Saturday, October 15, 2005


As every reader of this Blog is aware, the letter I have dreaded sending has started to go out. I elected not to send it in the Newsletter format, whereby the letter would go to everyone at the same time. My individual format only allows 100 messages per hour, hence the reason I started to send them early last evening and throughout the night. By this evening all of the messages should have been delivered.

At some point, an exact copy of this letter will be in one of the Newsletters.

As you all know, this was extremely painful for me. Quite a few of the women have sent me e-mails, and thus far, all have been supportive and have expressed their understanding of the situation. For that I am most grateful.

Readers of the blog who did not send in materials, or have not received the letter, will now know what the surprise is. And that was that I found it impossible to choose 12 women-in fact, I believe I could have traveled with hundreds of the women who sent in their information, and both of us would have had a fun time together.

Instead of a one week meeting with 12 women, there will be two, four day meetings, with approximately 12 women at each meeting. The "Fabulous Finalists" will be revealed in next week's Newsletter, expected to go out Tuesday or Wednesday. There will be a separate new page, "Fabulous Finalists" on the website devoted to these women with lots of information, available when the Newsletter goes out.

I thank you all for your patience and indulgence, and as the letter said, this is not the end of the Journey, rather the beginning of a new one. A journey to Promote Romance, Adventure, and Recognition for All People 45 and over. Much more to follow in the future. Very Best wishes, Richard Roe


Skywatcher-'ella' said...

“Sometimes life hits you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith. I'm convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You've got to find what you love. And that is as true for your work as it is for your lovers.
Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.
If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't settle. As with all matters of the heart, you'll know when you find it.
And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on. So keep looking until you find it. Don't settle…”

---Steve Jobs
CEO of Apple Computer & Pixar Animation Studios


Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:16:11 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Laughter is the best medicine.....
An elephant was walking thru the jungle one day and he see's a naked man...The elephant says to the naked man"How the heck do you feed yourself with that???????"
(Basic Logic)?????

Ella.....Great words....Never give up=Winston Churchill's shortest speach, I think.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:26:07 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

Merry Mary!
I believe your medicine was better than mine... Thanks for the first laugh of the day...:)

Much love to YOU, 'sister'...

Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:35:49 AM  
Safari-2-My-Soul-Mate said...

Bonjour All,
Thanks Richard for the "Painful Letter", I have not received mine matter what the letter says Ladies......TODAY... IS THE FIRST DAY OF THE REST OF YOUR LIFE...........MAKE it...... a WONDER-FULL DAY !!


Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:02:40 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

MARY MARY Your the greatest!!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:05:56 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

A quote for today:

After awhile you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn't mean possession
and company doesn't mean security.
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts
and presents aren't promises and you begin to accept
your defeats with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of an adult not the grief of a child.
And you learn to build your roads today
because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
and futures have ways of falling down in mid-flight.
After awhile you learn that even sunshine
burns if you get too much so you plant your
own garden and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
And you learn that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn
and you learn...

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

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:10:01 AM  
honestgal said...

It is still going to be fun and interesting to watch RR's journey from our armchairs. Or rocking chairs - my grandbaby loves being rocked and rocked and rocked!

Anyways, support to RR and his Journey/Quest.

Hugs to all.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:17:57 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Richard, What is this all about? You two Masters of Mystery are confusing us! RICHARD, I think you should pack up now, get your shot for the "Bird Flu" pick up Soleil and head off with her!! RICHARD, this is not fair!! Enough, is Enough, RICHARD!! And you too JOE!! You master minds have created just entirely much too much suspense. I am going to BLOG OFF and clean my apartment like Edith Bunker used to do when Archie upset her.
You two should be ashamed of yourselves. :) :) :) Jayne

Another whole week-end trying to figure out what these guys are doing. NANCY, Joe's brilliant wife: Can you figure out what these guys are up to?

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:18:33 AM  
Jerri from the "other" Illinois said...

To Canadian Blogette"


Jerri from the "Other" Illinois

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:35:27 AM  
JanieGirl said...

And another thing!! Oh! Never Mind! I can see how YOU, RICHARD, were agonizing over all of this stuff while sittng at the beach, petting Soleil. Now you are going to keep us all waiting indefinately. I am skipping over to the "Men's Blog" too see if any other guys besides Cooper Man have come on the scene. I'll bet they are all watching the football games and then on Monday night, they will all be watching "Monday Nite at the Football Game". So, you see ladies, these guys are going to keep us waiting indefinately. I am going to call Bill Parcels. Bill is single. If you can't beat 'em, join 'em.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:40:01 AM  
chocolat47 said...

Janiegirl! Joe said that picture of Richard and Soleil was taken last August. Joe was taking care of Soleil when his sister was away. The photo was taken when they were visitng Richard. That is not Richard's dog, the photo was taken months ago and the reason Richard looks relaxed is because MOST of this hadn't happened yet.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:49:20 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEmancin' ROEmeo, jOe, UmbertO, Posse and gals on the blog

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': Again thank you for sharing, encouraging words!

We ALL have a place in the Sun
A special LIGHT within each one
If the road takes a turn
We will learn
To rise like the Phoenix from the ashes that burn
We have a choice or none
We have to choose ONE
And that ONE will be our Destiny
A journey filled with harmony
We can travel but ONE road at a time
Through FREEDOM of choice, our Gift Divine
The road to LOVE is a Sacred Path
It all lies within, our Sacred HEARTS
Written By:
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:01:20 AM  
Simple Abundance said...


I do not envy you at all! I feel you are doing the right thing. A few more days of suspense will help us continue to build our character! And plus you are giving 12 more lovely ladies a chance! Yahoo! May get lucky after all! :~) There is no such thing as failure here. We have all stepped out of our comfort zone and reached for the stars! If we only get to the moon then that is ok as well. We are winners in ourself. And look what has happen! Friendships were born that would have never been. You have been a blessing in disguise in my life! Thank you and looking forward to more and more! Unconditionally, Charmaine

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:08:41 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard, Staff and Friends,

Good morning.

Another beautiful day in Arizonia!

2000 divided by 100 equals 20 hours if the system doesn't break down.
There is nothing in my e-mail yet. I don't know if that is good or bad. Nor do I understand whether we will still be waiting until Tue or Wed to find out the Finalists.

I remember being told that if I really wanted to be something (Like a more patient person) I would get a lot of practice until I got it right.

This SB Adventure is sure practice in patience. Or now, as am I write this, I know it is still another chance to choose my Attitude about what is going on around me. Humm...

Yes,Humm--my mind is on hold. I have the next 4 days off. They already include tomorrow at the shooting range, Monday is an all day Honda ride with friends over 64 to the Chiricahua National Monument and Tue, for routine dental. This afternoon seems like a good day to take the dogs and/or kites down to the park. I always attract someone to talk to. I wish it was some of you that I already know a little.

When I think of Richard with the dog, keeping up, etc., I can just imagine and picture him, or any of you, on top of my black horse, Midnight, and me on Casper splashing and running the beach. One hand connects us with their mane, our whole beings are free. (My Tenneesee Walking Horses can only do a very easy rocking chair lope in the water). Our smiles are from ear to ear as our hair parts, the splashing water glistens and the tails stream behind us.

Someday Somewhere
Mary Rose

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:09:44 AM  
Debby Eddy said...

UUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM..............did the letter go out in alpha order? j/w

How long would it take to get to the E's?


deb Eddy

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:29:01 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Chocolot47, I am just kidding around. I read Joe's blog re: RR and Soleil. I know all about that. I am just joking! I do have too admit that they are absolute genius' of mystery. I really do think Richard should CAN this whole thing, throw a big party in New Orleans and INVITE MANY MORE MEN. New Orleans is drying out and the French Quarters are beginning to reopen. So, we can party, hardy and have a"Good Ole Po Boy" sandwich and an ice cold coca cola and some Cajun potato salad and dance all night to Cajun music. If he can't do it in NOLA, then we can meet "Down the Bayou". Say-- Lafayette. They rope off the streets down there and have festivals all the time. We can call it "Richard's Cajun Fest, Down the Bayou" "Featuring the Beautiful Bloggetts" Anyway, Chocolot, don't worry about me. I will not become one of the rejected or dejected or jump off of the Tallahachie River Bridge because I was not chosen (which I will not be). I already know that!! I have been following this adventure since the beginning, and I am fascinated by this VERY NEW (WHAT EVER IT IS) fun.
I am a little confused about all that Old Geaser stuff. So, I guess I missed something along the way. I am not going to worry about some nut case. I'm going dancing with Bill Parcels tonight. Have fun!!
JanieGirl aka Jayne
LADY BASE, I'm beginning to write like you!! Thanks for mentioning NOLA in your last blog. You can't get these people down for long. Suggest to Richard that he do all of the above or go to the big "D" to find her. She is waiting!! She is not going to wait forever!!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:30:32 AM  
Marty said...


I told you the retired English teacher still has it in her LOL

Maybe there is still hope :)


Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:41:25 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Chocolot47, Tell him that while he's enroute to the Big "D", she will be out dancing, and he can stay over at Turtle Creek until tomorrow. Then, well never mind! LET THE GAMES BEGIN!! LET THE MYSTERY END!!
*********** The Basher Babes of the other Blog. I call them the BBB for Basher Babe Bloggettes, are going to have a field day with me now. I JUST WON'T READ THEIR BLOG.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:46:05 AM  
soft_rain said...

A senior citizen was walking across a damp meadow when he heard a female voice say, "Sir, I would like to ask a great favor of you "He looked around and saw only a frog sitting on a grass pod. "I must be going nuts," he thought, "There's no one here."

The voice then said, "Please, sir. Please help me."

Again all he saw was the frog, looking straight at him. "Who said that?" he asked rather loudly.

"I did, sir. I'm the frog. I was a beautiful 19-year-old princess but a witch put a spell on me. Please help me."

The old man picked up the frog and held it in his hand. "How can I help you?" he asked.

"The only thing that will break the spell is to have a man kiss me in the mouth. Please do it for me, and then I will again turn into a beautiful, sexy, princess and I will really make you feel young again. I will make great love to you."

The man closed his hand about the frog and stuffed it into his pocket. "At my age," he said, "I'd rather have a talking frog."

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:56:26 AM  
sharingthenight said...

WELL Good Morning again to all ~:)

Richard put "45" again ~ and everyone knows I am 43.. ummmm is that a hint or what???? grins** lol

Really I am still waiting for my official DEAR WANDA: letter TOO..
just like the rest of ya..
but of course if it is in alpha order mine will be here next FRIDAY.. giggles ~~ ** so until then lets get the party horns out start the music and have our hats on ladies... cause no matter whose name is on that list... it is still worth having a party over *** oh wasn't that a could have been the whiskey~ it might have been the gin~ it could have been the 3 or 4 - 6 packs I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in: My head is like a football` I THINK I'M GONNA DIE___ tell me `ME O`ME `O MY

Okay so I never said I could sing. I don't know how to write music.. but if you know the song... yep.. I have been there a time or two.. years ogo of course

still waiting..

heres a hug :)


Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:03:02 AM  
sharingthenight said...

WELL Good Morning again to all ~:)

Richard put "45" again ~ and everyone knows I am 43.. ummmm is that a hint or what???? grins** lol

Really I am still waiting for my official DEAR WANDA: letter TOO..
just like the rest of ya..
but of course if it is in alpha order mine will be here next FRIDAY.. giggles ~~ ** so until then lets get the party horns out start the music and have our hats on ladies... cause no matter whose name is on that list... it is still worth having a party over *** oh wasn't that a could have been the whiskey~ it might have been the gin~ it could have been the 3 or 4 - 6 packs I don't know, but look at the mess I'm in: My head is like a football` I THINK I'M GONNA DIE___ tell me `ME O`ME `O MY

Okay so I never said I could sing. I don't know how to write music.. but if you know the song... yep.. I have been there a time or two.. years ogo of course

still waiting..

heres a hug :)


Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:03:12 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Janie...You got me singing Jumbili and a crawfishpie,philagumbo...My Evon ,sweetest one, Me oh my oh....Fill fruit jar, pick git tar,,,and be gay oh...Son of a gun we'll have big fun on the bayou....Remember that song????

La Bell...mighty good thoughts and I love your poetry Val.
I'm do you get to Old Geezer's blog????
Debby my last name is Bryan and my letter was here when I got up so I assume it's alphbetically....don't know anything forsure except it was a most gracious letter and I wrote back to Richard and he wrote back to me so I know he was up and at "em very early because I'm living on Tulsa Time and he's 2 hours earlier. He really is a sweet and charming man but my family is very happy I didn't get picked. It could be bad with the pinched nerves and I'm doing physical therepy......I'm trying to cushion the fact he doesn't desire my 64 year old, plump , unfit body....but believe me there is still life there. I've been shopping and may just have to go again. I need to get some really good walking shoes so I can get in shape for next big soree. Hugs to all. MM

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:18:34 AM  
Marty said...

This is about being flexable, I think we all are!

Kind of like waiting for a plane and having to sleep on the floor of an airport.


Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:23:58 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

after a couple of days of rain, the sun is shining in Vancouver auspicious sign me thinks!!
Good morning Ladies, Joe and RR and assorted domestic creatures!!!

it is always great to read the postings and i especially enjoy the jokes and humour, THANKS all!

i AM surprised...but think the decision is good and fair, RR...

have a nice weekend all as i leave you with yet another quote:

"...a leaf fluttered in through the window this morning, as if supported by the rays of the sun, a bird settled on the fire escape, joy in the task of coffee, joy accompanied me as I walked..."

- Anais Nin (1903-1977)
French-born American writer


Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:34:01 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Merry Mary, Yes, I have danced to that song many times, on the streets of Lafayette and at Breaux Bridge,La., crawfish capitol of the universe. Now I am hungry for crawfish. It's hard to get them up here, but there are some Louisiana guys cooking and selling them here. However, I suspect the poor crawfish are all poluted from those da__ hurricanes. I think they are right now reproducing, getting ready for the Mardi Gras. So, if the waters are cleaned up, and the crawfish are reproducing, they will be ready for boiling shortly. MM, I don't think I would catch any crawfish out of the ditches right now, though. HAVE FUN!! Jayne

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:42:54 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hello Richard

Thank you for the must have been so hard to narrow it down to even 24 let alone 12 or 6..
Your on your way Dear Richard, one step at a time......

Dragonflyfilly thank-you for your kind comments...I am glad you enjoyed your visit......
Oh, and kitty is so cute, love the eyes.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:43:10 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Ok I'll be the first to say I got the 'Sorry Letter' it was in my junk mail file and for some reason didn't go to my direct email. Oh well it's been fun and I hope to continue to have fun with this adventure in other ways. Good Luck to all of you that are still in the running.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:45:45 AM  
Kylieidaho said...

Here is a recycled funnie to lighten your day.

You really DO have to read this out loud!!


To get the full effect, this message should be read out loud.

You will understand what 'tenjewberrymuds' means by the end of the conversation. This has been nominated for the best email of 2005.

The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service at a hotel in Asia, which was recorded and
published in the Far East Economic Review:

Room Service (RS): "Morrin. Roon sirbees."

Guest (G): "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."

RS: "Rye..Roon sirbees..morrin!
Jewish to oddor sunteen??"

G: "Uh..yes..I'd like some bacon and eggs."

RS: "Ow July den?"

G: "What??"

RS: "Ow July den?...pryed, boyud, poochd?"

G: "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."

RS: "Ow July dee baykem? Crease?"

G: "Crisp will be fine."

RS: "Hokay. An Sahn toes?"

G: "What?"

RS: "An toes. July Sahn toes?"

G: "I don't think so."

RS: "No? Judo wan sahn toes??"

G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo
wan sahn toes' means."

RS: "Toes! toes!...Why jew don juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin
we bodder?"

G: "English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying 'Toast.'
Fine. Yes, an English muffin will be fine."

RS: "We bodder?"

G: "No...just put the bodder on the side."

RS: "Wad?"

G: "I mean butter...just put it on the side."

RS: "Copy?"

G: "Excuse me?"

RS: "Copy...tea...meel?"

G: "Yes. Coffee, please, and that's all."

RS: "One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin we
bodder on sigh and copy....rye??"

G: "Whatever you say."

RS: "Tenjewberrymuds."

G: "You're very welcome."


Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:46:04 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

thank you SOFTRAIN, well cheers for now ...
"message in bottle...sending out an S.O.S." playing on the radio at this that song, who sings it i forget?

well, i must stop this blogging around here and get some work done, and besides which my wrist is getting sore

cyber hugs to all

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:49:59 AM  
Karen JW said...

That was the best one I've heard in a long while! Halfway thru it, I was laughing so hard that tears were running down my face! You're right, you have to read it out loud. Karen JW

Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:19:34 PM  
soft_rain said...

Mid-life has hit you when you stand naked in front of a mirror and can see your rear end without turning around.

If carrots are so good for the eyes, how come I see so many dead rabbits on the highway?

How come you choose from just two people for president and 50 for Miss America?

Ever notice that people who spend money on beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets are always complaining about being broke and not feeling well?

Isn't having a smoking section in a restaurant like having a peeing section in a swimming pool?

Why is it that most nudists are people you don't want to see naked?

The next time you feel like complaining remember: Your garbage disposal probably eats better than thirty percent of the people in this world.

Every time you walk into a singles bar remember Mom's wise words: "Don't pick that up, you don't know where it's been."


1. Kidnappers are not very interested in you.

2. In a hostage situation you are likely to be released first.

3. No one expects you to run into a burning building.

4. People call at 9 p.m. and ask, "Did I wake you?"

5. People no longer view you as a hypochondriac.

6. There's nothing left to learn the hard way.

7. Things you buy now won't wear out.

8. You can eat dinner at 4:00 p.m.

9. You enjoy hearing about other people's operations.

10. You get into a heated argument about pension claims.

11. You have a party and the neighbors don't even realize it.

12. You no longer think of speed limits as a challenge.

13. You quit trying to hold your stomach in, no matter who walks into the room.

14. You sing along with the elevator music.

15. Your eyes won't get much worse.

16. Your investment in health insurance is finally beginning to pay off.

17. Your joints are more accurate meteorologists than the National Weather Service.

18. Your secrets are safe with your friends because they can't remember them either.

19. Your supply of brain cells is finally down to a manageable size.

20. You can't remember who sent you this list.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 12:25:07 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEster, jOE, UmbertO, 'rangers' and chickadees

KYLIEIDAHO: brilliant, love the 'room service' it is a MUST to read out loud!!!! ...LOL

SOFT RAIN: keep it up, having a good chuckle today, love it!

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': lunar eclipse again tomorow or Monday morning?

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:00:17 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Joe: I was going to E-mail this to you, however I can't find your E-mail address and I am too busy to look it up....Thank you so much for what you do in your community to keep chidren safe and thank you for your 'tips' to the ladies about online dating. You are right, as my heart IS in the right place, and it would BREAK my heart to know that ANY of the AMAZING ladies who have participated on the site were hurt or exploited in ANY way....Now, I am off to SAVE SOMEONE ELSE, lol.........

BTW, I was an active member of Runescape for several months until it started to bother me that I had to KILL SO MANY PEOPLE TO GET AHEAD in the game! Just something to think about....

Peace, Hope and Joy, and REMEMBER, ALWAYS GO4IT!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:02:41 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROE, JOE etc. etc. :)

DRAGONFLYFILLY: 'message in a bottle...sending out an S.O.S' is
by The Police 'Sting' a.k.a
Gordon Sumner ;)

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:08:09 PM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Just one other question/comment...Is Richard associated with the links on his new men's site...One of them is listed as

'Lonely ladies
Find women. View pictures for free.'

I certainly believe that the women who have participated on the SB site are AMAZING women, and would not want to be presented on the same page with some ad featuring lonely women.....

The women I have met as I have followed this process are not only NOT LONELY, but they have full lives, careers and travel extensively on their own..It was my understanding that they signed up to MEET RICHARD...Now, Richard's men's site says, "All these ladies want to meet you", referring to the men being pitched for the new Men's site...I believe having links on Richard's men's site that state "Lonely Ladies" definitely not only 'marginalizes' who they are, but seems out of place if Richard wants to CELEBRATE all who have participated in 'his' adventure.....I personally don't know if Richard is being financially compensated for this kind of link.....So, do you know how these links come to be on Richard's Men's Blog area???


Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:14:51 PM  
Yvonne in Honolulu said...

Good Morning: Ladies

I do believe that we are all "Winner's.. We gave ourselves the greatest gift that one can give. We took a chance and by risking..We allowed ourself to be empowered. I have met so many beautiful fun-loving Ladies. We bonded and shared stories..This is a treasure box that does not need a key. It will stay open..forever.. What a wonderful ride this has been for me..You Ladies are wonderful and very special.
As I await my fate...I wanted to share a beautiful thought..
When one door of happiness closes another opens: but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. (Helen Keller)
Good Luck to all ...

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:17:54 PM  
Debby Eddy said... sick am I. I am hosting a Party/BBQ this evening(and the weather has changed to cold with some rain}.

I have to take care of cooking, table arrangements, some outdoor lighting, fix myself up. And I keep coming back to this BLOG site. (oh yes, it is windy too).

But we are going to have din-din, some friends are bringing over their guitars and we are going to sit around my firepit sing, and then watch the fireworks show from my front porch (with the new CARLY SIMON cd playing) I love it, really good listening!

Someone tell me to get off the BLOG, stay off, and get to work.

Deb Eddy

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:28:57 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Howdy Richard, Joe, Posse and Gals!

KYLIEIDAHO: your 'room service' reminds me of a Newsletter sent out by our 'leading man' here going back a few months where he said the funniest was hearing 'Jingle Bells' sung in Asia
as 'ringle rells' Richard correct me if I am wrong! A complete version of the song would be appreciated, if possible ;)

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. now I am going to relax and read, baby itz cold outside!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 1:46:15 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Janie, What was the cajun song Mary Carpenter sang about Down at the twist? and shout?????? I used to love it and I'm getting so I can't remember squat. I love the little round accordian type instruments....and I love to hear the Caliope play on The Natchez. I've had some of my finest times in New Orleans...My first honeymoon was there and I had never been there and we staYED at The Monteleon and went to see the strippers and my goodness there was a hot time in our bed that night. I remember like it was only yesterday....Fun, fun,fun. I hope they get it all back and opened soon. I love the Riverwalk and took the cajun cooking class there last time I was there...She passed out burbon to go in our coffee and we ate all that spicy food then went on a swamp tour in those funny boats and guess who spent the afternoon in the little bitty I was so glad to get back to the Hilton. I loved the superdome too. Wonder if they'll rebuild it???? Thanks for taking me back on memory lane. I do have lots and lots of good memories if I can just remember them. Maybe I should start writing them down. I could see if I could outdo Errold Flyn's Wicked, Wicked Ways. I had one saintly parent and one as wild as a March hare so like I say...I'm a bit honky tonk angel.
PJ...I liked your joy and leaf message. You write pretty things. Take care...Mary

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:05:13 PM  
Safari-2-My-Soul-Mate said...

Thank YOU!! Thank You !!

ROOM SERVICE ....was sooo Funny,
my cheeks are hurting from laughing.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:21:21 PM  
Kylieidaho said...

I send to all you Sterling
Women of Character who believe
in Love and all its possibilities

I send to you …

Twin star lilies in a crystal vase ...
The sight of a baby Hippo, just born ...
Pygmy music from north Africa ...
Brand new underwear ...
One deluxe Violin serenade ...
Tiny seashells in a toddler’s hand ...
Jewel-tone glass bottles ...
A private poetry recital, just for you ...
Homemade biscuits with soft butter ...
The applause of your ancestors ...

The sending is power-full

So I send you, my dear.
A bowl of ripe fruit that stays that way until you’re ready to eat it.

I send you
A flannel nightgown that brushes the floor and a paintbrush that whispers to you what to paint …

I send you
A path in the woods that leads to the gate, which leads to the sea. Then, a carpet of moss and a tea party all set up!
You’re the first guest to arrive

I send you
Visions of ladders to the new places in your soul, and slides that lead out of the negative slots.

I send you
New knowledge of your resilience and fortitude.

I send you
Special glue for the broken places.

I send you
Beauty in any ugliness you see, and the ability to truly respect your own pain.


I send you
Turquoise water and pure white sand …

I send you
The Discovery of a key on the floor of the ocean …
this key is encrusted with tiny bits of shells
This is the key to your hidden self.
The only one you feel cannot be seen.
You are safe.
Let your hidden self float free …

I send you …
Daily prayers and the constancy of Love
Love is always with us …
Harder laughter and more tears (let’s cry more)
Rich butter cookies with no calories (shortbread is good)
A sudden, unplanned NAP

I send you a dream in which you fully realize that none of us are more alone,and that we are all seen, heard and loved just for being

I light a candle in your name
We are all succulent and brave, holy, ordinary, stumbling creatures
I send you ... Love

By Sark
From 'Eat Mangoes Naked'

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:21:29 PM  
Karen JW said...

Now you've got me tearing up for a total opposite reason. My imagination is too good; I can't escape conjuring up the visions of those words, then added to the stress of this day waiting and wondering, I'm doing my best to hold back the gates....
Thanks for the beautiful sentiment!
Karen JW

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:38:23 PM  
Karen JW said...

I forgot that I wanted to also commend you for your contributions today; I laughed at the first one because it reminded me of an old cartoon about a guy who found the singing/dancing frog in a building's cornerstone, and the forg promptly ruined his life!
The second one I found appropriate, as I turn the big 5-0 in a few weeks; funny how so much of it applied to me :):):)
Karen JW

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:50:38 PM  
pltprincess said...

Hello All. I wish I had found and participated in the blog earlier. I feel I've missed out on quite a bit a fun and comraderie.

I too received a "Sorry Letter" but am consoling my self with a trip to Japan. (I had already taken the time off from work for that week with RR =]) and AA is having a fare sale.

I believe in one of the above posts someone (janiegirl?) mentioned Turtle Creek in Big D. I'm in Dallas, so if there's ever a get-together here, count me in!

Anyway, just thought I'd say Hello.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:52:54 PM  
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 2:54:50 PM  
Kylieidaho said...

Ladies, please be careful of fun-master's blog. If you click on anything there, it could bring a virus into your computer and cause it to crash. Proceed with caution.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:01:41 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

LindainTucson I responded to your email by "reply" and I got a mail failure - please notify me again if you can.

Hugs Suzanne THE FOX

RICHARD I DIDN'T GET A LETTER YET of course I would be listed in the "w's - hope you have my new email address. I've only posted it here 1000 times. GRIN

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:28:13 PM  
Rosalie from TO said...

Hi Everyone,

Just finishing up after signing a lovely 'big' deal with a client, the sun is shining after a week of rain and gray skies and all is well with the world.

Great pictures Karen (from Houston), enjoyed meeting you so much, I have your card, I have always wanted to visit Houston and I believe there may be an Interior Design Trade Show there in the new year, great excuse to connect again. If you are north of the 49th parallel, you have my number.

Once again Richard, you definately will deserve a restful holiday after all of this. No more stressing, just proceed with a clear understanding of who you need in your life. The next chapter is about to begin.

Ciao mio amico

Rosalie in Toronto

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:28:30 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

Hey Safari-To-My Soul Did you see the great picture of you and me together in MB. I saw pics of you in Chicago as well. I think their on the site. If Linda still has it up and running.

Hugs Suzanne THE FOX

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:30:33 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

CanadianBloggette Words of wisdom. I'm still learning that I am not an adult and sometimes act like a child. Only with life's experiences good and bad are we allowed to age gracefully.

DebbyEddy GET OFF THE BLOG. GRIN prop up that broken toe and cry wolf and make your guest wait on you. LOL

Hugs Suzanne THE FOX

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:33:32 PM  
Love 2 Travel said...

I went to the Geezer sites you were so worried about. I really didn't get the impression that there was anything to worry about. I have been hanging out with the boys since I out climbed every boy, on the highest tree in the cornfield, when I was 8. I work in a mans job and studied a man's profession in college. Guys talk very very differently when there are no women around (except the cool tomboy woman that lets them curse and stuff). These sites, were a bunch of guys doing guy talk. It can sound pretty intimidating and not poetic at all. Really crass even. However, when they get together with women, they usually revert back to talk that is acceptable to women. It's sort of like how women talk about men or other women,when they are not around, (like they do on other blogs sometimes. Joe was even very upset about what Phyl wrote, but I bet alot of women were kind of scratching their heads going...what's the big deal!). It's like the times when Richard or Joe got mad at something someone wrote and everyone started defending the woman, because it was in girl talk and Joe & Richard kind of over reacted to what was being said. Not something to always be proud of, but in mixed company hopefully things tend to shape up into a prettier picture.

Believe me, if you could hear some of the things said by "just the guys", your eyes would really roll...but then these same guys can be very nice and you would never know. It's the same for women. You know the woman that all the guys like...and you think, boy if they could just hear her when they're not around...(you know,like the gold digger or the helpless act and you see the men falling out of their shoes panting)

Don't happy...Love thy neighbor as thyself. World Peace

I hope I don't go to the naughty mat for this.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 3:47:25 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Foxy Suzanne/Desert Fox.......Finished just about everything (just need to vaccum the living room and dining room). And I have been good and have stayed off until now!!!!

Is there a time difference between your part of the country and mine? j/w

PS I will take photos of tonights get-together w/the new digital camera and send you two cd's that you can help your pathetic California pal with *grin*


Wish the friends that I made in MB lived closer to me....CAUSE YOU WOULD ALL HAVE BEEN INVITED TO TONIGHTS BBQ AND FIREWORKS!!!!

Good Evening to All

Deb (Get on Your Bad Foot) Eddy

OMG One of my favorite songs is playing..I put your picture away...Kidd Rock and Cheryl Crow.


Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:03:48 PM  
houstonkaren said...

Houston has a problem:::Got my byebye letter but isn't it really "Hello"? Hello to my new friends, hello to feeling more confidence after many women couldn't believe my age? Hello to the fact that we are on the forefront of getting our message out! We are NOT old. We have passion, desire, we're more fit than some 30 year olds and we deserve a fantastic relationship. I truly feel that this is just the beginning of a great new chapter. Now I can: accept an invitation to front row seats at Celion in Las Vegas, go see my 8 month old twin grandbabies in Minn., go on a fam trip to Tahitti for next to nothing...(Tahitti without a man, maybe I'll rethink that one) go visit Jennette in Miss, Lynn in Calif...Wow! all of this just because of one mans dream...Thank you Richard All my best to the lucky 24...Karen

Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:14:54 PM  
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:19:53 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

OK DesertFlowers: You may want to check your Bulk or Trash Folder-That's where I located my "So Sorry Letter". I now have complete confidence in my computers choices of Junk Mail. I have trained it to have better judgement than I have of myself. (~.~) It was the best laugh of the month for me.

So this is all I get, I'd like to say, I'll not forget---I have no regrets. Thanks for the ride.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:36:36 PM  
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:39:56 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Been sitting here today trying to think of something witty to say to lighten the mood and help everyone get through the disappointment. So here goes..............I didn't win this contest but hey I didn't win the Publishers Clearinghouse contest either or the banks drawing for a new life goes on. I did however, meet many wonderful people and I learned so much about myself and that's a good thing. Best wishes to all of you and lets keep in touch.

Joe, I was talking to a couple of the girls and we would love to connect with the Compu.bus for some computer training and a weekend together. Can you help?

I'm off on a cruise this month with the girls and we are going to have a blast..............

Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:49:40 PM  
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:54:05 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Houston Karen,

I don't mean to sound, well, not bright, but here goes. Are you actually from Houston and if so do you currently reside there?

My youngest son Nick Eddy was the quaterback at University of Houston from 2001-2003. I used to love visiting that town. Texans are some of the best people I have ever met. In fact, I am still friends with a few of the people I met because of Nicholas.

I went to the first Texans' game played at their brand new stadium (Dolphins vs. Texans). Went with the UH headcoaches sister-in-law, gawd what a blast. David Carr's (Fresno State) first season with the Texan's. Memories...memories.

And tailgating there is like no other!!!

And I always helped the local economy there (at the Galleria Mall), Gawd I love that mall!!!

Deb Eddy

Saturday, October 15, 2005 4:59:34 PM  
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Saturday, October 15, 2005 5:10:21 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Hey Karen, My sis used to live in Houston. She had a game many different restraunts she could eat at. My favorite was The Texas Tumbleweed...great steaks and bar b que beans and we did the 2 step and cotton eyed Joe....What ya say??? Bull----. It's way too big for me.....I'd duck down my head when she'd pull out on the expressways....really scarry but we had some fun shopping , eating and dancing there and she and her husband took us to the space center. MM

Saturday, October 15, 2005 5:11:35 PM  
Nancy said...

At 100 per hour, all of the 'Dear John' letters should have gone out by now. Yet many haven't received them and someone found hers in her 'junk mail' (so there could be a lot of others there, too). The 'non-receivers' could be among the chosen, or their hopes could be up falsely because of whatever reason.

Wouldn't it be a lot easier on everyone if the 24 (or however many) were just listed here? Then if a person's name isn't on the list, they automatically know not to keep checking their email (and wondering).

Just a suggestion......

Nancy in Ohio

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:01:58 PM  
sunni said...

Darn...and I thought that the
SURPRISE was that as a consola-
for not getting invited to the
party we each got a yellow lab puppy!!!!

I was so looking forward to those
wet sloppy kisses!!!!

Well, I for one am staying tuned in to
hear all about the ROEound the World
Adventure as filmed and posted by Umberto.

And to all of you going on your own con-
solation trips...Bon flight..
and may the charming handsome man
sitting next to you sweep you off your feet!!


Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:07:42 PM  
Kylieidaho said...

Nancy in Ohio, I agree it would be a lot more humane to post the 24 names tonite, but a lot more dramatic to continue the suspeense by having it drawn out for effect and posted in next week's newsletter.

Ah well, I am checking out now and will wait for the newsletter. I am seeing the beginnings of a good movie and have just enough time to pop some corn in the micro before settling in for the night.

Ciao ladies....hearts and hugs to all of you.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:24:41 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Well Richard ROEster and Co.
My son sent a blog message from Uganda today! The Team has adopted a Rooster, it decided to make their camp its home! Nuttin' like the call of the Rooster at the break of Dawn and Evenin's Twilight Time;) my kinda wake-up call!
Now that the first phase of The ROEMANCE AND ADVENTURE DREAM is complete, it is time for the 'Roll Call' how exciting! What a surprise
that it is for 24 Fabulous Finalists, this 'cheerleader' is rootin' and tootin' for y'all!
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:35:44 PM  
Operawench said...

I've been here but just in the reading capacity. This past week has been one of emotional ups and downs for me, as it probably has for many of the ladies here. WHAT I FORGOT I REMEMBERED A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO....When I decided to become part of this Adventure, Journey, Search, whatever one likes to call this, I was doing this for fun, just like I play the lotto for fun. I knew the odds would not be in my favor for various reasons. I guess I got a bit emotionally involved(which I tend to do)the last couple of weeks as this deadline for the Decision was coming.

The last 2 weeks have been very introspective for me. I sang in Jewish High Holy days services and doing that brought on the introspection. I have discovered that I am enjoying my life the way it is now: haven't dated in a year, instead I hang out with guy and girl friends, continuing my singing career, continuing to improve moi emotionally, physically, and spiritually. I continue to realize that I have to be happy with what I have and who I am.

The SB search has been a big part of my life since July. Just as I never dreamed I would be living in San Diego singing, never did I dream that I would participate in a SB endeavor. The risks taken were totally worth it. What a great oasis this Blog has been for all of us wonderful ladies of "a certain age". The wisdom, the humor, the emotions, the good,the bad and the ugly that comes forth here has been inspirational for me.

I received my "Hello from Richard" this morning. I am a little confused however. I don't like to assume anything because it is a not a good manner of communication. Did Richard send the letter to everyone(meaning all of the ladies that sent in materials), or did he just send it to those women that will not be continuing on the Journey??? I also don't understand why he didn't send the letter in a newsletter format since it would have been quicker? I suppose a newsletter format would have been less personal but the message would have gotten through just the same.

In light of the above questions I have decided that this part of the Journey isn't over until " the Phat Lady sings". The Operawench hasn't sung yet. She awaits the staging of the "Principal Artists" that takes place sometime next week. The Operawench is preparing her aria of congratulations that will be staged and sung at the appropiate time next week on the "Blog Opera" company stage.

I await and remain hopeful,

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:39:41 PM  
Karen JW said...

Hey operawench,I'm with you; I find it interesting that so many people are thinking the same thing I'm thinking. Or maybe you folks just dream as hard as I do. By now someone should have gotten on this blog to go-AAAAAAHHHHHHH!- and have someone to celebrate with.
Well, I'm gonna turn off my brain to this for now; one of my all time favorite movies about love is coming on on Turner Classic Movies in about ten minutes. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers! I can't stop dreaming cold turkey!
Have a lovely night, ladies.

Karen JW

Saturday, October 15, 2005 6:54:25 PM  
Born To Travel said...

Hello ladies of the blog: I received my "sorry" letter about 4:45 p.m CST. I want to say thank you to all of you for a wonderful last few months. The SB endeavor has awakened my hopes of finding that special someone and has given me the confidence to make it happen. Before SB and the trip to Chicago I was very content to stay at home and be by myself. Now I know that it doesn't have to be that way so I am now opening myself up to the possibility of finding that someone who will like to travel as much as I do and who will be willing to spend some quality time with me. I so enjoyed meeting you all in Chicago. I don't think I have ever been in the presence of so many outstanding women at one time. Ladies of the Blog and those I met in Chicago are AWESOME! Thanks for a great time.

To Richard: Best of luck to you and those you have chosen to continue this journey. I will be watching. I sincerely hope that you will find your soulmate. (Just in case you might want to keep my number in your file!)LOL No, I truly wish you the best and thank you for all you have done to make my life so exciting over the past several months. It has been a blast!

To the chosen 24: Congratulations and best of luck to all of you. May your journey be filled with new experiences, happiness and a hell of a lot of fun!

Pam in Missouri

Saturday, October 15, 2005 7:08:12 PM  
Debby Eddy said...

Hi......I received my letter this evening.

Just want to wish Richard and his "double dozen" the absolute best.

I hope that I at least know one of the chosen!!!!!

Hugs and Good Night

Deb Eddy

Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:11:44 PM  
CallmeLin said...

OK I was going to stay off the blog after my last post but can't. I have been a timid blogger because what you all think really does matter to me. I know it was a childhood thing that my mother instilled "what will the neighbors think" but I do care what you think of me and what you think about this adventure.

I have been a widow for 18 years, my highschool sweetheart and husband of 20 years died when I was 39. He was found in his car with a bullet in his head. Some said suicide but I knew different and after a five year investigation I recieved a military ruling of 'service related death'. The case was closed because of national security reasons. Nothing out side of something happening to my children could ever come close to hurting or being so painful.

When this adventure became available I decided to step outside of the box I had placed myself in and I am so glad I did. Thank you Richard for giving me the opportunity to once again spread my wings. I have learned so much about myself and because of the blog I learned so much about women everywhere. I didn't think that I would ever be able to 'step out' again but I have and it feels good.

There are so many of you that I feel so close to and I want to hug each and every one of you even though you don't even know me. Chin up, be happy and as CJ says GO4it!! Life is to wonderful and short not too.

In closing I hope you feel me reaching my hand out to you, take it and reach out to another and don't let our sisterhood be broken, after all we are Richards Chickadees (the best of the best).

Saturday, October 15, 2005 8:12:18 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

it may not be much of a consolation but (and as i told Pam) i heard that men are much like busses: don't worry if you miss one, another one will be along in 15 minutes!!!


Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:20:42 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hi there Brenda, welcome back!!
CJ did an outstandong job whilst you were gone!!
So you ask....what made me SMILE today???......
IT is incredible that today of all days you posted that question!!

I ventured out today in the rain, wind, cold.... your basic yucky miserable Quebec fall weather!! I had a couple of things to pick up at the market.
Itinerants are not "allowed" to solicit at the market so I was quite surprised to see this kid curled up asleep with his dog in front of a to him lay a sign "I am starving,I have not eaten in days, got any spare change??"
I went about my shopping feeling rather ill...what to do?? He could have been one of my kids,one of your kids etc!! Do I just give him money?? Won't he then feed his dog and not himself?? What to do?? Well I worked myself into quite a state, if you knew me you..... would understand. Sooooooo I took ALL MY groceries and unloaded them into my car, went back to the boy and his dog. I woke him up ( I still can not believe I did that as I used to be painfully shy, believe it or not!!!) and asked him to "come with me" he asked if I was going to kick him out of the market?? I laughed, he was 10 times bigger than me..clearly I was not!! I said not to worry ....I was taking him for a hot lunch... he sheepishly wlaked with me to Premiere Moisson
( a very shi shi or upscale bakery/eatery in the market) We sat down and I MADE him order soup, hot chicken pie, dessert and coffee. We sat for an hour simply eating and chatting. He was fascinating, delightful and absolutley charming. Looking into his eyes I could see and feel his pain....he truly could have been any one of our sons.... 25 years old, from Halifax (14 hours from here) and alone, cold, dirty and so very hungry! One can imagine the looks we got from those "that have"!!!!
I told him about Father John, more commonly known as "Pops" who runs a bus service "Dans La Rue" (In the Street) for Itinerant kids in Montreal. He and his volunteers drive this bus around Montreal all night and day, picking up any homeless "kids" who need shelter and food..........and he even takes their dogs!! These kids are allowed to stay on the bus as long as they need then back to the streets...or they are taken to a shelter that Father John has set up, it is their choice. I fortunately happen to know of "Pops" as I have worked with Dans La Rue. I gave Ryan the coordinates and bus stop locations near the market.
This sweet sweet boy proceeded to give me one of the most heartfelt wonderful "thank you" hugs I have ever received in my life!
There were never 2 Smiles as wide as his and mine, nor tears as huge as mine at that moment in time! I am sure I saw mist in his eyes as well!
I have to say with this being The Big D (Decision) Day for all the women who participated in the SB quest,(BTW I did not send in a bio nor video) I found that my moments in time today put everything and all into perspective!
Random acts of kindness fill up our emotional bank accounts more than we will ever know.........and no one can take those incredible moments in time from us!!
What a day!! I am still smiling/crying as I type, and I will do so for a very long time....We, my Bloggette friends, are all so very privileged and fortunate.
Be thankful for all that you have....... NOT what you don't have!
To end my epic long story,( I do go on and on!!)It is once again time to give back so I am hopefully going to be a "Dans La Rue" volunteer and spend many precious moments in time with many Ryans!
Thanks for listening!
Good luck to all and to all a good night!
La Belle xox

Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:27:53 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Hello, my friends, Hello!
Thanks for that ‘music in my head’, Houston Karen! Absolutely! Hello! What a great way to put it!

Hi Kyliidaho – If you like Sark – check out my Blog! I have two Sark’s – ‘in living color’! Look in the Archives for: September 4th and at the very bottom on September 25th. Love that stuff! : )

Hey Suzanne! You are ‘wearing’ my favorite pic of you! Love it! Go check out my Blog … with my ‘flying hair’ – ha ha! : ) It’s the pic of Richard and Me … on the Cruise.

Hey Deb … maybe I live closer? Because I would have come to the BBQ and Fireworks! Maybe next time? : )

Hi Linda! I don't think I've had the chance to say 'Welcome Back'! You were very, very missed! Glad to see your smiling face again!

Lady Base Camp – beautifully written! Your words say what I was thinking tonight - but Oh, so much better than I could have written. Thank you! Oh … and I’ll vote for the New Orleans Jazz tonight. : )

CallmeLin … Over and over during this venture, I have heard women say that this whole endeavor has ‘brought them out’ … and I, myself, was in a sort of ‘self-imposed’ solitude when I first heard about it on Oprah. But what you have been through just touches my heart. What a beautiful tribute you have written. Thank you for sharing … and I look forward to getting to know you better over the months ahead … because, as Houston Karen says, ‘This is just Hello’!

Thanks Cheryl! For sharing your wonderful ‘Smile’ story! How incredible! A few years ago, I worked at one of the largest Homeless Shelters in the U.S. (and still do their huge yearly fundraising event for them) … and your story of the young boy reminded me of so many ‘moments’ I had when I worked there. Every single night – when I curled up in bed - I felt such gratitude for the roof over my head, the food in my belly and the knowledge that I was safe and secure. Every night … I said a little prayer of thanks … for all that I had. Thank you for that wonderful reminder! : )

To Everyone … I don’t want to be pulling people away from this Blog right now … because this day is one of the days that so many have been waiting for … but to explain Cheryl’s post … about the ‘Smile Story’ – pop over to my Blog - then maybe come back here and post your own ‘Smile Story’. : ) I’ll be hosting the NNBBS Blog for a bit … and All are Welcome! But … for now … I’m sure we will all want to stay pretty close to ‘Home Base’ … to be here to support our ‘Sisters of the Blog’!

To Everyone who has received 'The Letter':Remember that your journey is not over ... and that we have many more roads to travel ... together! My thoughts are with all of you!

Peace and Smiles to All,


Saturday, October 15, 2005 9:55:13 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said... truly are the best, one of a kind and I am proud to know you and call you my friend, albiet via Blogging!!
Yet another quote, I am thinking of y'all:

Learn to write your hurts in sand and carve your benefits in stone.

La Belle xox

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:09:31 PM  
JoeInMB said...

And if you ever wonder, Ladies, why we, those fortunate enough to have the resources to own a computer to read this and post here, are put on this great, green Earth you need not read further. It is to care for each other, to feel, to share, to love and to laugh. Your ability to inspire knows no bounds for me.

Sweet dreams and good night.


Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:14:15 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Et a toi aussi Joe... merci

This silence is deafening!

Bonsoir a tous... a la prochaine!
la Belle xox

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:24:32 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Goodnight Richard, Joe and posse

CANADIAN BLOGGETTE: I can truly identify with helping the street kidz or people in general. It is painful to see a young adult or anyone for that matter begging for food/work etc. I have a short story regarding a beggar and his adorable doggy (fur person) :)
One day during Winter a man begging for food was sitting with his adorable 'blonde' dog at the door going into the subway. A freezing cold wind blew through the passageway that afternoon. I stopped and placed some cash into the box in front of him, with that his adorable hound stood up walked over and licked my hand. I was absolutely astounded, it took me a few minutes to finally walk away and as I glanced back, the doggy was staring at me with his round brown sultry eyes, that seemed to say 'thank you'
We must keep our hearts open for every day brings a miracle, be it a smile, kind word, a gesture etc.
It is the little things in Life that makes a BIG DIFFERENCE!
to be continued...more where that came from!
Sweet Dreams
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:24:58 PM  
Carol in Riverwoods said...

'Have been running around all day and just got home to check the blog. What wonderful thoughts have been expressed here - showing how many of us realize that we have all won - in self knowledge, in increased self esteem, in new friendships.... The list goes on and on.

My lesson came in the form of a Crazy Hat. Some of you may recall that I bitched and moaned about it (I hate hats and was way too busy) when Richard announced the party. Yet I found myself having a ball and laughing myself silly while making it (even at 2:00 a.m.)! I planned to wear it for just a few minutes, but those of you who were in Chicago know I kept it on the whole evening. And for me, it was a Magic Hat - one that transported me to a place of laughter and freedom and childhood joy. (I'm not coming back!) And you all helped make that happen.

So thanks to Richard and Joe and each of you who have touched me over these past months.


P.S. Kylieidaho - I loved both the Sark piece and the "Room Service" one. The latter sounds a lot like my conversations with a friend from Ukrania. She is so wonderful and smart and picking up English really fast, but sometimes her inflection is a little off and I have the lousiest ear you've ever encountered. Heck, I can't understand half my own countrymen, particularly if they live more than a couple hundred miles away! Anyway, you can imagine how hysterically I was laughing. Thanks.

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:28:50 PM  
Marty said...

La Belle-hope that is correct. That story is one of the best I have read for a long offense Alaska Queen writer, who won't eat her See's candy.
It was just what I needed tonight and I thank you for it.

During this process I did find a wonderful man and he just got news that he has bladder cancer-God knows where we need to be and what we need to do. I think we found each other now because he needs me and I am impressed with his joy of life and strength going through this. What a pleasure for me to be given this man, even if it may only be for a short time.

For those of you who have not dated for years-just get up and go. I know it is a pain in the arsh to get dressed up, hair fixed, make-up and then he is a dud. I have done a few of the match internet sites. I have ended up with two of the most wonderful male friends a woman could ask for. One was romantic, but after several years we went different directions. BUT they are the best men in the whole wide world and would do anything for me.

So do dating sites like Match, eHarmony have been good to me. I don't date sometimes for months then I get bored with my own company and date for about a month. Hey, it is a free meal, or coffee and you get to feel pretty and all dressed up.

I think this was about we all got to feel pretty and special-now we just have to believe it. As women we can believe.

Let's all still party, but bring along the men we love, but do not have a relationship with.

We can go these parties and say everyone of us has to bring one man. We hook up all kinds of women. Just becasue he is not good for me does not mean he won't be great for you.

Now to the twelve, twenty four or fify-be smart guard your hearts. I

Hope this doesn't get deleted. I feel as if my Sorry Charley was a verdict of beintg set free-to zero on our friendships and what we want out of life.

WE need each other for support about our children, grandchildren, dogs, cats and those things they call men.

Don't let this set anyone back-it just not worth it.

Well, there is my ten cents worth.

Joe, don't you dare delete after all of this typing :)


PS RR-big lose, big lose with a lot of these women!!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:29:24 PM  
Marty said...



Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:36:02 PM  
honestgal said...

Hey batter batter, hey batter batter SWING batter batter!

Let's hit a homer! (FOR RR) Gosh I love baseball, football, hockey, volleyball.....!

Girls won last night! I brought my black lab to the volleyball court yesterday afternoon (she said she wanted to go SOOOOOOO bad). And she was ever so well behaved!

I just watched 'sideways', the film. I don't know if anyone else watched this contraversial (sp?) film about traveling in so. ca. wine country but I it hit a tender spot in me receiving the oh, so horrid bad news of....'we are NOT taking your manuscript'. I don't think I would have responded in drinking/inhaling the spitouts of wine tasters, but I could certainly feel the pain of rejection.

The autumn leaves are oh so lovely this year.

Advice! Please stock up on TAMIFLU from your medical practitioner. It is effective against flu A and flu B. Also against Bird flu. I hoarded for my family members.

Well, hugs on a Saturday night!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:37:51 PM  
honestgal said...

Lady Base:

Yes for the Shakira and New Orleans! Count me in!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:44:04 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Marty your "wonderful man" is lucky to have you in his life
Will be thinking of you..we are here for you
la Belle xox

Saturday, October 15, 2005 10:48:00 PM  
Ellen said...

did Richards letter feel like a brick? I feel your pain!
when will be the lunar eclipse? 2:20 am, and there is a gorgeous almost full moon.
lady base camp,
ride Tennessee studs? thru the mud?
Naughty map, girl!

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:21:55 PM  
sharingthenight said...

Hi everybody, I know it is very early, or realy late~ whatever the case may be!! I just wanted to quickly post..

Come On ~~ get up ~~ we should all be happy now ~~ the wait is over ~~ that is what we wanted..
now we can talk about life as we know it again, hey..

I for one am very curious.. is she tall.. is she short.. is she blonde.. what color are her eyes.. is she some one we know.. has she blogged.. did you meet her on one of the trips.. did you sit beside her.. does she have a picky appetite..

do you want to know if we can vote too??

I mean after all we know quite a bit about Richard's life and we have spent 6 months with him..

just a thought..

maybe I should go to bed..
by the way Richard.. I would like to stay in touch.... :) I am planning on working 2 jobs now though and well I don't know how often I will pop in on the blog, but hopefully I won't be a forgotten bloggette...

hugs to you all

good night..

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:24:19 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Wow, a tough day. However the e-mails I have received have brought tears to my eyes. You all are even more wonderful than I thought!!! To the best of my abilities, I think everyone has been contacted. If you have NOT received any letter from me, e-mail me at I'm bushed. Good night. RR

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:36:29 PM  
ClickGirl said...

Soooooo ...
by popular request ...
I've posted 'I send you' on my Blog. For all of 'Our Sisters' who received 'The Letter' today!

We send you ...
Visions of ladders to the new places in your soul, and slides that lead out of the negative slots.

We send you ...
Special glue for the broken places.

... and the ability to truly respect your own pain.

We send you ...

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:37:47 PM  
ClickGirl said...

And to Richard, Joe and Umberto ...

We send you ...
a respite from the tough day ...

... and easier days to come.

You, too, are in our thoughts! : )

Saturday, October 15, 2005 11:42:28 PM  
houstonkaren said...

Can't sleep. I'm babysittng and my son and daughter in law are not home, it's after one and I worry about drinking/driving. Still a worry mom after 43 years....I have been so touched by reading comments tonight and I will hate if they close this blog. Debbie Eddy, I do live in Houston and Mary Mary the restaurants are so wonderful and fun. I try to get out of here in the summer. Rosilie, you are welcome to stay at my home if you can get to Houston for a design show. We'll have lots of fun - great dance places here and I was "born to dance" Clickgirl, what is NNBBS blog? Honestgal thanks for the tamflu idea...and La Belle, you really touched my heart. Callmelin, now we can say what is in our hearts and not feel that someone might think we are vieing for Richard. We always feel that we had it bad (I had my first full time job at 10 and was given away at age 12. An 8th grade teacher told me that I was an A student and that I could succeed.) I have worked with teenage runaways and years ago in the late 60's in Tulsa I ask a 12 year old her name. She said Mary Hope but call me hopeless. I ask why and she said that after earning 500 merits to leave the home run by nuns, she would go back to the step father who was raping her. I have wondered about her for 34 years - did I say or do something that helped? I was fortunate. I had Oprah's life but not the molestation. My childhood was only lost to hard work. I would love to find someone to help me write my book "Journey through the Houses" How to survive and succeed after foster homes... I have raised 4 children and have 5 grandchildren. I don't know how to post my picture here but I am the blonde under Karen's pictures. I have a wonderful life, date quite a bit, dance, travel, and love life. It's our time to shine. Let's have fun, meet each other and continue the journey. Good night all. Karen

Sunday, October 16, 2005 12:02:59 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

The October 17th Partial Lunar Eclipse
By Alan M. MacRobert

As lunar eclipses go, it won't be much. On Monday, October 17, 2005, the edge of the Moon will barely skim through Earth's shadow. Even at mid-eclipse, only 7 percent of the Moon's diameter will graze through the north-northwestern edge of the Earth's umbra (the shadow's dark central portion).
But an eclipse is an eclipse, and if you're correctly placed, you can add this one to your life list.

Western North America and Hawaii get a view of this event before dawn. Maximum eclipse comes at 12:03 Universal Time, which is 5:03 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time and 6:03 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time. For skywatchers farther east, the Moon will be getting quite low in the west and dawn will be growing bright. In the Central time zone you might catch the eclipse's early portion.

The first hint of the oncoming event may be visible as much as 1 hour and 20 minutes before mid-eclipse time. Look for a very weak shading across the Moon's left side; this is the pale outer fringe of Earth's shadow (the shadow's penumbra). The penumbral shading will get stronger for the next 50 minutes.

At that point, 29 minutes before mid-eclipse, the Moon's edge will begin to intrude into the dark umbra for the start of partial eclipse. Nearly an hour later partial eclipse ends, and the show is pretty much over.

The eclipse is also visible in Australia, New Zealand, and throughout the western Pacific Rim, during evening hours on the 17th local date.

Sending Love on a Moonbeam...

Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:31:35 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard and Wonderful Friends,

I did get my Dear Mary Letter at 11:13 PM (Richard current Good night Blog was posted at 11:36PM.) Obviously, I had gone to bed first. :-)

It is good to be off the "Fence" and be "Free" again. That does have it's advantages. If I had not been Free, I could not have done so many of the things I have done this last month, nor would I have met all of you wonderful people.

If I knew the future???
I wouldn't be able to wait, if it was good---
And wouldn't want to go there if it was bad---

So, Just for today, I am going to do the best I can with what is in front of me.

After church, I get to go shoot black power rifles and eat a bullalo burger and home fries for lunch.

(One of the only reservations I had along this RR journey, was that there are soooooooooo many neat and exciting things to do RIGHT IN OUR OWN 'BACK YARDS'.) Like today,I even get to wear this awsome (Borrowed) buckskin beaded dress.
(I know, most of you could care less about that, but it is in front of my face and I am going to do It. Maybe today I will be in love again.

Till later,
Mary Rose

PS, Feel welcome to contact me. My e-mail address is on my sight.
And one more
for all you kind e-mails, comments,calls and putting up with my poor typing.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:10:11 AM  
Ellen said...

Thank you for the moon info., will be watching its silvery light.
We will watch Richard and his future travelling companions ride off into the sunset. (While last weeks blonde is licking her wounds)
Good bye to all you wonderful ladies; and ladies you are, deserving of Miss Congeniality awards.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 5:29:07 AM  
Merry Mary said...

I send all of you wishes for an incredible Sun. full of joy and love....(like that Brenda????) Brenda says we should do I sends today. She has wonderful I sends. She's a wonderful girl. I'm off to meet part of my family at church.....I send you hugs, Mary

Sunday, October 16, 2005 5:48:58 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Friends,
Just checking one more time before going out the door.
I agree to the "I sends," but Thanks to RR, I have my own sight and some new knowledge to do that from.
Hope to have time to update it tonight.
You all know where to find me.
Mary Rose

Sunday, October 16, 2005 6:33:48 AM  
Belizegial said...

To all the ladies on this blog who have touched my heart in one way or another, I applaud you for your graciousness and dignity on display today.

Mary Rose, I will be visiting your blog site to see all the updates taking place in your life and I plan to keep in touch with you and everyone else I have made contact with throughout this journey.

Richard, I concur with Brenda that you do deserve a respite. As well as Joe, Umberto and all those behind the scenes who worked along with you to bring this first part of the SB adventure to a temporary conclusion.

May the forces remain with all of you today and onward and continue to dream big dreams.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 7:25:46 AM  
gold&spice said...

How precious you ladies are. There has been times I have been jelous of your power and inteligence, your giving and caring, but I am proud to have known you all and gone through this experience with you. It eases my heart to know we shared a common need, the need to be loved romantically and appreciated for all we are. It is time to move on to a higher ground, one on which we can hold hands with our own individual soulmates, the ones waiting for us around the corner. How wholesome and joyous each one will be in a short while, for we all are nearly there, in that wonderous relationship. A new beginning for a great life and lots of good travels. Each story, joke, poem and good deed has touched us all and opened up our horizons.Thank you very much Richard, Joe and Umberto it truly has been a journey. God Bless you all. Love and best wishes.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 7:40:24 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

For RR’s MANY, MAGNIFICENT ‘Chickadees’…

GRACE exists inside & around each of us. It is our inner beauty that radiates outward, touching everyone we meet. It is that unseen hand that comes from the divine, raising us up when we most need it. To be able to live in a state of GRACE is not based on worthiness, nor is it earned through good deeds, ritual, or sacrifice. Rather, it is an unearned favor, freely bestowed and available to all, inherent in our birthright. If we open our eyes to its presence we will find & experience GRACE everywhere…

GRACE is in the rain bringing relief to drought-ridden farms, the bounty of a summer harvest, or the unexpected lead for a perfect job opportunity that comes from a stranger. GRACE is what happens when someone miraculously escapes injury; & the simple everyday events we call "good luck."
GRACE resides in the love between two people, the cozy comforts that make up a home, and in the acts of forgiveness we bestow upon others. It is GRACE that moves us to go out of our way to help a stranger.
In music, a GRACE note is the pause between notes that is so important to the pacing of a song. GRACE is the state we are in when we are doing nothing but just being who we are.

Knowing we are GRACED gives us hope, makes us more generous, and allows us to trust that we are taken care of even when we are going through difficult times. When we accept that we always exist in a state of GRACE, we are able to live our lives more graciously.
GRACE is our benevolence of heart, and our generosity of spirit. GRACE is unconditional love and the beauty that is our humanity. When we know that we are blessed with GRACE, we can't help but want to live our lives in harmony...

“I Send To YOU”...
Full Moon beams, Rainbow dreams, & LOVE...

Sunday, October 16, 2005 8:01:38 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Hey Droma,
"I send you"..............a big bottle of extra strength Tylenol!!LOL!!
La Belle xox

Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:19:56 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Merry Mary, MM, I don't remember Mary Carpenter singing a Cajun song about the "Twist and Shout". That sounds like Chubby Checker to me. Wasn't Mary Carpenter the girl that had anorexia and passed on. Also, didn't she sing with her brother? I promised myself that I would not blog today, and would stay off the internet, listen to the Sunday morning talk shows, offer my two cents and do some other things. AND, HERE I AM!! I am addicted, MM. I am off to a BLOG ADDICTION CLINIC in New Orleans for start my recovery
immediately. Jayne

Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:31:29 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning to ALL of MY FRIENDS,

BECAUSE I WAS up late and playing this morning on the old puter..
I learned how to post my picture on MY BLOG.. now remember this is my room mates puter, so he is going to have my picture and stuff too, but so will the








Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:47:13 AM  
ladejag said...

CONGRATULATIONS Richard and my kudos to you, Joe, and Umberto once again. I applaud you for the cause of Recognition, Adventure and Romance for all over 45. In America more than most other places this is sooooo important, as we all have much life left in us as our magnificent group of ladies proves I believe. Life must be lived to the fullest each and every day. I am on a cruise as I type to Puerto Vallarta, Mazatlan and Cabo San Lucas, but had to check in as I left yesterday, the morning of the 15th from San Pedro via the Sapphire Princess. It is beautiful, calm and peaceful and yet another of my life's wonderful adventures. My first cruise with a beautiful lady I have known since 2nd grade, so great Fun!!!

I look forward to this ongoing adventure and once again applaud your embarking on this path for us all Richard. Way to go!

To all the ladies, live live live, dance, dance, dance and continue to dream and do always take those risks and leaps of faith as that is what makes life real and worthwhile, I believe, dare to be daring as "we" RR's 1st ladies all are.

See you soon, always warm HUGS,

Ann (aka ladejag :)

Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:53:40 AM  
honestgal said...

Karen in Houston: Have you read 'White Oleander'? Excellent book! Please read the book first, then the movie if you must. Painful tale about a teenager being shuffled through so. ca. foster homes. The author worked with social services and therefore objectivity solidifies the writing.
Good luck!

Janie! Congrats on being the first on recognition of the addiction! I think a lot of us have become blog addicts and are powerless to give it up!

Skywatcher: Thanks for sharing on 'grace'. Wonderful!

Droma: Where are your OMT pals?

Hugs to all!

Sunday, October 16, 2005 9:55:47 AM  
Love 2 Travel said...


I send you love, I send you light,

A sun-kissed day, a moonlit night,

A peaceful heart, freedom from fear,

Courage to help you through the year.

I send you faith, I send you hope,

The warmth of friends, the strength to cope,

Reasons to laugh, the right to cry,

The will to keep your head held high.

I send you comfort, restful sleep,

Understanding and self belief,

A hand to hold, a caring word,

A listening ear, a voice that’s heard.

I send you calmness, I send you health,

Tranquil moments, time for yourself.

Appreciation, credit due,

For all you are and all you do.

-Unknown Author

Wish I could have written this but the sentiments go out to all.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 10:19:17 AM  
SailingAnnapolis said...

In keeping with Clickgirl's beautiful thoughts...

I send you a Sunday of serenity, some free time (hopefully to take a delicious nap), some time alone to do what you wish without guilt of what you should be doing, and finally I send you unabashed joy today and all days to come.

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:00:00 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Janie....It was Karen Carpenter that died from anorexia....This gal I'm talking about was Mary Chaffing? CARPENTER AND iT WAS SOMETHING ABOUT ...'"It's Sat. Night Down at the Twist and Shout " then that little round accordian would really get with it....It's been probably 15 years since I heard it but I loved it...It was back when we had casette players in our cars.
It would really make ya wanna dance.(;
I loved the I sends.....I send Janie Cajun music. There was a guy at Eureka Springs ,Ar. with the Pineridge Mountain Boys that was a great cajon singer. I used to do The Night Before Christmas in Cajun Dialect....I wasn't too good but got lots of laughs. Well , I send everybody"Laissez Les Bons Temps Roulea".....(Let the good times roll)
Karen Is the Strawberry Patch still in Houston? That was one of my sister's favorites.
Your's in Grace,MM

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:09:00 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Paula....Where r u???????R U a winner????? You were irresistable as Marilyn Monroe and I bet you are equally so in real life. I hope you are in the running. You are a doll and sooooo sweet and personable. I send u GOOD LUCK to the end. One more blond joke for Paula....Is it true blonds have more fun??????????????
(No, but their boy friends do) You truly are fun and a good sport Paula and I hope you are one of the finalists.......Also, Jean...Prairie Criter, where are you???? I hope you are too.....Both are blonds and both sweet as sugar.
I had lunch with some of my kids and am headed to Wal Later, MM

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:19:34 AM  
sharingthenight said...

merry mary..
how are you on this day???
you are such a sweetie..
always ready to dance.. me too..

I need a dancing partner, this broom of mine is getting worn out, lol...

well the Cowbys are playing , so I won't be blogging for a while gotta watch em' play ya know..

thats a true fan of football..

I will check back later, I of course will have the music up.. after the game!!!

the bar-b-que will be on too..

heres a hug, oh and a fresh cup of coffee..


Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:23:28 AM  
CJinSOCAL said...

Good Morning AMAZING Ladies:

As my 'moniker' suggests, I live in Southern California, and right now it is raining in SOCAL....All of the angels in heaven are crying 'tears' for those who are hurting from the sting of rejection..........But, the hope in our hearts is that the 'SUN WILL COME OUT TOMORROW'....THRERE ARE NO LOSERS HERE!! And, there is no REAL rejection, because this is only one man's 'guesstimate' and which one of us could really choose out of 2000+ men-on a deadline, no less???!!!.....YOU ARE ALL WINNERS, BECAUSE YOU MADE THE CHOICE TO RISK!!....The next choice to risk and try new 'challenges' will be easier than it was this time, and before we all know it...risking to take on new 'adventures' will become second nature, and WE WILL ALL GAIN FROM THAT, because we will TRULY LIVE OUR LIVES IN THE PRECIOUS PRESENT!!


And, Remember ALWAYS GO4IT !!

Peace, Hope and Joy in Your World,

Sunday, October 16, 2005 11:44:38 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

HEY ALL, i'm running on two hours sleep....the fire alarm was going off every 3 to 5 hours last night starting at 8:00p.m., and as much as we all LOVE our hunky firefighters, this was just a bit too much for this "old gal!" (altho' we had in total about 12 different men, young and old, to fantacize about when we went back to our beds!!! hah hah hah,)

finally i got back to sleep, only to be woken up again at 8:00 by the phone (fire alarm related), then again at 10:00 (relative's visit related)... so i gave up trying to sleep, got up, had coffee and breakfast, got caught up with the blogs, did some business related e-mailing,

now i have to get ready to drive out in the rain down to Westminster Quay to have afternoon tea with my co-worker/friend (she has named me "Snine" which is Owl, {yeah, definitely Night Owl today} in her native language. i forgot which band she is from)...anyway...HAVE A LOVELY DAY everyone...and remember continue to DREAM BIG,


Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:12:47 PM  
Simple Abundance said...


I totally agree with you especially on your word ( DEADLINE) I just expressed this to Richard that I hope he doesn't settle because of a deadline! I hope he truly finds his soul mate and perfect travel partner. And if not with this bunch of 2,000 gals maybe it will be MS. 2001????

Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:27:57 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Richard and Co.

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA': thank you for the info. on tomorow's Lunar Eclipse, they now keep mentioning it on our local weather channel.
Loving words from you addressed to
the Ladies on the blog. LOVE to YOU too, so far this journey sure has taken on a Life of it's own!

We, The Sisters have come a long way
We nurture each other day by day
We stand tall, in the midst of it all
We've helped each other after a fall
We've weathered storms throughout the years
We go through Life void of fears
Each wrinkle is a line of gain
Each sorrow is a touch of pain
Our Hearts are open to receive
This is our tapestry we weave
We LOVE unconditionally not expecting in return
We LOVE even though it may burn
There is no beginning, there is no end
There is only LOVE MY FRIEND!
Written by
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Sunday, October 16, 2005 1:49:41 PM  
Inspiration2 said...


How to fall in love without losing herself,
How to quit a job, break up with a lover, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship,
When to try harder...and when to walk away,
That she can't change the length of her calves, the width of her hips, or the nature of her parents,
That her childhood may not have been perfect...but it's over,
What she would and wouldn't do for love or more,
How to live alone...even if she doesn't like it,
Whom she can trust, whom she can't, and why she shouldn't take it personally,
Where to it to her best friend's kitchen table...or a charming inn in the woods...when her sould needs soothing,
What she can and can't accomplish in a day...a month...and in a year.

Ciao and love to all!

Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:21:30 PM  
DesertFlowers said...

These Boots are Made For Walking Yes I just received my letter from Richard. It was the most sincere letter that I have ever received from him and he appears to very heartfelt about having to send out this painful letter in the first place. He desires that we stay with the program to see what else will come about.

Richard still has a long painful mission with his 24 women - my goodness I just wouldn't want to be in his shoes or those womens.

Good Luck to those of you who haven't received a letter.

Hugs Suzanne aka THE FOX

Sunday, October 16, 2005 2:45:10 PM  
JanieGirl said...

To Karen in Houston. The title you have chosen for your book, "Journey Through the Houses", is quite intriging. May I make a suggestion: 1) You might want to get a copypright on the title or at least file for a disclosure document. 2) Perhaps Oprah might be interested in your story - possibly in the form of a short story for her magazine or if you can get it to book form, if she ever had you on the show, featuring your book, or even a magazine short story, you would be so fortunate. Just a few suggestions for you that I think may be helpful. Looks like you do wonderful work with girls and maybe that could be part of your story also. I wish you much luck with your project and much success. I have a book coming on the market next Spring. My book is a collector type book about antique and vintage perfume bottles. Please let us know how you progress with your book. Jayne

Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:15:30 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Merry Mary, Yes, Yes!! I surely remember Mary Chaffin Carpenter. Wasn't she the girl from up North that sang country western? What ever happened to her. I cannot for the life of me figure out what song you are talking about. But, MM, I usually remember all the lyrics and most of the the melody, but sometimes can't remember the name of the artist.
Is that called "getting old"? Later, Jayne

Sunday, October 16, 2005 3:32:41 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

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Sunday, October 16, 2005 4:41:37 PM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Lady in Base dream is to write like you!! So eloquent and plapable!
La Belle xox

Sunday, October 16, 2005 5:28:53 PM  

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