Friday, November 11, 2005

Final Traveling Partner Mutual Decisions and Cruises

These past five days have been very busy for me as I speak with all of the people who are helping me in making selections and in FINALLY arranging two great cruises to Alaska.

I use the word...Mutual... in the Title above, because the final decisions are 50-50. I hope to announce the Traveling Partners next week in a Newsletter. I still must call and confirm if all selectees from my end actually want to go on the Journey, and if so, which month. Still lots of coordination ahead.

Early next week, in a Special Cruise Newsletter, I will announce 2 INCREDIBLE cruises to Alaska with Holland America Lines. There is a terrific group rate, and lots of extras and exclusives ONLY FOR THE SENIOR BACHELOR GROUP. The sailing dates from Seattle are: August 11-18, and August 20-27. I will be on both cruises. Space is limited, so be prepared to book your reservation right away. Reservations for our group can ONLY be made through myself, or Joe, or a Personal Cruise Consultant at Holland America. All details will be in next week's Newsletter. Best wishes, Richard Roe P.S. If you have not signed up for the Special Cruise Newsletter, send me an e-mail at richard@seniorbachelor.com and in the Subject bar write...cruises. P.P.S. This group is open to all of the people receiving this Newsletter, PLUS your friends, male or female, married or single. These cruises will be loads of fun!!!

76 Comments:

linda in Tucson said...

For old times sake, thought I'd pop in and say hi!

Friday, November 11, 2005 7:37:54 AM  
JUMP 8 said...

hope all is going well for you and you have your new job! much love
vanessa

Friday, November 11, 2005 7:41:37 AM  
linda in Tucson said...

Hey Vanessa With all the gushing going on about making new g'friends let me say I for one am glad I made you as a friend! I guess that makes us bad girls!

Friday, November 11, 2005 8:45:25 AM  
Nancy said...

RR - In your original post, you said the Alaska cruises would be open to both single and MARRIED people. How is that in keeping with romance and adventure for senior singles? Just wondering, as I was looking forward to a cruise ship containing all singles (preferably seniors).

Nancy

Friday, November 11, 2005 9:58:46 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Nancy, In answer to your question, the vast majority of people going in our group on the Alaskan cruises will be single, but I have some married friends that have traveled with me in the past and they have indicated they would like to see Alaska and also be part of the "Extras" you will read about next week in the Cruise Newsletter. RR

Friday, November 11, 2005 10:41:37 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEmance and Adventurous Richard, Joe, Umberto, Posse and Dreamgirls!

RICHARD: thank you for the Alaskan Cruise info. I am very interested in the August 11-18 one and will wait for the Newsletter furnishing us with all the information. Nice to have this adventure to look forward to, a cruise is the ultimate mode of travel, so romantic, especially at Full Moon...owwww ;)

Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Friday, November 11, 2005 11:47:26 AM  
soft_rain said...

Top ten dumb questions asked by passengers:






"Will this elevator take me to the front of the ship?"









"Do these stairs go up or down?"









"How far are we above sea level?"










"Does the crew sleep on board?"

(No, we tow them in the life boats.) "








"Do the ship generate it's own electricity?"

(No, we pull an extension cord from Miami.)










To photographers:

"If the photos aren't marked, how do we know which ones are ours?"









"Is the water in the toilet fresh water or sea water?"

(I don't know, I haven't tasted it.)









"What do you do with the ice carvings after they've melted?"











"Is there music in the Disco?"









"What time is the Midnight
Buffet?"

Friday, November 11, 2005 12:16:07 PM  
soft_rain said...

The first time you see your cabin, you say,



"What could be smaller than this?"




Then you open the bathroom door!

Friday, November 11, 2005 12:17:32 PM  
soft_rain said...

THE MAGICIAN ON THE CRUISE SHIP



A magician was working on a cruise ship in the Caribbean.



The audience would be different each week, so the magician
allowed himself to do the same tricks over and over again.



There was only one problem:
The captain's parrot saw the
shows every week and began to understand what the magician
did in every trick.



Once he understood that, he started
shouting in the middle of the show:




"Look, it's not the same hat!"




"Look, he's hiding the flowers under the table!"




"Hey, why are all the cards the Ace of Spades ?"




The magician was furious but couldn't do anything, it was
the captain's parrot after all.





One day the ship had an accident and sunk.


The magician found himself on a piece of wood, in the middle of the
ocean, and of course the parrot was by his side.




They stared at each other with hate, but did not utter a word.




This went on for several days.




After a week the parrot finally said:





"Okay, I give up.
What'd you do with the boat ?"

Friday, November 11, 2005 12:35:16 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Well, I finally got to see the DVD, "Pop & Me". After all these months, a sweet lady from Oklahoma sent me a copy because I could not find one. I gave her the wrong zip code, and when I finally received the package I was surprised to see it was in DVD. I only have a traditional VCR. So, a friend loaned me a lap top with DVD capability of which I knew nothing, so I had to be trained on that, but------ I finally got to see "Pop & Me". Here is my review: I thought it was just wonderful, besides four very handsome men, RR and his three boys, the adventure was fantastic. The father and son bonding of all the men in the film was incredible. The filming and photography were the best. I really enjoyed the film. I am so grateful considering all I had to go through to view it. RR, you should do another film about this SB adventure. That would be lots of fun, and you would probably already have 2,000 copies sold. I will buy a copy and I might even buy a DVD player for this one. All four of the Roe men should be movie stars.
Have a great weekend everyone!! Jane

Friday, November 11, 2005 12:49:58 PM  
JanieGirl said...

I wanted to remember and mention that this is "Veterns Day". Two of my uncles from New York are WWII veterans, Army and Navy, and they are still living. My Dad and my former, deceased husband both were Navy men and they are buried across from each other in a cemetary in Huntsville, Alabama. I suspose they are arguing about the current state of affairs, even from their final resting place. I think we should always remember our "VETERANS" whether the war was popular or not! Just a little sentiment!! Jane

Friday, November 11, 2005 1:10:46 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an Roe, JOE & CO.

Oy Vey so much for the Full Moon on the Alaskan Cruise in August, the Sun shines 24/7 ???? ;) oh well, gonna b FUN anyway to see the Moon or not to see the Moon, still going to be Full Moon :)

I had my LAST physiotherapy session today so I am free after all these months, since April 2004, phew what a relief!

I am planning the Alaskan Cruise already and how excited I will feel when boarding the Cruiseship.
I can just feel my dearest Mother's presence as that was her dream for the two of us, just before her Passing in 1997! Here's to you Sweet Mama!

BRAVO BRAVO BRAVO TO OPRAH:
Her show today was AMAZING with the Cast of the Broadway Musical THE COLOUR PURPLE (one of my favourite colours) As I watched the Cast singing, I could hardly see clearly wid the tears in m' eyes...riveting to say the least.
Starts Dec 1st on BROADWAY!
The CD will be added to my collection, love the singing, what voices!!!!

Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal
p.s. seen the movie The Colour Purple so many times, I've lost count!

Friday, November 11, 2005 2:44:41 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha!

SOFT_RAIN: You have me shaking with laughter....you go girl! ;)
Now we have the cruise to dream about!

Luv Val

Friday, November 11, 2005 2:52:08 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Beep Beep....zoooooooooom

LINDAINTUCSON: hello, good to see you happy and smiling!

Luv Val

Friday, November 11, 2005 3:02:55 PM  
leslie said...

I hope everyone takes a moment today to remember those who fought for or died for our countries in any past or current war. I hope we don't ever take our democratic freedom for granted.

That said, we must live in the present and look forward to the future. I, for one, am excited to hear about the Alaska cruise plans. I haven't cruised Holland America OR really seen the city of Seattle, so it would be a great 2 in 1 holiday. I hope this cruise will go further North than I went before, but regardless, the onboard life is SO MUCH FUN! I can hardly wait! Hopefully, this will just be the beginning of many more exciting destinations for us. Thanks, Richard and "crew."

Friday, November 11, 2005 4:12:51 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Hi JANIEGIRL, yes, we should remember our veterans. I am a somewhat a pacifist, BUT the second world war was about freedom, not oil, and unless you are a Quaker or a Menonite, i don't think there are many people who think that it was a war that could have been avoided. And as they said in the ceremony today after the traditional 1 (or 3?) minute silence, the freedome that they fought for should not be used to cover up evil.

Friday, November 11, 2005 4:23:18 PM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Yes, it is import to pay tribute to those who fought for us, as they are still alive and "kicking".I was invited to go to the ceremonies with my friend and her Mom and Dad.

He is 83 and has Alziemers (sp?)but is still in "fighting form" - what a sweetie he is. He looked magnificent in his blue blazer and medals. I felt like crying when we sang O Canada, then 5 planes flew overhead and that was quite dramatic. Numerous wreaths were laid and then the crowd dispersed. We were all wet and freezing, so we headed to White Spot for a bit of lunch.

There we were ragailed with stories of how they had to go to the air raid shelters, how scary that was, then the relief when they could attend dances, and all the other memories, of friends and relatives who did not return from the front. Then we went to visit another of the veterans who is in hospital and could not take part in the parade.

It was a very satisfying, if somewhat chilly, day. And for those who did not see the misery of the trenches, or had to withstand the days and nights without food, well, we ARE the lucky ones.

And one day, there will be no more veterans to help us remember. So i guess we can affort to take just one day out of 365 spend a little time remembering them. I have not been to a Remembrance Day Ceremony for the longest time, but i was sure glad i went today.

And i hope that some of you don't mind me sharing the feelings that i am feeling now, which are those of gratitude. I feel so fortunate to be living in Canada.

cheers,
pj

Friday, November 11, 2005 4:58:13 PM  
KarenJW said...

Hello all you gorgeous ladies!
Tonight I am watching 'The Wizard Of Oz, and it makes me feel like a kid again. I am definitely feeling 'over the rainbow' this evening. I wanted to share the joy, almost downright giddiness I feel with all of you. I wish I could hug you all!
Thinking of you all,
Karen JW

Friday, November 11, 2005 6:30:52 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi PJ, Dragonflyfilly, I would not disagree with you at all. This current war is based on evil and greed, and I have always known that it is about "OIL". I am an American that will never not listen to my friends and closest neighbors, the Canadians. My maternal grandparents were French Canadians, although, my mother, their oldes t child, was born in Boston. I am part Canadian. I have to admit that I honestly do identify more with my fathers's side, the Irish. My mother also had some Irish Canadians relatives. What we cannot do now is what happened with Viet Nam, PJ. We must honor all boys that are doing what their country asks of them. We may not agree, but we must support our troops. I can assure you that many of us are not just sitting back complaining about the state of affairs our country, America, is in. We are doing something about it. We are getting rid of some. We stopped the seating of an unqualified person on our Supreme Court and Pat Fitzgerald knows what he is doing. More indictments will be coming down. I get emails each week from John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy, and Joe Liberman. They and many others are getting changes made. Watch and see what happens. We stopped the drilling of oil in Alaska just recently. We have sister cities in Canada. Several towns in Louisiana have festivals that many Canadians come down to visit. I hope we will always be friends with Canada!! I don't see that ever changing!! What neither of our countries can do is let another Viet Nam happen. We must love and support our troops no matter what the government dumb heads are doing. American and Canadian, we must unite as far as our troops are concerned.
Have a great weekend, PJ. "All The Best", Jane

Friday, November 11, 2005 6:40:38 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hello Richard,
I'm looking forward to the Alaska cruises scheduled for next summer. I guarantee that it will be loads of fun, adventure and beautiful scenery.
Linda P.

Friday, November 11, 2005 9:33:45 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an Roe, Joe and Co. ;)

A lovely way to start the day with fabulous Latino music, such a good vibe, to moove and groove to the music!

I am going to play Devil's Advocate on this one, here are my votes 'On The Six' (not referring to Jennifer Lopez's Album)

ANITA
MAURETTE
PAULA
GAEL
CARLA
VIKI

wow a tough one to even try to pick six as the DREAMGIRLS are all so lovely and interesting
Good luck y'all
Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, November 12, 2005 7:33:54 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

P.S.

I HAVE TO PICK A SEVENTH: MARY

Luv Val

Saturday, November 12, 2005 7:41:09 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD, The cruise sounds great it will be fun to see everyone agin as for the married ones the more the marrier we'll all have a great time.

LINDA glad to see you life has gotten better. We are the captain of our own ships so be strong.

Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:33:33 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Hi MS Redtbird glad to see that you are back on line, computer problems can be such a pain.

Cruise time can't be beat. Just back from Mexico and it was great I started to share the 'travel log' experiences but seemed that we needed to focus on the FF (for good reason). Maybe once we take care of the business at hand I'll post the rest of the t-logs. The cliff divers, swimming with dolphins, searching for Mata Ortiz Pottery, Taxco silver, Mexico is a mecca of choices.

Hope the finalists are getting some rest for the next phase of this exciting adventure.

Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:53:40 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Hi JanieGirl,
Yes, Vietnam certainly was a travesty. I remember i got into a lot of trouble in Alburquque (when i went there as a Toastmistress Delegate when i was about 23)) when i got into a discussion about it with a young lawyer. BIG BIG TROUBLE! But what is important it to Forgive but not Forget. To learn from our past mistakes.

Certainly we must support the troops...it is the greedy and misguided electorate and politicians that we have to be carful with. I was again, so proud when, after Hurrican Katrina i saw our troops down there helping with the cleanup. When we had major flooding here a few years ago, the troops were the only ones who really had the equipment and man-power to really make a difference.

Unfortunately as long as there is greed there will always be war, so of course we will always need them. I know there is a substantial majority of right thinking people, i guess about 1/2 the population show some good common decency. Same here in BC. approx. 53% of the people voted in an incredibly inhumane government, the rest of us have to stuggle with the results - cutbacks in social services, education and health care! But all you can do is keep up the good fight eh?

I think American or Canadian, there is good and bad everywhere; then there are the just plain, uhh, how to put this delicately...you know!, lol As far as "supporting the troops" -- i have done my share of that! lol lol. [When i was 16 i "dated - sort of" a 19 year old mid-shipman from the SS.Galveston, while it was visiting Vanc. from SanDiego, and again when i was 30 i had a temporary long-distance relationship with a young man who was a 2nd Lieutenant on a Nuclear Missile Carrier (SS.Mt.Vernon)...i guess it's that "man in uniform" thing at work].

But onto cruise things...did anyone see the news about the cruise ship that was hijacked off the coast of ....crumbs i forgot but i think it was the East coast of Africa?? Thanks for your post, JanieGirl, while differing opinions are necessary to growth, it is always nice to meet "like minded" people.

When WILL WE KNOW who the lucky Travelling Tillies will be. As for me right now, although i would love to go to Tibet and the Himalayas, the only thing i am "up for" (i'm not very fit at the moment) is a nice lazy cruise somewhere, hot or cold, i don't care, i'm just in the mood to be "pampered".

so JOE, this is my profile right now: FUN LOVING FEMALE, GREAT SENCE OF HUMOUR. WANTS LIKE MINDED MALE WILLING TO ADORE AND PAMPER ME!!

Well, JanieGirl, Saturday looms grey and wet...but i have errands to run...and the stores and parking lots are all getting busy now with Christmas 'round the corner...you have a nice weekend too.

...changing my Blog Photo before i sign off...

Joe, RR and Umberto...cheers, Good luck to the Sensational Six...and happy Blogging to all.

until next time,
joyfully yours,
pj

Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:00:59 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

just checking to see if my new photo was uploaded.

cheers for now,
pj

Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:21:49 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Cruise Heads-up. Sometime today a Newsletter will come out with the basic information for the 2 cruises to Alaska next August. Bookings will not be able to start until early next week when a second Newsletter will come out with the booking information. If you would like to be part of these crusies, be ready to sign up quickly as the number of people on the Cruise Newsletter list is 10 times larger than the berths I have reserved!! Best wishes, Richard Roe

Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:25:22 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha ROEmeo, jOE, UmbertO and CO.

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!!!

RICHARD: talk about having chutzpah....count me in as an 'extra' should some of your 'SIX CHOSEN' not go travelling
for the month and all else fails! I am ready willing and able to take off a month to travel and enjoy the camraderie and the unexpected. I am not a gal to wear dresses,only on the odd occasion, then I dress kinda 'gypsy style' flowing garments! I prefer my sneakers, sweatpants, long shirt, m' cute little Baseball cap and backpack, not forgetting the shades and Passport (expires in 2010 ;) I always wear earings, gold studs that belonged to my dearest Mother and an ear cuff that a lady mysteriousely placed on my ear 'out of the blue'
approx. 10 years ago. Richard you don't need my Bio, being blogging for months now, you have an idea of how FUN I truly am. I like meeting new people and get along with everyone I meet(try to). I don't hold resentment, jealousy and most of all I will NEVER run anyone down to another person, not my style!
SUNNI was right on the mark when she said I am 'true blue'...where are you SUNNI ???? What ya see iz what ya get...I love to laugh and cry and take things with a 'pinch of salt'. Life is too short and one has to grab every moment and make the best of every situation, even the challenges!
I see the glass HALF FULL!!!! ;)...
more where that came from ;)
Putting a face to my bubbly personality is the least of your worries ;) CHUTZPAH is the fuel that drives me...'ya gotta have heart...lots and lots and lots of heart'...as the song goes!

Hugs from a 'true blue'
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, November 12, 2005 10:28:55 AM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Just a note to anyone interested in getting together with some of us in Chicago December 1st thru December 5th.

Click on my photo for more info on this gathering!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005 1:18:12 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Just a quick post to show off my new Pic, SharingtheNight out on the west coast helped me this time, DesertFlower, and I must say I look mar ve lous!!!

Richard you were in the picture with me, under the farriswheel from Navy Peir, but, sorry we had to cut you out!!!Try not to take it personally!!!!

Now, click on my new photo and go read about our next trip to Chicago!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005 2:40:11 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an ROE, JOE & CO ;)

CATHYINCAROLINA: lovely new picture;)
December 1st is the Opening Night of 'The Colour Purple' on Broadway, as you may know Oprah is one of the Producers. Yesterday's taste of it on Oprah was incredible, so keep it in mind considering that you are planning a soiree with the gals Dec 1st - 5th! A MUST SEE BROADWAY SHOW!!!!!

Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Saturday, November 12, 2005 4:29:38 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

So, Dreamweaver I assume that Broadway Production will be in New York, huh???

"Hair" was a very popular musical in Chicago in 1969-1970 when I lived there and I must have seen it 5 or 6 times. So, if we are talking Chicago Production, it will be a consideration for me, I love live musicals!!!

Richard I will have to say that I have been so accustomed to seeing you there beside me under the Farris Wheel, on my screen saver, that it is odd to see myself in this picture without you.

I want to say, "Get youself in this picture with me."

That sounds so familiar, where have I heard that before???

Oh Man, you all are in trouble now, I'll be posting again all the time, just to see my lovely new Pic!!!

Thank you, Wanda

Saturday, November 12, 2005 7:07:11 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

A busy weekend of family doings, getting the final details of the Senior Bachelor Cruises ready for a special Cruise Newsletter next week and planning the new Photos page for you Ladies.

Richard and I were working on some names for this new page and he came up with "Fabulous Females." I think that is rather catchy especially since we have the Fabulous Finalists. Please let me know what you think. I'll probably put up a new poll with some of the names.

Speaking of new polls, here is the results so far of the "favorite continent" poll on the SB Photos Page:

"Which is your favorite continent to which to travel?"
Europe
51.85%
Asia
3.7%
Africa
9.26%
North America
3.7%
South America
5.56%
Antartica
0%
Australia
25.93%

Looks like a Mediterranean Cruise should be next!

Any recommendations for Spain? The Franklins will be returning to Italy during Christmas holiday in 2006 and this trip will be Rome, Venice, Florence and Cinque Terre (to visit Umberto and his family!). We then are thinking of heading by ferry to Barcelona for the New Year. Any suggestions?

Thanks everyone!

-joe

Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:03:02 PM  
CathyinCarolina said...

Joe or Richard

I saw the $350 for money down, but cannot seem to find the total for the Alaskan Cruise, am I missing something??

Man, a Mediterranean Cruise must be very expensive!!!!

I guess I am going to have to find Senior Bachelor #2!!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:23:37 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

CATHYINCAROLINA, Great picture that's how I remember you. You'll be knocking them dead now.

JOE your trip sounds great but how many of us are you taking with you?

Saturday, November 12, 2005 8:30:29 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

CRUISE: OK ladies I told you there was more fun to come so here it is. It sounds like so much fun and won't it be great to see all of whe wonder friends we have made.

Nancy

Saturday, November 12, 2005 9:00:31 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To Cathy in Carolina, The special Cruise Newsletter that went out yesterday just had the very basic information about the 2 cruises to Alaska next August. It mentions that the booking procedures and costs will be in a much more detailed Newsletter coming out early next week. We will be working hard to have as many eligible men as we can on board as well. If you have male friends that you know are good guys, please pass this information coming up on to them please. Best wishes, RR

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:17:41 AM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard, Joe and Friends,

Still more great things brewing from "FABULIOUS" PEOPLE.
It is never too late for Men and Women to learn or feel anything for which we have potential

Love.
Mary Rose

Sunday, November 13, 2005 7:39:28 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha DRAGONFLYFILLY:

Amazing that you have a photo of the R.M.S Edinburgh Castle
I clearly remember R.M.S Windsor Castle that my family travelled on from Cape Town to Durban, that was the first cruiseship we travelled on and loved it, way back in the mid sixties ;)
I have a beautiful pic of my Mother standing on deck, she was stunning, a Grace Kelly for sure in looks and mannerisms, a 'true blue' lady in every respect!
Thanks for conjuring up the memories of those 'good 'ole days'
Here's to Cruiseship Travel ~~~~~
Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Sunday, November 13, 2005 8:49:42 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

hmmmmm VAL, i'm fairly certain it was also the Windsor Castle we travelled on from Cape Town to Southampton when we emigrated to Canada in 1960! i will have to dig out my box of memorabelia or check with my Mom. Do you remember the 10 year old "fortune teller" at one of the parties on board. That was me. Everyone was amazed at my accuracy. Prior to the event i snooped around the ship (nobody notices a small, quiet girl, ya know!) and observed and listened, ...which men were chasing which women, and so on...then i used that when i did my "palm readings". Did you have a ship-board romance? I think the Windsor Castle went to the scrap yard after that trip.(??).

(oh no, you said you travelled from CapeTown to Durban, so we could not have met)
I recall a really really "handsome" Arabian gentleman taking a fancy to my sister, but she was only about 14 or 15 at the time, so of course my mom wasn't having any of it. Would it not be hilarious if we were on the same cruise?

Well, more later, gotta dash.

cheers,
pj

Sunday, November 13, 2005 9:35:55 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an rOE, jOE, umbertO and cO ;)

Oh oh oh...:) what a beautiful mornin' oh what a beautiful day
I've got that wonderful feelin'
Everythin's goin' my way
Oh the cattle are standin' like statues
Oh the cattle are standin' like statues
The corn is as high as an elephant's eye da da da da da da

DRAGONFLYFILLY: I was way too young to have an 'onboard romance'
at that time, in fact I still would not take that chance even today, I avoid what I refer to as 'cabin fever' when on a cruiseship ;) I am not one for 'one night stands' or spontaneous relationships, takes a lot more to 'win me over' I have to feel a Soul to Soul connection and that happens maybe once or twice in a lifetime, it happened with my Children's Father and if it is meant to happen again, so be it, I look forward to it ;)
So, here's to Romance and Adventure
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:57:46 AM  
leslie said...

AHOY ME MATIES! Now that my computer is up and running again, I'll be around a bit more than I have been lately. Finally got caught up on all the emails that were waiting, including the one about the Alaska cruise. I'm particularly interested in the Aug 20-27 one because it goes further North than I went before. So, anyone interested in being "roomies" be sure to let me know.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:20:50 AM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Hi Richard ,
I noticed you rose with the sun & blogging! Here....I see the sun reflecting hues of colors on the lake and enjoy taking in the tranquility of the mtns at that hour in the am, how lucky I am.
What interest I have following your adventure! All the ladies are exceptional & beautiful! You have made your own path & helping change your own destiny.
A friend at work left a photo impersonating you which read:
"Dear Erika, Hats off to you Babe! Love, Richard Roe".
Thank you for the laughter, it is truely all in good fun & some of my colleagues at work know you as the Seniorbachelor and are also following the adventure on your web site. I had Veterans Day off. Working at one of the 163 Veteran Affairs Medical Centers across the nation, we have seen the after effects of WAR & try to help those that we can. A positive attitude and laughter are important to us daily.
I've been motivated to put details of my life in order which will result in more future leisure time for me: ie,
"Alaska Cruise" here I come!

My "Crazy Hat" from Chicago has become "My Life Hat" (seen in the archives of Crazy Hat Party-Chicago). My family & friends enjoy the stories about the pins collected from far away places that emerged from drawers stached away for years & revitalized on the hat.
While Googling for an "Attitude" quote that I couldn't find, I was reminded by Helen Keller---
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.

I can only speak for myself, thank you Richard, hats off to you Babe!
--Peace-- your friend,
Erika

Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:30:34 AM  
leslie said...

Erika I echo your comment about being motivated to putting details of my life in order so as to have more leisure time in the future. So...off to school I go (yes, on a Sunday) to do report cards. Like mothers, a teacher's job is never done! :D

Sunday, November 13, 2005 12:37:51 PM  
soft_rain said...

Leslie Aug 20 eh?

God willing I may be on that cruise,

If so , I will be certain to bring extra jokes just for you

...................

On a special teacher's day, a kindergarten teacher was receiving gifts from her pupils.



The florist's son handed her a gift. She shooked it, held it over her head, and said, "I bet I know what it is - flowers!"

"That's right!" said the boy, "but how did you know?"

"Just a wild guess," she said.


The next pupil was the candy store owner's daughter.



The teacher held her gift overhead, shooked it, and said, "I bet I can guess what it is - a box of candy!"

"That's right! But how did you know?" asked the girl.

"Just a lucky guess," said the teacher.

The next gift was from the liquor store owner's son.


The teacher held the bag over her head and noticed that it was leaking.


She touched a drop of the leakage with her finger and tasted it. "Is it wine?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied.

The teacher repeated the process, touching another drop of the leakage to her tongue. "Is it champagne?" she asked.

"No," the boy replied.

The teacher then said, "I give up, what is it?"

The boy replied, "A puppy!"

Sunday, November 13, 2005 4:58:40 PM  
leslie said...

Soft Rain that was A GOOD one, I must admit! :D Maybe we WILL be on the same cruise and I'd LOVE to hear some more jokes - gotta admit I do enjoy them!

Sunday, November 13, 2005 5:31:19 PM  
willemina said...

I guess we'll know fairly soon who Richard's 6 travel partners will be. I think they are all fantastic women and cannot imagine how Richard will narrow it down to only 6. We all know how these ladies feel because we've all been there...done that.

As many of you have observed, I have not been blogging as often as I used to. I have been reading some of the posts but not all. I'd like to make a comment if I may about the messages I've been getting from some of the posts here and on some of the other blogs...Some of the women have turned totally against this adventure. Some sound like jealous ex-girlfriends getting even with what? How could they have been so enamored with someone they have only met once or twice? When I read what they have to say, I think to myself "do they REALLY think that Richard will be attracted to that type of behavior?"

I have noticed that many of the ladies chosen to meet with RR in MB have previously blogged very little or not at all. Maybe that's a good thing especially if you have a strong personality and sometimes put your foot in your mouth (which has happened often over the past few months).

I believe that Richard did his best to find 6 ladies who he feels will be most compatible to his lifestyle. The ladies he has to choose from all seem to come from different walks of life. Some are very beautiful, some are very smart and others seem very down to earth. All we know about them is what is written in their bios...and it's hard to know much about a person by that. Richard on the other hand, has met these lovely ladies and gotten to know them somewhat and sensed something special in each of them.

I wish Richard and his 6 ladies all the best and hope that he finds everlasting happiness with one of those women. After all, that is what this whole journey is about, right?

As for each of us...let's keep searching for our soul mates and have fun in the process...keep travelling the globe with family and friends and enjoy life as it's meant to be.

Richard
I wish you much happiness and safe travels and will be looking forward to hearing about your journeys to far away places.

God Speed and goodnight...

Sunday, November 13, 2005 9:01:04 PM  
houstonkaren said...

Hi everyone, Talking about WWII, I was born 9 months to the day of Pearl Harbor, and I was born with a "Veil" covering my face. Rumors were that ship captains paid money for Veils, supposedly because their ships would never sink. My mothers cousin Buddy Luce was going in the Navy and gave my "veil" to the commander of the ship. In a convoy of over 12 ships in the Pacific, their ship was the only one not hit or sunk. When they returned home, the commander knelt down with Buddy and said a prayer of thanks. A story with me next to my tea set was in the Pittsburgh Press in 1946. Wishing the lucky 6 a safe and happy journey of a lifetime. Karen

Sunday, November 13, 2005 10:13:39 PM  
leslie said...

Willy I couldn't agree with you more! Thanks for putting into words exactly what I've been thinking the past little while.

Sunday, November 13, 2005 11:11:05 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'n Roe, Joe, Umberto and Co. ;)

HOUSTONKAREN: long ago in one of my very first posts I may have mentioned that I too was born with a 'Veil'. I think the name for that thin membrane over the baby's face is a "CAUL". My Mother told me that one of the nurses in the hospital wanted it for her boyfriend in the Navy due to the good luck it brings. It is said that those born with this 'Veil' are Seers and will have good luck, fortune and are Blessed for the rest of their lives. I feel truly Blessed in spite of tremendous challenges throughout my Life.
Here's wishing you Richard, your Fabulous Females, Posse and the rest of us:
Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams!
Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Monday, November 14, 2005 5:39:24 AM  
soft_rain said...

CAUL :


A membrane which sometimes covered the head of a child at birth.


It was once thought of as a preservative against drowning in the sea, so consequently the caul was sought after by seamen.



Superstitions surrounding the caul reaches back into antiquity.



In ancient Rome, Aelius Lampridius, wrote about the life of Antonine Diadumeninus saying he was so called from being born into the world with a band of membrane round his forehead in the shape of a diadem, and he enjoyed a perpetual state of felicity from this circumstance. Also, Roman midwives sold cauls by the Forum.



Even as late as the 1870s British newspapers often printed advertisements by prospective would be purchasers of a caul offering large amounts of money.


The caul was used for divination. (look up Amniomancy)

Monday, November 14, 2005 4:48:53 PM  
Paula in Florida said...

Willemina,
What a great soul and beautiful spirit you are and you reflect my feelings exactly. I was chosen to be one of the 24 but feel I may not be one of the 6 (I really don't know - just guessing) but I am so thankful for this wonderful experience. No matter what.. I wish Richard and the chosen 6 ladies all the best life has to offer...as well as you and the other positive hearts that have reached out to other's through this adventure. We would have missed such a powerful experience if we were closed off to living life to it's fullest. I have met some great people through this.

No matter what happens or who travels with Richard ladies... from the bottom of my heart, I sincerely wish them peace, love and happy travels!

You just might see me on the cruise to Alaska - I have always wanted to go there!!
Hugs to all
Paula

Monday, November 14, 2005 4:48:56 PM  
willemina said...

Thanks Leslie and Paula...sorry if I offended anyone but I said what I feel and that's the truth! Thanks for your kind words. It takes more energy to be angry and mad than to be happy. I prefer to live my life in a positive light and live life to the fullest!

Again...best wishes to the ladies in waiting.

just a note...we're having a get-together in Paso Robles, CA Jan 17th thru Jan 19th...check my blog for more information if you're interested in joining us.

hugs for all!!!

Monday, November 14, 2005 7:08:03 PM  
willemina said...

Paula, I left a message for you on your blog...

Monday, November 14, 2005 7:08:42 PM  
houstonkaren said...

Dreamweaver18 & Softrain. Thanks for your post about the "Caul"Veil". I was born at home with a midwife and she knew to talcum powder the "veil" to preserve it. My mother told me later in life that when she was deep in labor, she saw herself rolling through a "field of daisies". I have always loved daisies and have told men in my life that they need not buy me roses - daisies will do....I too have felt blessed in life even through the difficult times. Karen

Monday, November 14, 2005 8:18:28 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha Cap'an rOE, jOE, umbertO and cO. ;)

HOUSTONKAREN: a long time ago a lady told me to remember the daisies...I thought that a strange comment at the time. In retrospect now that I think of it, I wore pink daisies in my hair on my wedding day way back in 1977, a beautiful Summer garden wedding!
Smiling thinking of the song by Doris Day...'Please please don't eat the Daisies, don't eat the Daisies please' from the movie of the same name.

JOE:
Watched a fascinating show on Anderson Cooper 360 tonite about 'Indigo Children' born from 1978 to date, my three are definately Indigo Children, I feel it strongly in observing them, they are super psychic and 'so tuned in' nothing misses their eye, far more to each of them that cannot be described in words, amazing to observe! My Eldest Son was put on Ritalin a few years ago due to being over active and totally bored with the school curriculum. How destructive that drug was in altering his whole persona at the time, it nearly made him crazy!!!! Thank G-D he decided to stop taking it and within no time he found a curriculum that best suited his very high IQ. Today he is in the top 11% of his group and won the Millenium Bursary due to his outstanding contribution in the realm of Film/TV etc. I say it again WE as parents have to give our children the SPACE to develop what it is they innately feel is important to them pertaining to choosing a vocation and not what WE think they should be doing. Indigo Children have specifically come to our world on a Mission and each one knows what it is they have to do here in order to make our World a better place.....they are our future and will shape the World differently to what it is today! They have come with the KNOWLEDGE!

Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Monday, November 14, 2005 9:14:04 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Howdy, the Cruise Newsletter is out and already quite a few people have made their reservations. Keep in mind that the $350 deposit is 100% refundable up until the end of May. If you are even thinking of going, you have nothing to lose to reserve your place.

I plan on sending out a Newsletter Thursday with the final 6 Traveling Partners. Still some things to be worked out. Best wishes to all, Richard Roe

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:08:40 AM  
dragonflyfilly said...

Hey, soft_rain,

loved the joke about the parrot...
it must have been a pirate ship, eh?

cheers,
pj

p.s. any news on the lucky 6?

cheers,
pj

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 11:23:58 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Hi All, I just wanted to say a great big thank you to Suzanne aka mtnflowers for all her patience and help with my blog and picture.

THANK YOU SUZANNE!!!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 12:11:57 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Aye,Aye says me...I'm home from the sea (well, lake...but that doesn't rhyme) My sister and I went to Joplin shopping and did a bunch of flee markets and garage sales. We played Mexican dominoes but I didn't get to see the new bachelor....he's still not unmarried and the soon to be x was in town picking up stuff she wants so he felt like he should stick around so she didn't get stuff that she wasn't supposed to. Oh well...just remember Richard...if you get desperate I'm still available...I'm Frisky, Fitter than some, and there are those who think I'm fabulous (the blind guy who lives next door)....Soft Rain I love the cruise jokes...LOL...Linda in Tuson it looks like old times having you back in your #1 position. Stay around..I miss you when you're not here. Jane I got your card...I love it...I think I'll frame it. It goes with my Mary, Mary Quite Contrary colletion. I'm trying to get my daughter to go with me on the Alaska cruise. She's always wanted to go there so I hope she can. I've gotta go watch the country music awards. Later....MM

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:17:53 PM  
leslie said...

With apologies to all blondes everywhere (I have two blonde daughters), I absolutely have to post this. Just received it and howled! Here goes:

A young blonde woman decides to try horseback riding, even though she has had no lessons or prior experience. She mounts the horse,
unassisted, and the horse immediately springs into! action. As it gallops along at a steady and rhythmic pace, the blonde begins to slip from the saddle. In terror, she grabs for the horse's mane, but cannot get a firm grip. She tries to throw her arms around the horse's neck, but she slides down the side of the horse anyway! The horse gallops along, seemingly impervious to its' slipping rider. Finally, losing her frail grip, the blonde attempts to leap away from the horse and throw herself to safety. Unfortunately, her foot becomes entangled in the stirrup, and she is now at the mercy of the horse's pounding hooves as her head is struck against the ground over and over and over.

As her head is battered against the
ground and she is mere moments away from unconsciousness, to her great fortune, Frank, the WalMart greeter, sees her and unplugs the horse.

Hope you all find it as funny as I did! :D Now back to report cards - UGH!

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 4:31:32 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Dreamweaver18/Val, I am just reading your post regarding the "Indigo Children". I wish I had seen this program. One of the things I have really appreciated about this blog is all the new things one can learn. Now I am learning Indigo Children. I want to commend your most brilliant son for taking a stand against being drugged with Ritalin. What a wonderful boy he must be. You and your son are correct in recognizing the destruction these SSRI drugs are causing. My son, Bobby, now 38, was also diagnosed as, I forgot what. I would not allow any labels to be put on my sons, and I would not allow anyone to put him on Ritalin. He was not hyeractive then and is not now. He was different. So what!! This different boy went on to be quite accomplished. He writes for POB Railroad magazine, he works for a hugh high tech company in architectural drafting and engineering, and this same child is one they said could not learn. What a joke. He is so brilliant. Now back to your wonderful son and his accomplishments. You see, we are going to have to rely on kids like your son to put a stop to this drugging of our kids and everyone else for that matter. If you will accept my suggestion, I will refer you to the ICFDA, International Coalition for Drug Awareness, headed up by Dr. Ann Blake Tracy, and there are many others involved in this movement, including me. Some of the others are Dr. Peter Breggin, Dr. Lorraine Day, and the person that developed the binding process that started this insanity. I forgot the name, but she/he has admited what a terrible mistake was made. Please get Tracy's book "Prozac, Panacea or Pandora", and she will send you a copy of "Our Serotonin Nightmare". Her book is quite inexpensive considering the price of books these days. I was so happy to read your post and your story about the "Indigo Children" and about your son's accomplishments. Go to Drug Awareness, or ICFDA, or type in Ann Blake Tracy. You will find an 800 number to order and all the info you will need.
Thank you for sharing your great story with all of us. My heart is full. I don't know your son, but I am so proud of him. All my best wishes to you. Looks like you have three really tremdous children, Val. I wonder why?
Your children's generation will be the ones to put a stop to this SSRI drug debacle. They will have to fight the very powerful pharmacuetical industry and they will have to fight teachers who are not qualified to be diagnosing kids, and they will have to stop governments from this systematic genocide. This blog is not really a venue for this type of writing, but I just had to give special recognition to YOU AND YOUR SON.
Jane

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:20:58 PM  
JanieGirl said...

I am back again! Thanks, Richard and Joe for not erasing my previous post. I know this subject has nothing to do with romance, cruises and fun, but it so very important, and Joe is still raising his little ones. Val, back in 1976, a few years before your son was born, I read an article by Arlene Silberman entitled "If They Say Your Child Can't Learn". It came from an article she had published in McCall's. This was one of the many writings I read, and it was excellent. We must stop listening to unqualified people who diagnose our children and grandchildren, and we must stop listening to those who line their greedy pockets by drugging OUR KIDS AND OUR GRAND KIDS. We have to become more aware and put a stop to this. My grandson wants to be an astronaut, and I don't want him flying around up there with people on this class of drug. It's unsafe. Well, enough of this interesting subject. I am now going to read all the news about the cruises, romance and fun. Thanks for letting me post these most important memos. I have been off the blog for several days so I am making up for lost time. Richard and Joe, when are we going to have the "Men's Blog" up and going?
Thanks,
Jane

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 6:48:48 PM  
JUMP 8 said...

janiegirl--i know very little about dreamweavers childrens' history and would not comment on psychic children,of course. but i would like to clarify that SSRI drugs (selective seratonin reuptake inhibitors) are antidepressents and are not in the same class as ritalin which is a stimulant and used primarily for children with ADHD. adults with ADHD are usually treated with any number of other drugs or simply through councelling, using guides to help them learn coping skills. but the two groups of drugs are totally different and have totally different uses. not all cases are the same and each child/adult must be dealt with separately. i have a child who graduated at the bottom of his class yet had 800's in both his college boards and couldn't get into college. after using a combination of drug therapy and therapy for coping skills he eventually went to an ivy league college and graduated summa cum laude. so it can be too easy making generalities. each child must be dealt with seperately and simply suggesting that ssri or ritalin are "bad" drugs is not the case. they saved my son's life. he now has a phenomenal job and life due to the work done and use of ritalin. so each case is different.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:33:59 PM  
JUMP 8 said...

just an addendum here--not all those people who are perscribing these drugs are "nuts" my son's dr. was a harvard professor dr. Edward M. Hallowell, who in fact suffered from ADHD himself and wrote what is considered the "bible" on ADHD "Driven to Distraction" which spent multiple years on the NY Times best seller list because apparantly people were concerned about problems that they felt made them abnormal, only to find out they were perfectly normal and there were ways to cope with some of the difficulties.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005 10:41:06 PM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

SONNET OF THE MOON...
by Charles Best, 1608

Look how the pale Queen
of the silent night
doth cause the ocean
to attend upon her,

And he,
as long as she is in sight,
with his full tide
is ready here to honor;

But when the silver wagon of
The Moon
is mounted up so high he cannot follow,
the sea calls home
his crystal waves to morn,
and with low ebb
doth manifest his sorrow...

So you that are sovereign
of my heart
have all my joys attending
on your will,

When you return, their tide
my heart doth fill.

So as you come and as you depart,
joys ebb and flow within my tender heart.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 2:13:18 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hello Jump8, I did not say that the people prescribing these SSRI drugs, like Ritalin, are nuts. Those are your words. The ADHD, ADD and the others labels they are using to sell drugs are numerous. Your son's condition used to be called LD, and these so called learning disabled kids were given drugs. We are all free to believe what ever we want. Have you ever read any of Tracy's works? My son had all the Beatle's songs memorized before age two. He taught himself the railroad system from riding around in a car with me and this older and younger brother. He taught himself to draw the map of the U.S. and taught himself all the cities that had duplicate names, all before the age of seven. And, they are going to tell me my son can't learn and needs to be on Ritalin. HOG WASH!! Of course we are talking about sons and daughters of very high intellect, the space race genius' residing in Huntsville, Al. The teachers and M.D.'s had a difficult time keeping up with this type of intelligence so, it became popular to drug the kids because they were active. LITTLE BOYS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE ACTIVE!!
Of course, there will always be those who do need drugs and if administered properly and monitored correctly, then we have a different story. Oh! Jumb8, Ritalin is definately a serotonergic drug. Not all SSRI or SSRI combinations have to be anti-depressants. You should really read Tracy's works and the works of the others I mention in my post to Val. Tracy does not have an agenda, and none of the pharmacueticals line her pockets nor the others I mention. The subject of SSRI drugs is a very complicated and what a couple of posts on a blog accomplishes is just a drop in the bucket, Jump8. One must educate herself and read all sides of the story. But, most importantly, we must not drug our kids to make life easier for ourselves or the teachers. This SSRI drug lunacy does not only involve our children. READ, READ, READ, and perhaps it will become clear to you. Those of us who have clear minds, minds that are free from SSRI drugs can think and see clearly what is happening. I wish you and your son "All the Best",
Jane

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 4:53:51 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Skywatcher/Ella, good to hear from you and as always to read the writings you send to us. Are you still on tour? Are you on the moon? Best Wishes, Jane

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 5:08:52 AM  
Merry Mary said...

I just read Val's letter about Indigo children. I worked as a doctor's assistant in the early 60's and I believe that's when the drug sales men started detailing the doctor's on ritalin. Of course each person is unique but I remember it worked as speed on some and calmed others. I think they also gave it to horses to make them run faster in races which became against the law. I know medicine certainly serves a good purpose but if prescribed wrong it can also be harmful with the side effect ,death...They say doctor's burry their mistakes.(so true) We also had problems with thorazine and it's side effects on certain patients. Then there was fridged women who came in wanting shots of testostrone...it turned them on to sex but their voices got deep and they grew whiskers. The doctor I worked for was a wonderful person who doctored clinically and couldn't stand for people to be in pain thus got many hooked on narcotics and amphetamines. Now you can get so much junk on the street and don't really know what you're getting. It's really scarry. I'm going to go meet my kids at the nursing home and visit my soon to be 101 year old father in law and then take them to Freddie's...a Lebonese restraunt in Sapulpa...starts out with vegies and humas, then taboli, cabbage rolls, ribs and balogni and salad and then big baked potaoe and steak that I usually bring home because I'm so full from the hordevores. I hope everyone out there in Chick a dee land and Richard and Joe and Umbreto have a marvelous, happy Wed. Lots of Peace, Joy and Love to all...MM in Tulsa, Ok.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 6:08:12 AM  
JanieGirl said...

dreamweaver18/Val, I just could not stand it any longer. I had to research your "Indigo Child". WOW!! I did a short Microsoft search and the first thing I saw was this, and I quote, "The Indigo Child is a boy or girl who displays a new and unusual set of psychological attributes revealing a pattern of behavior generally undocumented before". End of quote. Now what this tells me (only initially) because I have to do much more research, is that these highly unusual, gifted, free thinking, GREAT children will make the changes I see that are so desparately needed. They will accept no drugs to raise a test score, they will not except shallow thinking, and they will be who they are meant to be. UNDRUGGED. Thank you so much Val, and thank you for your son. Anderson Cooper is the same age as my Bobby, 38. He is quite bright and started his research on the Indigo Child because of his older brother's suicide, which Anderson blamed on prescription drugging. Your post has been invaluable to me. Perhaps many have heard of these Indigo Children, I had not, but now I will be looking to them to change this now hopeless situation perpetrated by the drug companies. I am thinking that this may just be Mother Nature's gift to the world, these wonderful children. My Bob is older, so is Anderson, and of course I am and we cannot be Indigo Childen, but we sure as heck can recognize them!! WOW, I am so pleased. See what this blog does to increase the intellect of it's viewers, and those of us with open and clear, undrugged minds will surely pick up on this discovery. Thanks Val. Joe, are you reading all this. You might just have some Indigo Children!!
Now, I have to continue my research and discovery. I see new hope and I can now see a safer world for my little John, my grandson so when he flys into space he will fly with others that have subscribed to the thinking of our "Indigo Children", and not the altered minds of SSRI thinkers. Jane

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:20:40 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Been very busy so apologies for not spending time here. Hope you all received the cruise newsletter! Richard and I spent a lot of time organizing it and getting all the correct information on it. It took many, many hours. It is a very detailed process. After reading so much about Holland America Lines and Alaska, depending on the kid's schedules this summer, we're going too!

I just deleted a comment from a former "anon" who calls herself "integrity". She posted erroneous information about the Alaska cruises. The one thing she did state was to research carefully cruises from Holland America and any other cruise you may be interested in. Please be an informed consumer. If you like what Richard has put together for you as a group- go with it!! If you find another cruise, another cruise line, another destination more to your liking- go with it!!

What is going to make this whole experience special, above and beyond the great experience on Holland America Lines, is you will be part of an exclusive group. You will be doing things together that no one else on the ship will be able to do. And, having been at both Meet the Senior Bachelor Events, it is going to be a lot of fun- sure to be an experience of a lifetime!

Thanks, everyone. Browsed through the comments. Very interesting stuff.

The final 6 newsletter will be coming sometime this week!

Take care,

-joe

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 12:00:18 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Howdy Y'all ;)

JANIEGIRL: you are so sweet and passionate about the flooding of drugs on the market, so am I, in fact my doctor is quite upset with me at present as she cannot understand why I do not condone the use of drugs! I look for alternative methods such as the Homeopathic Remedies should the need arise! It can take years before a specific drug on the market is deemed dangerous and I for one do not want to take any chances! My body is 100% free of medication. I take Vitamin C, 2 Garlic Oil Capsules, drink lots of milk for my Calcium intake and lots of bottled water too, Nature Walks and Yoga...everything in moderation!

SKYWATCHER "ELLA" MOONGODDESS
Thank you for the beautiful MOON poem, of course it struck a chord deep within, had to wipe a tear or two off m' cheek ;) Goes without saying :) Nice to 'see' you again;)

SOFT_RAIN: thank you again for the interesting and thought provoking information on the 'Caul'
Your jokes have me chuckling, as usual!

MERRYMARY: you are sooo cute....by the way the word is 'frigid' not fridged ;) I am not laughing at you but find it thoroughly amusing to read your posts, very sweet and innocent!

JOE: we have an interesting unfoldment of opinions arising out of mentioning The 'Indigo Children'....yours are too, of that I am sure! All Children born into the World at this time carry within their DNA a consciousness that will alter the present consciousness of the World as we know it. I see it in my three Children as you will see it in yours and so it is with ALL of us who are Parents. No Child is better than the other irrespective of Race Colour or Creed, they ALL have ONE HEART and Common Goal for the betterment of Humankind! I loved Mattie Stepanik, he was here for a short while and did what he needed to do, what a mind, a PeaceMaker supreme. There are many others that is why we ALL need to 'take stock' and recognise the Gifts our Children bring into the World, they are our leaders of tomorow.

While we may or may not agree with all that is shared on this blog, it is nice to see the level of respect and dignity considering that we are 'in Richard's livingroom' as he so eloquently put it a while back!

Tomorow is the big day...final countdown to the 'six fabulous females' Paula hope you've got y' bags packed girl ;)

Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
val the gal

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 12:54:25 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Ok Val...I can't spell worth a darn...but you know"cold natured women" is what I mean....Definitely has never been my problem...I do take a little bitty estrogen pill tho and high blood pressure medicine too. The doctor said I could probably quit if I'd loose to 100 pounds and run a mile every day so I doubt that happens. Soft Rain I loved the parrot joke. I know a magician that works several cruice lines so I copied and pasted it and sent it to Patti Beth (his wife) who is the leader for Grand Travelers at my bank at Grove. Janie you sound very ,very intelligent. I just ate a bunch of my man catching fudge so I gotta go catch a man now. Next time I'll get the right size evaporated milk but during the mean time it's awfully good with a spoon. MM

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 1:53:35 PM  
Marty said...

Willemina,

Not sure how you go to different blog sites and say different things than you do here?

What is the reason/purpose for that?

Wednesday, November 16, 2005 11:42:31 PM  
willemina said...

Marty,
I'm not sure what you are referring to? What have I said here that I've contradicted on another blog?

I guess I don't understand why you always want to argue a point to death. I said that I feel like "some" ladies act like jealous ex-girlfriends. I never said it was you..so why are you jumping in to defend yourself?( and who are "we"?)
I have gotten 33 e-mails agreeing with me..(although I am not looking for approval from anyone.) I have also gotten 4 e-mails disagreeing with me and explaining to me why some of the ladies may act as they do...some have opened my eyes to be a little more sensitive. After all, I do not know these ladies histories' and some may have good reason to be angry. I appreciate all of the comments and take them to heart.

My life has not always been a bed of roses. I'm a hard working middle class single woman. I am very happy with my life just the way it is right now but the whole concept of the SB adventure appealed to me. I do love to travel and when this opportunity came along, I went for it. I saw this as a wonderful way to see the world and have someone else pay the expenses.

Richard has made his choice of travel partners...I am not one of them...oh well, that's okay...life will go on and I will continue to live a very fulfilled life. Maybe someday I will meet someone special, maybe not. I'll be open to any opportunities that await me...just in case.

End of subject...

Thursday, November 17, 2005 3:47:03 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

well, I’m back and typing one-handed. I have cubital tunnel syndrome now after my last 10 hour PC session—I’m working on healing it. I can’t live without the orgasm of word smithy. Anchorage was fabulous. EMS symposium was great and I raised my level of knowledge and learned tons about toxicity, weapons of convenience, the physiology of vehicle crashes and so much I’ve needed to know about designer drugs that I believe rip the fabric of our communities. I saw four productions and a museum documentary about Cuban nationals immigration. I spent my 50th Birthday wonderfully. I had sex with Richard! HAHAHAHAHAH At this point any Richard will do. This one was a satanic Jimmy Carter Richard and it was safe sex. Very safe. I kept my clothes on, he didn’t. I’m so proud of myself. I had sushi and green tea ice cream served in angel food cups. I got into a sold out production of CABARET and had the best seat in the house at MAD MYRNA’s up on the raised platform solidly packed with lesbians in their finest runway garb. Gahzd whast fun! My waitress was Misty Dawn, (a taller version of Gael,) a gorgeous no-nonsense exotic human being with mile high hair and an incredible décolletage. I did not even bother to look for an adam’s apple as “her” personality was so impressive and regally imposing and her rich baritone, a dead give-away. She had me at “what can I get you tonight?”!
The acting was superb. I knew most of the actors except the Sally Bowles character which was done SO WELL and totally Liza that it made me cry. The costumery and choreography left nothing to be desired. It was unbelievable. Cabaret inside a cabaret- The biggest Gay bar north of the 61st meridian. The couple of hundred loud and mostly young gay men and the pounding disco version of Axel F in the adjacent bar area did not even distract but added to the experiential reality of the likeness of Berlin 1935 to America 2005. It was one of those “singing and dancing all the way back to the hotel” nights. I love my life and I love the times of freedom I live in. Und Cabaret, und Cabaret , und Cab-ar-et! On a somber note, tattooed man shot himself in the head day before yesterday. Damn it. We are having debriefing tonight. I don’t think divorce, 3 DUI’s a broken neck, effects of depression medication, living in a small crappy apartment and loneliness is worth all that, do you? I wanted to make him dinner. He had gorgeous eyes, was bald—like a sexy Uncle Festor. One night with me and he’d of had a new outlook on the universe. I got a blood splash on my eye and have to do infection control now --So much for safe sex and rescuing drunk drivers. I didn’t want to let go of his feet but at least the bag was a bright festive neon orange and not black, und Cabaret und Cabaret und Cabaret . . .

Thursday, November 17, 2005 7:47:11 PM  

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