Monday, March 27, 2006

Hello from Hilton Head Island, SC

Hi All, I decided some R&R was in order for RR, and I flew from the West coast to the East coast Friday for my annual visit with good friends here.

My my, I see some new names on the blog and some interesting controversy. I believe healthy differences of opinion are good. Let's continue to keep the comments in good spirit and faith versus anything inaccurate or mean spirited. Thanks.

I am writing this week's Newsletter right now and will respond to some of the new blog comments in the next day or so. In the meantime, please comment away. Richard Roe


Nancy said...

Richard - Do you play golf there or just visit with friends? Hilton Head, of course, is known for it's great golf courses. I almost went there with women from my golf league, but the trip was cancelled for some reason.

Being the 'queen of procrastination', I still haven't made my reservation for the Alaska cruise. I don't know what's stopping me. I can't decide on which one, etc.

Ladies - Please motivate me to action! Thanks -

Nancy in Ohio

Monday, March 27, 2006 8:46:56 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Hi Nancy, my friend and pal and buddy from Chicago. I and the other Tulsa Mary are on the first cruise so please go with us. I like your picture. Blue is a very good color on you. Never being on the Alaska cruise I can't personally say how it is but the other 10 cruises I was on were all fantastic. You'll be pampered and feel like a queen for a week. I hope to see you there. We're going a day or 2 early and see Seattle as I've not been there either.Richard will have some plans for us there early as well. Take care. Lovinly, Mary B.

Monday, March 27, 2006 9:25:58 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hey Richard, I'm glad the subject of golf was brought up. If you'll remember, we talked about that in MB. I'm still looking forward to that experience on the golf course with you.
Nancy, If really wont to have some carefree fun with a lot of fun people, come on and goin us. Richard is a fun guy and has an unforgetable way of making you feel beautiful like a women should. M.M. Corbett

Monday, March 27, 2006 12:37:32 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

OOps left out a word to Nancy. (you)

Monday, March 27, 2006 12:40:07 PM  
leslie said...

Hi everyone! Nancy, you absolutely MUST come on the Alaska cruise! You will have the BEST time. The two Marys are on the first cruise and I'm on the second so it's your choice. There will be scads of women to do things with and if you need, Richard will get you hooked up with someone to room with. I've done an Alaska cruise before and I can attest to stunning scenery!

Well, I got through my first day back at school and am a bit tired, but have to stay awake for a meeting tonight. Egads! it never ends...well, some day it will and none too soon for me! LOL

Richard, I hope you're enjoying your time in Hilton Head. I've heard of the place, but how about some photos? Come on..:D I asked before, so how about it?

Monday, March 27, 2006 4:37:59 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...

Hello Everyone on Richards' Blog !*:)
You suppose We're all getting excited about the prospect of going on the Alaskan Cruise?!. I've found planning & anticipation is 1/4 of the fun! I'm so looking fwd to meeting everyone and hopefully associate the name with the blog face, which I have yet to learn how to put my own on....
OK, so it's a blond thing & once I know how I know forever unless the synapses don't connect.
Richard Hilton Head, Sounds like it's just what the Doc ordered! I'll have to tell you the joke about Lake Arrowhead when I see you....You sound upbeat & that was cute R&R for RR!
Yes, the blog is heating up and getting the word out to more men would be sizzling hot!!
As for deciding which week, I selected to do both since I couldn't decide,,,,especially since I was already in Seattle. This is a chance of a lifetime, since who knows how long each of us has, with our mental capacity in tact. Physical is easier to overcome. Have a great week.
Hugs, Erika

Monday, March 27, 2006 8:03:35 PM  
neva said...

Lost in Milford Sound, I am today, and it is a spectacular place to be. Fantastic scenary, warm sun, swimming, walking, chocolate buffet............

Nancy, Alaska is a must. I have talked to a lot of people on this cruise who have been on the Alaska cruise at one time or another and I hear nothing but raving remarks--all cruise lines. The first is always best right!

Richard, Hilton Head Island is my old stomping ground, and I would be jealous if I weren't headed for Thompson Sound, Dunedin, Christchurch, etc.


Monday, March 27, 2006 8:17:54 PM  
chicagotricia said...

I believe we as a group can capture a male audience if we collectively create opportunities. Let's start sharing ideas, form a plan and set some goals with dates. I know there are women with marketing and sales expertise reading this blog who have brilliant ideas. Let's share them!

I continue to have limited time to read the blog however I have seen mentioned a party. How about a party where we each bring a male friend we would like to introduce to others?

Surely we can generate ideas of how to get men interested in a cruise. Postings at health clubs, running clubs, bridge clubs, church...whatever.

What do you think?

More later...stopping now only because I have the flu.

Let's go for it!

Tricia from Chicago

Monday, March 27, 2006 10:03:21 PM  
Nancy said...

Thanks, everyone, for your encouraging comments about the cruises. It worked! I called Shawn and am awaiting the return call so I can make my reservation. I'll see which cabins are available on each cruise and decide then which to go on. I'm tempted to join Erika on both! (My fear is that should I get seasick on the first one, I won't feel like repeating it for another week!)

As August nears, will we be getting information about where people are staying if they arrive a day early for group 'activities'?

Thanks again, everyone!

Nancy in Ohio

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:07:53 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Straighten up 'n fly right
Straighten up 'n stay right
Straighten up 'n fly right
Cool down 'pappa' don't you blow your top!
Diana Krall

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:45:51 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

I am happy to see new people on the blog. And I thank the "blog veterans" for being so welcome to the new folks.

Re info on the cruise, I am working right now on the hotel, that information should be forthcoming within the next few weeks. I highly recommend everybody arrives 1 or 2 days before each cruise as we will have lots of activites planned.

As you all know (I think), Umberto will be on both cruises with me so you will have your own (free) photograper and videographer. Also there will be a "talent" night, a joke-telling night, and lots of other fun activites, all of this with spectacular scenery and total pampering all of the time on these floating 5-star hotels!! RR

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 7:23:33 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Nancy, I'm SO glad you're checking out the cruises. I'd like to assure you that you probably won't get seasick. I was worried about that my first time, too, but as soon as you board you feel like you're in a luxury resort! There was only one day when we "rolled" a bit, but we were always in the Inside Passage. These cruises do go west of Vancouver Island so it might get a bit choppy. But I'm sure you'll be fine - they always have gravol handy if you need it. Wow! now that Spring is here I can look ahead and realize that the time is going to fly by and we'll all be seeing each other very soon!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:52:35 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Dear blogger friends, I saw a guy in the library yesterday who looked like the perfect person to invite on the cruise or to a party like Chicagotricia mentioned. Only I couldn't think of a way to bring our group up. Later, I thought that we could get someone to make us up a logo and business cards just to hand someone to lead them to goining us. Maybe someone reading this idea with creative talents could design us a business card. Maybe someone has a different idea . Tell me. M.M.Corbett

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:26:14 AM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, before I head off to teach my afternoon French classes, I just had to let you know that the latest newsletter is the BEST! I had such a good laugh at the stories sent to you by readers. Good stuff! Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:33:57 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Mary, Good thinking re how to contact a man about maybe coming on the cruises (or just a way to introduce yourself). I suggest the following, and I know this will work with men.....Walk up and say, Hello, my name is......and if you are single, I wanted to let you know about a great website which has literally thousands of wonderful, eligible women seeking a healthy relationship with a man. Check out .

After he responds, then you can tell him to check out the Cruise page, the blog, as well as the other pages. Any man would be flattered. I know this takes some courage, but what the heck.....Good luck, Richard

P.S. The Newsletter just went out. I hope everybody reading the blog reads the weekly Newsletter. If not, it takes only 20 seconds to sign up on the website.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:39:26 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello 'RICH'ness and bloggers!
A fabulous Newzletter today, thank you! I laughed and laughed...too much! I check my telephone messages periodically throughout the day and today to my surprise there was an interesting message. A reputable dating service(matchmaking service :) left a message. The lady said someone asked her to call me re. meeting an eligible gentleman and that they are very successful in bringing people together. She said if she reached the wrong number, to disregard the message otherwise please call me at this # .....!!!!
Well I immediately thought how convenient, I will call her and find out who this 'mystery' person is and in doing so recommend the Alaskan Cruise, and that he may just meet his Soulmate! I love bringing people together, makes my heart glow!
I will keep y'all posted, it could also be a clever tactic re. promoting this company!
Welcome to the newcomers on the blog, I am pleased to say I am one of the 'originals' since April 27th 2005!
'senior'ita bachelorette:)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 1:38:10 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone...

Mary that is a great idea. I will have my friend design a business card tempelete but I need ideas. Anyone...everyone please post ideas as to what we would like the card to say. I am sure my friend will do this as a favor.

Once finished the card is finished I can email the file out to anyone who would like to print their own cards.

Seriously...let's go for it!


Tuesday, March 28, 2006 2:06:03 PM  
JosieM said...


"I know I'm not going to understand women." He said...
"I'll never understand how you can take boiling hot wax, pour it onto your upper thigh, rip the hair out by the root, and still be afraid of a spider."

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 5:24:22 PM  
willemina said...

Nancy and Erika...good for you! Deciding to go on both cruises to Alaska. You should be're going to meet so many wonderful people and have so much fun!

Good to hear from you...I'm still having problems accessing your blog...I want to see pictures:(

I'm sorry to hear that you've got the flu and I hope you're feeling better soon. I like the idea of getting some businees cards made up to hand out to single could work. Mary Corbett threw the idea out there and you took the ball and ran with it...good job ladies!

That's a good one and so true...I can tolerate just about anything but keep those spiders and snakes away from me!

American Idol is on so I will say goodnight

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 8:18:26 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Joe and Richard,

If people submitted their pictures, would it be possible to post them on the SB website showing who will be going on the two cruises? This might peak the interest of men and women coming to the website and entice them to book their ticket to adventure,fun and romance.


Tuesday, March 28, 2006 10:24:27 PM  
JosieM said...

I haven't been able to figure out how to post my picture. I paste the url in the appropriate spot, but I get a prompt telling me it's wrong....

Anyone give me some suggestions? Many thanks.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 11:08:25 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning Girls and Boys ;)

Yes, the 50's party idea for the cruise is one that I myself have always envisioned to be conducive to bringing people together with a common bond in liking and remembering the style of clothing and especially the music of that era! Men shy away from intensity, they are completely different 'animals' to Women and from my perspective one of the ways to 'reel 'em in' to signing up for the cruise is to approach it from a FUN perspective, hence my idea for a 50's style theme party, FUN FUN and more FUN!
The card idea is terrific too as I have also entertained that thought, nice to hand out a card to people that you meet. I have been asked many times "Do you have a card?" In fact just today I was at the printer and decided to work on the idea of designing my own personal card and voila ideas are ~~flowing in~~ ;)
'RICH'ness thank you for the 'approach' suggestion, we need input from a man's perspective, I am inherently shy especially when it comes to approaching a man! I like the 'old fashioned way' MAN walks across the crowded room....kinda romantic, mysterious and exciting!

Some Enchanted Evening
You Will Meet a Stranger
You Will Meet A stranger
Across A Crowded Room
from the movie 'South Pacific'

'senior'ita bachelorette

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:34:09 AM  
Merry Mary said...

I WOULD LIKE MY CARD TO SAY For a good time call Mary My real estate manager used to call our business cards our little tiny bill boards. I GUESS rr COULD BE OUR ceo and us his sales associates. We also wore pins with our company name as well as our own and I have got lkistings just because someone saw my pin and struck up a conversation. Hope you all have a wonderful Wed. Josiem,I depend on kids and grandkids to do the pictures for me but there are alot of helpful people who will explain it to you. Linda from Az. used to change her picture all the time. Where are you Linda???/ By for now. Mary B.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:57:23 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

When I Fall In LOVE
It Will Be Forever
When I Fall In LOVE With You
In This Restless World We Live In
LOVE Has Ended Before It Began....
Nat King Cole

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 5:55:32 AM  
JanieGirl said...

HI VAL,DREAMWEAVER18, Now I will be singing these songs all day long. Do you remember Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy? Didn't they sing "Some Enchanted Evening" to each other? I love those old tunes. And, "When I Fall in Love", almost makes me want to fall in love again.
Hi, M.M. CORBETT, great idea about business cards. Have you ever heard of You get 250 cards for only a small mailing fee of $4.95 and there are many colorful choices to pick from. Take a look see. Also, if you want another design that is not on the FREE listing, I think it is only $19.95. Now, I am starting to want to go on the cruise again. I just don't know yet. I am supposed to go to Reston, VA the end of next month for a perfume bottle convention and I wanted to go to NOLA and my home town this summer, and I can't do all of these things. Anyway ladies, check out VISTA PRINT. I am off to do my exercise.....Lady Jayne

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:15:47 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hello Sweet Merry Mary, Better be careful putting "For a Good Time, Call Mary" on your card. You may just give one to an undervover cop and he will haul you in!! I am laughing my head off because a few years back, I was out with friends and this guy kept staring at me from across the room, and finally came over to meet me, and said "What Do You Do." I thought that was a silly way to start a conversation so, I said "Oh, I Am Just a Working Girl." Then he pulls a card out of his pocket and says O.K. working girl, I am an undercover cop. Well, we became friends from that day on. He actually was a professor in a University. I think I will use this free 411 information number to try and find him. Maybe he would like to go on the cruise!! Anyway, Sweet Merry Mary, I had a good laugh over your remark. Mary, be certain to put in addition to a good time, I HAVE BUNIONS TOO!! XXX-000....
Lady Jayne

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:31:40 AM  
wanderlust said...

Are you ladies nuts? To hand a card to virtual strangers with personal information like your telephone number on it?!
An undercover cop would be the least of your problems to worry about.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 11:14:34 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

East Of The Sun and West Of The Moon
We'll Build A DREAMhouse of LOVE
Near To The Sun In The Day
Near To The MOON At Night
Just You And I Forever And A Day
LOVE Will Not Die
We'll Keep It That Way
Up Amoung The Stars
We'll Find A Toon
East Of The Sun and West Of The MOON
Diana Krall

p.s. as I am writing this...Stevie Winwood singing 'VALERIE' on 'Jack FM' so, no need to sign m' name ;)

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:08:32 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Wanderlust, I have been giving out calling cards for years and have never had a close scrape with anyone. I have never known anyone who was in business or was promoting something that did not have a calling card. I think it's a wonderful idea!! How in the world can you communicate with a man if you won't even give him your phone number? Doesn't make much sense to me. Afte you talk to him for a few minutes and take a good look into the eyes, you can really tell a lot about a person. If they seem scarey, then don't tell them a thing. Maybe I am wrong, but life is a risk, and a little calling card does not seem very dangerous to me. "All the Best,".....Lady Jayne

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 1:09:07 PM  
wanderlust said...

I was not talking about business cards. They don't have the home telephone number on them unless the person's business calls for it.
If you think you can judge a strange man by looking into his eyes for a few minutes, you are gifted beyond the norm.
Listen to the local news anywhere in this country just once for a reality check.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 2:31:11 PM  
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Wednesday, March 29, 2006 2:56:28 PM  
Merry Mary said...

When Celine ended her show in Las Vegas she closed with telling about going to the babies room before she went to bed and would sing....I say to myself,what a wonderful world....not a dry eye in the place. Oh man she truly does sing with the voice of an angel. She is AWSOME. It really is a wonderful world. Much Love to all. MM

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 3:38:20 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Richard, I received my first cruise newsletter today and it's getting very exciting. However, I'm afraid I can't access Holland America via the link you provided, so I went to their site on my own. Unfortunately, it's absolutely impossible to read the brochure info on a monitor so I'm not sure which cruises you're talking about in the Fall. I'm very interested in both the Caribbean and the Mediterranean cruises & would love more information asap. It might help me make up my mind regarding retiring this year or not. Thanks for any help you can give me.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006 8:33:25 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone.

I spoke with my friend and we will work on ideas for a cruise card over the weekend.

Lady Jayne, thank you for the information, we will check it out.

Wanderlust, I don't think their is a travel agent involved to promote the SB Cruise Group. I think we are on our own to grab the attention of senior bachelors.

Dreamweaver 18, I think a theme party would be great. When and where we you thinking it should be held?

I am wondering if there are many people from the Chicago area, or close by who have signed up for the either cruise? If yes, maybe we could get together for fun and take a group photo. The photo could be used to help promote the cruise on the website,if Richard liked it, and on our cards. Of course the same thing could be done on the West Coast or wherever. I think Laurie has 12 people signed up to cruise...that would be great group photo to use as well.

Willemina, thanks for the well wishes...the flu is almost gone.

We don't need men to have fun but I have to say when cruising I want to dance check to check with someone new and girls I want it to be with a man!!!

If I edited my blog right my email is now available.


Wednesday, March 29, 2006 10:17:44 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi ChicagoTricia, Glad you liked the Vista idea. They really have some wonderful designs to choose from, and I forgot to mention that you can design your own cards also. Ladies have been giving out calling cards for a couple of centuries that I know of, and adorable antique card holders are all over the market. Mary Corbett and RR had a great idea. I would have never thought of just approaching a gentleman and starting a conversation with a card and cruise info and meeting women. You see how several heads are better than one, and in the "Tradition of Our Senior Bachelor," always educational and interesting, or thought provoking.
VAL, I am waiting for our songs "of the day". I sang "Some Enchanted Evening" in my head most of the day yesterday. Have a Great Day Everyone....Lady Jayne

Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:30:04 AM  
willemina said...

Just wanted to stop by to say good morning and I hope everyone has a beautiful day...make the most of it. This is the first day of the rest of your lifeEnjoy

Hi Tricia so glad you're feeling better...I like your ideas...always thinking even when you're under the weather...that a girl!

Wonderful news! Jill Carroll has been released! I am so happy for her and her family. Three months in captivity and not knowing...I can't imagine the pain and suffering they have been through. God does hear our prayers and I know that He was watching over Jill.

Thursday, March 30, 2006 4:31:51 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Once I Had A Secret LOVE
That Lived Within The Heart Of Me
All Too Soon My Secret LOVE
Became Impatient To Be Free
So, I Told A Friendly Star
The Way That DREAMERS :) Always Do
Just How Wonderful You Are.....
At Last My Heart's An Open Door And My LOVE'S No Secret Any More
Doris Day

'RICH'ness: hello :)

CHICAGOTRICIA: My original idea/suggestion was to have a 50's 'dress-up' and 50's music party on the 1st cruise, if possible! That would be conducive to introducing everyone on 'common ground' as we ALL identify with that era, irrespective of whether the Women outnumber the Men, before you know it everyone on board will want to join in :)

JANIEGIRL: go ahead ...make my day, thanks for the encouragement!
I am singin' too...and it aint in the rain ;)

'senior'ita bachelorette

Thursday, March 30, 2006 5:50:23 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi Folks, There is not a travel agent involved with the cruises, all has to be booked directly with me or Holland America.

I was thinking of possibly a Mediterranean cruise or Caribbean this Fall, but it is too close to the August Alaska cruises. I think I will put together a group for a Caribbean cruise around next March and a Mediterranean cruise next summer or Fall, so keep open that as a strong possibility. Best to all, Richard

Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:45:44 AM  
Karla said...

Hi all
Just read a bolggers concern about sea-sickness on a cruise. A friend of mine goes halibut fishing waaaaaaayyyyyyyy out in the open waters in southeastern Alaska, and always has rootbeer hard candies with him. Just put one between cheek and gum (don't bite it), and let it sit there to prevent getting seasick. He has doled it out to others on the boat and it works for them as well.
Of course there's always the patch you can put behind your ear, but rootbeer candies sound so much better.
Good Luck and clear sailing thru some spcetacular settings.
Ciao, Karla

Thursday, March 30, 2006 10:51:55 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Chicagotricia, I'm so glad to have you as a fellow blogger. The idea of the business card is just a way for us all to work together toward helping each other accomplish the goal of finding that special someone as a friend and or soulmate. It has been said of women all too often that we can't work together for spending so much time working in competion with each other. " I say we do something magnanimous and help each other by pulling together. The card then becomes a tool that would benefit us all not just to advertise for the cruise industry. M.M. Corbett

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:04:32 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Lady Jayne, I looked at the vistaprint website and was impressed. Here is another idea. We could pick 5 or 10 selections and have everyone vote on a selection with the highest votes the winner. This is so we could all be in unison like a corporation. We don't have to put our personal telephone # just the information as to how to get connected with the trips that we take together. What do you think about this idea? M.M. Corbett

Thursday, March 30, 2006 12:24:18 PM  
Nancy said...

Thanks, Karla, for the suggestion about the rootbeer candies! I also have a bracelet-type thing (called 'Adventurer Relief Band Device') which I'll take with me. It works great in cars or on airplanes, but I've never been on a cruise, so I'll see....

I'm getting excited about the cruise now. I lived in Alaska for 2 non-sequential years, as a young teacher just out of college, but it was long ago. (I taught 'army brats' on the army base where my sister and brother-in-law lived.) I flew there the first year and drove the second year.

Shawn and I have been playing 'phone tag', so I still haven't made my reservation, but I will as soon as we can coordinate our calls.

I'm glad, Richard, that the subsequent cruises will be a little later than previously mentioned, as many of us going to Alaska may want to also go on another cruise.

Nancy in Ohio

Thursday, March 30, 2006 1:41:14 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Nancy, Please send me an email at and tell me when you last tried to reach Shawn. Thanks, RR

Thursday, March 30, 2006 2:15:15 PM  
Megs said...

Ladies of the Blog… Count me out in handing name cards to strange men outside of the business world.! As wanderlust said, “Are you nuts?” However, I do have a positive suggestion. If we choose to get involved in activities that WE enjoy…biking, book clubs, sierra club hikes, museums, swing dancing, volunteering at the hospitals, schools, humanitarian activities in other countries, music groups, international youth organizations, long-term volunteers in wildlife conservation and wildlife research projects, whatever floats your boat, ad infinitum, I think we have a much better chance of finding a like-minded person to share our life and the things we enjoy doing. While the cruise to Alaska sounds fabulous, we can probably count the number of single men our age on one hand! Also, while this SB website says it promotes love and romance for those over 45, I fail to see how any of us have benefited as yet. Most of us did not make the “final six.” I am happy for the seemingly 5 or 6 ladies that have made “blogging friendships. “ My hat’s off to ya’ll.

Thursday, March 30, 2006 6:25:32 PM  
itchyfeet35 said...

Dear Megs…hats off to you. You have your head screwed on just right. In the spirit of love & adventure we need to ask ourselves. Is this working for me? I haven’t met any single males on this site since the beginning. I have met single men on cruises, but they are always in the company of their female choice for the month. I’ve never met a single man traveling solo on a cruise.

This is the time of my life to be the more Adventurous Women. Birds of a feather flock together. I like your suggestions. Meg please email me.

Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:21:10 PM  
willemina said...

Don't forget to set your clocks ahead 1 hour this Sunday April 2nd

Currently, daylight time begins in the United States on the first Sunday in April and ends on the last Sunday in October. On the first Sunday in April, clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time. On the last Sunday in October, clocks are set back one hour at 2:00 a.m. local daylight time, which becomes 1:00 a.m. local standard time. These dates were recently modified with the passage of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, Pub. L. no. 109-58, 119 Stat 594 (2005). Starting in March 2007, daylight time in the United States will begin on the second Sunday in March and end on the first Sunday in November.

Not all places in the U.S. observe daylight time. In particular, Arizona and Hawaii do not use it.

In 2006, daylight time begins on April 2 and ends on October 29.

In 2007, daylight time begins on March 11 and ends on November 4. [New law goes into effect.]

Many other countries observe some form of "summer time", but they do not necessarily change their clocks on the same dates as the U.S.

Thursday, March 30, 2006 7:53:34 PM  
willemina said...


There was a very gracious lady who was mailing an old family Bible to her brother in another part of the country.
"Is there anything breakable in here?" asked the postal clerk.
"Only the Ten Commandments," answered the lady.


"Somebody has well said there are only two kinds of people in the world.
There are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good morning,Lord," and there are those who wake up in the morning and say, "Good Lord, it's morning."


A minister parked his car in a no-parking zone in a large city because he was short of time and couldn't find a space with a meter. Then he put a note under the windshield wiper that read: "I have circled the block 10 times. If I don't park here, I'll miss my appointment. Forgive us our trespasses."

When he returned, he found a citation from a police officer along with this note "I've circled this block for 10 years. If I don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."


There is the story of a pastor who got up one Sunday and announced to his congregation: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building program. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."


While driving in Pennsylvania, a family caught up to an Amish carriage. The owner of the carriage obviously had a sense of humor, because attached to the back of the carriage was a hand printed sign...
"Energy efficient vehicle: Runs on oats and grass.
Caution! : Do not step in exhaust."


A Sunday School teacher began her lesson with a question, "Boys and girls, what do we know about God?
A hand shot up in the air. "He is an artist!" said the kindergarten boy.
"Really? How do you! know?" the teacher asked.
"You know - Our Father, who does art in Heaven... "


A minister waited in line to have his car filled with gas just before a long holiday weekend. The attendant worked quickly, but there were many cars ahead of him in front of the service station. Finally, the attendant motioned him toward a vacant pump.
"Reverend," said the young man, "sorry about the delay. It seems as if everyone waits until the last minute to get ready for a long trip."
The minister chuckled, "I know what you mean. It's the same in my business."


People want the front of the bus, the back of the church, and the center of attention.


A father was approached by his small son who told him proudly, "I know what the Bible means!"
His father smiled and replied, "What do you mean, you 'know' what the Bible means?"
The son replied, "I do know!"
"Okay, said his father! . "So, son, what does the Bible mean?"
"That's easy, Daddy. It stands for 'Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.'"


Sunday after church, a Mom asked her very young daughter what the! lesson was about.
The daughter answered, "Don't be scared, you'll get your quilt."
Needless to say, the Mom was perplexed.
Later in the day, the pastor stopped by for tea and the Mom asked him what that morning's Sunday school lesson was about.
He said "Be not afraid, thy comforter is coming."


The minister was preoccupied with thoughts of how he was going to, ask the congregation to come up with more money than they were expecting for repairs to the church building.
Therefore, he was annoyed to find that the regular organist was sick and a substitute had been brought in at the last minute. The substitute wanted to know what to play. "Here's a copy of the service," he said impatiently. "But you'll have to think of something to play after I make the announcement about the finances."

During the service, the minister paused and said, "Brothers and Sisters, we are in great difficulty; the roof repairs cost twice as much as we expected, and we need $4,000 more. Any of you who can pledge $100 or more, please stand up."

At that moment, the substitute organist played "The Star Spangled Banner."
And that is how the substitute became the regular organist!

Thursday, March 30, 2006 8:26:27 PM  
wanderlust said...

No available men on cruises? You burst my bubble!!!
The ladies will just have to stick to the 50 party and telling jokes while afloat. Good thing that Richard is planning a fun filled agenda, and tell of the secrets of the Monaco Royalties. They certainly have a colorful history of love and adventure.
Did you know they come from a long string of pirates?
Whatever floats your boat, FFFing Fun to you all!

Thursday, March 30, 2006 11:11:06 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi M.M. CORBETT, I am wondering if you try to coordinate a card choice and have us voting on a design, it might take forever and a day. I am afraid the cruise might be sailing away by the time you get a bunch of women to decide on a card. MARY, TAKE A LOOK AT: The card under gardening, the one with the watering can, flowers and ladies gloves on it. I have ordered those in the past even though I don't have a gardening business. I think they are just precious. This is what I put on my personal cards: "All the Best", under that, my name, then skip down and put your phone #. They can be used to promote the RR cruises, web site, getting more bachelors to join the fun, and women too, etc., but still be our own personal card. If we start using Senior Bachelor names and logos, I think that would have to be O.K,'d with RR. I am not certain, but possibly the Senior Bachelor site and name may be copyrighted. I think you had a wonderful idea, Mary, and I am just making suggestions. What I have done with my own personal cards when promoting something, I write additional info on the back before leaving home. Perhaps we could do that and write the Senior Bachelor website and cruise info on the back. That way we can control who gets what. MARY & TRICIA from Chicago, what do you think? Have a Great Day!!!! Lady Jayne

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:08:09 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning 'RICH'ness and Posse
Oh What A Beautiful Morning
Oh What A Beautiful Day
I have A Wonderful Feeling
Everythin's Goin' My Way
Oh, The Cattle Are Standin' Like Statues
The Cattle Are Standin' Like Statues
The Corn Is As High As An Elephant's Eye.......
From the musical 'Oklahoma'

JANIEGIRL: who sang that? Was it Eddy and McDonald or Howard Keel?
I love Howard Keels voice 'I Talk To The Trees'and a handsome man he was too! By the way I am sooo happy to see the 'Fedora' making a comeback, would like to see Men tipping the hat as we Women walk by...nothing like chivalry....where has it all gone to???? By the way I am planning to have a 50's theme party for my birthday in July, in a very retro looking club in the city, the response so far is YES! My daughter works there part-time over weekends behind the bar and she tells me moviestars pop in now and again!
A beautiful sun-shiny day today...a high of +19
forever young
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. the 50's theme party is a suggestion for both cruises in August, they would have a blast!

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:53:14 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Val,Dreamweaver18, I think it was Howard Keel. Nelson Eddy goes way back, way, way back. Yes, I can just see him singing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning". What a great day and time it was back then, when very little girls would dream of being a movie star and singing and dancing with Howard Keel and Gene Kelly and someday becoming Cyd Charisse. I loved all those old Musicals and the wonderful. wonderful music. What a nice birthday party you have planned. What fun!! You always have such wonderful, positive things to send to this blog, Val!!! The old songs are just great!! "Oh! What a Beautiful Morning, Oh! What a Beautiful Day"!! "ALL THE BEST" TO ALL THE POSITIVE PEOPLE.....Lady Jayne

Friday, March 31, 2006 7:49:47 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Val,It truly is a beautiful morning here in O_K_L_A_H_O_M_A_Oklahoma,O-K. I turned the a.c. on while ago. It's in the 70's today. I hope you get to go on the first cruise. Mary C. said it's fine with her if you want to share our room...if they would do 3. We don't plan on spending that much time in the room anyway. I have never been on a cruise unmarried but I'm going for the beauty and fun and RR (take that the way you want to).... I've got to get around. I have a closing today. Much lOVE FROM ONE OF THE Okies.

Friday, March 31, 2006 7:55:31 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To "Megs," I quote your statement on the blog "I fail to see how any of us have benefited as yet." This is very far from the truth. Hundreds if not thousands of woman around the world have formed new, wonderful friendships, many trips have already happened and many more are in the works. New relationships (with men) have been made and even at least one marriage that I know about-due to this endeavor. I only point this out so that others who read your comment would not take that as the facts. These are the true facts.

Just yesterday 2 more single men signed up for the cruise, so each week I am adding more men.

The Alaska cruises will result in so many new friendships, and those new friends could have a good man to recommend.

I still feel some people are not getting the main point of the cruises. Number 1 is not about meeting men!! That may, or may not happen. What will happen is fantastic scenery, superior activities, all with a highly intelligent, fun group.


Friday, March 31, 2006 8:29:24 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello 'again 'RICH'ness, Posse and all the POSITIVE peeps on the blog!

A suggestion for the wording on the cards:

( your first name only, no phone numbers on the cards)


Ciao, 'senior'ita bachelorette:)

Friday, March 31, 2006 9:15:48 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Janiegirl, I am so used to brainstorming with people to come up with new ways to do things. I will look at the sample you suggested. I think I will wait for Tricia to turn in her work from the week end and maybe someone else will get an idea. Lets put a deadline of Monday the 3rd of April for suggestions and make a decision by the end of the week. Anyone who wonts to paricipate can do so, those who don't are not compeled to do so. M.M Corbett

Friday, March 31, 2006 9:23:30 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Summertime And The Livin' Is Eezy
Fish Are Jumpin'
And The Cotton Is High
Your Daddy's Rich
And Your Mama's Good Lookin'
So Hush Little Baby
Don't You Cry
One Fine Mornin'
You're Gonna Wake Up Laughin'.....
Lena Horne

p.s I am singin' cauz my Son returns home tomorow after his 6 month Internship in Uganda East Africa!

Friday, March 31, 2006 2:10:54 PM  
wanderlust said...

from my e-mail, I do not know that much about 50s songs, before my time.

"....have known for a long time that JanieGirl frequently doesn't know what she's talking about and spouts incorrect facts. She referred to Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald singing "Some Enchanted Evening" to each other; that song hadn't even been written yet when Nelson and Jeannette were singing in the 30's and 40's. It's from "South Pacific" in the late 50's, sung by Ezio Pinza to Mary Martin."

Friday, March 31, 2006 2:17:51 PM  
JanieGirl said...

I won't even dignify the snippy remarks about me on your last entry to the blog. I think I will just sing. "Some Enchanted Evening, You Will Meet a Stranger." "When I Fall In Love, It Will Be Forever", and OOOOLahoma!! when the lah, lah,lah,lah. I feel so sorry for critical, mean, snotty people who make nasty remarks about others. They must be so, so unhappy. How sad you must be WANDERLUST. How terribly sad and unhappy you must be. TRY SINGING, GIRL!! I send you all the best for
...Lady Jayne

Friday, March 31, 2006 2:43:10 PM  
JanieGirl said...

OPRAH IS ON and she just had two of her new decorators on. WOW!! What a wonderful job they did with her guest home. Just absolutely beautiful! The colors are magnificant! If you have not seen this show, try to catch it. It's Great!!.... Lady Jayne

Friday, March 31, 2006 3:03:34 PM  
Merry Mary said...

This has been around a few times but always brings a good laugh...We Okies are super salesmen and women......A young kid from Oklahoma moves to California and goes to a big "everything under one roof"

department store looking for a job. The manager says, "Do you have any sales experience?

"The kid says, "Yeah, I was a salesman back home in Oklahoma.

"Well, the boss liked the kid so he gave him the job.

"You start tomorrow."

"I'll come down after we close and see how you did.

" His first day on the job was rough but he got through it.

After the store was locked up, the boss came down.

"How many sales did you make today?"

The kid says, "One." The boss says, "Just one? Our sales people average 20 or 30 sales a day. You're going to have to improve considerably or look for another job! How much was the sale for?" The kid says, "$112,237.64. "The boss says, "$112,237.64?! What the hell did you sell?! Kid says, "First I sold him a small fish hook. Then I sold him a medium fish hook. Then I sold him a larger fish hook. Then I sold him a new fishing rod. Then I asked him where he was going fishing and he said down at the lake, so I told him he was gonna need a boat, so we went down to the boat department and I sold him a new bass boat. Then he said he didn't think his Honda Civic would pull it, so I took him down to the automotive department and sold him that new Ford pick-up. I asked him how long he was going to be out at the lake and after he said five or six days, I took him down to the RV department and sold him a slide-in camper for the truck."

The boss said, "A guy came in here to buy a fish hook and you sold him a boat, a truck and a camper?"

The kid says, "No, he came in here to buy a box of tampons for his wife and I said, "Well, your weekend's shot, you might as well go fishing."

Mr. Richard Roe Have you had your birtday yet? I never did see the date. I do hope it was great if you already had it or if you haven't had it yet I hope it will be your best one yet and that each one after this one will just improve with age. Here's a big Happy Birthday hug and kiss XO....MM

Friday, March 31, 2006 3:14:57 PM  
JosieM said...

I read back over the blogs, and Janiegirl did not mention Nelson Eddy singing "Some Enchanted Evening", she referred to him singing "Oh What a Beautiful Morning"... which he did indeed sing.

The musical play “South Pacific” was actually written by Rogers and Hammerstein in the late 1940s and opened on Broadway in 1949. It became a movie in 1958. The original Broadway play in 1949 starred Mary Martin and Ezio Pinza, and the movie in 1958 starred Mitzi Gaynor and Rossano Brazzi.

Maybe people shouldn’t “flame” their fellow bloggers unless they have their facts straight. Let’s just have fun... :-)


Friday, March 31, 2006 4:05:28 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

JANIEGIRL: whoever sang whatever whenever is totally irrelevant as we POSITIVE thinking gals are enjoying the ongoing camraderie and have happy hearts. I say so bloody what if Nelson Eddy did or didn't sing 'Some Enchanted Evening', be it from North South East or West Pacific.
As Clark Gable from 'Gone With The Wind' said :"Frankly M'Dear, I don't Give A Dam"
Speaking of 'one liners' what was the famous line from Humphrey Bogart in 'Casablanca'?
You Must Remember This
A Kiss Is Just A Kiss
A Smile Is Just A Smile
The Fundamental Things Of LOVE
As Time Goes By......

Here's to NOSTALGIA!
forever young
'senior'ita bachelorette

Friday, March 31, 2006 5:24:37 PM  
willemina said...

"Play It Again Sam"

Actually, this is how it was said...

Rick: You know what I want to hear.
Sam: [lying] No, I don't.
Rick: You played it for her, you can play it for me!
Sam: [lying] Well, I don't think I can remember...
Rick: If she can stand it, I can! Play it!

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:05:18 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Richard: Would you mind elaborating on the word 'RECOGNITION' pertaining to the seniorbachelor 'homepage'? Is it with reference to the fact that we 45+ have been marginalized and now is the time to stand our ground, for we too have a voice?

JOSIEM: speaking of Rossano Brazzi with his silver curly hair and beautiful tanned skin. Mitzi Gaynor singing in the outdoor shower from the movie 'South Pacific':
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair
And Send Him On His Way

'senior'ita bachelorette

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:16:16 PM  
willemina said...

I am one of those who has benefited from the SB experience...

I realized a L-O-N-G time ago that I would not find my soulmate by blogging here...but something else has happened...I have made many new girlfriends whom I would never have met otherwise. Some I have met in person and some I have only blogged with but they are all special to me and I thank Richard for bringing us together.

When I first heard about the SB search, I thought to myself "Hey, that's me!" I'm single, I'm fit, I'm fun and I L-O-V-E to travel!!!It was not to be. I was curious so I went for it (although I did have some reservations and never did send in a video). Hats off to those who did...they had fun with it and some of them were chosen to travel with Richard. Congrats to all. I have no was fun and still is for me because I am still meeting new girlfriends and you can never have too many girlfriends.
I would love to have a man in my life and I do believe that will happen eventually but in the meantime, I'm going to have fun and enjoy every moment I have on this beautiful earth doing the things I love to do. Blogging is only a small part of my that I enjoy...and I have Richard to thank for that because I have never heard the word blog before this all started...

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:20:12 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Willemina: WOW... 'hats off' to you for knowing the script word for cute....made me smile :)

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:34:15 PM  
willemina said...

Okay Val, I must admit that I had help from the internet although I did know that the phrase "Play It Again Sam" was believed by many to be correct. Glad to hear you were impressed though...I try really hard, can ya tell?

Okay, time for a joke...

A blonde calls her boyfriend and says, "Please come over here and help me. I
have a killer jigsaw puzzle and I can't figure out how to get it started."
Her boyfriend asks, "What is it supposed to be when it's finished?" The blonde
says, "According to the picture on the box, it's a tiger."
Her boyfriend decides to go over and help with the puzzle. She lets him in and
shows him where she has the puzzle spread all over the table.
He studies the pieces for a moment, then looks at the box, then turns to her and
says, "First of all, no matter what we do, we're not going to be able to
assemble these pieces into anything resembling a tiger."
He takes her hand and says, "Second!, I want you to relax. Let's have a nice
cup of tea, and then....." he sighed, "..let's put all these Frosted Flakes back
in the box."

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:49:17 PM  
willemina said...

I'm signing off for now...going to visit with my mother for a little while...goodnight

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:51:11 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi Everyone...

I am traveling now however my friend and I will read over the blog on Sunday afternoon and do our very best to incorporate as many ideas as possible for a card.

I am so happy to be over the flu!

Have a great and fun weekend!


Friday, March 31, 2006 8:01:39 PM  
soft_rain said...

Hello there Val....

God willing I will be on one of the cruises....but need you there Girl Friend

You know we go way back to the beginning of this adventure

x x

Friday, March 31, 2006 9:38:09 PM  
willemina said...

Going through my e-mails from the past week and wanted to share this one with all of you...

Children Say The Darndest Things

JACK (age 3) was watching his mother breast-feeding
his new baby sister. After a while he asked: "Mom why
have you got two? Is one for hot and one for cold

MELANIE (age 5) asked her Granny how old she was.
Granny replied she was so old she didn't remember any
more. Melanie said, "If you don't remember you must
look in the back of your panties. Mine say five to

STEVEN (age 3) hugged and kissed his mother goodnight.
"I love you so much, that when you die I'm going to
bury you outside my bedroom window."

BRITTANY (age 4) had an earache and wanted a
painkiller. She tried in vain to take the lid off the
bottle. Seeing her frustration, her mother explained
it was a childproof cap and she'd have to open it for
her. Eyes wide with wonder, the little girl asked:
"How does it know it's me?

SUSAN (age 4) was drinking juice when she got the
hiccups. "Please don't give me this juice again," she
said, "It makes my teeth cough."

DONNY (age 4) stepped onto the bathroom scale and
asked: "How much do I cost?"

MARC (age 4) was engrossed in a young couple that were
hugging and kissing in a restaurant. Without taking
his eyes off them, he asked his dad:
"Why is he whispering in her mouth?"

CLINTON (age 5) was in his bedroom looking worried.
When his mother asked what was troubling him, he
replied, "I don't know what'll happen with this bed
when I get married. How will my wife fit in?"

JAMES (age 4) was listening to a Bible story. His dad
read: "The man named Lot was warned to take his wife
and flee out of the city but his wife looked back and
was turned to salt."
Concerned, James asked: "What happened to the flea?"

TAMMY (age 4) was with her mother when they met an
elderly, rather wrinkled woman her mom knew. Tammy
looked at her for awhile and then asked, "Why doesn't
your skin fit your face?

A mother's recollection of a Sunday in church: "Dear
Lord," the minister began, with arms extended toward
heaven and a rapturous look on his upturned face.
"Without you, we are but dust." He would have
continued, but at that moment my very obedient
daughterleaned over to me and asked, in her shrill
little girl voice, "Mom, what is butt dust?"

Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:15:55 AM  
willemina said...

One last note from me today...I received this note from Ada.

Hi Willy,

Please post for me: Original Curly in OK. (B'way show) was Alfred Drake. Gordon MacCrae (sp.? McRae?) in the movie. I believe Howard Keel was in Showboat movie.

John Rait (Bonnie's father) was Bill in Carousel (show). Gordon in the movie.



Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:25:26 AM  

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