Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Explore. Dream. Discover!

Hello Ladies,

"callmelin" that gave me goosebumps on the prior blog. I think of the "dash" anytime I visit a graveyard. I spoke of my "Mexican fisherman" life because I didn't want it written on my gravestone- "Man, he really worked hard at work" or somesuch. I just found this great saying from Mark Twain we should all consider--

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things
you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines.
Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails.
Explore. Dream. Discover."

"Carol in Riverwood" very well put. Ladies, I've grown to know Richard much better these past six months (added to the many years I've known him prior) and I can tell this has been difficult for him. It was made even more difficult by the many applicants and him giving his word that he would review all the materials sent in. On top of that, you've heard how he has tried so hard to answer each and every email sent to him.

This has been a daunting task-- not just the physical part of doing the administrative work but literally putting his "heart" into it. He made a commitment to each of you that he would seriously consider all your materials. He does not want to travel alone anymore. He does want to find his soul mate. He has been seriously looking for you-- that takes a lot of work. A lesser man would have taken so many short cuts. I know Richard did not.

Good night!



coach said...

Hi, CB
Does it make it funnier if you knew we each had one bun hanging off the same stool. I agree, it IS really funny!
And, Willimena,
No, Cal Poly does not host tournaments. But I love the area...maybe I'll just take a little road trip...would love to see you again!
And, finally, to my good friend, LindainTucson I posted a message to you on your blog tonight. You will also have lots of prayers comin' your way. The naysayers can talk all they want, but I KNOW how powerful prayer is, and you've got lots of that power comin' atcha!! love, shar

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:11:33 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Thought this also a wonderful poem to kick off this post...very apropo for all.....hope you enjoy...from me to you!

The Set of the Sails
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox

One ship drives east, and another west
With the self-same winds that blow;
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales
That decides the way to go.

Like the winds of the sea are the ways of fate,
As they voyage along through life;
'Tis the will of the soul
That decides its goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

la Belle xox

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:13:10 PM  
coach said...

I would really rather have had YOUR post start, rather than mine, CB. I waited to see if someone else would please post....then finally gave up and clicked "publish". Darn it, I just needed to wait two more minutes!!
Hey, how about YOU coming to visit US! Willy and I will BOTH buy you a drink, right Willemena? But how do we get three buns on one stool? Hey, I'll invite Lois and we can have quartet, O.K.?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:19:45 PM  
Marty said...

I hope and pray this all true. Time will tell.

I just wanted all of us to stay in touch and felt the pain in the blog.

Sorry to any of my sister's if I affended any of you, that was not my intention. I didn't want to lose the journey-no matter what it took.

Linda, the power of prayer is everything. It got me through some tuff spots-as you know. So hang in there call if you need too.

Also, someone said my blog site doesn't have my e-mail address. I thought it did. I hope to be able and work on that some.

I am on my way to Washington State for a granddaughters birthday and see all of my children. See all of the grandchildren (15) and smell the trees, the air, the horse, and look at gray clouds. I do love Washington, but for personal reasons AZ has been home for 2 years.

Again, please forgive me if I upset any women on the blog.


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:24:12 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

hey yo Coach!!!
Not to worry my buns are can fit in any compact space...I am all about sharing stools (as it were!!) with my buddies!! I'll gladly share stool with you anytime and anyone else brave enough!!
La Belle xox

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:25:34 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Oh my Gawd...I have it!!
la Belle xox

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:29:41 PM  
willemina said... I am laughing...the tears are streaming down my cheeks right now...

Shar, I think we can get 3 buns on one stool and maybe 4, hey, how bout we invite Lois too...5 buns ...we'll need a much bigger stool!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:30:48 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:32:19 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:35:28 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Sure wish I knew how to do the blue thangy!!
la Belle xox

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:40:11 PM  
willemina said...

Seriously,Cheryl, I loved your poem...thank you.

I know, I know, I said goodnight a while ago but my daughter called and I thought I'd check the blog one last time before I sign off...isn't that always what happens?

I posted the same quote by Mark Twain in one of the blogs back there in never-never land...It's so true and thanks for repeating it here.

If you are ever in the area, please do call as I would also love to see you and bring Lois with you! I'll e-mail my # to you so you'll have it...K? And Cheryl you're invited too...anytime girlfriend!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:40:53 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

NIGHT NIGHT....and....
don't let the BLOG BUGS BITE!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:45:17 PM  
willemina said...

OK, one last post...
Cheryl, here's how you do the blue, bold, italic thingy

For blue: < a > your word goes here then close with < / a >
Take out the spaces...I only use them here to show you what to type.
example: < a > willy < / a > but close the spaces before and after the word you want to be it?

for bold: use b instead of a
for italic: use i instead of a

does this make sense?'s been fun with you and Cheryl tonight...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:48:55 PM  
willemina said...

Cheryl, notice how I used blue and italic on my last sentence?

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:50:11 PM  
willemina said...

I mean you and Shar

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:51:04 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 9:56:01 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Willy, Shar, CB, et al How're y'all doin'? Willy I went to Hearst Castle when I was about 12 years old and you've made me dream of going again! I'm coming down and we'll go together. That's a beautiful area around there. I remember almost drowning in the surf at the beach at San Simeon.

Well, our school won the Cross Country race overall for our division today! It was a drizzly day, but my Gr 4 boys won for all the Gr 4 boys of all the schools!!! I got a lot of great shots of the kids and would love to post them but, well, you know the internet - I wouldn't dare. I will try to post a shot or two of the area where they ran, though, plus a picture of me and my birthday cake! :)

Been SO busy at school - enjoy the kids but all the OTHER stuff that teachers have to do is overwhelming! The public school teachers in BC are all out on strike right now, but I teach in a private school that is not affiliated with the union. It's a real mess between the union and the government! At least I'm getting paid.

Hey girls! We better reserve the whole bar - I'm coming for a drink, too. Party on...

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:22:48 PM  
JoeInMB said...

How about "Stool Pigeons"? Sorry, too late!


Wednesday, October 19, 2005 10:24:32 PM  
KarenJW said...

Hello Ladies,
There were so many ideas, commentaries, and uplifting words on this blog in the past two days; it put me in a very pensive mood. I have found myself trying to share uplifting words with others who have seemed to need a kind word or two (including myself), as is usually my nature.
After reading the story about the dash,I decided to do something I haven't done in a long time. That is, give myself a long overdue, but well deserved pat on the back. I stayed off the blog today, because I spent time thinking about myself and the life I've led, and the things I have accomplished. You see, when I thought about it, I know I said something about feeling as if I don't measure up to the accomplishments and the fulfilling lives that the chosen 25 have presented as their reasons to be selected. I felt a bit insignificant. That is why today I spent time thinking of my contributions to this world. I hope you don't mind if I share my greatest milestone with you all, for it has been nine years since I retired, and sometimes it feels as if those years were another lifetime. I rarely speak of my old career anymore, sometimes I feel it just wasn't that memorable.
I was a police officer for the City of Rochester, NY for eleven years. Today, I thought about the commendations I have, and pulled out from my closet the tattered box filled with commendations I recieved over the years. Most in aged frames, I got to think about The three lives I saved; people desperate enough in jump into the river we have going through the middle of the city. The 6'3" rapist that I took into custody alone. The burglary suspect I had to confront and subdue in the rear of an apartment complex, again alone because my backup was so far away. The three different murder suspects that I helped capture, the night I spent five hours standing in a burned out building, in 30 degree weather because next door, a man was holding his three year old hostage with a shotgun. The night a constantly suicidal man made a fatal mistake, and accidently blew off the lower half of his face. I had to stay in his emergency room watching the doctors futilely work to keep him alive; it took him half an hour to die.
I apologize for the horrendous thoughts, but that was the career I chose to be of help to people in this world. I can't believe I sometimes minimize my contributions to this world; thinking others are somehow superior to me in their accomplishments. That is why I feel we all should take the time to reflect on the life you have led. remind yourself of what you have given to this world just by being you.Remind yourself that as long as we share with and care about others, we are all winners in this life.
Thank you, my sisters for allowing me to share.
Karen JW

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:01:20 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

OK, when are we setting on the stools? I don 't want to miss this one.

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:07:24 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Sharon,CB and Willimena
COUNT ME IN!!!!! But I think we are gonna need more stools:):)!! You gals are Great....We've got to do it.....
It's late and I am going to bed with a big smile on my face...the best way to end an evening.. Thanks..LOIS

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:51:12 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

OOpps..Leslie You too.....
I think we just named our new site...Stool Sisters or the Sassy Stool Sisters even better Sexy Stool Sisters...Yeah... I like that!!!

Wednesday, October 19, 2005 11:59:19 PM  
Merry Mary said...

I've had 2 friends die this week so these words are ringing very close to home. The old song Enjoy yourself,it's Later Than You Think is so true. My date yesterday was first blind date. He was extremely handsome. His 47 year old beautiful wife left him for another man (he's 65). His divorse isn't finished but who knows what will happen down the road. He's definely fun.
Willemenia, do you type the a and b and i in ????On my email I just go click on it.
Well, I hope all of us who have been flushed from the stool of RR's Heart have a great Thur. There was an old country song called Flushed FromThe Stool Of Your Heart and all this stool stuff reminded me of that. I've got physical therepy and she really gives me a work out....on balls and mats and traction and electric shockies etc, so I can thank Richard for inspiring me to get healthy to loose some weight too would be good.
Linda you are in my thoughts and prayers. MM

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:11:25 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Morning........ya bunch of stoolies. If you're going to be doing this stool thang in California, count me in.


Or ya' all could come to my pad and bbq, sit around the fire pit, lay in the hammocks and chat til the early hours (while the weather is still half way decent).

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:14:42 AM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

Dear Karen

YES! You could not have made the point more eloquently! I'm in awe of you.

(Wish you had your picture up, as I'm pretty sure you're the Karen I met in Chicago, but am not sure. It was all such a blur!)

Love to you and all!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:25:37 AM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Good morning Richard and Joe
O.k. I'll be the one to ask....
Since Jackie has declined,Why not fill her place with a gal from the "honerable mention" pile....We would all love to see one more lady with an opportunity to continue "the dream"....
Sincerely LOIS

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:21:42 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Good Morning y'all
I am loving the
Rock on Ladies and lets fill those stools!!
Have a good one (day that is!!)
La Belle xox

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:23:18 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

KARENJW It's easy to look good on paper it is what's in the heart that counts. '

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:25:17 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

Good morning all

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:27:57 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Morning everybody!! wow, I am so happy the mood has changed back to normal again...
Everything sounds like so much fun I don't know which party to join first.. the drink, before I attempt getting on the stool, or getting on the stool, then the drink, or the bbq all night long..

Mary: I am sorry about the loss of your friends:( MY PRAYERS FOR YOU AND THIER FAMILIES,
I am happy though that your Blind date was not BLIND: LOL...
I hope you heal quickly so we can get out there and boogie.. I am so ready to go Dance...

Good Morning Richard, Joe, Umberto, and the Crew behind the Scenes.... HOWS THE COFFEE???
I am looking for a Job, are you needing extra help? I have a wonderful Resume. I do have to warn you I stay up late, I drink a lot of coffee, and I spend a lot of hours on the old puter..

ahhh I am off to check e-mails and other sites, then off to the Dentist to get my tooth fixed hopefully...
here is wishing you all a wonderful Day,

Hugs away,


Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:44:32 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Oh no!!!!
Got a little carried away...such a dufus!!
La Belle xox

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:50:43 AM  
CallmeLin said...

PULL UP ANOTHER STOOL FOR ME.....I'm here in California too and I'll be you see we are already filling the place up...can't keep us down and out for long. If you all would like I could arrange something in Monterey, which is the center of our state. I leave Sunday for Mexico and will be back Nov 1st so don't you dare party without me OK.

Chery Thank you for helping me out of the BLUE mood the other night. Willy look I think I got it.

Joe thanks for the infor on the Compubus, I'll check it out.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:46:43 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Back again....I just wanted to say thank you all for sharing your stories with us, it so helps when we think our own story is so heavy. When we realize it is all just life and none of us have fallen off the face of the earth because of what we have been through, it makes me proud of you and of me for having endured. Happy Trails to you....until we meet again...Happy trails to you....Keep smiling until then.....

Got a really busy day and I'm running late, see you all later...Lin

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:55:06 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hi All.......on the prior
blog I had posted that I am currently wanting to apply for a flight attendant position. I said more than that, however, I don't want to re-type.

This might be in BLOG violation, but should anyone know anything regarding any airlines currently hiring would appreciate a heads up.

This might be good ju-ju cause 3's (and especially 33) are my numbers, and I'm the 33rd post/comment.

Sank U

Deb Eddy


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:03:12 AM  
sunni said...

Morning ALL,
Make room for my bum on
one of those SEXY STOOLS!!!
OOps .. Sexy Stool Sitters...
Well, whatever...I like
SISTERHOOD of BUNS....noooo???
How about Satellite Sisterhood? or SISTERS
of the POST...

I'm game for a get together too... a Cruise
or Monteray or Arizona...they all
sound fun...I promise I'll get my bum in
gear and make it somewhere to meet all
you crazy wonderful SISTERS!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:06:41 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Linda......Have a gret time in Mexico. Flying or cruising? Myself I prefer flying to a destination then taking off and exploring. Cruising (for me) is too confining.

I love Monterey!!! The shopping, yeah baby. Just love the ocean period. And it has been a few years since I was last at the aquarium.

Now ladies.....if we are going to talk the talk let's walk the walk and DO IT!!!!!!

Deb Eddy

(there that is easier to type. Translation: GO GAEL) *grin*

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:14:01 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Yo Suni.......I been working out (really dedicated too) so I will sit my SEXY buns/bum on a stool...pick a stool any stool!!!! I'm developing buns of steel.



And I am serious about a bbq at Twelve Oaks (not that my home is on a plantation like Tara; cute victorian though)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:22:33 AM  
Babette said...

Good morning ye all!
hmmmmm Tripple S
"Sexy Stool Sisterhood"
... *lol* that's a good one... I'm in!!! You gals are too funny... do i have to have fit hinees (?) k... ummm what stool are we talking about again?

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:27:25 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Wanda,You are soooo beautiful.You should be a movie star. What is happening with your roommate. Do you think there is a future there?????MM

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:44:34 AM  
Merry Mary said...

WillyYea I did it...Everyway in some little way I grow smarter...Thanks to the help of my friends....allof you.I'm so proud to be your friend.MM

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:47:06 AM  
Merry Mary said...

WOOPSIt's everyDAY

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:49:51 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends,

Thanks again for more great stories including, but not limited to "Dash" and "Set of the Sails".

At work last night as I was reading more about Karen's and others contributions and courage, I think something about our qualities should be in our title.

(Coming from the health care field, Stool automaticly raises a different picture)

I love you all for various reasons, However I do not have the time to go to all the spots and once I get to them and START "PEEKING," they are so big that my 'base' would get bigger just sitting so long.
I so want to keep involved (Growing) and not miss opportunities. I love being on the e-mail lists.

Lets brainstorm
Maybe somewhere lies a clue for how we can expand together. I always ansewer e-mails sooner or later. I know that is the old fashioned way. But, I started in the blog because I thought Richard set it up as communication to him that every one could read because we all had simuliar questions for the same answer. It has worked wonderfully! The real important stuff still comes through my direct
e-mail or phone.
OK--Richard gives us a way to subscribe and unsubscribe to newsletters, we want.

Now I feel like ereasing all I just wrote because it duplicates all they/we have worked so hard at. (But---Like us learning the simple basics; How many times have certain instructions been repeated,etc?? and many tips came through that I missed in Skimming or just don't remember and don't want to go back through old news or chatter to find.)examples: html's photoes, fab finalists, men's blog key etc.

(Or maybe now another link from Richard's for chit chat, instructions, movitations,recepies,
categories of links, etc. that he has no responsibilities for.(Mixing business with pleasure??)I know we have our own sights, but I am only interested in certain things and don't have time for everybody elses business..

I remember I had severial "How To Headquarter" sites running years ago, that grew so big I couldn't keep up. (There are many, many now.)
Also a 15 minute local TV network show, "Good News with Mary O'Day" (my birth name)that my X made me give up--(Too much time away from family). They were specialized, fitted to various interests.

Again, as I write this about this develeping NEED, now that finalists are chosen, Maybe Joe, and staff, **you are already addressing this with something you are working on. I am not rushing or even impatient, just brainstorming for evolving Departments/Needs and not interested in deluding via seperation..

The mature market has a lot of talent and expendible Time.

How many people can we effectively attract? (With possible answers from a pool of over HOW MANY?

You have learned that women like helping, will change their priorities and continue till the goal is done or they change their mind? They communicate and share with lesser EGOES. Lets be most efective. That is Fun and Enjoyment.

This is quite a journey with many Horizons.

*The Way You Set the Sails*
Thanks LaBelle

No One Would Have Ever Crossed The Ocean If They Could Have Gotten OFF The Boat In The Storm.

Mary Rose

Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:03:50 AM  
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:09:14 AM  
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Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:14:57 AM  
coach said...

Hi, maryrose
Yes, that is what got the whole discussion started... with Canadian Bloggette's same observations...see the end of the last blog! All the comebacks are SOOOO FUNNY! You guys are great!

joeinmb At first I didn't like your idea because I thought of the "tattletale" OR "spy" definition of "stool pigeon". However, that is the second definition in my BIG dictionary. And the FIRST definition is now I like it! (a pigeon used as a decoy to draw others within a net) GOOD JOB!

O.K. Willemena
Since you have made the offer, I am going to make a road trip and come to your place, buy you a drink, and share a stool with you, again!...FOR SURE! All who want to, can join us...just an informal, no big deal, just a chance to get together and kibbitz about the journey as RR and his gang relate it to us this winter. I am out of school the month of January (the month I was SUPPOSED TO BE on a trip with RR...INSTEAD, I am going to the French Med. Coast with a lady friend, but only for a couple of weeks.) How about late January? OR maybe between Christmas and the New Year? What's best for you, Willy? Whaddaya say, Lois? dandpointLois, Sound good?
We are gonna DO this. The three of us will pick the date, to save confusion...and then all who want to and can come, will be WELCOME! This is gonna be GREAT! LOVE TO ALL!, SHAR

Thursday, October 20, 2005 11:54:06 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Trust me, Coach, I was not that clever when suggesting the name! I was thinking more of the British expression (I think that's where it came from) of calling the fetching lass a "pigeon".


Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:11:00 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

DebbyEddy You goober it's me Suzanne going to Mexico - Puerto Vallarta not Linda.

LindainTucson I saw your other post and hope you are doing better today. I think we all knew something was wrong and how addictive this blogging can be. I get 35-45 emails aday and need to stay in contact with all the friends I've made. Just know that there is a higher power watching over you and maybe in a few months you will know what it is that you were suppose to learn from it.

CanadianBloggete Count me in for the sexy stool sitter/sister LOL

Hugs Suzanne

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:18:51 PM  
soft_rain said...

I'm here to let a SECRET out!!

We are not the left overs

or rejects

We are the DESERT!!

Your mouth may be watering for
some sweetness......

and believe me when I tell you

We have a wide variety to temp your taste buds and have you drooling in no time...

but at the same time you don't need 165 dozen cupcakes flying towards you at once

So best we parade through a few at a time

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:26:44 PM  
soft_rain said...

I left that post on the men's blog

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:29:11 PM  
soft_rain said...

Loud Trumpets Blew!

Oprah had a Royal statement to share

All who Love her quickly gathered to lend an ear

She gracefully announced to one and all Richard's plans

Indeed Prince Richard was about to embark on a journey filled with adventure

A fabulous buffet feast was prepared and placed inside 24 picnic baskets

I wonder if one of the baskets contain a sweet cupcake

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:34:50 PM  
soft_rain said...

united cupcake society

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:45:02 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Everybuddy;)
What the h---l is goin' on here?
Looks like the blog is commin' back 2 Life....yehaaa y'all!
WHOOZE FOR THE CRUISE? I aint refering to Tom Cruise either! If we keep the blog buzzin' then it is inevitable that we ALL meet on the 1st official Alaskan Cruise next Summer, unless I meet my Soulmate before;) ya never know, life is FULL of wonderful surprises, gotta cast the line and 'reel him in' ;)
So tallyho then be continued......
Hugs Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. why do I get that Deja Vu feeling here again???? :)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:54:08 PM  
leslie said...

uh soft rain dessert two esses - don't want to think of myself as shriveling up in the hot sun.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 12:59:40 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...



Ship Ahoy and Full Steam Ahead Y'all...toot toot! ;)


Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:02:12 PM  
leslie said...

Yo! Coach! I love your idea of getting together in Willy's area of CA. My choice would be between Christmas and New Year's OR even celebrate New Year's Eve together!!! How 'bout dat? I have to be back at school Jan. 3rd. I've spent far too many New Year's Eves alone over the past several years. So, if you decide on that week, count me in. Party on...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:03:04 PM  
soft_rain said...

ooppss! Thanks! Teacher's always on the ball

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:05:02 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Suzanne.....I will have you know that I wear my "goober" crown with pride, and lots of it.

K,well then YOU have a safe trip to Mexico. You cutie pie, you.

And where is Willy's part of Cali? I'm sure its been postd but once a goober, always a goober.

Well thats it then.

Ciao and Huggers

Deb Eddy

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:14:35 PM  
Marty said...

OK, em I still on the naughty mat? How long must one stay there?

Can I come out and play too?

Pam and I want to come sit on a stool. How about we line all the stools in a long line, we could get a lot of cheeks on them.

Sitting in Dallas airport waiting for a flight.

Hope everyone is well, and can I please get off my matt now?


Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:18:43 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Wait, EEERRCCCCCHHHH put on the brakes. I think Linda (callmelin) is also going to be in Mexico. That WAS her post.wan't it?

Gawd, all these years I thought I was a goob and maybe, just maybe I'm NOT!!!!

Now I'm confused. I'm going to vaccum or summpin'


Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:19:14 PM  
soft_rain said...






Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:22:42 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Coach and Company: Could anyone send me a 'stool' sample, so I can I see if my 'butt' would fit on it? lol..........

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:37:29 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Who would like to nibble on our cupcakes society??????That's as bad as Richard can be the raker and I'll be the hoe-er in my garden of mistle-roe

Thursday, October 20, 2005 1:44:50 PM  
CallmeLin said...

On my way out with my grandsons so quickly is the scoop. My name is Linda but because there was another Linda (Linda in Tuscon) I said you guys can just Call me Lin

So Deb you see you are not a double goober......I am also going to Mexico on a cruise to Acapulco and Ixtapa etc.

Suzanne - have a great time, love Puerto Vallarta.

Go Gail Go Gail Go Gail GOOOOOOOOO

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:13:00 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Oh....There is the best restaurant in Ixtapa! I think it is next to the Hotel Camino Real...I think it has Del Sol in the name...The whole back of the restaurant is open...And, it you go there and sit in the bar area you can have a cocktail and watch the sun turn from tangerine to blood red...It is one of the best 'sunset watching' EVER!! It has been a few years since I have been there, but it is the BEST!! I hope you have an AWESOME CRUISE!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:21:04 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

CJ, you had me ROTFLMAO with the stool sample thang. You win the funny award today.

SSSSSSOOOOOOO Suzanne you get the goober crown. I was correct regarding Lin's cruisie, woozie, little Suzzie!!!!! (thnx Lin)

Y'all make a good day for me, that would otherwise probably be pretty boring, until work-out time that is.



Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:27:49 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

CJ, you had me ROTFLMAO with the stool sample thang. You win the funny award today.

SSSSSSOOOOOOO Suzanne you get the goober crown. I was correct regarding Lin's cruisie, woozie, little Suzzie!!!!! (thnx Lin)

Y'all make a good day for me, that would otherwise probably be pretty boring, until work-out time that is.



Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:27:49 PM  
sunni said...

How about:

Soleil Sisters

Dessert Divas

Puter Pigeons

Goober Girls ( that's for you Suz) Have
Una Mas for me in PV!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 2:38:57 PM  
willemina said...

Wow! So much going on here...
Today is my grandaughter's 8th birthday and we have a few surprises planned so I only have a few minutes...

Congrats!!!You did it!!! the blue thingy... and Merry Mary and callmelin too! Good job!

Whatever works for you and Lois will be fine with me.(except Dec 2-10) I am going on a cruise to Acapulco, Ixtapa and Manzanillo...

Could we be going at the same time?

Debby Eddy and others
I live in Paso Robles, CA (just a 30 min drive north of San Luis Obispo) I do have an extra bedroom and a double blow up bed (I'll have to borrow some stools as I don't have any of those, but my daughter does! :) so we'll make room for anyone who wants to come...sounds like fun...we'll finally have that PJ party we've been talking about! Any time in January works for me too.

Everyone's welcome...the more the merrier! We'll make room. Oh! I forgot to tell you that Hearst Castle really isn't my sorry to disappoint anyone...wouldn't it be cool if we could go swimming in the Neptune pool though?

I can certainly understand why you would want your own stool...sharing somehow doesn't sound very sanitary does it? LOL

Forget about that naughty mat...are you with us?

Now that coach has explained the definition of "stool pigeon" I like it too!

I quickly scanned here but I'll read the posts later tonight and probably respond again...

to everyone
some of you may be confused about the "stool thing".
It all started in MB when I met Shar/coach. We met in the bar one evening and I bought her a drambuie. Since there was only one stool available...we shared...and when our cheeks were getting numb...we switched sides...hey, that's what "stool sisters" do... We actually started conversing on the previous blog last night and carried it over to this one...

Gotta go for ladies are so much fun... :)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:09:54 PM  
Chandra said...

Hey everyone,
You "silly sassy stool sitting sisters." - you are cracking me up! So funny! Let's face it that we are all brilliant sisters who have too much time on our hands.
We could be so productive if we would get a life.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:21:45 PM  
Mary R said...

Hi again,

The Roadway driver just came with a delivery.
Yes after he unloaded My Merc. passenger door replasement part from his truck and put it so nicely on my porch, all they have to do is get it to the end of their truck. The recipients are responsible for unloadint the goods) I was chuckling so hard inside, secretly thinking:

Just as was dealt with on the other 50 minutes of Oprah,(topic was about what was he really interested in) proceeding Richard's 10 minute section, we Ladies attract men anywhere we go or are!!!! Even walking to or on stools!!!!! We have the final choise of who are the keepers.
"Smile and look around us"

There is a big resturant in Chicago whose Ladies's room has several equiped chalk boards asking for the best Pick up line you have heard, The worst, what works, etc.

Of course I don't know what was in the men's room.

:-) ;-)

United soulmates sisterhood or just
"Soulmates Sisterhood" seems better to me.

As I learned in MB, we already are
"females with benefits".
Do we really want the guys that only want to play? The guy who is that now, might be that way forever?

Before SB in MB, I had never done an ALL Girl big party. It seems if I plan ALL Ladies, that is how it will be. I still would rather be learning in mixed company, closer to my dream instead of just talking about it.

(How long is my stay in the "Sent to by Ladies corner?") :-{ Long enough, just turn off my key.

Mary Rose

Mary Rose

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:22:46 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Big thanks to all my friends who visited by blog, heard my story, and offered prayers and such.
Special thanks to Sharon/ sheltered me.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:26:38 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

OMG......I have at least thre "all girl" parties per year.

We laugh, sing, dance, eat, drink some. Sleep ouside, inside. There is no male bashing.

Next morning it is usually Bloody Mary's and I cook breakfast for everyone. We have so much fun everyone departs asking "When's the next one". Life is good!!!!

And how ever the stool thing started it was destined to be the next BIG thing!!! (The next Red Hat Society or the next Red A** Society!!!EHHHHAAW!!)

OMG almost time for work-out.

Ciao babies!


Thursday, October 20, 2005 3:34:58 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Mary Rose:
I get your drift girlfriend....It just depends on where you are...Are you looking for 'Mr. Right'? or 'Mr. Right Now', lol....My very favorite 'pick-up' line is "I am not REALLY this tall, I am sitting on my wallet', lol.......He turned out to be a really nice guy too!!


Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:41:30 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello all you fabulous ladies of the friends and family here. I just wanted to say you are all so clever and creative and cracking me up. I enjoy reading the creative minds here.

I love your spirit!!
Linda, Hope all is better and brighter in your world. You are a shining Star!!
Coach Sharon - you are a wonderful soul! Bless you for your generous heart.
Take care ladies and be good to yourselves.. I am travel weary as I just got home and looking forward to quality time with my immediate family which is my beautiful Papillon pup Ollie, and my Maine Coon kitty Boo Kitty babies!!
Have a great evening..please say a prayer for our area with the hurricane coming our way here in S Fla. Yikes I need to move t CA!! yes!! hmm....

Thursday, October 20, 2005 4:50:19 PM  
sharingthenight said...





Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:04:01 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Merry Mary,
Thanks for your beautiful words..
Get well soon!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:05:41 PM  
sharingthenight said...

and as for a future well go to my site e-mail me we will chat there..
thank for asking..

Thursday, October 20, 2005 5:07:06 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Good evening Ladies, what a day, to beautiful in my neck of the woods. Willy I leave on the cruise on October 23rd and return on the 31st. My friend from childhood and I try to travel at least once a year. She has MS and it is easier for her to cruise than fly and explore. We have vowed to travel together for as long as she is able even if I have to push her in a wheelchair. We are on Carnival - Spirit how about you? It would be great to see you aboard you would love my friend, Laura.

CJ Thanks for the suggestion for Ixtapa it sounds wonderful. Laura and I are going to swim with the dolphins, I think it will be really great for her. I've heard that the experience is really healing.

It has been a really fun day here on the blog but I think we had better think about a name. The one about stools would mean a constant explaining thang to new ladies don't you think? the same thing happened with nnbbsh. HeyCoach got something in your dictionary that would fit?

RedTbird get the computer fixed yet? The redneck reindeer was too funny.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:20:21 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Sending angels your way for you and all the others in Florida, and for your babies!!....We had a 'thunder-boomer' here in Southern California last week and my pups went 'extra' crazy, lol....I think they are more frightened of the lightening than the thunder..........Stay safe! And, after all Marilyn BELONGS near Hollywood....:)

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:31:09 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

To all the "Sexy Stool Sisters" see we put our minds together and came up with something GREAT!!!!!!
I can't stop laughing........
Deb-ed Thanks for the gotta be careful, I'm the one that really will take people up on spontaneous's gonna be a blast..I hope everyone can make it..Sounds like a done deal..I LOVE to cook too...I make Killer guacamole and homemade chips and prefer my margies on the rocks:):).. So I will volunteer happily for kitchen duties...
CHEERS to all of us Sexy Stool Sisters.."eat,drink and be merry. for tomorrow we may die" Dave Mathews....Gotta love it.....LOIS

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:44:03 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Richard and Joe...No response to the Honerable Mention Pile Are we just having too much fun here for you???? Look at all of these Fantastic Ladies you brought together...Well...with or without a resonse; I'm pretty sure I put a smile on your face...Part of my life's pleasures:):):).....LOIS

Thursday, October 20, 2005 6:52:17 PM  
lynnincalif said...

Hey ladies, youv'e all heard of "sitting ducks" why don't you go for SITTING PIGEONS"? LESLIE,nothing like seeing Hearst Castle decorated for Xmas like they had it in the hay days there in the 30's. If you go, stop by Mustache Pete's in nearby Cambria and also, Paso Robles and canbria wine is some of california's best, as a native and wine lover, it is as good as napas. Lynn

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:04:26 PM  
JoeInMB said...

You Ladies blog on and have a ball! We don't want to get in the way of the fun.

Richard's been away from the computer most of the day and I've been on a long business appointment. Our neighbors just offered us tickets to a Lakers pre-season game at the Staples Center so I gave them to Umberto and he is taking my daughter. He didn't understand why I did not want to go! With my son at football practice, Nancy and I can actually have a quiet meal together-- ah peace!!

I'm for Willamena's in central California-- that's beautiful country. Take care!


Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:07:26 PM  
lynnincalif said...

About time the blog started lightening up as not to lose any new bloggers. Life does go on with fralities or not. Please all stay cheerful. and yes PAULA, we all pray for our friends in the path of Wilma, Mother Nature sure knows how to get our attention like noone else, doesn't she?

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:08:45 PM  
Dana Point LOIS said...

Your'e right Lynn I have had the pleasure of staying at The Cambria Pines Lodge..Very romantic and peaceful.The gardens there are beautiful...It is in the Paso Robles wine region...Went on a great winetasing tour..they drive..what could be better??? The resaraunt there is also very "gourmet' they even grow their own herbs....Now I'm getting hungry:):)...Thats what I love about these great United much to see right in our own backyard...we are so lucky....LOIS

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:17:48 PM  
honestgal said...

Lakers!!!!! YEAH!!!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:27:11 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

K, just back from work-out. Threw a tuna steak on the bbq and steaming some asaragrass.

Not sure who it was but I think I read "stool" and "peeking" in the same sentence, well paragraph anyway.......SICK.

Gotta check my tuna.

I'm quite serious about my invitaion to my home!!!!!! I love entertaining.

Whay about a trip to Disneyland?!?!?! That could be loads of fun. Something to think about.


Deb Eddy

Thursday, October 20, 2005 7:47:33 PM  
KarenJW said...

Hello there folks,
I thought I'd jump in here because it looks like I (and others) have ruffled some feathers here. Are we dragging down the mood here? Possibly, depends on your perpective. It also depends on whether this has become an east coast-west coast thing. Or whether you have a problem with people reaching out, for help, or conversation, or introspection, or fun, or any of many other reasons why we would be here sharing. Maybe you've forgotten that people who went to Chicago are also trying to reach each other, because some of us had a deeper experience than just meeting Richard. Don't get me wrong, I'm enjoying reading about you gals and the fun you're having with your little stool thing. But I would never suggest that you're wasting our time, or talking about nothing that interests anyone else. As long as we give each other the courtesy and respect that each of us deserves, and we're not mean, and we are all still engaged in the adventure that brought us all here, I think this is a place everyone is free to reach out in any way they need to. I mean this in the kindest way possible. Lighten up!
Karen JW

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:09:12 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Debby So nice of you to throw out an open invite - where in CA are you? I think I remember you saying something about northern. If it really gets firmed up about a get-together between Christmas & New Year's, maybe we could get together to drive down to Willy's in Paso Robles. Just a thought. I get from Dec 17 to Jan 2 off and will be craving some warmth! Both weather-wise and new friends-wise. By the way, how's the toe?

Lois Thanks for the info re the Cambria Pines Lodge. Of course, the romance will have to come from the ambience :D

Willy What the situation for B&Bs around your area? You might want to check that out in case there's a real crowd of us that want to get together. You can be tour guide.

Everyone I sure hope our new-found friendships will continue into forever and ever. Men will come and men will go, but sisters are forever.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:31:51 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Karen, I'm not offended at all and hope you aren't either. Please feel free to join us and have some fun. If you have got a place for us all to gather on the East Coast I would surely be interested, this door is open to everyone, so come on in, put your feet up and stay a spell....

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:32:42 PM  
leslie said...

lynnincalif Where are YOU in CA? Wow! I've made SO many CA friends (also AZ). I remember Hearst Castle from when I was 12, but it sounds like I will just HAVE to come down to see it at Christmas! As I said above, we really do have to start doing some planning. I really like the idea of getting together around where Willy lives - sort of half way between San Fran and LA. Right?

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:36:45 PM  
KarenJW said...

Callmelin, Hi there,
I wish I did have a place I could invite a bunch of folks to. I mean I have my own house, but spreads are smaller here in good 'ol Rochester, and the only body of water big enough to splash in here is Lake Ontario. In about another month, it'll be iced over. Til next June probably. It takes us awhile to thaw out here.
What I wish is that I were on the left coast with you gals, cuase I'd bring some Drambuie and extra stools to hang out with you. I'm having a great time checking out the blog, as I'm usually up past three a.m.:):):):)
Karen JW

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:47:35 PM  
CallmeLin said...

LeslieI'm not sure where Lynn in Calif lives, I live on the north side of Monterey Bay only about two and a half hours from Willy and about three hours south of Debby this is such a do-able. I know we have a sister in San Francisco and where is Lois aka Operawrench, San Diego maybe? Cheryl-CB do you really think you could make it? We are all wanting to see you, you have been such an important part of our journey and Brenda as well. MaryRose how about you and the other Az girls. Nancy is in Oregon, can you come on down.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:52:31 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Leslie (with the happy eyes) I live on the south end of the Sacramento Delta. Between SF and Sacramento.

Really nice because I'm 2.5 hours from the mtns. and snow skiing and 1.5 hours from the coast.

The toe hurts, but that is just to be expected when you break one! Can't be casted. Thank you for asking though.

Hope this isn't too trivial of conversation.

Its just fun to have fun. Would we not all agree that life is way too short not too. I mean in two years tops who is going to care what any of us said on the BLOG. I don't mean to come off being smug, cause I am NOT that AT ALL!

Just me being me.

Good Evening to All

Deb Eddy

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:53:41 PM  
willemina said...

I want to apologize for my insensitivity today on the blog.
When I arrived home this afternoon...I scanned the blog reading only remarks from those I knew and just now have read what you wrote last night at 11:01:20.

I truly admire you for the path you chose in of the most noble professions I can certainly think of is being a police officer...You should be very proud of your takes a superior human being to fill those shoes.

Please accept my hand of friendship and forgive me...I do not mean to ignore anyone on this blog because I consider everything said to be worthwhile... otherwise, they would have never said it in the first place.

I think I just got carried away with the craziness we started last night...

I once was a 911 operator and have also dealt with some traumatic calls but nothing like you have described...God Bless you

Thursday, October 20, 2005 8:55:02 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

What a fun day you have all had.

DEBBI save me a spot on the floor.

Good nite

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:04:26 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

How about


Joe, have you broken the news to your lovely wife yet about going with Richard on the trip? I am wondering if that's why you got rid of the kids?! (Just in case there might be a wee bit of raised voices....HAAAA) I'm just teasing now...I don't want to get sent to the naughty mat. No wait... you said a quiet dinner.

KarenJW Thank you for sharing the very impressive part of your history as a police officer. It is not a job that many women go out for. Kudos to you!!

Linda in Tuscon You are so brave girlfriend, to be able to open up here about your life. Hang in there, we are all praying for you!!

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:04:33 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Nancy, there is a guest room with queen size bed, queen size futon.......mats and hammocks, and of course the floor. But we would make sure everyone is accomodated quite well!

Hugs to All


Nighty night all I'm beat, bushed, and tired!!!

PS Yes, we all have pain, we all have heartache, we have all suffered a loss or two, some even more than that. I cannot share mine, but that is just me. I admire those that can share!!!!! Takes lots of courage and strength. I guess I don't have much of either. But thats just me.

K, night.

Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:17:48 PM  
Marty said...

Oh goody, goody, I am off the naughty mate yippee.

Idea, how about one time west coast, next east coast, next in the middle and so and so on?

OK, I have 2 stools count me in :)

CJ, I e-mailed you back and it said my e-mail to you is delayed? Do you have a full box? Oh, you win the funny award today.

Sitting in Seattle airport trying to get out to Spokane. I fly stand bye so the price is great, but the but spreads-OH I better work on that, I want to fit on my stool with someone LOL


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:23:13 PM  
Marty said...

"Friends are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly"

Hugs to all.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:28:33 PM  
Marty said...


Coach and Paula, it shows what classy women you both are to keep on the blog with us.

Paula, keep a part of your heart to yourself. You seem so be one awesome lady.


Thursday, October 20, 2005 9:39:30 PM  
KarenJW said...

Ladies of the left coast;
Thank you all for your friendship, understanding, and kindness.
Willemina, Love2travel, Marty and Debby Eddy, I wish I had had a chance to meet you young ladies, as well as the new friends I made in Chicago. It's nice to join your chatter, even though most times you don't know I'm here. Right now it's after one a.m., but I'm so addicted to this, as it's new to me, that my right arm and elbow are starting to hurt!
Debby Eddy, just because your not good at sharing, doesn't say anything about your courage, or strength, or the great person you probably are. Our experiences in life can make us unable to express sometimes; Becoming a police officer did a lot to open me up, as I was quite shy as a kid. You seem to me to express yourself quite well, and you appear to be open and fun loving.
I'm wishing I was there! You gals are having way more fun than I am!
Have a good night, ladies.
Karen JW

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:12:33 PM  
Mary R said...

Monday night, Mikey heard noise from his mothers room. He tiptoed down the hall and peeked in through the slightly open door. He saw her nacked on her bed touching her chest saying "I want a man." Tuesday night he heard more noise from her room and went to look again. Yes, she was the same as before only almost yelling, "I want a man."
Wed night He heard different sounds. When he went to check, he saw her with a man. He ran back to his bedroom, got nacked, spralled out on the bed, started rubbing his chest and screamed
"I want a bicycle."
Good night
Mary Rose

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:35:04 PM  
Operawench said...

Hello Ladies,
My suggestion for a group name would be "The Sisterhood of the Traveling......(what could we put here??). There was a movie that came out this summer with some 20 somethings called "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants", there's also a book by that name.

We could also be the Stool Hens, Buns of, The Stoolie Girls??

I do live in San Diego and would be willing to drive to said get together at Willemina's. I love driving up the coast! My time is kind of limited to between Christmas and New Year's.

Vanessa, I know you blogged on another blog but I hope you will blog here too. I read your profile, what a bittersweet story. I grew up on a horse ranch and did some riding as a kid. I worked with race horses as a teenager. Hope you enjoy your trip to CA to meet Richard!

Paula, my prayers will be with you in FL. My stepmom lives in Okeechobee, FL and I'm hoping Hurricane Wilma will go back to "Bedrock" namely the Atlantic Ocean somewhere. You must be getting excited about your trip to CA to see Richard!

Callmelin, I think it is so cool that you and Laura still travel together. My Pastor got to swim with dolphins in the ocean on his 50th birthday recently. It was a life long dream come true for him.
Enjoy your cruise!

A week ago tonight I finished singing at Yom Kippur services. To break the "fast" along with my paycheck the Rabbi gives out a pound of Sees Candy! I thought of you all and all the candy we ate in MB!

Lots of love to you all,

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:39:26 PM  
willemina said...

I'm still trying to read up on the blog so my comments will be far and few between here...

merry mary
I am sorry to hear that you have lost two friends this week...please accept my condolences...

I'm glad to see you figured out the blue thingy...

I looked for you on Oprah Tuesday, I saw a lot of pink but not sure which was you...It was a sad topic but one that has to be discussed and I admire those who come forward with their trials and tribulations because they in turn can help someone else.

I have been to Hearst Castle a few times since I have moved here. I would love to see it decorated for's also open in the evenings during the holidays and sometimes they have special fundraiser dinners...I had a friend who was a tour guide and was told that employees may now swim in the Neptune pool! How cool is that? Hey, I see a part-time job in my future...maybe. It's about a 45 min drive from my home to the castle. Also, congratulations to your cross country boys! My oldest son began running cross country and track in jr. high and he still loves running marathons. He has run the Disney World Marathon for the last three years...takes place in Orlando in January...

The Cambria Pines Lodge is very beautiful...another place we may want to stay is at Moonstone Beach/Cambria...there are many cozy cottages along the beach there. This is where I take my mother for drives often and I'll take some pics the next time we go and post some on my blog..

My cruise is Dec 2-10 on Carnival Spirit sailing out of San Diego. I would have loved to meet you and your friend Laura. Have a wonderful trip! I will be travelling with all 4 of my grown children and all 4 of my grandchildren, my mother and a girlfriend...also my son's in-laws from Colorado...

Dana point lois
I love guacamole!!!!yummy!!!! And I like my margies on the rocks too! We'll get along just fine...

I missed the red neck reindeer joke...maybe you can tell me where to find it?

Where are you tonight? By the time you start blogging, I will be ready for bed...If you come out, I'll let you have your own stool with all the bells and's that?

Earlier I made a comment to Lois that should have gone to you re: you wanting your own stool...I said that I could understand that as it's really not very sanitary to be sharing stools...LOL

Debby Eddy
Your invite sounds like fun! Let's do it sometime...Disneyland sounds like fun too. I try to go with my grandaughters and their parents at least once a year...whether I need it or not. Take care of that toe...I broke a toe once and remember how painful it was...ouch!

Debby...even I have trouble sharing my own heartaches in life, but I like to feel that I can help others to deal with their pain. Believe me, we all have issues and none of them are menial...

Another great place we could meet up is in Carmel...beautiful!

Hello to you Mary R
I always love to hear what you have to say. You're so intriguing...

Today is my grandaughter's birthday and we (the family) took her out to her favorite restaurant for dinner. Her party will be Saturday at the local bowling alley. My daughter is making the cake to look like bowling lanes, the candles are bowling pins...she gets the greatest ideas from Family Fun magazine...also made the invites for the party, paper bowling balls, black with white lettering...she's such a good mommy to her girls.

auburn michelle
Haven't heard from you in a while...hope all is ok? I miss ya.

Linda in Tucson
I've been thinking of you all day today...I posted another message on your blog. Please stay in contact with us and God speed with your recovery...

hello to ada who doesn't post here because she doesn't have a blog set up...thanks for the postcard from Chicago :)

So many of the ladies have not been posting the last few days and I hope you are all doing okay...please just drop us a line to let us know that you are doing okay because we do care...

Mary R're naughty...but you don't have to go to the naughty mat because it's darn funny...

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:40:08 PM  
KarenJW said...

Mary Rose, that was a good one! Where does everyone get all these great jokes from? That will be my chuckle for the evening. Thanks!
Karen JW

Thursday, October 20, 2005 10:41:16 PM  
soft_rain said...

On hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Susan went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95-year-old grandmother and comfort her.

When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, he had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning."

Horrified, Susan told her grandmother that two people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble.

"Oh no, my dear," replied granny. "Many years ago, realising our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding, and out on the Dong."

She paused, wiped away a tear and then continued, "and if that damned ice cream truck hadn't come along, he'd still be alive today!"

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:06:40 AM  
soft_rain said...


Business Week, cover story, June 27, 2005


The next generation of older Americans is likely to make a much bigger contribution to the economy than conventional wisdom would have you believe.

If society can tap into seniors' capabilities, employers will benefit, growth and living standards will rise, and the financing woes of Medicare and Social Security will be easier to solve. —

Richard proves this right!!

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:17:42 AM  
Lady Base Camp said...

KARENJW—thank you for your story, I could see you there looking at your things and remembering. That is a life I understand. I wish you mirth, gentleness and pleasure in your years ahead. It is an honor, a second nature and strength to respond and you will always have it.
DEbbyEddy-- 333—I like 3’s also Oh man, you’ve got the cruisin’ machine on order! Tell us what it feels like! WOW! CJ IATA site sounds great, details por favor ! .
Ba-Bette! Fantastic photo!!! No Fabulous, fabulous photo!
Willemina-- I don’t even drink coffee and yours sounds too royally good to resist! Sharing dogs , that’s a sweet idea! I haven’t done that for years! I would much rather dog sit than baby sit—another confession . . . I do not like babies at all and it actually makes me very good in our ambulance runs that are Peds emergencies. Hearst Castle scenario—funny!
MM-My heart is with you in your loss. I love my friends so much. Carry them with you.
Linda in T, I’m not sure we’ve ever been given any clear, exact standards of procedure for blogging here, which is a looseness I appreciate. I tend to feel confined in places that are extremely restrictive. I would not worry about pushing the envelope for positive reasons of support.
Janie I love Cathedrals! No. . I didn’t even connect the two thoughts The real strong Christain comments are what provoked my need to share my choice that I am very proud of. I just need you all to know who I am- not important to me to focus on it. Check out grace Cathedral In San Francisco—My dearest friend and art instructor sells her silk angels there In the gift shop. Carlos Santana bought a bunch of them. I’m still pagan enough to light a candle ! I would love that! And I would love to hear about your daddy, Janie. A church is a beautiful place for people. Most hot tubs just don’t have that sacred aura.
Good one Soft Rain: Dessert, I like that! LESLIE. . . I’m wishing men WOULD come and go. If I catch scent of one , I’m going to throw out the net—you grab his legs.

Tonight was golden stethoscope night for a night of Medical Fear Factor. It was fun. Since our chief is also a cop and weapons instructor, we ended with a kind of Alaskan Roulette with working and non-working stun guns under fire helmets, guessing which was which. The losers got the stun. I hate tazers and stun guns – it really ripped my fear factor, but the stuff we had to suction and drink wasn’t too bad: beans and rice and lemonade. My team was 3rd.

Friday, October 21, 2005 4:32:42 AM  
KarenJW said...

Good morning ladies,
Boy, Mary R sent me to bed chuckling, and softrain, When I burst out laughing this morning, my two year old neice lokked at me like I was nuts! It's great to start the day with laughter.
LadyBase Camp, thank you for the sentiment, I return a salute to you, as I feel emergency responders may have a tougher job than officers do. By the way, I want to get in on grabbing that guy. I'll grab his arms, (I have fur lined handcuffs), and bring that taser. We may need it!:):):)
Have a great day ladies!
Karen JW

Friday, October 21, 2005 5:38:51 AM  
KarenJW said...

Good morning ladies,
Boy, Mary R sent me to bed chuckling, and softrain, When I burst out laughing this morning, my two year old neice lokked at me like I was nuts! It's great to start the day with laughter.
LadyBase Camp, thank you for the sentiment, I return a salute to you, as I feel emergency responders may have a tougher job than officers do. By the way, I want to get in on grabbing that guy. I'll grab his arms, (I have fur lined handcuffs), and bring that taser. We may need it!:):):)
Have a great day ladies!
Karen JW

Friday, October 21, 2005 5:38:53 AM  

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