Monday, January 23, 2006

Hello from RR

Hi folks, Joe, and Stuart (our wonderful publicist and marketing expert) and I are hard at work trying to arrange some great social events.You all know that we are trying to get more good men involved with the cruises and other get-togethers.. This is one of the major reasons we have sought out great people to work with, and thus far that has been Holland America Lines and PerfectMatch. Both of these organizations appeal to audiences, generally, 45 and over. Joe and Stuart and I have conference calls with the Marketing Departments of both companies this week. Bottom line on all of this.....To provide ways for "us" to have fun. To meet new and exciting men and women, to travel, to share stories, and support each other when needed. I never thought I would be one of the beneficiaries of the latter!!!!

Tomorrow's Newsletter has the tentative Subject of.....Surgery+The Royal Family of Monaco. Please try to have your friends and work associates sign up for the weekly Newsletters. It only takes 30 seconds. The more the merrier!! Bye for now, Richard Roe


KarenJW said...

Hello Richard,
Glad to see that you seem to be in good spirits. We do need something exciting to spark up conversation on the blog again. I'm looking forward to the new Newsletter.

Richard, you are really quite a guy to be sharing your fight with all of us; this is a time when folks usually close ranks and fiercely protect their privacy. I know I appreciate your candor. Thanks for being you.

P.S.- Hello, Joe! Good to hear from you,also.

Monday, January 23, 2006 4:00:01 PM  
Nancy said...

Hi Richard and Ladies of the Blog -

I'm still interested in the Alaskan cruises and wrote to Shawn with some questions a week ago and haven't heard back yet. (Is this the correct email address:

I hope all is going well with your health issues. I'm glad you're being proactive in finding out the best way to proceed.

Nancy in Ohio

Monday, January 23, 2006 4:07:03 PM  
CallmeLin said...

Thank you Richard, Joe and Stuart, I am savoring your thoughts....

To provide ways for "us" to have fun

To meet new and exciting men and women

To travel

To share stories

To support each other when needed

What a wonderful group to belong to Thank you Richard

Monday, January 23, 2006 4:08:02 PM  
leslie said...

Good to hear you're in such a good state of mind, Richard. And that you're still thinking about US and how to promote your dream of romance and adventure for seniors! GASP! To think we're seniors - or almost! It's always such a shock to look in the mirror and see my mother looking back at me! LOL Yesterday, we celebrated my Dad's 85th birthday -poor old soul is really starting to slow down.

Well, our winter here has been one of the worst in history - we almost broke a 50-year record for rain! It's SO damp, even when it's not raining. So...I'm going to try to talk my principal into giving me my 2 personal days and head down to Arizona to be part of the "reunion" there. Aah...I'm SO looking forward to the warmth!

Good to hear from you, too, Joe. You have always been such a great part of Richard's team.

Well, off to a school meeting tonight - a teacher's work (like a mother's) is never done!

Monday, January 23, 2006 5:17:23 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To Nancy in Ohio, Shawn has been very busy. A lot of people are singing up for the cruises to Alaska. I am about to send out a large Newsletter just to the folks who signed up for the cruise Newsletter, and that's over 4,000 people!! Send me an e-mail at with the cruise you want and I can expedite your reservation. You would be very wise to contact me asap. Cheers, Richard Roe

Monday, January 23, 2006 5:29:09 PM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

Just a quick note to say Hello! Been very busy with kid's sports and work. Richard is back in full swing and is energized by focusing on promoting Romance and Adventure mission. We should have some fun things cooking in a few weeks for everyone so stay tuned!

Merry Mary, glad your surgery went well. Hugs from California!

Umberto- so glad you made it home safely! I am so grateful you decided to stay with my family while you were in Manhattan Beach. You made such a terrific impression on my kids and now they can hardly wait to visit you in Italy at Christmas (if you are there!) You really helped to open their eyes to the world! We are keeping your beloved surf board safe and hope to get it to you soon.

Got to run. Hugs all around!


Monday, January 23, 2006 5:52:08 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha RR, Joe, Co. and bloggers ;)
A Miracle Story:
My Rabbi/Teacher...Dean Of the Kabbalah Centres around the world and living in L.A. had a Brain Stem Stroke last September and Drs. told his Wife Karen Berg that He would have to remain on Life Support and to let them know when to 'pull the plug' so to speak!
WELL GUESS WHAT? He is alive and well to tell the story after a dire prognosis due to the severity of the stroke affecting his 'motor skills' etc. He is a LIVING MIRACLE and Drs. are totally baffled at his rapid recovery.
He has resumed normal Speech and use of his 'Motor Skills' etc.
NOTHING IS IMPOSSIBLE when we have CERTAINTY and rise above whatever it is. WE are our OWN HEALERS and can overcome anything and everything! THE FIRE WITHIN!
I just HAD to share this MIRACLE!
RR to you too...remember YOU SHINE!

MERRY/MARY: nice to see you back on the blog...luv to you!

Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, January 23, 2006 7:02:09 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD,JOE & GANG, Good to hear from all of you. I know your all working very hard for all of us so we'll have the best time of our lives. I'm glad so many have already signed up it will be a BLAST.

Monday, January 23, 2006 8:53:05 PM  
leslie said...

Nancy Which of the Alaska cruises are you going on?

Monday, January 23, 2006 9:23:24 PM  
Nancy said...

Hi Leslie -

I haven't decided yet. I'd like whichever has the best cabin for avoiding motion sickness (if there IS such a cabin), so I'm awaiting word on that. Meanwhile, I have a bracelet which works well, but I've never been on a cruise, so I'm trying to cover all bases.

Are you already scheduled for the second cruise?

Nancy in Ohio

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:40:49 AM  
leslie said...

Nancy The other time I cruised, I was a bit concerned about motion sickness, too. But, once on board, I never felt a thing. They say that cabins in the middle are the best to avoid it, in case there is some rough water. I'm not at all concerned about that any more now.

I'm not booked yet because I'm waiting for one more friend to just double check she can get the time off work. We might triple up in a larger cabin but I'm waiting for Richard to send out the list of people looking for a roomie before I make a final decision. I hope soon.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:51:05 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

RICHARD Loved the new letter. One of my favorite subjects. Glad to hear you set a date for surgery. It's so madding when you have to wait.
Good luck

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:21:33 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard! As I said to you earlier, you do have a talent for writing. I really enjoyed reading your latest newsletter and look forward to reading more. I just popped something in the mail for you - should take about a week. Let me know when it arrives, okay? Take care.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 11:23:30 AM  
Don in CA said...

Hi Richard: Just a quick note to wish you the very best with the upcoming surgery--and all your adventures after that!

Don and Marcia Wolochow

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:27:12 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hi Richard, Joe and all blogging!
Richard, Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier's Fairytale has always been an example of True Love!(reminds me of the song: "When I give to you and you give to me, True Love, True Love, for you and I have a Guardian Angel on High with nothing to do, from this moment it will always be, Love Forever True") I may not have the words in the proper sequence but ya get the gyst of it ;) Did Grace sing that song with Bing Crosby in one of her movies?
One of my very favourites! If anyone knows all the words to that song, I would appreciate it ;)
I LOVE hearing all about this delightful fairytale and the funny anecdotes that you weave into the story is quite delightful Richard!
Thank you for sharing
Senior Bachelorette:)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 12:55:17 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ooops....P.S. Richard will hold you in my prayers on the day of your surgery, look out for a very special pocket book in the mail!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:00:19 PM  
Vicki In Brazil said...


Finally! Surgery is scheduled and a doctor selected. I know you did your research and I hope you now find some solace in knowing that you've taken your first major step on your road to recovery. Stay positive and know that many of us will continue to hold you in our thoughts and prayers.

Thanks for the great writing and the fabulous pictures of your Monoco family.



Tuesday, January 24, 2006 1:47:10 PM  
JosieM said...

Richard, I'm so glad to hear you're starting on the road to getting better. It won't take long. The stories about your life with the royal family were great. However, I was not able to see the photos in the newsletter. Is there somewhere else to see them?

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 2:39:26 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Folks, A few people have told me they were not able to view the pictures in today's newsletter. Try this first. At the bottom of the newsletter you will see ...HTML....and next to that..... edit on there and see if you can figure out how to get the pictures up. This works 99% of the time. Starting tomorrow the Newsletter will be on the newsletter page on and you can see the pictures there. Bye for now, Richard Roe

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 3:43:34 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

More info if your Newsletter does not show the pictures. When you click on ...edit preferences (see previous comment), when the new page opens, look at the bottom, and the odds are you are blocking what the computer think are spam pictures. Click not block. RR

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 5:55:35 PM  
Linda P. said...

Hi Richard,
I'm glad to hear you finally have a date set for your upcoming surgery. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Like I said before, you are a survivor!! Your positive attitude will be one of your greatest benefits.

For those that are taking the cruise and worried about being motion sick. On the ship, we give out Meclizine, which you can get at the front office, or else in the infirmary. (No charge for the Meclizine).

Linda P.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:19:28 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hi Richard, Posse and Bloggettes!
The movie featuring Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby singing that amazing song True Love is 'High Society' How prophetic it was for her to be in a movie called 'High Society' when it became a reality
for her as Princess Grace. She exuded an air of such countenance, finesse and gentleness, refined beauty yet very strong in character!
Grace was my Role Model in addition to my Mother and Father of course! I always admired her since as far back as I am able to remember! She was THE example of what it meant to be a LADY with her high cheekbones/chiseled features and beautiful posture!
She had an irredescent glow about her!
Thank you again for sharing this fairytale with us! I admire how positive you are when mentioning your ex. that is admirable. I have only positive things to say about my Children's Father too, they were born out of PURE LOVE!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:39:16 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Val, You are undoubtedly one of the sweetest and nicest ladies alive. You have such a great attitude. I love to read your comments. Leslie, I too look in the mirror and see my mom looking back at me. She was such a saint tho and that I'm not. Thanks for the well wishes. I am doing good. My sister will be here until this week end so I'm getting beat playing Mexican dominoes and very spoiled. Richard....the worse thing about my surgery was the dry mouth and I guess the breathing thing caused part of that and left a couple of blisters in my mouth which I doctored with glyoxided and they're gone now. Take care all my sisters of the blog. Joe, why don't you think about taking us with you to Italy??? I've always wanted to go there since Three Coins in a Fountain and Roman Holiday. I imagine you will be wanting alone time with your family tho. Love to all, MM XXXOOO

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 7:06:26 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hi Richard, Joe, Posse, Sisters and Brothers :)
Oy Vey.....the wind they call Mariah is howlin' outside m' window....50 to 70 Klm winds t'day and tomorow morning -11 and with the wind chill -22!!!!! We are living in the 'deep freeze' zone at the moment :)...gotta laugh !

MERRYMARY: you are such a sweetie and always have positive comments on the blog. Happy to hear that you are slowly bouncing back to 'normality' whatever that means to you;) Keep up the good work!
You Shine too!
Hello M.M.Corbett, how nice that you two gals celebrate with the rest of the world in having your Miss Oklahoma as Miss World, WOW!

My Miracle is that my left arm has healed nicely even though I am told it will never be the same as it was prior to the horrific fall in April 2004. I refuse to listen to that 'stuff' and was determined to excercise the arm back as best I could. The prognosis was very negative after having my second surgery this past June 2005. Dr. told me that it is a MIRACLE that I have the feeling and the use of the arm as he indicated the danger of all the nerves being severed during surgery resulting in paralysis! Well look at me now, I am typing on the computer, and can move all 5 fingers. I do however still experience pain and discomfort but nothing compared to what it was like nearly 2 years ago and being told I was so close to being paralyzed!!!!! I had no idea it was that serious!
'nuff said....gotta practice brevity 'gain (ok ok Richard :)
La Dolce Vida...itz a wonderful life....L'Chaim...To Life!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Wednesday, January 25, 2006 9:00:27 PM  
Mary R said...

Dear Richard,

If I were to complain here, it would be like complaining about the sex and violance on my VCR, so please consider the following as only my opinion:

As interesting as the writings are about your younger years, in keeping with the theme of Promoting Romance and Adventure for people our age, could you also include current History on your most recent travels.
Sure, I read the past brief on the road reports and enjoyed the beautiful chosen pictures!!!
Now that you might have some time, could you fill us in on more of those details and perspectives as observed from mature eyes and thinking, maybe even 'His and Her' views as you experienced them. ie: why you chose some options, what did and didn't work, surprises (Other then the bigest about health), ordinary, unordinary people you encountered, and may also remember for the rest of your life, to also include thoughts about how you would or would not do ------ all over again.
Most important, Richard, as I asked myself after the first time I watched "Pop and Me," "I wonder WHAT he learned?" Besides thanking us as we also are thanking you, Richard, what have you learned?

Barbara Walters might even ask you your current thinking about your origional mission.

Thanks for sharing as you see fit. It is sometimes easier for me to make decisions after seeing what has or didn't work for someone else.

Know that you are Loved and cyberspace Huged by so many of us.

Mary Rose

Thursday, January 26, 2006 3:11:24 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hi Richie Rich, Posse and Bloggers!
Go Ahead....Make My Day ;)
I so look forward to reading the upcoming Newsletters on more of Princess Grace, Prince Rainier and Family whilst living in the Principality Of Monaco. I appreciate you sharing your heartfelt memories from those wonderful joyous years when your boys were 'knee high to a grasshopper'. It is remembering and cherishing all the good stuff that has brought you to where you are today, and your story is a fascinating one!
Thanks for the memories.....
Luv and Hugs
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. Princess Grace and Prince Rainier's story is one of TRUE LOVE and ROMANCE in a fairtytale setting!

Thursday, January 26, 2006 11:53:56 AM  
REDTBIRD said...

Good morning everyone it's a great day here because it's not raining, yet.
I hope you all have agreat day.

Friday, January 27, 2006 8:17:19 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Good afternoon ladies and Richard! My little vacation from missionary work at the Dream Ctr. is over and I'm back full time. There always seem to be someone in crises or some kid having trouble with math or reading. However, it is ecourageing to see so many new volunteers willing to give thier time and money to help out. We serve over 300 people a week with food, medical or legal help. It gets exousting at times but when I get home at night the feeling of peace is very comforting. I'll be glad when Merry Mary gets well enough to help out.

Richard, I'm so glad to have you and your dream team working on ways for us to have more fun in our lives. I hope to goin you on some of the events. You know how I like to kick up my heels and let it all hang out in the dance. Thank you again for all the fun we had last summer. The memories of it all still linger in my heart. One thing I never told the ladies is how you washed all of our feet one by one after a long walk on the beach. You are so worth all the attention you get from the ladies and I hope they too will have the chance to create tender moments with you this summer. M.M. Ccrbett

Friday, January 27, 2006 9:45:34 AM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone! Well, good news and bad news.

Bad news first: my sister has been diagnosed with breast cancer. The doctor told her it's not life-threatening, but she goes in for surgery Feb. 9th. Thankfully, she's an RN and knows all the right people who will do everything in their power for her.

Good news next: I'm going to Arizona - can you hear me singing? I'm so excited, I can't hide it, I'm about to lose control, and I think I like it! Meeting up with some of the ladies from MB for dinner in Tuscon and then back to Phoenix for a few days with good old desertflowers aka desertfox. Tomorrow getting my hair trimmed and a pedicure in preparation. I am SO sick of the cold and damp - an awful winter this year.

Anyone else have any good news to share? Richard when do you plan to send out the list of ladies looking for a room mate on the cruises?

Friday, January 27, 2006 5:06:37 PM  
Lady Base Camp said...

goodnews, yes indeed. I fell in love with a strong, beautiful, blonde young man on the People Mover city bus but I didn't get his name, number, or location, which is also the good news. Together we had a peak experience moment. The conversation we had over the hour was beautiful. He works a stretch of long, lonely, highway down to Mexico as a paramedic and he just had lung surgery, and came to Alaska to see if his lungs could take the cold--- and it was perfect and he loves Alaska and he came here on the spur of the moment before he goes to Iraq to work for Haliburton which I tried to talk him out of. I have written the first scene of a play from this experience. I hope he is no one's son here. If so, more good news is that I didn't take him up to my hotel room, but should have. I may have let my true partner slip right through my fingers and if he ends up on a Gihad website with his head lopped off I will not be able to take it.
One thing about Richard Roe and what a special man he is, was the mystery in who he was and discovering that for ourselves. He is born on the edge of the MATURES generation (1946) and exhibits many of those values; (need for punctuality, hierarchy,large family, Strong value in work , etc., as well as BOOMER qualities. But he likes Aerosmith and for a period, preferred 20's women, which put him in the Generation X'ers (1964-1980). No wonder we were confused in who he really is and it was fun finding out. POP & ME was a brilliant piece. Especially the Julian LEnnon interview and the South African father in recovery. WOW. THis is Richard's true calling in my mind. he has provided a piece of work that is very valuable in the restoration of father son bonding in modern society. He stumbled on a very meaningful and much needed beautiful process, much more valuable than inspiring older folks to skip off through the flowers full of love chemicals. I still don't get the bong scene in POP & ME. That was 1996 post Nancy Reagon. It made me question, will grandpa smoke the Christmas Bong with the Grand kids this year? Family of origin work is one of the steps that therapy provides in healing. The scene at the grave yard where the dirt was fresh revealed that Richard had never received therapy that addressed his grief in a healing way -I don't care how many therapists he may have had, they collected a payment didn't do the job. Also Richard reffered to a mental institution as a "nuthouse" which clearly expressed his lack of confidence in the possibilities of mental health treatment facilities, an appropriate examination for the 60's.

I have found out that I have been looking in the wrong barrel. There are so very few men like Richard with multigenerational values and interests and still within our age group. That choice is not there for us so I am suggesting that you might want to do as I am doing and open yourself to agelessness- stay away from the MILLENIALS, they are likly still in the bimbo phase and even illegal in some cases but GENERATION X deserves some close attention. Bring those hot,young studs home from the mid east and lets give them the dessert away from the desert, the reward they deserve. Ladies, I give you full permission, after all they are men. I can barely watch those bachelor shows now. I like to throw stuff at the TV when the Prince of Paris comes on. Some one tell Richard about SAW PALMETTO-- the naturopathic treatment and CURE for prostate-- And who ever was responsible for sewage release in Manhattan BEACH -- STOP IT!!!! THATS CRIMINAL TAKE CARE ALL

Friday, January 27, 2006 8:59:37 PM  
wanderlust said...


Friday, January 27, 2006 9:46:08 PM  
happy said...

Richard was born in 1941 according to his bio.

Saturday, January 28, 2006 5:00:26 AM  
Skywatcher-'ella' said...

Lady Base Camp...
I love your thinking (writing)... I have great faith in your ability to create something VALUABLE for this world, as well... And, I agree, Pop & Me (Richard & Chris Roe) did just that...

A big fan,

PS- Ground control to 'DREAMWEAVER'... Sending LOVE on a MOONBEAM... :)

Saturday, January 28, 2006 8:43:02 AM  
chicagotricia said...

You remain in my prayers and I hope you have a great trip.
Tricia from Chicago

Wednesday, February 01, 2006 6:54:28 AM  

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