Thursday, March 09, 2006

Free Phone Information (411)

Hi folks, Time for a new post. I have been entertaining the thought of, from time to time, having subjects not specifically related to Romance and Adventure. Topics of interest to most everybody. I don't know about you, but it bugs me to pay $1-2 for telephone information. Here is a way to get it for free...1-800-FREE-411. You do have to listen to some ads, but I think worth a try. If you have any other interesting money-saving ideas, please make comments below. Ciao, RR


dreamweaver18 said...

Hello RR!
Thanks for the tip....hope it works from here too.
Happy Days!
senior bachelorette:)

Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:13:16 PM  
Debbie said...

Hey - we are attempting to be "internet" savy - and you can just go to 411 on the internet...just an aside - I use it all the time...

That's it...

Thursday, March 09, 2006 12:41:47 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Well, Faith and Begorra Lady O'Jane. Thanks O'Debbie and Richard O'Roe. I need an Irish Saint to smile down on me. I put a bid in on a townhouse...It's a repo and got it. Since Bill died in 1999 this will be my 5th move....Have I lost my mind or what???? Surely I will be happy....It's nearer my kids and my church and lots of my friends. It's back to where I was born...Sapulpa,Ok. It's about 30 min. out of Tulsa. The owner was only 50 something and dropped dead . She only had one son and he's in college and he couldn't make the payments so after sitting vacant for a year it went on the HUD bid list and I bid and got it. Lucky me...really I got a wonderful buy. I told Mary Corbett it was a very quite neigborhood and people were dying to get in....(It's across from a cemetary.) You are all invited to my paint party when I close. It'll be fun. Mary O'Bryan

Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:42:45 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Lady Jane The little trash can can only be seen by you. I think if you want to delete your message you hit your trash can????MM

Thursday, March 09, 2006 1:45:53 PM  
leslie said...

Merry Mary I had to laugh at your post about people dying to get into your new neighbourhood across from the cemetery where you're going to be living in a house where a lady dropped dead. Sorry, but it does seem a bit ironic. But, I truly hope you'll be happy there. Are you on the first or second Alaska cruise? I'm hoping to meet you.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:14:18 PM  
leslie said...

PS: I meant to mention that in the Greater Vancouver area, people only get their "local" directory book and if you need a number outside of your own area, you have to go to the internet to find it OR pay for directory assistance. Lots of people are VERY annoyed by this. I'm lucky I have internet access, but a lot of elderly people don't and it's a real hassle for them.

Thursday, March 09, 2006 3:15:58 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello RR and Peeps on the blog!
Larry King tonight with Donald Trump as the guest. I am going to
watch the full hour again at 12
midnite. I just happened to catch the end of the show where Donald mentioned his travel website: I can say is WOW how very interesting!!! Donald mentioned that he beats all prices...airfares, hotels accomodation etc. etc. this is the REAL DEAL website for travel!
So, check it out and see what is cookin' with the 'Trump Card' once again! Watch Larry King tonight, see and hear it from 'the horses mouth' so to speak!
Happy Trails Y'all
Remember to wear GREEN next Friday March 17th, I love St. Patrick's Day Parade and the GREEN BEER served in all the pubs around town!
O'Valerie or iz it Valerie 'O !

Thursday, March 09, 2006 7:38:54 PM  
Neva said...

Much of the time, I find it necessary to use both in order to find the numbers/information I need. The USPS zipcode tool is also useful from time to time in finding addresses and numbers. Unlisted numbers are the biggest challenge for me. Anyone have suggestions for unlisted numbers?

Incidentally, I have added some pictures to Neva's Blog and some comments about the Los Angeles visit recently. They are under MBLA Photos. Just click on my name above and then on MBLA. I think you can also enlarge them by clicking on the picture.

I will make another blog of downtown downunder (with pictures) in a few days of Sydney Harbour and downtown. Today included
a walking tour of the Royal Botanical Gardens, Circular Quay, and Darling Harbour. It was just too beautiful to be in museums today!

Thursday, March 09, 2006 8:37:26 PM  
soft_rain said...

Wonderful tip ....Thanks Richard

Keep them coming!


Friday, March 10, 2006 2:37:21 AM  
JanieGirl said...

My Dear MM, I am splitting my sides. Am up with the chickens again. I sometimes fall asleep early and get up early. Your post is so cute and funny. Mary, find me one of those townhomes and I will move up your way. I am an Irish Gypsy like you. Always itching to move around. It would be nice to be across from the cemetary then, they won't have to transport me very far. "May the Saints Be With You Always,"-----Lady O'Jayne.

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:20:43 AM  
JanieGirl said...

MM, Forgot to mention about the litte trash can. You know I am a dumb, dumb about this high tech stuff. I'm glad I didn't hit it. I was afraid I would erase the whole blog. My brother, Bob, from New York called me yesterday. He is retired from the Merchant Marine,and you would not believe his reaction to the Dubai port deal. I just knew he would feel as I do. Well, the deal is dead. You see what the American people can accomplish. Just raise holy he__ with these birds in D.C. and the PEOPLE will win. Trump said last night that he was happy since it saved face for "W" and the withdrawal was great thing on the part of this Arab comany. I will reserve my comments on that one. This is a week to be happy and gay, to have fun and think
"Erin Go Bragh", which means "Ireland Forever" in Gailec. ---- O'Lady Jayne

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:38:02 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Well Top of the mornin to you....Leslie I am on the Aug.11. My daughter has to be back when school starts. Some of her clients are differest schools...She's a C.T.
Neva...sounds like you all had a fun time in L.A. I'd love to have been with you all,
Lady O'Jane when I get closed I'll keep my eyes open to finds you a town house too. It's a very small complex and they seldom go on the market.
Mary C. and I are going to meet tonight at The Stonehorse Mall and eat and probably go to a movie. She wanted us to go see Crash but I'm not sure it is still on anywhere.
Faith and Begorrah to all. Lady Jane what does that mean????MM

Friday, March 10, 2006 4:47:47 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

O'MARYMARY: good luck with your purchase and enjoy! You are a hoot with your comments, living across from the much!
Don't go walking through the cemetery at night, daytime is recommended if you wish to 'visit' and pay your respect. The energy
at night in a cemetery is completely different and not a good idea, just thought I would put forward the suggestion ;)
Speaking of Ireland we have the Irish Show Riverdance back again, just love the dancing and the music is haunting, stirs m' heart! A very spiritual people and steeped in ancient folklore which I find fascinating! I so look forward to visiting The Emerald Isle one day and
shmooze with the country folk in the quaint pubs dotting the countryside(not that I am a drinker per se) I do enjoy the occasional glass of wine or Stout and Ginger Ale(healthy) or a half pint of GREEN BEER served only on St.Patrick's Day ;)
Top 'OER the mornin' to yoo

Friday, March 10, 2006 5:24:29 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello Again RR and Peeps on the blog!
So much to share and observe!
Monday Night Donald Trump's 'The Apprentice' is 'heating up' :) Brent The Lawyer is originally from Toronto Canada, of course he has his 'GREEN CARD' (very Irish:)
to practice in the U.S. He is not a favourite of Donald's at the moment but surprisingly enough he is is still 'in' and kudos to you Brent for 'hanging in' there even if your stay is 'short-term'!
I see Donald Trump's 'right hand man' who's always in the Boardroom
and offering his 'Sage' advice is Jewish....mmmm...just an observation!
I must admit my idea of being 'An Apprentice' is to have a Teacher such as Merlyn The Magician as in 'The Sword And The Stone' ;) someone who can offer 'Sage' advice (I am not referring to the Herb) ;) and Teach me The Way Of The Warrior/The Path Of Heart! One has to be ready for such an experience as the saying goes 'When The Student Is Ready, The Teacher Will Appear' and The Student is a Teacher too :)
Here's to the magic, mysteries and wonderment of Life!!!!
senior bachelorette:)

Friday, March 10, 2006 6:16:07 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Merry Mary, I don't know what that expression means and I mispelled Gaelic. My daddy is rolling over in his grave over my spelling. Mary don't go to a lot of trouble looking for a townhome for me. The next move I make is out of this state to Florida. I want to be near the water. There are a few dirty lakes in the Dallas area, but no real water, like the beaches. You are really sweet to offer. DREAMWEAVER18, I just love the Irish dancers from Riverdance and Michael Flatley the great Irish dancer. I will watch for them again. Those beautiful Irish girls and handsome Irish boys all dancing and performing to Irish music. Hard to beat!! I know that a lot of our Canadian friends are Irish and also love the Irish blarney around St. Patrick's day. My Mom was a French Canadian with a little bit of Irish in her. ----- I am going to have to watch my spelling. I wish we had spell check. MM, I don't know what "begorrah" means, but I think it may be connected to the ancient folklure that Dreamweaver speak of. Dreamweaver are you a wee bit Irish? The only place I would like to visit some day is Ireland, preferably on Saint Patrick's Day. May all the little leprechauns visit with you and dance an Irish jig.
"Erin Go Bragh"..... O'Lady Jayne

Friday, March 10, 2006 6:17:47 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

O'Lady Jayne :)
I am Jewish with a dash of Russian, Dutch and I am sure Irish somehwere in there ;) I have always felt an affinity for beautiful Ireland and love the people! When I watch Riverdance/Michael Flatley in 'Lord Of The Dance' for me it is totally mesmerizing, there is one particular part when a young maiden comes out dressed in a long GREEN velvet dress, (has a 'Queen Guinevere' look about her) and sings an Irish Lovesong.....I have to fight back the tears! I KNOW for sure that I had an incarnation in Ireland. There are some places I despise and others that I am drawn to, another one I LOVE is the Greek Island of Santorini and Northern Israel/Galillee area, in fact I have Deja Vu with all of the above, my Soul recognises something I guess, I contribute the Deja Vu to remembering Past Lives in these particular places.
St. Patrick's Day in Ireland, Lady Jayne, now y' talkin' ;)
p.s. Irish pubs I know of here is O'Malley's ...The Frog And The Firkin(don't try sayin' that after a pint or two;)

Friday, March 10, 2006 10:03:38 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ooops! somewhere

Friday, March 10, 2006 10:23:51 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Dreamweaver18, Did you know that the mayor of Dublin was Jewish at one time. The Southern Irish people love everyone. One of my Jewish friends told me once that I think more Irish than Christian and she told me she liked Christmas more than I did. I like the ETHNICITY of nationalities. I have Italian cousins, my sister-in-law is from Spain, my beloved brother Bob is part Spanish, the Black Portugese, and the French from our mother. His last name is Irish because my daddy adopted him. He lives on Staten Island, NY, with a really profound Brooklyn accent. He left the south when he was only 16, joined the Merchant Marines and studied on his own to become an engineer in the M.M. Also, I live with a lot of Russians in this complex I am in. I really like them. They are a sweet people. I think they came over here when Ronald Reagan had the Berlin wall torn down and they were able to leave. My favorite cousin, Frankie is married to a Jewish girl from New York and she is one smart gal. Frankie has an Italian last name. The Jewish friend I mention above once told me that she was an American Jewish Princess from Rye, New York and I looked at her and said "And Gloria, I am an Irish American Princess" with a father from New Rochelle, NY so, you and I will get along now. From that moment on, we were friends. Well, enough of my Irish tales. "Erin Go Baugh"-----
O'Lady Jayne

Oh! Dreamweaver18, I have the whole tape of the Michael Flatley production. I would like to see it again and again, but I think Flatley got his Irish dander up over something and left the cast.

Friday, March 10, 2006 11:32:06 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Dreamweaver18, I meant to say that my friend told me I think more Jewish than Christian. She may be right, because I have my doubts about all religions. I am not an atheist, just a doubter. I want proof!!!!
O'Lady Jayne

Friday, March 10, 2006 11:44:35 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Dreamweaver18, I forgot to tell you that my three sons have a 12 letter last name that is so German and their father's paternal grandmother was from Switzerland and the grandfather was from Germany. My boys are a little over half Irish but you would never know it with their last name.......
O'Lady Jayne......Dreamweaver, are you the lady with the Indigo children that we discussed on the blog a while back?

Friday, March 10, 2006 11:54:16 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dear O'Janiegirl :)
The perfume bottle gal, I wish you luck with your book, how fascinating. I like to watch The Antique Roadshow, the stuff dating back to 18th Century etc. Hold on to your 1984 just before the birth of my third child, I decided to take my two little boys for an afternoon drive, in doing so I stumbled on a PICASSO PLATE
going for $1...I bought it and later discovered it is stamped 'special edition' and signed by Picasso, one of a few made at his factory in France! I have it in a Safety Deposit Box, but am thinking of calling The Antique Roadshow and taking it down to get their opinion. I believe it is a collector's item for sure, the book I have from Sotheby's in London values it at $6000 and that was printed in 1991!
Yes, I am the one who mentioned The Indigo Children a while back, you can read all about it on
My sister lives in Cape Town South Africa, her husband is German, his parents came from Germany many years ago to settle in South Africa, he has a very interesting story too! I like to think of myself as a 'potpourrie' of different cultures all mixed together with a sprinkle of 'stardust' ;) A 'Heinz 57' kinda gal!

Friday, March 10, 2006 12:26:34 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

O'Janiegirl: in case you're wondering, the Picasso Plate was lying on a table at a garage sale, I was at the right place at the right time! The plate features 'The Man From La Mancha'

Friday, March 10, 2006 2:16:34 PM  
JosieM said...

How on earth does everyone digress so much from the original post on the blog? It's a hoot... but also very interesting.


Friday, March 10, 2006 3:00:14 PM  
willemina said...

I haven't called 411 in years. If it's local, I look it up in the "book". I always use the internet if it's out of my area. I do think 1-800-FREE-411 is a good idea and will catch on for those who don't have internet service.

We just talk about whatever fancies us at the moment here. Richard doesn't can be very entertaining at times and I'm sure he gets a good laugh.

It's cold here in my part of California today. We had rain and some hail. I still plan on driving up to Santa Cruz tomorrow to meet up with Linda and Nancy.

Friday, March 10, 2006 3:47:25 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Just between the two of us JOSIEM, I doubt the few that participate know what (digress) "to turn aside, especially from the main subject in writing or speaking" OR the term 'blog' is all about.

It looks likes Richard is turning the subject of his blog from 'Romance and Adventure to something of interest to most everybody'--to money saving ideas.

I'm all ears!!

Friday, March 10, 2006 5:00:18 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hello All, I think I will just ignore those who think we do not know what digress means. How much can you say about a free 411 information phone number? So, we have digressed from the subject blog. Dreamweaver18, I am so happy in my own skin and I know you are with your extremely high intellect. WOW! Let us not digress from our beloved St. Patrick's Day Celebration. "Erin Go Bragh"....... O' JanieGirl

Friday, March 10, 2006 5:46:30 PM  
willemina said...

If I may digress for a moment...

"Being Happy doesn't mean everything is perfect; It means you've decided to see beyond the imperfections!"

Friday, March 10, 2006 6:22:57 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Good Evening to You!
Richard, I use 411 often and appreciate TIP#1 - 1-800-FREE-411.
Glad to say a male friend will be joining us on the "Alaskan Cruise". The decision was made after unexpectedly being diagnosed with melanoma following eye surgery for the initial Dr. contact. Having originally planned a European trip he's now doing the Alaskan Cruise too! An athlete, going for the GUSTO!, he will walk instead of run the upcoming Los Angeles marathon. He is inspired by you, Richard and this wonderful group....
Drove in a about 4 inches of snow and expecting more tonight. It's light and fluffy, like bean bad stuffing.
Keep those TIPs coming.....
thanks, Erika

Friday, March 10, 2006 7:25:31 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello RR, Gals and Guys!

Dear JanieGirl ;)
You are a character! I am too excited about St. Patrick's Day to stop kidding around now, we have only just started the ball rolling!
This is a happy, joyous time of the year what with St. Patrick's Day Friday and the Jewish holiday Purim starting Monday night and ending Tuesday after Sunset. I am usually preparing my Gypsy clothes for the wild Purim party that takes place every year, but this year I am keeping a low profile:) I vaguely remember you mentioning that you are an Irish Gypsy, I can identify with all of the above, I am GYPSY through and through,a bit of a wild Spirit...don't fence me in kinda gal! Are you going on the Alaskan Cruise?
REMINDER: check this website: lots of interesting information for travellers!

Friday, March 10, 2006 8:22:18 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Erika in LA(Lake Arrowhead)
'Hats Off' to your Gentleman Friend, another brave Warrior indeed! He has made the right choice in joining you on the Alaskan Cruise, it will be an adventure of a lifetime with RR at
the helm, so to speak! The Seniors Club I manage in the mornings lost a dear friend this past Monday at the ripe 'new age' of 90 years old!
He used to come in every morning with his woodcarving tools and large oversized apron that made him look like Guisseppe from Pinoccio! He was a Violinmaker and a Master Violinist in his heyday, I will miss his loving Spirit!
Would be nice to have additional Male input here on the blog too, so nice when RR 'checks in' now and again ;)
o'val (Janiegirl mentioned in times of long ago the Irish added an O to their names...I am honouring that this week)

Friday, March 10, 2006 8:44:12 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Itchyfeet35....I am probably the dumb blond of this group only I have brown hair and even I know what digress means. I've always felt free to discuss anything. You are right tho I did not know what a blog was until I got into wanting to know more about Richard and his trips. I will digress from the 411 and tell you all that Mary C. and I are going to go see Crash today. It's at the dollar movie now. I voted for it on the blog when we were voting. Richard....Keep your Irish eyes a smilin'....Ms.O'Mary

Saturday, March 11, 2006 5:02:01 AM  
Merry Mary said...

A smile for all of you with the Irish blood.....Two drunks coming home, stumbled up the country road in the dark. "Faith, Mike, we've stumbled into the graveyard and here's the stone of a man lived to the age of 103!" "Glory be, Patrick and was it anybody we knew?" "No, 'twas someone named 'Miles from Dublin'!"

Saturday, March 11, 2006 5:15:49 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

O'Blarney! (iz that Irish?)

RR: You are VERY quiet, hoping all is well in your world!

MERRYMARY: You are not alone, I had absolutely no idea pertaining to what a BLOG is until our EL CAPITAN/RR started his own here!
In fact He is puttin' us through the paces with the 'Free Phone Information(411)' wasssup RR? :)
I am sincerely tryin' to come up with more 'freebies' I guess I am having a 'senior moment' ;) although what may be a freebie 'across the pond' may not neccesarily apply to the U.S.A. and vice versa! MerryMary don't put yourself down, you are a bubbly, lovable, intelligent lady!
Today is going to be a beautiful sun-shiny day 12 above, I can smell Spring!
Shalom/Salaam/Buenos Dias/Goeie More/Bonjourno/Guten Tag
from a fellow traveller
p.s. for Willemina...I didn't know that Robbe meant Seal in Dutch, hence the name Robben Island/Seal Island

Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:07:13 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hola Joe.....Que Pasa?

Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:13:53 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Gracci, O'val You are a sweetheart. Where exactly do you live? Mary C. and I were talking about you last night at supper and she said she knew you were overseas from us but we weren't sure where. We went to The Garlic Rose and had the best Salmon and Roma tomatoes on Angel hair pasta and Tequilla Sunrises....Sound yummy? It was. I go for my bunionectomy Mon. so Good Lord Willin' and the creek don't rise I shall be able to dance with R.R. on the cruise. I need to find some more ducks so I can win some more dances. Where did those little suckers go???? Help ,"Umbreto", or as I call him Umberto. I'm off to meet Mary...You all have a wonderful day and keep Smiling. Love to all, Merry Mary Quite Contrary

Saturday, March 11, 2006 7:54:17 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

I live straight across the pond, as the crow flies, in Toronto, Canada otherwise known as 'tarana':) Love Italian food, have a thing for pasta....mambo mambo italiano hey mambo, love that diddy!
The Alaskan Cruise is going to be so much FUN, you will be dancin' yer little footsies off!
Yeah good question...whatever happened to Clementina and Ettore? Hope their relationship didn't fizzle, guess it is also 'on hold' until further notice....
bonjourno 'Umbreto' if ya tuning in ;)

Luv from a fellow traveller:)

Saturday, March 11, 2006 8:10:17 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

ROEmancin' ROEmeo, Joe & Co.
We will NEVER lose sight of THE DREAM/MISSION and that is to bring people together, look at the Fabulous Finalists how they get on and have formed a real true blue 'sisterhood'. Here on the blog some of us are from the original group of gals that have bonded in sending blogs back and forth. Others are emailing and have their own blogs, look how incredible THE MISSION has grown since you first appeared on Oprah April 27th 2005!!!!!
We may not stick to a particular structure here on the blog, as we just seem to ~~go with the flow~~ and that keeps it away from being toooo 'pedestrian' ;) and structured! I would love to hear about different cultures and how they celebrate their holidays, for example The African holiday of KWANZAA, it originates from Africa but what is their story? The upcoming IRISH St. Patrick's Day, what is the story behind this day? Yes, we can find it all on but so much better to hear it from our peeps on the blog, 'travelling to different places' and acknowledging each other!
Luv from a fellow traveller

Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:28:04 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

p.s. not forgetting the NANNYNANNYBOOBOOSISTERHOOD gals who just recently had a 'pow wow' in Arizona, what FUN we had on the blog in the good 'ole days! ;)
And WILLIMENA arranging the recent Manhattan Beach 'pow wow'
Hats off to ALL the SISTERS, especially RR, Joe & Co. for being the catalysts!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 10:36:23 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Saw the most amazing movie starring Maggie Smith 'My House In Umbria' filmed using a 'yellow lens' which gives the entire movie a golden hue, soft to the eyes and perfect considering it is in such a picturesque part of Italy! I am slowly but surely learning more about the different techniques used with coloured lenses etc. in making movies from my Son Trevor!
I have always liked black and white photography, I call it 'shadowplay'!
carpe diem...seize the day!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 12:09:16 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi O'Merry Mary & "Vally-Dreamweaver18. Well, I am in good comany. I also did not know what the heck a blog was. In fact I thought the word was rather vulgar, but I soon came to realize what a great way to communicate this blogging is. Can you believe it has been almost a year that we have been blogging on the RR site. I have learned so very much from this blog. It has been an experience and lots of fun. "Erin Go Bragh"-----O'Lady Jayne

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:05:22 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hello blooger friends, Here's one for the "Blooks". Bloggers embrace the printed page. There aren't any blook stores yet. Nor is there a New York Review of Blooks. But the blook -a book by a blogger- is a growing presence in the publishing biz. ...You can't judge a blook by its cover. Sometimes it may just contain online ramblings, printed on the ancient medium of paper by an old school publisher or through self-publishing. Other times a blook is pretty much a regular book, only written by someone who couldn't have scored a contract without blogging repute. ...Blogs and books may seem like strained bed-fellows. Blogs are kinetic, fresh, and free. They represent a new age of public media. Books, meanwhile, are static. It takes time to publish them, they cost money to buy, and they can quickly go out of date. ... Nonetheless, bloggers are glad to become blookers. I found the article in the U.S. News in the March 13, 2006 edition. I thougt it was interesting news since so many of you are writting a book of your own. This article goes on to talk about negative aspects of self publishing, but it may represent some alternatives to those of your who are looking for "Something New" and diferent. Ha, Ha, get it? M.M. Corbett

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:18:23 PM  
JanieGirl said...

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Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:21:25 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Dreamweaver18, I meant to say O'Vally. Just a few more days and the Irish Blarney will be over. Val, I had a wonderful friend from Toronto and the last time I saw Don was in 1991. Would you do me a favor and see if you can find him in the Toronto phone book. We were in Tampa/St. Pete when I knew him and he is no longer in that area. He loved Florida and I wonder if her had to return to Canada. I think he was here on a green card. His name is Donald Marr (Don). Thanks for looking. Maybe you can use that free 411 service if you have it up there. O'Lady Jayne

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:33:45 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Ms. O'Val....I bet you love Ansel Owens..... I do too. Mary C. and I went to see Crash while ago. I must tell you she had to explain some of it to me after the movie. It jumped around too often and too fast...It was like which one was doing what but alot of food for thought.
I need to see it again.

I didn't dream there was another Tulsan in persuit of Richard so when I found out the other Mary was a Tulsan and we made contact we have bonded as true life long friends. We like the same things and just have fun together. We get stared at by the men but that's because she is so pretty. She's just opposite me...She's tall and thin and I'm short and plump.
We looked at clothes for the Alaskan trip at this really rich people a thousand dollars for a skirt and $600 up for a little top...Wow. I told her we need to go to the rich people's consignment store. I have paid $200 at the Echo Shop (consignment shop) for something the rich ladies probasbly paid a thousand for and they just wore once and can't be seen in it again...Ta-Ta. We had hot dogs and split a great big dill pickel at the movie. We were going to be silly and say we had pickeled pigs feet but I got to thinking ...if you're not from Ok. or Ar. you've probably never heard of such.
Val.....I'm getting concerned about Richard. We haven't heard from him in days. Doesn't he know he's supposed to let us know how he is daily????? I hope he is ok. Maybe he went to the mountains again for a rest.
Richard please let us know you are ok. It's just that we care.
When I see Jane's O'Lady I want to yodel...Something else Okie's and Arkie's do.
Well ,guess I better get busy. I have digressed enough. I have company coming tomorrow.
P.S. Also, how is Joe????

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:35:29 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Correction on yesterdays Post:
"snow like BEAN BAG stuffing." Two feet of snow presently & expecting more.
dreamweaver18 sorry for your loss of a talented dear friend. Our days are numbered from the time of birth, whose to know? My personal target GOAL is 120 years, research shows that's human longevity. Eternal Optomist!

Richard April 25th, 2006 is that the official SeniorBachelor Anniversary!!?
I'm hopelessly sentimental!

My colleagues and I had a wonderful dinner, Italian Cuisine, at Mario's Place across from the Mission Inn in Riverside. The decor is Italian with carved wood, brick building & great relaxing ambiance. Made me think of you Umberto, living the genuine Italian life.

Where are the original bloggers? I so enjoyed reading your posts, and of course the present ones.

Back to studying & watching the snowflakes...thanks, Erika

Saturday, March 11, 2006 2:52:39 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello O'Janiegirl!
There are two D. Marr's in the Toronto area, one is a new number which indicates he may be married, initial D & C Marr, the other is listed as D. Marr. I have the numbers for you, let me know if you care to have me send it through the blog here. See this Free Info. # 411 has served it's purpose here in 'tarana' already ;)

I enjoyed your blog message about the bloogs or blooks man Richard will get a kick out of it, he so loves the word blog as it is ;)

MERRYMARY: I hear that 'Crash' is quite a movie and most peeps seem to want to see it a second time. I am not sure I want to see it, may be a little too intense for me!
ALl those who have seen the 'March Of The Penguins' which is now on DVD say it is a MUST SEE! I loved the way the Director and Producer came to the Oscars holding these adorable penguin toys!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 3:23:17 PM  
wanderlust said...

Blog's revised name:

Saturday, March 11, 2006 4:03:35 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dear Erika in LA(Lake Arrowhead)
120 years on this 'earthwalk' should suffice ;) I'll be ready to scan across a new horizen by then!
Good for you...we have such a beautiful planet and so much to learn that is good and for the betterment of Humankind, we need 120 years to complete what we have truly come here to do ;)
I had the most incredible conversations with this dear Friend of 90 years young. When he kvetched(complained) now and then, he wished to join his Beloved Wife in the Garden(of Eden) and I always told him there's 'no room at the Inn' as yet, wait for your call, the lines are too busy now :)
So Erika I say to ALL of us:
L'Chaim...To Life!

Saturday, March 11, 2006 4:14:28 PM  
showgirl said...

Can see I haven't missed anything over here...BORING!!!!!...

Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:21:23 AM  
showgirl said...


Sunday, March 12, 2006 12:23:37 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Why do people want to say unkind things???? My mom always said if you can't say something nice ...don't say anything. If you do not like this blog go to another or do something that you like to do. We love it hear. Have a good Sun. Remember do unto others as you would have others do unto you. MM

Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:43:22 AM  
Merry Mary said...

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Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:44:56 AM  
Merry Mary said...

It is here....not hear....MM

Sunday, March 12, 2006 4:48:55 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

something happening with the Moon tomorow/Monday, most of us will be able to see it if the skies are clear! If you know more about it kindly let us know, called 'Moon Ocu...something' and seems to be of significance to the Astronomers/Astrologers etc.
Sending Love on a Moonbeam ~~~~~
p.s. nothing 'pedestrian' about your posts...always informative and thought provoking ;)

Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:48:06 AM  
JanieGirl said...

"The Irish Blessing"
May the roads rise up to meet you, May the winds be always at your back, May the sun shine warmly upon your face, The rains fall softly upon your fields, And until we meet again, May GOD hold you in~~~~~~"In the hollow f his hand". "HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY" AND "ERIN GO BRACH"......O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 7:56:54 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

For ALL those who think the blog is too 'pedestrian' and/or boring then instead of complaining, actions speak louder than words, DO SOMETHING...contribute towards the blog and just maybe we will join in and find what YOU have to say interesting too! Afterall Richard's Blog is an open forum welcoming comments, ideas and suggestions from everyone and anyone!
Not everyone is going to agree with the topics, there will be those who for whatever reason choose not to participate and that is ok too but please refrain from negative comments if you feel that way!
Wishing everyone a sun-shiny day
Happy Purim and St. Patrick's Day

Sunday, March 12, 2006 8:03:29 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Supposed to be "IN THE HOLLOW (OF) HIS HAND........O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 8:03:43 AM  
JanieGirl said...

And by the use of GOD, lest this offend anyone, it is "May God (WHAT EVER YOU MAY CONCEIVE HIM TO BE) hold you in the hollow of his hand"...... O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 8:09:44 AM  
JosieM said...

In fairness, I don't think anyone is trying to be unkind or offensive. But the blog is boring. Richard has made attempts a couple of times to make it interesting, and thereby attract more bloggers, but... Ladies, think about it. Richard started a post (on Thursday) that he thought would be of interest and would generate some conversation. He a couple of responses to it, and then everyone went on to have their own "in" conversations and basically ignored him. If that were to happen in real life, in a real room, in a real conversation, well....

Someone mentioned in her blog why no one has heard from Richard. One can only speculate the reason for that.

I can see from your conversations that you are all very nice, intelligent people, with varied interests. But this is the internet. People from all over the world can log on and participate if they have any interest to do so. Let's try to elevate the conversation to a level slightly higher than the ladies' sewing circle.

And no, I have not meant to offend anyone, just to light a bit of a fire under you. :-)


Sunday, March 12, 2006 8:51:48 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Just got back from church. The preacher talked about ...everybody needs a shot sometimes....He was referring to the coach (Jim Johnson????) who let the autistic boy play basketball when his team was losing. His name was Jay Mack and he started making baskets and scored 20 points. Wow, what a great coach to put Jay out on the court to play and how wonderful he made that score. The preacher had a film of it.The boys were carrying him out on their shoulders at the end. He said 1 out of 5 children are born with something wrong and we should try giving them a shot. Then he refers to some of the passages in the Bible where Jesus gives shots (forgiveness and healing) to people in need. It was a very inspirational message.

I agree with Val...You out there who find this boring please contribute. We would enjoy reading what you think.

Over and out...O'Mary

Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:01:47 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

JOSIEM: with all due respect and fairness where is YOUR contribution towards Richard's Thursday Blog suggestion pertaining to the "FREE PHONE INFORMATION(411)" ????? Please read the small print where Richard specifically mentions that Blog Topic's need to not only include 'ROMANCE and ADVENTURE but topics that would interest people 'across the board', so please just accept that we ~~~~go with the flow~~~~~ here on Richard's Blog, if anyone is to complain let it be Richard and so far he has applied the utmost Respect, Dignity and Integrity and has allowed us the 'freedom of expression' on his blog! Stop judging...low level, shmo just is what it is!
Well, let's hear what you have to say about the "411" topic?????
Come on down!!!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:31:16 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi JosieM, You don't think anyone is trying to be offensive!! Read Again!! What was it you and a couple of others said? Read you own words again!! HOW MUCH CAN YOU SAY ABOUT A FREE 411 NUMBER. If you are bored go over to the other blogs that insult, ridicule and laugh at us as they do!! If Richard wanted us to stop talking about the Irish, the Blarney, don't you think he would do so? I don't think you speak for him!!! I used the Free 411 number and it is great. They were efficient, polite and very much appreciated. What more can I say.
HAVE A GREAT DAY, JOSIEM AND "Happy St. Patrick's Day" to Ya. ...O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:31:27 AM  
JosieM said...

If you read Richard's original post, he said at the end "If you have any other interesting money-saving ideas, please make comments below". It was not specifically related to 1-800-FREE-411. Does anyone have some they can share?

I have a tip, not related to saving money, but related to bypassing voicemail. Log onto "" and click on the link "database". He gives you a list of all the companies (and more) that people call, and how to bypass the multitude of choices that people are given, so that you can go directly to a real human voice. There is a link to Canadian companies as well, for people living in Canada.

I just want to get some conversation going and I hope I have done that.


Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:54:08 AM  
JosieM said...

A quicker way is to log onto "" and click onto the link "database". It will give you a complete list.


Sunday, March 12, 2006 9:58:14 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

By the way on the subject of interesting topics: in early 2005 when Richard's MISSION first started he mentioned THE'll find it on interesting and thought provoking!
Here's to learning and discovering!
Happy St. Patrick's Day and Chag Sameach to those celebrating Purim tomorow night and Tuesday!
senior bachelorette:

Sunday, March 12, 2006 10:23:01 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi O'Valley, Dreamweaver18. I will be celebrating Purim tomorrow, even if I am not familiar with that celebration. But, you can believe that I will be researching it when I log off. I am so happy that most of the regulars on this blog never have to apologize or try to explain what we said, or make excuses for rudness. Let's all celebrate St. Patty's Day, Purim, and any other day we like. Oh! Art Buchwald was on the Geo. Stephanopolous show this morning. What an adorable man. What a writer. Many, many years ago he wrote an article for the Reader's Digest about "When They Say Your Child Can't Learn". This man helped me raise my boys with his knowledge and the Harry Golden has kept me in stiches with his "Only in America". I'll bet these two men are wearing the GREEN this week, even Art B. is a very old man in his bed. Does anyone remember him. What a fantastic guy he is.
So, here's to Purim and St. Patty's Day and too the great intellect of these two great nationalites. O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:18:46 AM  
JanieGirl said...

O'Val, Dreamweaver18, Thanks for the info on my old friend Don. I think I had better not have these numbers up on the blog so, I will open my email address to you so you can get my address. If you would, please send it there, I will thank you till my dieing day. I went to your blog, and there was nothing to click on too to send you my email address. Did that make sense? To, to, too, to, etc. Your smart, I know you'll get it. Oh! My brother just called me from N.Y. and I gave him the 411 info. I also plan to give it to everyone who like me hate to pay $1.50 for one little number. And, with that said, this will end my contribution to the 411 subject. Can't think of another thing to say about free 411 telepone numbers. May the Saints Be With Ya until the end of the celebration in the wee hours of the night on March 17th.......O'Lady Jayne

Sunday, March 12, 2006 11:51:08 AM  
wanderlust said...

Us from the ladies sewing circle at least get something done while gossiping!!!!

Sunday, March 12, 2006 2:24:57 PM  
Nancy said...

Testing, one, two, three... to see if my picture 'works'.....

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 3:02:34 PM  

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