for you dreamweaver)
Connie what an experience! It gave me chills to read about it. I'm not sure what kind of moxy it takes to actually participate in something like that but girl you got it!
Say, where is Sharon/Coach? Didn't see her this weekend...wanted to view that way cute pic of her & RR again!
Hope everyone is off to a fabulous day!

Monday, September 26, 2005 6:53:57 AM  
ceesoo said...

Ada-- I cast my vote for Second Wind, your show at My Dad owned a 1/4 mile banked dirt oval car racing track in the late 1960's. The clip reminded me of those late model cars and the racetrack drama which was part of my h.s. life. Good luck!


Monday, September 26, 2005 7:08:42 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello all
Just checking in to say have a beautiful day!
So much going on with you ladies!
Love it -

Monday, September 26, 2005 7:29:32 AM  
sunni said...

CONNIE ceesoo, what an
experience! .Joan Baez winked
at you...I wish that I'd hopped on
a flight and joined you at the March...but
I did light a candle on one of our Bridges
here in Portland...for PEACE...what's
next for Cindy Sheehan? and the movement
she's started?


Only 3 more sleeps 'til Chicago!!!

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:23:00 AM  
onrynurse said...

Hi everyone!!!


Missed you all the weekend..busy busy @ Work!!

Sounds like chicago will be a blast!! Wanted to go bad!! But...

Have a great day!! Linda

Monday, September 26, 2005 8:37:24 AM  
Yvonne in Honolulu said...

Aloha & Good morning Ladies,

Got to go to work..and want to thank Sunni for her help..and Bdnc..and Linda for her great information on her web-page.

Ladies...Thank's again..for sharing your stories and making blogging so... much fun and truly a sisterhood experience.

Mahalo, Yvonne

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:43:41 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Morning to All.............

ForrestHills thanks for putting a smile on my face this am.

D Eddy (Kepi my Hawaiian name)

Monday, September 26, 2005 9:46:04 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Congratulations Forest Hills - Suzan!!
My congrats to you in your diving endeavors, I love scuba diving, it's like being in a whole different world! It gives me the same rush as flying :)
Maybe someday we can be dive buddies! Check out "The Nutty Mermaid" it's my web page in my profile. I dive most often in the Carribean but have dove "The great Barrier Reef" which was my favorite so far. I'ts like a rain forest underwater.
Pleasant dives and congratulations again!! Michelle

Monday, September 26, 2005 10:27:32 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Ada ,,,,,I got there and watched Second Wind trailer but I can't find the poll to vote?????I'll see if my daughter can help me. I've tried 3xs. I used to drag race and won several trophies in The Powder Puff Derby's /Fun Fun...Mary

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:01:35 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Dear fellow Sisters (and 'bro'!), old and new!

My sincere thanks, for comments and good wishes, to
La Dolce Vida
Merry Mary
Paula in Florida
Desert Flowers (aka desertfox)
BDNC - Babette

Connie – WOW! Good for you, at the Peace March! Wish I could have been two places at the same time. It must have been tremendous seeing all those people. I did it, too, in DC in the early 70’s. Over 500,000 at that War Protest on the Capitol Mall. I was 16 at the time (my parents drove me up, can you believe it?!) We were both representing our beliefs, against war, for peace. I loved some of the signs that you mentioned. Hope they turn into bumper stickers and have staying power. Time to get our military out of Iraq, and home where they’re really needed. Can you imagine how quickly the south could be rebuilt if each soldier held a hammer here in the U.S., instead of a weapon in Iraq? And I doubt if anyone would be shooting at him/her. (OK, I’ll get off my soapbox now!)

ada - Voted for your daughter's "Second Wind" show. Hope it helps!

Hugs to all!

ps - Merry Mary, the voting is on that same web page, just scroll down to the bottom!!

Monday, September 26, 2005 11:22:57 AM  
Forest Hills said...

Thanks, MICHELLE (nuttymermaid!) for your comments! Isn't it JUST WONDERFUL down there? You would love the water in Cozumel (if you haven't been already!) Joe, Sunni, Paula and others have been to Cozumel and can vouch for me...

I haven't been to the Great Barrier Reef, YET. There, along with the Coral Sea and Papua New Guinea are the BIG dive destinations I still want to go to. Australia and the Cairns area (for diving) have long been on my mind. Maybe I'll have a chance to go soon (?!). I wish!! (Don't we ALL !!!)

I'm off to go pick up my pictures! (Fingers crossed!)



Monday, September 26, 2005 11:30:23 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

FORREST HILLS; lol, lol, lol....whoever thought up 4, 7, and 10 must have been thinking about Me. ... thanks for the daily chuckle.

and girly girl girl LINDA, that's the photo i want to see when i check in...LOVE that hat, what can i say, you look like a faery princess...

thanks for the URL info y'all gave to Yvonne, i have made notes and will try it myself...will also check out Linda' site for help. i am having a good time trying to make my Blog presentable, although it is taking ages, and my daughter gets impatient with me, because computer-language-wise, we are just NOT on the same wavelength.

was it PRARIE CRITTER who wanted to know how i freeze herbs? well i found my cook book when i was looking for "Women who run with the Wolves", (didn't find "Woman...Wolves" thought. anyway, i will check out your Blog and leave a message for you there rather than clog up this one. This HOME FREEZER COOK BOOK was published in 1972 and the price on the Jacket is 2 Pounds 95 Pence, that's like about $5.00 Cnd. !!!

cheers for now, gals

Monday, September 26, 2005 1:44:02 PM  
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Monday, September 26, 2005 1:47:55 PM  
flowergirl said...

sorry for the deletions..I am playing with my blogger.

Monday, September 26, 2005 1:48:42 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Suzan, I scrolled all the way down but I went ahead and emailed my vote in for Second Wind...Heopfully, that will work...Give me an E for effort. I found some kind of poll but wasn't the right one. If anyone can make something hard out of something simple it's yours truly. Thanks for the help. Brown headed blondy

Monday, September 26, 2005 1:49:30 PM  
Chandra said...

Hello all you bloggers, Chicago bound ladies and a few great gentlemen,

FYI - weather for Chicago will be brisk....daytime highs 60's and evenings down in the 40's so be sure and plan accordingly.
I look forward to meeting all of you very soon........


Monday, September 26, 2005 1:59:22 PM  

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