Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Marilyn tries to enter the Search!!

this is an audio post - click to play

From L-R: Pam from Missouri, Barbara, Bette, RR, Marilyn/Paula from FL, Flowergirl Rachel, Cathy from Carolina and Corrine.

Great job, Ladies!!

Use the audio button in the post above. The audio on this post was not good.


willemina said...

The audio was a little fuzzy on my puter...anyone else?

I could make out some of the words though...this was such a great idea and I'm sure everyone in Chicago enjoyed it...
Thanks for sharing it with those of us who missed the boat!

I still have to catch up on the last blog...

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:53:00 PM  
Chandra said...

Hey all,
I have never been FIRST on the blog! Yeah! It's almost like I'm exposing myself or something.
I hate to be leaving for a week but will be gone to a tour of the National Parks which I have always wanted to see. So I will not be around from Oct. 9-16. I will check in if I can find cyber cafes anywhere.
I will miss you all like crazy but......."I shall return."
Thanks for the photos, Jackie, and I have emailed some to both Joe and Click Girl.
I'll be around......for awhile and can't wait to find out who the lucky 12 are!

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:58:24 PM  
Chandra said...


Willy beat me. Shucks.


Tuesday, October 04, 2005 8:59:04 PM  
ceesoo said...

CathyinCarolina-- I know you were the instigator behind Marilyn and I've been meaning to ask -- did you rent the costume for Paula ? She and the clothes, wig, and make-up were a hoot!
ConnieAKA CeesooAKA dancingirl

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:03:36 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Sorry Joe and Richard! : ) Didn't mean to spoil the surprise. But I could never compete with MM ... so you are still 'gold'! : ) ha ha

Next ... I am going to try to compete with Babette - and figure out how to add a background to my Blog! : )

Thanks Chandra. Got the pics ... and sent you an Email! I've been meaning to write to you also - and just say how much I enjoyed getting to know you! You are so amazing ... and so much fun! Thanks for spending time with Jackie and me! Was great!

Ah ... yes, Connie! Cathy was the instigator behind lots of things - ha ha! She is so talented! And cute!!

Night All!



Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:55:26 PM  
willemina said...

I listened to the audio again...still a little fuzzy but so nice to hear nonetheless... someone has a beautiful voice! Could that be Cathy? I know there was more than one singer but one stands out...

I'm Connie Pick Me
I'm not Connie..I'm Willemina
Seriously, I'm sorry that I wasn't there to meet all of you wonderful ladies...but I have so enjoyed the pictures and blogs from those of you who did go and you've made me feel a part of it...thanks

Rachel AKA Flowergirl
What a friend! Thanks so much for delivering my kiss to Richard since I couldn't be there. And you had to do 3 takes? I'm sorry but I really appreciate you doing my "dirty work"...
By the way, I love your picture on your blog...you're a very beautiful woman...

Ditto for me RE your remarks about Brenda on the previous blog. Isn't she great? I love her and we've never met!

Patty Crow
I don't even know if you read the blogs but I want to commend you on your Richard II in the suitcase routine! I sure wish I had been there to see it in person...Hats off to you!!!

Paula AKA Marilyn Mon-Roe
Great impersonation! Great entertainment for the Chicago soiree...thanks for sharing it with all of us...

I do hope someone posts your picture somewhere and you get to see it...Did you have a hat? If you describe it to us, we can all look for you...

Merry Mary
Where are you? I think you were staying in Chicago for a few days and going to see the Oprah show yesterday or today? How did it go? When will it air? By the way, what DID your hat say on the front? Did you give Richard a kiss for me? (you can never get too many hugs and kisses Richard...)

Sure sounds like you had a memorable experience in Chicago. I've read what you posted on the previous blog before but don't recall who wrote it...so very true though...

Lady Base Camp
You sure come up with some mirthful conversations...and I enjoy them all, thanks so much for honoring us with your presence...

I'm sorry you weren't first...If I had known it was you, I would have waited to post my comment :)
Have a wonderful time on your tour of National Parks and I hope you find an internet cafe so you can stay in touch with all of us and let us know about your travels...

I can go on and on and on, but I won't...because I'm getting sleepy...Goodnight to all

Love and Hugs
Willy AKA Willemina

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 9:56:11 PM  
ellen said...


Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:04:14 PM  
ellen said...


Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:04:19 PM  
willemina said...

It's called "A List To Live By"
I still don't know who wrote it but here it is again with a few additions...

The most destructive habit ............Worry
The greatest Joy .................Giving
The greatest loss ..............Loss of self-respect
The most satisfying work ............Helping others
The ugliest personality trait ...........Selfishness
The most endangered species .........Dedicated leaders
Our greatest natural resource ............Our youth
The greatest "shot in the arm"..........Encouragement
The greatest problem to overcome .............Fear
The most effective sleeping pill ..........Peace of mind
The most crippling failure disease ..........Excuses
The most powerful force in life ..............Love
The most dangerous pariah ..............A gossiper
The world's most incredible computer .......The brain
The worst thing to be without ............Hope
The deadliest weapon .............The tongue
The two most power-filled words .........."I can"
The greatest asset ................Faith
The most worthless emotion ..............Self-pity
The most beautiful attire ..............SMILE!
The most prized possession ..............Integrity
The most powerful channel of communication ...Prayer
The most contagious spirit ............Enthusiasm
The most important thing in life ............GOD!

Hugs and Goodnight...again :)

Tuesday, October 04, 2005 10:10:20 PM  
Mary R said...

Kyle has heard about all these wonderful ladies.

He says "He is available

feed the horses anytime.
I think he said "His boots were made for workin."

When he was at a pound and a half, we knew that if we could just get him to the barn, he would be OK.

As Joe and Lady Base Camp said, little people dream and as big people, we remember.

Mary Rose

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 1:22:29 AM  
Operawench said...

Sh'nah Tovah! or Happy Jewish New Year to you all!

I've been busy the last few days so I haven't written. Tonight's the first evening I've had at home for a few days. I'm still trying to catch up on all the blog postings here and elsewhere.

Brenda, what amazing photos and commentary on your experience in Chicago! You wook mahvelous Dahling!!! My stepmom lives in Florida and I get down there once a year. Perhaps on my next visit I can drive up to Tampa and meet you. You've been such a sweetheart to everyone, it's a good thing you made the trip to Chicago so everyone could meet you!

Lady Base Camp, omg!!! Your post on Richard shoving the stuff off his desk and deciding to go with Umberto....I loved it!!! Who knows maybe Richard is feeling that way about now...lol. I still need to catch up on your blog site.

To everyone who has posted Chicago photos, I am just overwhelmed with all the excitement shown on the photos! Loved the Conga line! What a fantastic time everyone had, and I am so happy for you all. I know my MB time is something I will cherish in my memories. The MB and Chicago events were life changing to say the least, and I feel blessed as you all do for this opportunity that Richard has given us to get together.

Richard, the Jews call the next 10 days "The Days of Awe" leading up to Yom Kippur. I'm sure you are feeling awestruck with all the lovely women you have met. I have to agree with whomever sent the sentiment about celebrating the choices you will make with everyone who has been involved. Those of us who truly care for you want what is best for you, whether it includes us or not. I for one am grateful that I had the opportunity to meet you, get some photos with you, sing for you, and hug you. This Journey is a unique one in that all of us have benefitted whether we get to travel with you or not. Richard, know that my thoughts and prayers are with you as you make your decision. Truly this path you have embarked on will continue to change your life.
Thanks for having the 'cahones' to take all of us women on....:)

Much love to you all,

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:04:22 AM  
Patty/wRichard II said...

Willemina-Thanks for the comments about Richard II. We all had a great time in Chicago and wished you had been there. The sketch about "the blow up" Richard II was fun to put together. I hear there is a video out there so maybe it can get on the Blog

Here are the names of the lovely ladies responsible for Richard II. Karen from KY wrote the lyrics (will post these later), Sharon from KY and Peggy from MA reveiled Richard II from the suitcase, Angie from TX (formally from LA) with Jane and Jini from IL were the back up singers and myself Patty from IL is the owner of Richard II and had the main idea for the sketch. We all helped in putting it together. I was asked if I got the 'doll'(Richard is really a doll in person)from Chicago. I used Richard II in my video that I sent to Richard and just decided to bring him along to Chicago.
It was a hoot driving on the tollway and watching everyone take double takes at him in the back seat.
The wonderful thing again that I keep hearing over and over happened in our situation too-- none of us knew each other until Thursday or Friday and we have become the closest of friends! Thanks Richard for this opportunity and all that you have done , Joe.

This was my first time on the Blog! Yeah! I'm off for now.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 5:34:26 AM  
gold&spice said...

Dear Richard, God Bless you for all the wonderful time you have so kindly given us. Be gentle with yourself and do celebrate your decisions. We want the best for you and your happiness. Good thoughts to all you ladies out there, your wise comments and spirits of giving. May you all find your own true love.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 5:38:27 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

L'Shanah Tova...Happy Jewish New Year to ALL! Cap'an ROE...JOE...UMBERTO..Posse and Gals!

OPERAWENCH: How thoughtful of you to acknowledge the New Year, yes these days leading up to Yom Kippur(Day Of Atonement) are certainly the 'Days Of Awe'and what is interesting is a LEAP YEAR too! I am very secular and prefer to 'tune in' to the energy and consciousness my way;)
So the winding down has begun, and our 'Leading Man' is preparing to be surrounded by 12 lovely gals for a week...choose me...choose me I'M FUN FUN FUNNY TOO:) oh please make 'MY WILDEST DREAMS COME TRUE'
A week at a beautiful resort with 'no strings' attached just laughs.....camraderie....going wid da flow~~~~~ with POTENTIAL ....fabulous thought!
By the way I filled in the FREE Perfect Match.com Questionnaire and apparently there are a few men that Match my Profile, I am too 'chicken' now and 'backed out'...waiting to see what happens with our 'Leading Man';)
Que Sera Sera...what ever will be will be!
Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal
p.s. this has been quite a journey 'tuning in' since April 27th 2005!!!!!!

I Wanna Be Loved By You Just You Nobody Else But You....I Wanna Be Loved By You Alone...Doo Doo Bee Doo;) I always sing that song in the shower where the acoustics are

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 6:53:25 AM  
soft_rain said...


"The probability of the human species having originated from an accident, is comparable to the probability of the unabridged dictionary resulting from an explosion in a printing shop."

source: web

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:18:15 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEmeo...jOE...UmbertO..'Posse' Guys and Dolls!

SYWATCHER 'ELLA':Thank you for the words of wisdom on the previous post....love it! Go Forth As The Lion, With No Fear, I need to remember that! What I also love and will repeat:


SOFT RAIN: Your loving and gentle demeanor has also been an inspiration on this blog!

Richard you are a 'DANIEL'
Search your Heart for therein lies the TRUTH!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:39:55 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:43:50 AM  
safari soul said...

This one is for the Ladies.

In previous postings, I have already “made my case” to Richard.

And, I have thanked Richard, Joe, and Umberto for EVERYTHING! (Well, that bears repeating, so—guys, thank you, thank you, thank you!)

Now…to the Ladies of the blog---what a terrific group of women! Love, Friendship, Caring, Sharing, Compassion, Understanding, Laughter, More Laughter---a wonderful range of warm emotions have been the ongoing thread throughout this incredible journey.

The only regret I have about this totally fun adventure is that I was unable to play together with you in person either at MB or Chi Town.

I leave town tomorrow and will be away from computer access while I am gone for 10 days. By the time I learn who will accompany Richard on the next phase of his quest, the news will not be hot off the presses.

So, in advance, my heart felt congratulations to the 12 women who will join Richard on retreat.

I wish it could be ALL OF US, but since that is not possible, I hope it will be SOME OF US!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 8:17:37 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...


I have a special request, I'll put it in a poem!


Hugs and Kisses
Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal
p.s. there is nothing like bringing Soulmates together, gratifying work! ROEMANCE AND ADVENTURE!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 8:53:44 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Luv Val The Gal

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 8:56:32 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

I've had a few e-mails asking me how I compared the MB and CHI meetings. These are only MY thoughts. They both were great fun and the ladies were all dynamic. A good time was had by all! In my opinion, MB was a more personal and intimate hotel compared to CHI and the main focus there I feel was on the trip. Chi had a different atmosphere because of the enormous size of the hotel with many other groups doing their thing. The meetings were set up similar to MB with 5 women asking questions in Richard's parlor. But I feel in the end, on Sunday, that we all realized that we all may not be picked for the trip so we focused on ways of getting the word out- that we have needs, we have wisdom, and that marketing is missing out on a great opportunity. There are over 140 million people in the USA alone, over 40 years old. So on Sunday, around 80 ladies sat in Richard's room brainstorming ideas to get the word out. After the Richard's trip around the world, we need to start Senior Bachelor-Senior Bachelorette, to help EVERYONE find romance and adventure, but also there are many different needs that could be met for us. One example - A senior TV channel. Anyway, we need to get the word out about us and our needs via local newspapers, finding sponsors, magazines, ect. ect. So "ladies of the blog" we need to united and make it our mission to get the word out about ALL of us and Richard is willing to help with his marketing skills.

Put in a great effort!! Michelle

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:08:54 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Dear Ladies and Richard!
One of our fellow bloggettes in CHI had askes me about some of the questions we had asked in MB. One lady in my group asked about what Richard meant about all expenses paid. His reply (and Richard please write if this is any different-via the blog and via the newsletter) was "That all expense paid meant "Transportation, hotel and food only" - No souvenirs, no household bills, no salaries.

I feel fortunate enough that this works well with me, the blogger that had asked me the question did not feel that she could miss a month of salary and still have bills.

So Richard, only because some ladies asked me and this might keep some women from being highly disappointed could you please write your definition "All expenses Paid" and please correct me if I'm incorrect on what I wrote above?
Sincerely and dearly! Michelle-(I hope I'm still your favorite flying massage therapist after this sensitive question)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:26:50 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

Morning to All,

Suzanne (desertflower) I just sent you an e-mail. I need some assistance with my pics from Maui that I have on disc. You were correct when you referred to me as a goober *grin*

Hope you get a chance to read the message and then HELP ME.

Thnx, Deb Goober Eddy

Hope all the sb ladies are doing well! D

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 9:41:57 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

jOE: sent some great pictures to the Manhattan address. Should arrive on Thur. before 3:00

LINDA: I will send some pictures to the NNBB site on Thur. also.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:04:09 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

DEBBI GOOBER EDDI: Send me you address so I can mail you some great pictures.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:05:31 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

MARY R: I was raised on a ranch and we still have a place with 96 acres on it. We lost 2 horses this year so we're in the middle of buying 2 more. 1 is a 4 yr old Paint and the other is a 9 yr old filly. Both are push button and the granddaughter can also ride them. Nothing smells better than an horse and fresh hay.

We'll talk more

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:09:22 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...

Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun! Fun!

My mamma always told me to think positive!!!!

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:28:50 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning Richard, :)
Are you unpacked? Did you get any rest? It looks like you had quite a party, I am sorry I missed it!
Brenda aka: Clickgirl:) posted some wonderful pictures!! and, kept great notes, as well as our Reporter CathyinChiCago aka: CathyinCarolina:) What a Fantastic Group of Women!! Now my Question is ---- What about ME??? :) OH NO!! lol :) You haven't met me yet, now what?, how are you going to be able to pick me if you haven't met me?? I am telling ya.. Richard ya just gotta meet me...lol :)

OKAY, okay, I know there are a lot of ladies out there with the same question... so I won't put any pressure on you.. :) :) did you pull my video out and look at it again?? kidding!! lol :)

This is going to be a very busy day for me so I thought I would just pop in quickly to say hello to everyone and let you all know that California is nothing like Montana for sure! but I think I have made a positive move and am looking forward to the changes ahead of me, As I look out the window there are mountains here, and I know I can climb them, even if I have to climb them alone, hint hint Richard....

It is not too long of a drive to get to the Ocean so I figure I will do that on the weekend and explore a little bit and learn more about the area.

So I will sign off for now, and check back to read the blog later.

here is hoping you all have a wonderful day.

Hugs from me,

Wanda Whitworth

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:29:36 AM  
The Flying Massage Therapist- The Nutty Mermaid said...


LOVED your list to live by, I copied it and will share it with others!!
Make it a great day!! Michelle

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 10:38:35 AM  
virginia duchess said...

Hallelujah!!!! I'm blogging! This compares to my first snow-boarding experience. Julie Ann(my daughter) said "Mom snow skiing is old school u need to learn to snowboard. So, after 6hrs of skiing I turned the skiis in for a snowboard. Oh,my goodness was it hard.You ski goofy-footed or regular. I chose "goofy."I wanted to "make my daughter proud". So, I tried and fell again and again and again!I told Julie Ann I am going down this mountain one-way or the other. I sat down on the board and SOARED down the mountain on my.... Oh what FUN and FEAR all rolled together,it was a blast! Thus, blogging is a new adventure for me and Flower Girl gets ALL the credit-thank-you Hollywood-you are a wonderful person to help this olde gal into the new era of blogging. Thank you XOXOXO Jenny

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 11:14:59 AM  
Marty said...

testing, help, murder, police with I ever get this done?

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 11:27:09 AM  
ceesoo said...

Joe -- a little bird, not a chickadee, told me to ask you to explain " Mickey Mouse ears on the shower door" and "celebrity lips". Okay, I'm asking..................

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 11:39:30 AM  
virginia duchess said...

Hollywood(AKA Rachel), it worked!! Thank you for the leg-work and pic.

If you will allow me to share my motto born from the Chicago gathering.

There's a song by (I think Garth Brooks)that talks about a woman encouraging a man to be his best and he follows her lead. Then, one day he looks in the mirror and he comments "I look in the mirror and I see the man I always wanted to be" and he says "You'll never be lonely again" (Dreams can come true)

Not a single person will ever be lonely now that we have the SB camaraderie. No matter where we are in this life there are special friends just a phone call or better yet a blog away.

Don't be lonely,stay in touch!!


Jenny (AKA-Virginia Duchess)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:02:24 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...


RICHARD: I hope you don't mind my saying this: When I checked the Hebrew Calendar the 29th October is Bereshit/Genesis/'In The Beginning'(how appropriate that you start the week's getaway on that date) Then the 5th November when you return is the Portion Of The Week Noah, also very powerful,Positive energy. I have the Kabbalistic Caledar which gives us the most Positive and Negative days throughout the year and it works according to the Universal Flow Of Energy through each day. Making decisions such as Travel..Business....Personal/Love etc. is important and by having this Calendar we are able to choose the most POSITIVE days and avoid the 'pitfalls', therefore 'going with the flow' instead of against it! Powerful stuff!
p.s. I have no problem with going away for a week, a month, a year, a Lifetime;) Ready for CHANGE!

Happy Trails:)
Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:04:12 PM  
flowergirl said...

Hey Godie! AKA jenny, Virginia Duchess..I am so glad to see you made it, don't forget to change your password. You are too wild and crazy girl talking about going down that that mountain on your behiney. love you bunches,

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:24:40 PM  
Marty said...

YIPPEE, YAHOO, I finally got my act together and got on the blog. I was so worried about losing all of the wonderful and interesting women on this site.
I have learned so much from all of you and I hope and pray we can continue to do that. This would be a great place to bounce life's bumps and happeness that happens to all of us.

I agree that RR, Joe, and cutie, have really started something here. I too hope with RR help we can make the world aware that we have not layed down and died at 50ish, 60ish, etc.

I know that RR has an awful decision to make or so he may think. We all support what you have done, what you are doing, and what you are about to do. Agree with we all will celebrate your decision.

What great fun I have had reading the blogs-please can I come play with you guys? I will bring my friend I had not seen in 28 years until MB.

Picture soon so you can put the face with my words. That may take awhile. LOL


Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:39:08 PM  
Marty said...

Jenny, forgot to tell you I laughed at your story. I have five children and they all are great skiers. Yes, Mom put them on the slopes early, well now they love to ski with me, so they can go flying by, slide into me so that snow is all over my face as I stand there looking like frosty the snow man they are off and I can hear them laugh.
I ski mostly on my behin and they just think that is great fun, more of a chance to make Mom look like a snow ball when they blast by me. I think they maybe trying to get back at me for something-do you think LOL


Wednesday, October 05, 2005 12:47:46 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Just got home. It was a blast....You gals who went to M.B.....Now I understand how you felt. What an experience. Richard, Joe and Umbreto and all my new sisters, especially Prarie Criter who looked after me....Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Oprah was good but it was a sad taping about living a lie. She had Louious ? who plays for NFL on and she sit there and cried as he told his story about being molested by his step dad at gun point nearly everynight as his mom worked nights and he told him he would kill his mom if he ever told anybody. Then the author of Glass Castle who is a social lady in New York came from trashie living..having to go thru garbage for a meal and sometiomes had nothing because her parents choose to live that way. I just got in but wanted to say hi to the our Captain and First Mate and all the chickadees. It was fun, fun, fun...Much Love to ya all...Mary XXXOOO

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 1:26:24 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Where have all the Blogettes gone?






PHYL....'Sweet P'





CLICKGIRL: lovely picture!

p.s. WANDA (sharingthenight) nice to see you on the blog again, good luck with the move to sunny California!
Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 1:31:53 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear DreamWeaver, I just read your cute poem...I love it...but I have the solution. Why don't we get Richard to join the Morman Church and he can marry all of us and we'll be one big happy family....How does that sound???????
Wilemena I gave them hugs for you and 2 others ...Joe too. He hugs awfully good.....All 3 of them do. Can Morman women have 3 husbands and all of us wives? Do you think Nancy would share????
Marty , yea you're on. I thought you were on already tho. Do we have 2 Marty's???? I know we have 3 Mary's. Actually...there was 2 of us from Ok. there and Richard said he had several from Ok. that sent in bios. Lovingly, Mary B.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 1:43:03 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello Ladies - good to see all the new pictures from the Chicago group. Jenny - loved your ski story, I can relate when I first started skiing as an adult (Hey I'm from Fla, what do you expect?)

Rachel -your picture is so cute with the pink cowbot/crazy hat. Love the hat!

Great to catch up on the blog after traveling. Everytime I look, there are new pictures!! YEAH!

Merymary - it was so wonderful to meet you - what a sweetheart you are. The Oprah show sounds like a sad one. She is so great to make people aware.

Michelle, it was so great to get to know you too. You are a hoot. I think those questions are good ones to Richard about expenses because I am not sure if there is anything other than "room amd board" either. I think that if I were presented with the opportunity to travel for a month, although bills and work are important for me also, I would choose Richard and the travel...We have been in this for 6 months now, and the train is moving and I hope I am onboard. I look forward to the next adventure as well as everyone and

Hey - I like the idea of a Senior Dating Servive...hmmm perhaps I could help there! I happen to have some experience in that area. : )

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:00:59 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Paula,
My 19 year old grandson, Samuel, just looked at your Marilyn Monroe picture.....and YOU GET HIS VOTE>>>>>>He thinks you are one hot chick.
Wilemena, After the Oprah show she visited a little with the audience and when she left she made the comment that 20 years ago she was making $22,000 a year and her goal was to double that....She said her electric bill alone this month was $62,000......Also, she said we should all have a friend like her best friend , Gail King...and I thought all of us do. We, the chick a dees have all become friends....Well, at least the bloggers. You are all terrific and I feel we do have a cause and Richard has started something we should all pitch in and try to carry thru....fun, fit, adventure,romance,,,,make life exciting and fullfilling.
My hat said Mary'g garden is filled with mistle"Roe"
Richard + the raker
Mary=the Hoe-er....My daughter said Mom"That's bad." Wilemena I wish you'd been there. Hopefully . you'll be on the cruise and hopefully I will be.
Take care...Later..MM

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:28:42 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

There is an undercurrent of energy thrumming through the Universe. Like the wind or a whisper, we can sometimes hear it and often feel it. Most of the time, we sense this energy unconsciously without any tangible proof it is really there. Thoughts, emotions, and the life force in all living things are forms of this kind of energy. So are creativity, growth, & change.
The impressions, images, & vague premonitions we get about people & situations are other examples of formless energy. When you enter a space & feel an "intangible tension" in the air that gives you a sense of foreboding in your gut, what you are likely experiencing is energy.

Energy cannot be destroyed, but it can be transformed or transferred from one person, thing, or source to another. Though energy is formless, it does take form and shape in the way it flows & resides within all things: a grain of sand, a bird, a stone, & an ocean wave. Living things radiate complex vibrations while nonliving things' vibrations are simpler.
Energy is a magnifier that can attract like energies while repelling disparate ones. Many of our reactions to people & circumstances are based on unconscious reactions to their energies. We may even intuitively tune into the energy of a situation we are facing when making a decision about how to proceed. With careful practice we can learn to sense the energy within other living things & ourselves.
We can also become more attuned to how we are impacted by different kinds of energy. Being around too many energies can leave one person feeling edgy or excited, while another person will feel tired & drained.

While some people feel that energy can be controlled, others see it is as the unknowable force that moves through all things. Practitioners of Aikido believe that all living beings share a common energy source that is our life force. .The combined energy in all things plays a hand in birth, death, growth, movement, & stillness...

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 2:42:05 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Val Gal It's nice to be missed..thanks for asking about me :)

OK..I am having a really bad electronics day Trust me that is worse than a bad hair day!
My Blackberry fell into the bathtub, then my DSL line crashed. The Blackberry is not salvageable..I do not recommend leaving such a device on "vibrate" near open water...it did a dance, and then a splash! Boo hoo.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 3:21:16 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Richard, Joe and Posse!

Love reading your Posts, always uplifting...POSITIVE and encouraging! Thank you for contributing towards making the Blog not only a 'meeting of the minds' but a Spiritual Oasis from whence I like to drink of the cool refreshing waters! In casting the bread/sins into the flowing river yesterday I felt a deep shift within towards a fulfilling year ahead. As someone once told me how important it is to surround oneself with those of like kind and mind. Birds Of A Feather Flock Together, why waddle with the ducks when one can fly with the Eagles! Fly like an Eagle Eagle Eagle....Into The Future;)
Misery loves company and goodness knows we have enough of it in our world!

MERRYMARY: The 'new girl on the blog' I don't think more than one Wife for our 'Leading Man' will work. It will be challenging enough getting to know one lady and vice versa. It takes a Lifetime to get to know one's Soulmate and that is exciting in itself;)

Hugs and Kisses
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 3:42:05 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Hey!!!!!Virginia Duchess, "Goldie" (as Flowergirl called you ) and I think that was Marilyn, another new Bloggette I forgot her handle)earlier today.

You are Blogging!!! Watch out!! you will get Hooked!!!!!!

Flowergirl, you little "Sugarbritches", You are terrific, for helping them out!!!!

While sharing "Southern Belle" jokes with Jennette from Miss.(what a Jewel of a person), my "best bud roomate" and I realized that we had both carried the same nickname before, "Sugarbritches",

Ok, you Northern B------,

Yesss, It is a compliment!!!!

And just to show you gals that we did take lesson's from ya'll and your brazen mannerism, we have now learned to insult someone, with out ending the sentence with "sweetheart"!!!!

Folks, I realize that I got lots of undeserved credit, here and I have not had time to defend myself.

The pictures that you saw on my Blog were almost entirely because of Flowergirls techie-ness, not mine.

Although both of us turned on our "Southern Charm" in the Business Center, I will take credit for that!!!

The lyrics to the "Traveling is a Girls Wildest Dream" (we will call it this time) were almost exclusively Clickgirls talent.

I got the beginning with:

"A trip round the World, that's what we dream of"
And Richard is now our new Best Friend"
and Maybe the:

"Square shaped or Pear shaped, these rears will lose their shape".

I have not been able to hear the Audio, I could see everyone talking about it but missed the little Audio button at first, but it won't play for me, probably a "blonde thing".

But, I am not real sure what we did sing, since we were still deciding how it would go when we hit the stage.

Anyway, the fussinest is probably the way we really sounded, since like the Blow-up Richard group, we threw this thing together 30 minutes before we broke up the party with our antics.

Spontamonious!!!!!That Cross between Spontanious and Pandemonium was certainly apropos.

Marilyn came into the picture, because of me recording my video in the MM room at my '60's style motel.

We have the parade outfits for local parades and impersonations of all sorts, there is an Elvis outfit too, who wave's in the parades every year.

Once when I had to play Elvis, I was singing "Blue Christmas" and responding to the children's strange looks with a deep vioce: "Yes I Am The Real Elvis"

Like we said, all about fun!!!!

You know I really did pick a great Marilyn, despite her initial response on-line, that she was not
endowed with Double-D's, I think we pulled it off pretty well with those falsies.

Oooopps, Paula!!!I'm sorry!!!

I just wanted Richard to know he hadn't really shown any favortism, and that he could stop feeling so guilty since "They" weren't Real, anyway!!!!!Heeeeeee!!!!

I finally saw your pics Clickgirl, they are
Mar va las, Daling!!!!(how do you do that?????)

Talk about "Substance", I knew I wanted to meet you so badly, I know why someone thought you were paid staff, you certainly had your purpose!!!! Thank you for just being, Who You Are!!!!

So ironic to me that, in the shot where you wanted us to do the peace sign, for Peace on the Blog, you looked to me like a real flowerchild, I mean I see Janis Joplin.

Ever since you did that my heart has been singing:

"Let there be Peace on Earth" and "Let it begin with Me"

"Let there be Love on Earth, the way it's Supposed to be"

I don't know, you guys, this thing has just done something to me!!!
.....and Richard it's Contagious!!

Some of my collegues wanted me to go to lunch over at the hospital cafeteria today and "tell them all about it" and some hospital auxillary ladies were overhearing and wanted to know more.

I thought we don't have a "Red Hat Society" around in these "Here Hills", so I offered to come to their meeting and tell them about our Adventure, I bet they will both be on-line tonight.

Seniors going wild!!!!

Seniors getting Impowered!!!!

I love it!!!!! I think it is the Best High that I have had, since the "60's.

"El-Natural-el" (to add to our Dictionary).

Oh, Shut up "Chattie-Cathy"!!!!!!


Wednesday, October 05, 2005 4:12:31 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

owwwwwdy! Richard...Joe...Umberto and Posse!
Phew I am having a grand time blogging today, my typing speed is improving by the minute;)

LINDAINTUCSON: You are soooo funny...can just see your Blackberry doin' the Cha Cha into the pool.....LOL you're a hoot!
I laugh when I hear the buzzing and the hopping cellulars...too much!

Well I look forward to our 'Leading Man' having his own ROEMANCE AND ADVENTURE SENIOR BACHELOR/BACHELORETTE MATCHMAKING CLUB! He has quite a list already! Sign me up!

Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 4:22:27 PM  
coach said...

Hi, to everyone of my favorite "Bloggettes"! Those of us "old" bloggettes (oooo,don't like "old, can't say "original",
cause there were only 118 of those; can't say MBers, cause many of us were not there; what can we call those of us Bloggettes who came on last summer?
...hopefully someone can think of a better term for the bloggettes of that strain)

Anyway, to my Bloggette friends... yes, we are still hanging around, aren't we?
Lois and I thoroughly enjoyed all the Chicago festivities, and now the countdown to RR's big announcement next week has us titillated. (tee!hee!)

I am so anxious to see how all this plays out. What a FUN adventure. Richard, I echo the sentiment that you shared from one of your admirers in your newletter...I am looking forward to "celebrating with" not only those whom you DO pick, but with all of us who have grown, prospered and gained friends because of your "search".
...AND I will be following your search all the way to...well, don't know to where, or to what...but for as long as you allow us to!!...O.K.?
Molto e LOL...ciao...sharon

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 4:26:00 PM  
linda in Tucson said...

Sharon, Coach...girl with the mostess Just want to say hi and glad you checked in here.

Richard can you give us a little insight into what you are up to right now? OK...let's just start with what you are wearing...ha ha

Be nice..

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 4:53:00 PM  
leslie said...

Hi all: just to let you know dreamweaver18 that we “old” (or should I say) “pioneer” bloggettes are still around and have been vicariously enjoying all the fun antics in Chicago. I’m keeping busy with work and waiting for the big announcement. I will have to celebrate my birthday tomorrow by attending a teachers’ convention (but I’m planning on sneaking out early – don’t tell). The weather report is for rain, too! But once the convention is over on Friday, we have our Thanksgiving to look forward to and it’s supposed to be a nice, sunny weekend.

Linda: tut, tut, now – don’t go bein’ coy ;) (just kidding – I know you know)

Brenda aka Click Girl: I love your travelogue – you have a way with words that makes us/me feel like we’re right there with you. Thanks so much!

Paula: would love to meet you – you have guts, girl!

Willy: just sayin’ HI to ya. Love the pictures of your house and granddaughters.

Suzanne aka desertflowers aka desertfox: what’s up?

Sharon aka Coach Did you and Lois go to Chicago or are you referring to enjoying the festivities via the bloggettes? (like moi)

Cheryl aka CB Where have you disappeared to?

HI to Connie, Nancy, Mary R, Lois aka Opera Wench, Mary Olive, ladybasecamp, Michelle aka nutty mermaid, Debby Eddy, AND to the "new" girls on the blog - hope we can ALL meet up some time soon.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 7:56:35 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ROEmin' through the GLOman' on the sunny banks of Clyde....ROEman' through the GLOman with m' Bonnie by m' side

COACH: I forgot to add you onto the list of 'long time no see peeps' well what can I say other than we gals who have been blogging since the 'opening event' here and going back to April 27th,
are the PIONEERS of Richard's Blog;) I guess I may be one of the first 118 gals as I emailed richard@seniorbachelor.com that very day, immediately after his first appearance on Oprah April 27th 2005;) what can I tell you, the rest is history.
I had to dart below the radar screen in order to avoid being targeted by a lone 'KAMAKAZEE PILOT' earlier..lol, nothing that a bitty DOOM insect repellant can't fix! bzzzzzzz.....ZAPP;)

LINDAINTUCSON: you are headin' straight for the 'naughty mat' again girl, gettin' a little 'up close and personal;) Here Comes The Bride...lol

Soooo nitey nite for now, I need m' beauty sleep...sweet dreams
Senior Bachelorette:)
Val The Gal

Wednesday, October 05, 2005 8:12:34 PM  

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