Sunday, February 26, 2006


I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for "rooting" me along the way. It's now Sunday afternoon and my son, Chris, just drove me back from the hospital. The doctor believes all went well, and now the news I am waiting for is tomorrow's pathology report.

Again, my sincere thanks for your continuing support.

I am so happy to see the revival of the blog and some new commenters. I'm a little tired right now, so I will rest up and then will work on next weeks Newsletter. Bye for now, Richard


willemina said...

Welcome Home Richard
I know that your family and friends are going to take good care of you...I hope you'll accept their thoughtfulness and realize that it also helps them to cope by helping you in any way they can.
That's what family and friends do

Sunday, February 26, 2006 1:55:32 PM  
wanderlust said...

Ditto willemina!
Wishing you speedy recovery!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006 1:59:50 PM  
KarenJW said...

Hello Richard!

Glad you're home, hope you are in good spirits. Give yourself a break and don't worry about the newsletter. We don't mind if you skip a week. I hope you are up and about and your old self soon. You seem to be well on the path to recovery.

Hello Willemina, thanks for the e-mail! Have a great time next week!


Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:04:32 PM  
willemina said...

Just reading up on the previous blog...
I love your new picture...very flattering.

Hello to nice to hear from you. I hope you're feeling better and that the weather has cleared up. We are expecting rain in my area of California later today and it's supposed to clear by Tuesday. I hope so...even though we could use the rain. A few of the ladies and I are going to meet later this week in LA.

Merry Mary
You are so right about how others can help who have gone through similar experiences in life. Sometimes I am at a loss for words. I want to give comfort but feel unqualified at times. All I can do is offer my condolences and prayers to those who are hurting and I DO believe that prayer can work miracles in our lives...and all we have to do is Believe

Hello to Wanderlust and Karen
I'll post some pictures on my blog when we return...

Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:11:32 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard and welcome home! I just took a break from adding up marks for upcoming report cards and thought I'd check in. So good to hear you're home. You'll feel SO much better sleeping in your own bed. Accept all the help you need, but remember not to milk it. LOL :D Seriously, though, we're still rooting for that pathology report to be A-okay. See you soon :D

Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:12:09 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello Richard!
There is no place like home
Wishing you good health and renewed strength and vitality!
Welcome Home!

Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:37:17 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Andreas Boccelli singing a beautiful song today at the Olympic Closing Ceremonies:
"We shine, all we have to do is BELIEVE"
You will heal and be back on track again sooner than you think!
You Shine!

Sunday, February 26, 2006 2:44:42 PM  
soft_rain said...


You are and shall remain,


x x x

Monday, February 27, 2006 3:46:22 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Volunteer work is very rewarding and looks good on your resume, not that I have needed one as my work has always been 'by word of mouth' through volunteering!
There was a time a few years ago when I was financially able to work as a volunteer on a full-time basis for approx. 2 years for a charitable organization. It is truly a feeling of contributing towards making our world a better place. Initially I thought of only making a donation and that would suffice, it was not enough, I had to 'be there' physically and THAT made the world of difference!
So to ALL who have the time on their hands and are financially able to do so, a suggestion....VOLUNTEER and make a difference in our world!
Have a lovely day!
Senior Bachelorette:)
p.s. even just one day or an evening a week volunteering makes a BIG difference!

Monday, February 27, 2006 5:45:36 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Good morning Richard, Joe and all the Chickadees in RRland. Last week it was ice and snow here and this week it's supposed to be in the upper 60's and 70's...We have all kinds of weather in Oklahoma. Richard....a tip from this still recovering surgery patient. I went out Thur. , Fri., and Sat. with different friends,one afternoon at casino, one shopping and 3rd day movie and out to eat. I thought I felt like it but it caught up yesterday and did I hurt. I took double doses of even tho you think you feel like doing things....take your time...something I'm not too good at. I'm hoping and praying for a good lab report for you today.Lady Jane has inspired me and I am working on a book...a children's book so that will keep me quiet for a bit. Much Love to all,MM

Monday, February 27, 2006 7:06:36 AM  
Merry Mary said...

I got this form a friend today...Quite timely for Angies story so have a little laugh to start the day.
Ray Nagin, the mayor of New Orleans, was asked his views on Roe vs. Wade.
He said he didn't care how people got back to their houses.

Monday, February 27, 2006 7:10:16 AM  
Karla said...

Hooray!!! You're home and not feeling too badly, considering the surgery ordeal!! Give yourself plenty of time to recoup....take care of YOU!!!
Waiting with bated breath, as is everyone else, for the pathology report today....positive vibes emminating from all of us for sure!
I agree, no newsletter this week would be perfectly acceptable, unless of course it aids in your recovery by redirecting your thoughts.
Warm and fuzzy thoughts for you RR
Ciao, Karla

Monday, February 27, 2006 8:44:26 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Merry Mary,

I loved the Roe vs. Wade. The first time I read it I thought how odd he did not know that....then I read it again and a had a hardy laugh!!!

Thanks for the good start to my day!


Monday, February 27, 2006 9:52:15 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

To The Ayers Family:
My thoughts and Prayers go out to all of you.
The pain that your carry is hard to describe
The loss of a loved one, especially a Child
Through the pain, there is joy
For the Blessing of this Boy
His memory will live on through time
His name revered by our Creator Divine
They say the good die young
Dylan basks in the brilliant Light of the Sun
He will always be around you
Days and Nights to comfort you

Written by Valerie

Thoughts and Prayers go out to you during the funeral tomorow Tuesday February 28th

Monday, February 27, 2006 12:57:30 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dear Richard!
Waiting in anticipation to hear from you and that the prognosis is a good one. May all your worries be little ones and your days filled with wonder and awe as you grow stronger. You have slayed this dragon, you warrior you!
Keep up the good fight for you are winning this battle!
Senior Bachelorette:)

Monday, February 27, 2006 1:09:08 PM  
Chandra said...

Welcome home, Richard. Now, just relax and take good care of yourself and I know that is tough for you to do. "It's tough to keep a good man down." But, know that if you pace yourself you will have a much better chance at getting back to normal faster. Be very grateful that you have such good friends and family to take care of you and just let them feel helpful for a change.
God speed for your recovery and let's all hope for good news with the results.

Monday, February 27, 2006 3:06:30 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ooops..error in my message to The Ayers...correction:'the pain that you carry'
Love Valerie

Monday, February 27, 2006 6:24:23 PM  
REDTBIRD said...

WILLEMIA glad you like the pictures it was taken at the beach with my G-kids at 9 am and fuzzy beach hair & no make up. It was the old time pictures and what a kick it was. We all laughed so had.
I'm going down to see linda Graham on the 10th. How far away do you live from there?

Monday, February 27, 2006 6:50:41 PM  

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