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

Friday, October 21, 2005

Something about sitting on stools...

"I don't know, Richard," I said, "something about sitting on stools?!"

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Explore. Dream. Discover!

Hello Ladies,

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

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

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

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

Good night!


Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Presenting-- The Fabulous Finalists!!

Hot off the presses-- check your email box!

We just sent the Fabulous Finalists Newsletter.


Richard, Joe and Umberto

Sunday, October 16, 2005


I knew 5 months ago, when all of the tapes and biographies were coming in, that I was working with an extraordinary group of women. And the responses I have received from the difficult letter that went out yesterday, put an exclamation point to these feelings. What a show of great manners, class and taste. An A+ in deportment!!!! Joe, Umberto and I, remain hard at work on the the website, and the Newsletter announcing the Finalists. I hope to have the Newsletter out by Tuesday-at least that is our goal-there is still much to be done. Joe has put together a wonderful way for you to get to know the Finalists. Well, back to work.

I played volleyball this morning with 2 of my sons, Chris (the "Me" in Pop&Me) and Gabby. I love all my boys and 7 grandchildren, that's for sure. They treat "POP-POP" very well, indeed. Ciao for now, RR