Saturday, October 22, 2005

Trip Preparation and Cruises

Hello folks, For the first time since this endeavor started, which was really mid-January as that's when the Oprah segment was taped, hardly any of my thoughts have been on the actual Journey. Now my e-mails are all caught up, the tapes and biographies have all been seen and read, the Finalists Week is set to go, and I can FINALLY concentrate on the Journey itself, and my ultimate quest of finding a life partner. Also, shortly, I expect to have some information about the Cruise to Alaska next summer. Joe continues to work very hard on new Pages for the website with a major goal of attracting more men, and shortly will be informing you of how you can have your picture and a biography on the website, just like the Fabulous Finalists have. Umberto finally has run out of work helping me and he is concentrating on his new passion-surfing. Very best wishes to all, Richard Roe

P.S. This entire venture is far, far, FAR from being over-it's just beginning. By that I mean the goal of Promoting Romance, Adventure, and Recognition for All People 45 and over. There are so many things in the works, but it is premature to discuss them. Stay tuned. All of this is for the good of ALL OF US. RR


Sunrise said...

Richard, I am excited for you and the 24 finalists, and I am also excited about the other 2000 plus women who entered this adventure. My hat is off to you and Joe for continuing the pursuit of Love and Romance for those of us over 40. The cruise sounds fun, exciting, etc., and I have made a committment to be on the first one!!

Ladies of the blog, I commend you on the incredible humor, intelligence, compassion, and time you put into blogging. I laugh and think everyday when I check it-thank you!

Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:54:50 AM  
Sunrise said...

Richard, I am excited for you and the 24 finalists, and i am also excited about the other 2000 plus women who entered this adventure. My hat is off to you and Joe for continuing the pursuit of Love and Romance for those of us over 40. The cruise sounds fun, exciting, etc., and I have made a committment to be on the first one!!

Ladies of the blog, I commend you on the incredible humor, intelligence, compassion, and time you put into blogging. I laugh and think everyday when I check it-thank you!


Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:58:27 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Oh my gosh I am going to be the first in along time to post..

Good Morning...

I was up early because I couldn't sleep with this dang tooth problem..

my right side of my face is swollen and I look like I have taken walnuts and hidden them in my cheeks and stored themfor the winter... lol ...

just wanted to send you a hug today....


Saturday, October 22, 2005 6:59:05 AM  
sharingthenight said...

I spoke too soon...

oh well,

I still want to send out hugs...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:00:13 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Sunrise? are you new?

or am I still sleepy? or drugged?

it doesn't matter.. Good Morning... and welcome which ever it is..


Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:03:36 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Oh bye the bye Richard and Joe before I forget and take my coffee and run off to the other blog sites, that is where I was headed, when I came back and almost spilt my coffee on the way, you know me always in a hurry..



love you guys... I really do mean it... shhhh don't tell any one I said that...

have a great day...
hugs away~~~


Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:10:32 AM  
Sunrise said...

I read everyday, but rarely post. I feel like I know you, though. I try and check the entries everyday, so I have followed everyone's trials and tribulations closely.

I am off to a small, quaint town, Calvert, Texas, for an outdoor wedding, and a much needed weekend at a Bed and Breakfast. When I return on Sunday, I have a "blind" date-wish me luck-I don't often do that.

I am sorry I beat you on the blog this morning, and I have no idea why mine posted twice!!


Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:10:34 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Capt'n ROE & Co.

SUNRISE: Something special about an outdoor wedding! Many years ago in South Africa I had my outdoor wedding in a beautiful garden around an Olympic sized swimming pool surrounded with the most magnificent flowers, evening wedding, the reflection of the little lights on the water, soft warm evening breeze, pure magic!
The theme colour Rose Pink(for LOVE;)
Here's to magic, wonderment, the unexpected travel and adventure with the ambience of ROMANCE!
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 22, 2005 7:37:25 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hey Val my answer to you is on the other blog post....

Yes I am in Canada


Care to guess who I am ?

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:09:41 AM  
willemina said...

Come on Val! Curious minds want to know!!!
Oh, Good morning to everyone and here's to a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:19:08 AM  
soft_rain said...

Ilove to dance and I am waiting for my prince....Ive posted a picture of my Da...just click my name.........

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:28:26 AM  
willemina said...

Peggy AKA Sunrise
I remember you...

I went to a wedding a few weeks ago that was a garden surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards...It was a beautiful wedding.

Many who live here make their vows near the ocean. There's a popular place in Pismo Beach with a beautiful gazebo overlooking the Pacific ocean...

I hope your blind date turns out to be a good experience for you...who knows? Good luck.

I'm off to Saturday soccer games...will check back later.

But first, I'm going to click on soft_rain's name and see what happens...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:32:06 AM  
soft_rain said...


Everyone wants to know Val....

We might be blood sisters after all

Speak to me in code sister...

I love to tease the readers!!!

Let them try to figure out the code!

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:33:28 AM  
soft_rain said...

Willemina...thanks for stopping by my blog......

Did you enjoy the sexy pictures!!

There's more where those came from.

My Dad is cute ....don't you think.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:37:03 AM  
willemina said...

I love the beautiful gardens!
Your dad? I didn't see your dad?
The kitty is adorable...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:40:30 AM  
Mary R said...

Good Morning Friends,

While we wait and I spend some time catching up in my journal, I bet you can't fool your rt foot with this exercise;

1. While sitting at your desk, lift your right foot off the
floor and make clockwise circles.

2. Now, while doing this, draw the number "6" in the air with your right hand. Your foot will change

I told you so...And there's nothing you can do about it.

How smart is your right foot?

Can you out smart your foot?

*What were the results from the beard Poll?
Happy Saturday,

Mary Rose

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:43:37 AM  
sharingthenight said...

oh poop, I was posting on the blogg under this one...

soft rain wants her picture up, and Willy can you help her???

Hi Sunrise...

I hope I can help .. I was A Realtor.. I probaly still could be but my heart just is not in it any more..

Hey Val.. how ya doing???

I think the world of ya kiddo.. you have some wonderful writtings and I just never say so.. sorry I have been off in my own little world lately.. but I AM BACCCKKKK>>>


hugs for ya lll


Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:52:29 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Mary R...

you got in there tooo...

I posted a hellllloooo to you too on the other blogg,
see how you are,,,,

good morning, Beautiful lady..

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:54:41 AM  
soft_rain said...


I'm letting the secret out Val....

We are twin sisters but don't look to much a like....

We were hoping Richard would choose us both!

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:04:16 AM  
soft_rain said...

I have a million things to do

I shall return this evening

Talk to you then Val & all the Gals

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:06:17 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hey Mary r ...that is so cool

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:08:35 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

If you would like to help the "Greater Cause" which is to Promote Romance, Adventure, and Recognition For All People 45+, I have prepared an e-mail with my suggestions. Please e-mail me at and I will forward the suggestion to you if you are interested in aiding this cause. Thank you, Richard Roe

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:40:25 AM  
JoeInMB said...

After hundreds and hundreds of votes, the Beard or no Beard Results:

Clean Shaven
With a Beard
Either Way!

Pack that razor, Richard!!

Check for a new poll soon.

Mary Rose- that is so cool! I love those kind of games/tricks/things to play on the kids.

Try this one with any kid under ten:

Ask them the following questions really quickly- tell them to answer quickly. (You can try this on yourself by hiding the answers and speaking speaking them out loud:

1. What is the opposite of bottom?


2. What does a bunny rabbit do?


3. What is another name for a policeman?


4. What do you do when you get to a green light?

Did it get you? I guarantee any kid will fall for this. Any more out there?


PS- Hey, Ladies, get your photos and bios ready. Working on some neat stuff for the website.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:41:36 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Guys and Dolls!

SOFT_RAIN: you are too much, love the frog, sure as h---l would be nice if it turned out to be a Prince, I guess he is doin' his dance in Top Hat n' Tails meantime!
Yes, if ROEmeo chose both of us in the Fabulous Finalists, he would know what FUN FUN FUN is! Don't know if you did, I did not send in my Bio or a 3min Video, although I have been on this site since April 27th, 2005;) and filled in the Free Personality Profile with, all that is missing is my picture;) his loss, I'm a good catch;) 'one of a kind'
he he he....catch me if you can...weeeeeeeee!

WILLY: as soon as I see who soft_rain is, I'll know if she is who I think she is;) have a hunch;)

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:47:31 AM  
Canadian Bloggette said...

Oh Mary Mary Mary!!!.............THANKS ALOT!! Saturday AM, lousy, cold, dreary, rainy, grey weather here in the North..... there I was.... sitting peacefully working on my jewelry, sipping coffee when I decided to take a break and check out things on the Blog.
And NOW thanks to YOU, my dear, I am beyond obsessed with trying every trick in the book to try and get my right foot to think for itself, to no avail!! (and I am a lefty!!)I would like to add this is clearly NOT an easy feat when one is trying to create designs as one needs BOTH hands!!
So.... now that I am sure you have a visual....I would like to add that tenacity is my first name, so this is actually quite frustrating....... albiet highly amusing!!....Does not take much to keep me entertained!!! LOL!!
Thanks so much for making me laugh incessantly on a dreary Saturday!!
Cheers to all
La Belle xox

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:57:00 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hey Joe, I hope Richard will not grow the beard back. He looks to much like all the Florida boys trying to look like Hemmingway. I think he should always present his profile first because as I have said in the past, he has a magnificant, Celtic, profile. End of Suggestion!

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:59:51 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Do the distinguished, older, California men with white hair and beards like to look like Hemmingway?
Is that popular in California as it was in Florida about 10 years ago?
Just curious!! Richard and Joe, do you know? Thanks much!! Jayne

Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:05:32 AM  
KarenJW said...

Hello Willemina,
Today when I went to check out the blog from yesterday, I was shocked to see you had posted " I Hope You Dance". That song ran through my head all day yesterday; it's one of my favorites to sing at Karaoke. Thanks for sharing it, and I think that was just a little spooky! Have a great day all!
Karen JW

Saturday, October 22, 2005 12:17:52 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Guys and Dolls!

JOE: The Beard gives Cap'n Roe that edge, touch of charisma!
'nuff said;)

SOFT_RAIN: rrrbt rrrbt :)

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, October 22, 2005 1:13:58 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...


Just checking in to skim!!!!

Glad to see that different one's are serious about the Calendar!!!

It needs to be done and will be done. Don't worry bout the weather, We are survivors and we don't have to necessarily have to photograph outside!!

I am going to call T.J. the guy we met in Chicago that was into motion picture industry, he hasn't even heard this Calendar idea.

Good to see different ones here who are supportive of Chicago in December, I think we can make this happen!!!

Go Calendar girls any one interested post on my Blog site, on the 1st place available, it's all old stuff, but we can gather names.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 3:35:00 PM  
JoeInMB said...


Just a little kibbutzing here-- why not shoot different parts of the calendar in different parts of the country. Winter months in Chicago (the furs will be appropriate then), fall months in New England, summer in Florida, etc.


Saturday, October 22, 2005 3:43:02 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Toot toot...itz me val the gal

SHARINGTHENIGHT: merci for your kind words and hoping you are not too uncomfortable with that tooth of yours!

brrrr baby itz cold outside, nuttin' like a roaring fire and a bear hug/rug or nearest facsimile;)
yabba dabba dooooo

Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. ads...sponsors, movies, if only y'all knew how fit,feisty,fabulous,free thinking,fresh smelling,funny,forever young we fifties and over can be;) we'll give YOU a 'run for your money' !

Saturday, October 22, 2005 3:53:50 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Lady Base, I am sitting here laughing and laughing at your reference to my Dad. My father was born in 1898. He was 18 years older than my mother. I mention this so you won't think I am Mathusala's daughter. I don't know that he was ever on a bike. He was deaf and really didn't like riding in a car and always made me promise to never go over 30 mph. When he would get in a car, he would slam the door very hard and then jab it with his elbow to be certain it was shut. I now know that in his hey day, the early part of the 20th century that people died because they fell out of the rickety doors on the cars of the day. Mike was a character!! He lost his hearing during WWI. His ship hit a mine and blew up and he lay on his back for two years with all of his injuries. This was long before I was born. He was not totally deaf, and knew how to speak and read when he was injured. He was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers so he had a masters degree upon graduating highschool. He was the oldest of the clan. He was sort of an Archie Bunker type only well educated. He was extraordinarily handsome, opinionated, well educated, spoke 6 or 7 languages, and did not mind letting folks know how brilliant he was. Even though he thought women should never have been given the right to vote, I still loved him. As bright as he was, I don't know that he would like the internet. I know that he did not care much for T.V. I do think that he would like your writing style. He read everything and thought his girls should be reading and studying a page in the dictionary everyday. He was quite a character and definately left his mark on our world through his daughters. He would have never understood the forces! That is why I laughed so hard when I read your post. Well, LBC, that's litte bit about Mike, my Dad. I know he would have been impressed by your style of writing. I sometimes get a little sensitive when I read bullying and bashing of men. I saw my Dad bashed and bullied and I have witnessed some really nasty remarks uttered to my sons by women, and I don't like it. What would we do without our men? Even though we don't always like some of things they do, we don't have to constantly bash them. I just know you will agree with me. Jayne

Saturday, October 22, 2005 4:59:39 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone! In case you haven't checked Brenda's aka clickgirl's site lately, you should go and take a peek. She and Jackie have a great idea they are sharing. Also, I have posted over there about something I am interested in trying. So go on over and check it out.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 8:14:00 PM  
willemina said...

Linda In Tucson

I was so happy to hear that the song I dedicated to you made such an impact! Thank you for letting me know... you don't know how good that makes me feel right now...
It sounds like you had a marvelous day riding in the sun with your hair blowing in the wind...I'm jealous! Now I need to find me someone with a Harley...I actually know someone in Torrance...hmmmm

There is a big beautiful world out there for you to need for alcohol or drugs. Get high on life!

You're right, you were right where you were supposed to be today...I'm so glad :)

Hugs to you and God Bless

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:12:07 PM  
willemina said...

Do you still want instructions for posting your picture with your blogs? need to choose a picture that you have on your computer...

Next...right click on that on properties (it's at the bottom of the list)

then write down the URL address of the picture...

Then go to the main page of your blog...

click on edit your profile

you will see a place for photograph...enter the URL address in the space provided

click save

that's it! Good Luck! I'm looking forward to seeing your smiling face here...

It sounds complicated but it's really very simple...

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:18:44 PM  
willemina said...

Isn't that something that we both were thinking of the same song on the same day?

I agree, that's a little spooky...just show what good taste we have in music...

I am not much in to karaoke but when I lived in South Korea, it was very popular and I had some Korean girlfriends who took me to karoke clubs and I remember they wanted me to sing La Bamba with them...What a hoot!
Even the taxi drivers in Korea have karoke music to entertain you while you're sitting in traffic... I love Korea...beautiful country with beautiful people...I have some wonderful memories.

Saturday, October 22, 2005 9:32:10 PM  
soft_rain said...

One fine evening, an old man living in Florida grabbed
a five gallon bucket and decided to go picking some
fruit not far from where he lived.

The fruit trees
happened to be next to a pond and as he neared the
pond, he heard voices shouting and laughing with glee.

As he came closer he saw it was a bunch of young women
skinny-dipping in his pond.

He made the women aware of
his presence and they all went to the deep end.

One of the women shouted to him,
"We're not coming out until you leave!

The old man frowned, "I didn't come down here to watch
you ladies swim naked or make you get out of the pond

Holding the bucket up he said, "I'm here to
feed the alligator."

Moral of the story: Old men can still think fast

Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:06:02 PM  
soft_rain said...

LITTLE JOHNNY SAYS: "Daddy, how was I born?"

DAD SAYS: "Well, son, I guess one day you will need to
find out anyway!

You see, your Mom and I first got
together in a chat room on MSN.

Then I set up a date
via e-mail, and we met at a cyber-cafe.

We sneaked into a secluded room, where your mother agreed to a
download from my hard drive.

As soon as I was ready to upload, we discovered that neither one of us had used a firewall.

Since it was too late to hit the
delete button, nine months later a little Pop-Up appeared

and said: You've Got Male!"

Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:13:48 PM  
soft_rain said...

Willemina ....I am trying to post pic....Thanks for the instruction....

Saturday, October 22, 2005 10:15:07 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Y'all!

LINDAINTUCSON: 'I Hope You Dance'!
Wow a ride on a Harley, would love to feel the warm wind through my hair. I call Harleys 'Steel Horses'
as comfort is an understatement!
You go girl, remember my wish for you is a MIRACLE and So Be It! Linda you have the strength of a Lion, we ALL do, it lies deep and we need to tap into it!

PAULA/'MARILYN': thinking of you and praying for the safety of all down Florida way. Keep us posted!

SOFT_RAIN: Tell me what does a Scotchman wear under his Kilt?

Scotchman: Ay, feel Lass feel

Lassie: Ay but it's gruesome

Scotchman: And if yer touch it again it'll 'grue-some-more'

Okay okay I'm off to the naughty mat, always a first time ;)

Senior Bachelorette:)
'frollickin' filly'....yeehaa

Here's to the 'Greater Cause' Romance and Adventure for THE 50+

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Sunday, October 23, 2005 3:33:40 AM  
soft_rain said...

Val, So cute....hehehe

dun'eer where ya found that one Lass

What is under the kilt?

Regimental style= NOTHING but the bare truth....and that's a fact!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:35:45 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Best wishes to the Finalist and to you, Richard. I hope dreams will be realized. This experience awakened me to the type of person and lifestyle I truly seek. And, to remember as well... I have to be out there creating those opportunities. I am grateful.


Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:37:44 AM  
soft_rain said...

frollickin' filly now it's your turn to post a picture...

Come on ye can do it lass!

Thanks to Wille's instruction
( willemina)

#1 Post a picture on your blog,
once it's posted, right click
on it, scroll down to properties, click,and copy the url,
next go to Edit profile, copy the url into the box witch says photo url, don't forget to scroll down and click save profile .....

It may take a few posts before it get's added to your posts..

I think I remembered that right

Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:53:28 AM  
soft_rain said...

farmer's wife, who was rather stingy with her whisky, was giving her shepherd a drink. As she handed him his glass, she said it was extra good whisky, being fourteen years old. "Weel, mistress," said the shepherd regarding his glass sorrowfully, "It's very small for its age."

Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:57:00 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Lady Base Camp, I think you might be interested in a possible treatment for the hypo thyroidism you mention. I tried to click on your email on your blog site but it is disabled. LBC, click on my blog, click on email and email me. If you are interested, I have connections you can contact, discounts you can receive and a person to call that is extremely knowledgeable on the subject of "Essential Oils" that are all natural, of course!! I have a number you can use to get a considerable discount. May I suggest that you NOT let someone prescribe an SSRI drug for you or yours girls for a minor thyroid problem. I can't give you medical advice, but I can send you to extremely well trained and knowledgeable people who can guide you.

"Good Luck", Jayne

Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:19:59 AM  
KarenJW said...

Thanks for your opinion, but it is just that. YOUR opinion. I have my own reasons for being involved, as do others, and I personally don't spend any time worrying if anyone is making money off this endeavor. I really hate it when people like you feel they have to 'wise up' the poor people who must not know what they got into. I am a grown woman, who sees around me that everyone in this world seems to want to make money from everyone else. I think I am intelligent enough to be involved, for my own reasons, in anything I'd like. It is up to me to decide the intentions of others as I see it; I don't need to base my decisions on what you think may be going on. Yes, we are beautiful, intelligent women, and it looks to me that most of us are gaining friends and having a good time conversing and we don't need anyone to tell us we should be looking over our shoulders for some ulterior motive. I sure if any of us feel that way, we know how to disengage ourselves. Give us credit for doing what we want to do; that's what life is about!
Karen JW

Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:34:15 AM  
KarenJW said...

Hello softrain,
I forgot I wanted to tell you that I love your "Michigan J. Frog' picture! That's the one I spoke of after that great 'I'd rather have a talking frog' joke. You are the best when it comes to making us laugh! Kepp doing what you're doing! Have a great day.
Karen JW

Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:40:51 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Congrats on Getting the Picture up Soft rain.. it matches the one on your site.... yeah!!!! I knew you could do it!!

Good Morning Everyone!!!!

well the Sunday Game is on and I am not sure what esle is planned for the day, maybe another bbq? but with this tooth, it more like chicken noodle soup and a shot of whiskey, well maybe not, lol...
when I drink it knocks me out for a



haha .. hehe ...

have a great day...

here is a hug flying your way~~~


Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:44:53 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Dear observer,
as we are all here under are own free will as you are,
if for any reason you are not saisfied please leave the room.

I believe in free will to speak, and freedom that is what our country is all about, however, we also have the right to not be held against our will.

as I see it you do not like this adventure, so find one you do. I believe in HONESTY AND YOU HAVE THAT QUALITY.



Sunday, October 23, 2005 8:53:10 AM  
KarenJW said...

This is for observer 96432,
If you have another life that's fine, go live it with my best wishes for fulfillment. Apparently, it's not full enough, as you have time to be here trying to insult us. Really, I just feel sorry for you, because you might have something intelligent or interesting to say, but instead you choose to try and antagonize people. So sad.
Karen JW

Sunday, October 23, 2005 9:22:36 AM  
KarenJW said...

There's usually no one that I ever have a problem with, including you. We have both stated what we feel, let's leave it at that!
So, I'm Karen, nice to have you aboard; what's going on in your part of the world today? the Buffalo Bills don't play until four o'clock today, so I'm here to chat with you for awhile. It's pretty gloomy here, and cold. What's the weather where you are? :):):):)
Karen JW

Sunday, October 23, 2005 9:44:41 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an Roe, Joe, Posse and Gals on the blog!

CHICAGOTRICIA: Welcome to Richard's Blog lovely 'Lady In Red', beautiful picture!

SOFT_RAIN: 'Hats Off' to ya, shoulda known you would post that 'Fred Astaire Frog' ;) on the blog, here goes that poetry/floety thingy happenin' ;)
The more I think of ALL of us going on that upcoming Alaskan Cruise next Summer and finally putting a face to the gals on the blog, makes it even nicer than arranging to go on a cruise with people whom we have no repoire. I must check my Lottery tickets, never know, I've been told I'm born with a 'Lucky Star' ;) I guess we all have 'Lady Luck', reminds me of that song by Frank Sanatra 'Luck Is A Lady Tonight'

Lets keep all our Friends in Florida in our prayers, this monster hurricane is barrelling towards Florida Keys, Ft. Myers etc. Mandatory Evacuation order in place!

Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. I'm thinkin' of posting a pic here too ;) surprise surprise!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:48:51 AM  
Paula in Florida said...

Hello Ladies of the blog - just checking in to wish everyone a happy weekend. I love the jokes - keep them coming. What great spirit here for the most part.

Observer 96432? Are you new here on the blog or have you been following the journey all along?
Speaking as one of the finalist - please don't worry about me and my agenda and state of mind- I have no agenda except my love of travel and perhaps meeting my soul mate along the way. Plus I have met these fabulous ladies.

btw..Have you read the bios on these women? They are not broken or needy people - but smart, savy, educated, and professional women. We are stable enough to make our way in life, make our own decisions about how we live it (no one here is just starting out) and live with the consequences. If you have never failed, you have never lived.

I for one think this is a ton of fun!! I love every part of the adventure - can't wait for more..I will feel the same and better for it after the decisions and trips are over whether I am chosen or not.

Have you never had such incredible women in your life? I have and they make me better! You are missing out if you don't have friends like some of these women around you. I am including all the women on the blog. They are all fabulous! Take some time and get to know us before you judge us please. Just might help you get to know yourself better in the process.
Good luck!

Hugs to all

Sunday, October 23, 2005 10:55:30 AM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Hi Everyone,
We must be soul-sisters, your words are "just great"....sunny in LA, but my thoughts are with those in Fla. Lived in Ft. Lauderdale 5 yrs...testing blue lettering....this is my first blue lettering..(it's the small accomplishments that can make my day!) thanks for the directions willemina Have a fun Sunday, Erika

Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:09:37 AM  
willemina said...

Congratulations! You did it! And see how easy it was? Now you're giving other people directions...good for you!
Cute froggie...I saw it on your site but didn't get the meaning of it?

Everyone is entitled to their opinions...there are some who may agree with you and some may not...that's what's so great about living in the USA... freedom of speech...
By the way, 96432 looks like a CA zip code but I could not determine where that is? Or is it made up maybe?

My son in Denver has always liked the Buffalo Bills...we have never lived in NY but that's HIS team...My daughter-in-law is a BIG Denver Bronco fan...even has a tattoo of their logo on her back.

I am a baseball fan. Atlanta Braves are my team of choice...used to live in Georgia and got hooked. Andru Jones/left field is my favorite player on the team.

This morning I took my grandaughters to watch my daughter Lisa (35) play soccer. It was a beautiful morning here sunny and warm. They tied 1-1. Now were home and my sweet little chick-a-dees are making halloween decorations for my house... They are very creative with stickers, paper, glue and markers...I always keep these things on hand for them...also pom poms, pipe cleaners, and anything else I can find.

I am going to play with them but I'll check back later tonight. Have a great Sunday everyone!

Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:09:38 AM  
willemina said...

Hello Paula! Stay son and his family used to live in Melbourne and Orlando they now live in Denver...

Erika, congratulations on the blue posting! You're welcome. I learned from Babette in Canada...I haven't seen her post here in such a long time?...the last I heard, she got lost in the Grand Canyon...but was found and is now safe at home again...

Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:16:40 AM  
KarenJW said...

Hello, Willemina!
Nice to hear from you. Ilike football and baseball; I've been a New York Mets fan all of my life. When it comes to the Mets and the Bills, I always say someone has to be their fans!:):) Have a great time with the grandkids!

Hi Paula, nice to hear from you, too! I know you must be excited about the next phase of this; we're all rooting for you!
Karen JW

Sunday, October 23, 2005 11:53:48 AM  
sharingthenight said...

I am Back... had a few things to do this morning.. talked to my grandchildren, oh how I miss them!!

The Football game is interesting, but not going the way I had planned... hummmm 17 to 13

well, it looks as though we had an unhappy camper this morning...

my gosh and I didn't help much, I want to tell everyone that I should have had more coffee before I spoke...

on many subjects, I do tend to feel the need to jump in and defend my friends, You do have the right to your opinion as I stated. However, You attacked my person on my appearance, my picture to be exact, and my being present on the blog, that was uncalled for, This makes you extremely Rude, thus far this blog has been provided by Richard for comments promoting LOVE, FUN, ADVENTURE, FRIENDSHIPS..




This is a Fantastic Group of People and We Welcome Everyone with big GRINS, HANDSHAKES, ;),
if I knew how to shake it I would..
instead ....




Sunday, October 23, 2005 1:29:37 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hi Ladies,

There are people who are posting under new "names" who were definitely "anonymous" posters from before. Please ignore them when they post such negative comments. They only want the kind of attention I am providing right now. They think that you cannot think for yourselves and feel compelled to step out of their unfulfilled lives and try to tell you how to run yours (I mean, who would waste one moment of their precious lives reading and writing in a place which they find so offensive.)

I keep going back to what I have said time and time again-- if you don't like what you find here, please leave. And don't keep coming back. While it is a supreme compliment that they can't stay away, they should obviously find other places where they are more welcome. Others have done so before to what I can only hope are happier results.

Thanks, everyone! Back to putting up the Halloween decorations. At what age do the kids not care about that anymore?!


Sunday, October 23, 2005 1:51:28 PM  
Sunrise said...

I am back from a beautiful, outdoor, romantic wedding, and I certainly have those feelings of wanting that "special" person in my life! The bride's grandfather did the ceremony, with a touching tribute to "family and love". The flowers were rich fall colors, spectacular. The reception was under huge oak trees with deep rust silk cloths, and gorgeous flowers. There was a live band-fiddle and all-that was one of the best-played all kinds of music, but is actually a country western band. Lots of us stayed in B&B's around town, and it was just a perfect weekend.

I am off to a blind date-oh my gosh, what am I doing??

Good luck to all of the finalists-Pauls seems to be one of the few posting, so keep us updated, and enjoy this time-it may turn out to be the most important time of your life!!


Sunday, October 23, 2005 2:08:04 PM  
soft_rain said...

Much thanks to Sister Wille for -her picture posting help.


#1 Post a picture on your blog,
once it's posted,

#2 right click on it, scroll down to properties, click,and copy the url,

#3 next go to Edit profile, copy the url into the box which says photo url,

#4 don't forget to scroll down and click save profile .....

It may take a few posts before it get's added to your posts..

Sunday, October 23, 2005 2:34:08 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Joe! Good to see you around here. Thx for deleting the "nergatives." We don't need that here.

How old are kids when they don't care about Halloween anymore? Heck! my 29-year-old daughter has already had her decorations up since right after Thanksgiving! It's her favourite day of the year! She has loved Halloween since she went out as Little Red Riding Hood at age 2 and is now excited about dressing up her almost 2-year-old son as a pumpkin! So...keep those decorations handy for the eventual grandchildren. :D It will never end.

I hope you don't mind my using this forum, Joe, but I am looking for women who were widowed between the ages of 40ish and 60ish. I am looking into the possibility of writing an inspirational book about women who have been through such a devastating loss. Anyone wishing to get in touch with me can do so through my blog site. Thanks so much.

By the way, say Hi to Richard for me - I hope he'll get lots of rest this week because he's got a mighty big week coming up very soon. Ciao for now.

Sunday, October 23, 2005 2:43:32 PM  
soft_rain said...

Sister Karen, I thought of you when I posted the pic.

Sister Sharing, Keep up the good blogging

Paula, Prayers your way , for your safe keeping

Sunday, October 23, 2005 3:36:12 PM  
soft_rain said...

Ooups.... Sister Paula

Hey I need to learn the BLUE thangy thing


A Guy walks into a bar with an octopus.

He sits the octopus on a stool and announces that this is a very talented octopus, which can play any musical instrument in the world.

Everyone laughs at the man, calling him an idiot.

So he says that he'll wager $50 to anyone who has an instrument that the octopus can’t play.

A guy walks up with a guitar and puts it beside the octopus.

Immediately the octopus picks up the guitar and starts playing better than Eric Clapton.

The guitar man pays up his 50.

Another guy comes up with trumpet.

This time the octopus plays like Miles Davis.

This guy pays his 50.

Then a Scotsman hands over a set of bagpipes.

The octopus fumbles with it for a minute and then sits down with a confused look.

"Ha," the Scot says.
"Can ye no play it?"

The Octopus looks at him and says: "Play it?

I’m going to make love to it as soon as I figure out how to get these pyjamas off..."

Sunday, October 23, 2005 3:53:41 PM  
soft_rain said...

Three scots and three englishmen are traveling by train to a football match.

At the station, the three englishmen each buy tickets and watch as the three scots buy only a single ticket.

"How are three people going to travel on only one ticket?" asked one of the three Englanders.

"Watch and you'll see," answers one of the Scotsmen.

They all board the train.

The Englishmen take their respective seats but all three scotsmen cram into a toilet and close the door behind them.

Shortly after the train has departed, the conductor comes around collecting tickets.

He knocks on the toilet door and says, "Ticket, please." The door opens just a crack and a single arm emerges with a ticket in hand.

The conductor takes it and moves on.

The Englishmen saw this and agreed it was quite a clever idea.

So after the conference, the Englishmen decide to copy the Scots on the return trip and save some money.

When they get to the station, they buy a single ticket for the return trip.

To their astonishment, the Scots don't buy a ticket at all.

"How are you going to travel without a ticket," asks one perplexed Englishman.

"Watch and you'll see," says one of the Scotsmen.

When they board the train the three Scots cram into a toilet and the three English cram into another one nearby.

The train departs.

Shortly afterward, one of the Scots leaves his restroom and walks over to the restroom where the Englishmen are hiding.

He knocks on the door and says, "Ticket, please."

Sunday, October 23, 2005 4:08:08 PM  
willemina said...

Okay, now that you have the picture thingy down here's the instructions I posted on a previous blog to post in blue, bold and italic:

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

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

does this make sense?

By the way, I really have enjoyed the jokes today and mary r that circle with the foot was wierd...I tried so hard to keep it going in the right direction...and I thought I was a multi tasked person...

Sunday, October 23, 2005 7:26:50 PM  
soft_rain said...


Sunday, October 23, 2005 9:28:50 PM  
soft_rain said...

I am trying again

Sunday, October 23, 2005 9:30:07 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Thoughts and prayers to all of our friends in Florida and the Caribbean. Stay safe. RR

Monday, October 24, 2005 8:01:40 AM  
sharingthenight said...

Good Morning !!!

I am in Hopes that our Dear Friends in Florida are okay.

Thank You Joe for taking care of yesterday's Blog..

I wish that the world could have compassion for others and reach out with even a smile to brighten ones day if they have nothing else to give.

Often, I have found because I am not a mind reader, but a people watcher, a Smile, or a HUG, sometimes - will brighten a persons world, then lend a helping hand, no words need to be exchanged. That is how Love is spead around the world.

Even a tear that is shared - happy or sad, still Love is spread around the world.

If you need an example: watch a baby, they cry when they see their mom cry!
You laugh when they laugh.
They Smile~YOU SMILE:)




Monday, October 24, 2005 8:27:37 AM  
willemina said...

I spoke with my niece in Miami about 2 hours ago. A transformer blew right outside her apartment. I could not reach her thru her land line but her cell worked...amazing.

I pray that everyone in Wilma's path will stay safe. Looks like the whole state of Florida is affected...

Monday, October 24, 2005 9:08:15 AM  
willemina said...

Beautiful picture on the home page. I love sunsets on the water...

Monday, October 24, 2005 9:10:13 AM  
JUMP 8 said...

hey paula and anyone else down there on the eastern coast of florida--i am up in boston and haven't been able to get in touch with anyone in my home town (wellington--about 15 miles west of palm beach and about 1/2 hr south of palm beach gardens) apparently the news up here isn't focused on what's going on down there, but would love any update. i know it came onshore as a cat 3, but don't know what it is doing as it crosses the state. hope you are all well and safe. after spending one month without electricity and phones last year, i decided to wait out hurricane season this year before i headed back down. i opened up my barn (it's built like ft. knox) to friends who have barns not quite hurricane proof. can't get through to them either,so hope all is well for everyone who is experiencing this storm. may it at least pass through quickly to minimize danger. click girl you look like you lucked out up north--hope so.
thoughts and prayrs for all

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:01:44 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Hey LESLIE, my mom was widowed at 39, but together we are writing her book. She is legally blind, uses hearing aids,has high blood pressure, and now has late developing dibetes, but she insists on living on her own still, she is a handfull i can tell you!!

loved all the jokes, specially about the bagpipes

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:03:41 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

oh yes Joe, .....i think i am going to use my "alter" this Halloween, "H_ _ _ _ _ _ little Devil"... and my daughter is coming over to carve my Jack 'O Lantern....(move over Pink Flamingos!!!!)


Monday, October 24, 2005 10:22:43 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

The "cousins" are keeping me very busy....they are helarous, no Hellrious!!!! - now i know why "Breakfast at Brakpan" was always such a riot (Brakpan was where their farm was in the Traansvaal)...they wore my daughter out! and i was glad to be able to relax later that night at the Bellydancing Show she took me to.

Monday, October 24, 2005 10:27:06 AM  

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