Saturday, April 01, 2006


Hi, Time for a new post to prevent scrollitis. I am happy the blog has come back to life. I encourage readers who have not commented before to join in. The more the merrier.

Quite a few people have asked what I mean when I refer to ...Recognition...For people that are 45 and over. Followers of this endeavor from day one have heard this before so for the benefit of new readers, here goes. I really get upset that the media and advertisers direct most of their TV shows, movies, etc. towards the under 45 crowd. I feel this marginalizes our age group. And there are more than 100 million of us over 45 in the U. S. And we control 77% of the wealth. Thus I am fighting for the media and advertisers to recognize us and have more shows, and movies, and articles that pertain more to our needs than the "coveted" ( I HATE how they use that word) under 45 year olds. In other words....Recognition.

I hope you all are having a fun weekend. I'm chillin' and recovering here with old friends in Hilton Head Island. And in a few short days I am (gulp) 65!!! As the old saying goes, it's better than the alternative.


REDTBIRD said...

Glad to hear you had a great B-day It's hard to be 29 and holding. Today is my daughters B-day.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:59:28 AM  
willemina said...

Good Morning Richard...
Happy Birthday...a few days early

65 is just a number. You know the old saying..."you're only as old as you feel"
I know, sometimes we actually feel older than our age :)

Hello Nancy
I forgot today was April Fool's day! I will have to think up some tricks to play on my friends and family...starting with my daughter Lisa who I will be spending the afternoon with in San Luis Obispo.
(It's the kid in me who never wants to grow up)
Happy Birthday to your daughter...

Saturday, April 01, 2006 8:05:10 AM  
willemina said...

Okay this REALLY is the last note from me today (maybe)

I just want to share some thoughts on April Fool's Day...

You Know What They Say About Fools...
But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty. -- 1 Cor 1:27

However big the fool, there is always a bigger fool to admire him. -- Nicolas Boileau-Despréaux

[Politicians] never open their mouths without subtracting from the sum of human knowledge. -- Thomas Reed

He who lives without folly isn't so wise as he thinks. -- François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly, is to fill the world with fools. -- Herbert Spencer

Sometimes one likes foolish people for their folly, better than wise people for their wisdom. -- Elizabeth Gaskell

Looking foolish does the spirit good. -- John Updike

Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed. -- Mark Twain

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. -- William Blake

A fool must now and then be right by chance. -- Cowper

It is better to be a fool than to be dead. -- Stevenson

The first of April is the day we remember what we are the other 364 days of the year. -- Mark Twain

Saturday, April 01, 2006 8:15:49 AM  
CallmeLin said...

Hi Richard, Nancy, and Willy, Happy April Fools Day. My mother was the all time champ when it came to April Fools Day. We all dreaded it as you never knew what she had cooked up (heehee). Colored raw eggs at Easter time was her favorite. Paper April Fools notes in your sandwich that would leave you with a paper note hanging out of your mouth, in front of all your friends at school, was her idea of teehee fun. These are just the tame pranks she would play on us.

Seems that April is the birthday month so HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Nancys daughter, Richard, Madeleine (sister-in-law), Dean (my son) Jim (a friend) and Tim (my brother) and to anyone else who is celebrating a birthday.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 11:36:18 AM  
wanderlust said...


Saturday, April 01, 2006 11:49:03 AM  
neva said...

Life begins at 65 right! Sure seems that way to me.

Yesterday was April 1 in Tauranga, NZ (Bay of Plenty) and it was no fool's day--what a spectacular day and evening.

Disembarked the Diamond Princess early this morning in Auckland virtually hassle free. (Aside: Richard it is going to be really tough to top this cruise. Overall it was top notch, interesting and exquisite).

I will be in Auckland for a couple of days before returning to Sydney and then the Gold Coast for a few days. This is the first rainy day in 3 weeks. (Frankly I can use a rainy day at this point).

Enjoy April 1. It might be over before you read this so April 2-30 can be good days too.

Saturday, April 01, 2006 4:15:47 PM  
willemina said...

Hi Linda
Your mother sounds like a fun must have wonderful childhood memories...I do too. My mother was fun and she still is...I hope that you'll come to Paso for the car show in May...I would love to introduce you to my mom. You too Nancy...

My daughter invited me to dinner but I told her that I had a date tonight. She asked "Do you have a boyfriend?" I said "yes, didn't I mention him? She looked at me with her mouth open and then I said April Fools! that's all I could think of and it worked.
Now when I do find someone she probably won't believe me...

We had a fun day together. had lunch at the Splash cafe in Pismo Beach...famous for their clam chowder in a sourdough breadbowl. Walked on the pier...did some shopping and just hung out together.

One of my favorite shows is coming on in a few..."As Time Goes Bye" with Judi Dench.

As I've said before...I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures...your blog is still not up and running. It sounds like your having a wonderful vacation...No Regrets is right!

Saturday, April 01, 2006 7:11:58 PM  
soft_rain said...

Dearest Richard

Birthday wishes sent your way
Hope you have a wonderful day

Lots of hugs and kisses
Tender as can be

Surrounding you and filling you
With energy for two

Hope to meet you soon
and share a lovely rare blue moon

x x x

Saturday, April 01, 2006 10:19:48 PM  
wanderlust said...

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Sunday, April 02, 2006 4:49:10 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning Richard, Posse and Bloggers!
Richard, 'wanderlust' is addressing the issue of 'marginalization' with THE exact same consciousness as those whom you are referring to ie: Media...Television etc. No bloody wonder/'wander' we are 'pigeonholed' 45+. Yes, I am fabulous 55 and sure as hell know all about marginalization, don't kid yourself! I ask you 'wanderlust' to kindly refrain from speaking for others, I do not have your linear way of thinking whatsoever! With all due respect you typify the average narrow minded DR.'s way of thinking, 'take a number, you're next' I experienced it with both my parents. When are SOME of these DR.s going to change their 'bedside manner'?
My doctor is amazing...she totally supports 'alternative medicine' and says we are in the 21ST CENTURY and we are starting to 'rise up' and say enough already, stop giving these illnesses so much power. Yes it exists and the POSITIVE MIND is capable of changing the PHYSICAL CONDITION! IT IS ALL IN THE MIND/CONSCIOUSNESS!
Richard, some doctors are also at the core of this marginalization issue in that they are quick to categorize as 'WANDERLUST'(droma/Dr. Oma) is doing right now in her post.....please read between the lines...there is a 'sheep in wolf's clothing 'wander'ing in this hea neighborhood at present!
Wishing you a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY
and a year filled with wonderment Richard, the 'year of the Soulmate'
The issue of MARGINALIZATION is a very important one, it is categorizing the 45+ as 'ONE BODY' forgetting that there are those such as myself that 'dance to the beat of our own drum' and YES 'age is just a number'
This is how I live my Life:

Frank Sinatra

'senior'ita bachelorette

Sunday, April 02, 2006 7:41:12 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Ladies,

I love a good joke- especially at April Fools Day. This one was played on me by my wonderful neighbor- an eight year old with a fantastic twinkle in her eye. We are very good friends with our next door neighbors. Their oldest daughter (there are three) is my daughter Taylor's age.

The middle daughter- the 8 year old- saw me yesterday and said, "Mr. Franklin, we got a new dog- a Chihuahua!" Now, they already have three Norwich terriers. To say they bark at every falling leaf is an understatement. Other neighbors have called animal control on them because, well, I don't know what makes more noise- the dogs barking in unison or the mom yelling at the dogs to be quiet. They don't listen to anyone. I can only bribe them with doggie treats to stop their yapping.

So the girls know how I really don't appreciate their yapping "snausages." (Our nickname for them because the mom overfeeds and underexercises them.) Well, the 8 year daughter spun a tale of how they picked out the Chihuahua, and, yes, it barks but it is so cute- she really had me going. I gave the mom a long hard look indicating my dispeasure. Then the 8 year old just broke out into the most wonderful, self-satisfied "I got you" grin. I was duped!

Have a great weekend! Don't forget to reset your clocks.


PS- I read the previous blog. I like the idea of the business cards to give to single men you meet. Just put Shawn's phone number on it- not your own. We can put the senior bachelor website on it and a special welcome message on the home page.

Ladies, the only thing I am sure of is that old Confucious saying, "A journey of a thousand miles begins with the first step." I know in my life, things never happened until I went out and did something.

Sunday, April 02, 2006 7:43:25 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Howdy PoP Roe, Joe, Posse and Bloggers!

JOE: hello and good to have your POSITIVE input re. the cards!
Love the Chihuahua story! woof :)
Are you, Nancy and Family planning to go on the cruise this August?

SOFT_RAIN: good for you to be on the cruise this coming August, it
is going to be AMAZING and so much FUN, not your average cruise by any means with a 'Capitan' such as 'RICH'ness, never a dull moment!

JANIEGIRL: still singin' ?

FABULOUS FINALISTS: where are you all? We know Vickie will be on the first cruise, how about the rest of you?

'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. what happened to that 'lone coyote' that appeared on our radar screen a post or two ago? :)

Sunday, April 02, 2006 8:44:12 AM  
JosieM said...

He probably got scared away by the angry women :-)

Sunday, April 02, 2006 8:54:06 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Sunday, April 02, 2006 8:57:05 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

oops...correction: 'A WOLF IN SHEEPS CLOTHING' LOL

Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:41:32 AM  
droma said...

I know all about marginalization, went to Medical School in this country when many of them would not accept women, no matter how qualified they were.

I was involved in setting up
"Natural Childbirth" classes in this country. They are based on the mind helping the body cope.


Sunday, April 02, 2006 10:42:04 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hey everyone! I'm in the library again today and I see that guy that I think some of you would like to meet. Think I'll say something to him today. Here goes nothing. I'll let you know what he says. See you later. M.M.Corbett

Sunday, April 02, 2006 12:01:09 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

oops correction from former post:
Clarke Gable's famous line from 'Gone With The Wind':
"Frankly M'Dear, I don't Give A Damn"

Sunday, April 02, 2006 12:29:45 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...


Sunday, April 02, 2006 12:32:38 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Okay I did it. He seems nice. He did't have time to check us out today, but he said he will. He gave me his email address to ask questions so here it is : great If you write to him don't rum him off if you don't like what you hear. Maybe someone else will like what he has to say. M.M. Corbett

Sunday, April 02, 2006 1:14:49 PM  
Josie said...

M.M. Corbett, you're a brave lady. Maybe he has some friends who may be interested as well.

Now perhaps the rest of us can muster up the courage to approach any fellow we see who is interesting.

Also, that's good advice not to "rum him off". People can agree, or they can agree to disagree, but I don't think people should sling insults in a public forum. It does scare folks away, particularly the male folks. It doesn't come across as strong and independent, unfortunately, just sort of angry....

Let's all have some fun here :-)

Sunday, April 02, 2006 4:01:59 PM  
leslie said...

"Mr Right has to be out there somewhere" so sayeth the headline in the book section of the Vancouver Sun today. Jennifer Cox, age 42, from England spent 8 months jetting from blind date to blind date and is now convinced there is no shortage of eligible men. (Now, she is obviously in an age league probably a decade younger than most of us, but her experiences sound similar.) Her new memoir was out last year in Britain and she's here promoting the book now. She did finally meet Mr. Right, a man from Seattle WA, and she now spends most of her time there. He was date #55 out of 80 that she had. She traveled all over to meet the 80 men she chose to meet out of the 3000 who sent her emails. She went to Copenhagen, Las Vegas and Bangkok among other places. The book is called "Around the World in 80 Dates" and I, for one, would love to read it.

Richard if you want the guy's name email me and I'll give it to you. Maybe you can find out if he has any single friends in the right age category who'd like to participate in YOUR search for romance and adventure. :D Or if you want me to mail the article to you. Hope you're having a great time and that your birthday celebration is wild and wooly. This is a major event in your life so whoop it up and show all those young whippersnappers there's a lot of life to live after 50, 60, etc. Blog on.

Sunday, April 02, 2006 5:47:02 PM  
leslie said...

Hi again, I just ordered Jennifer Cox's book "Around the World in 80 Dates" from Chapters. I'll let you all know if it's any good.

Sunday, April 02, 2006 6:13:57 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi Everyone,

We did work on the cruise cards today and created three. We created them in an American Greeting format and tonight we hope to import them into Adobe. Once we have these in Adobe I will email them to Richard for his thumbs up. Once Richard says ok I will email them to anyone who is interested in viewing them. We also did a postcard design for each as well. My email is listed on my blog, just click on my picture and you will find a link for my email. I will look forward to any and all feedback so we can soon have a cruise card.

Have a great Sunday evening.


Sunday, April 02, 2006 6:43:37 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello Richard, Joe & Co!
Well well well I had to dive beneathe the radar screen again to avoid the bullets from 'lakebtr', talk about 'claws'....ouch!
'lakebtr' have I got news for you....if I say so myself, I am a 'true blue' faithful bloggette since the start of the 'seniorbachelor sojourn' April
2005! What you see is what you get with me.....I have never blogged anywhere else or emailed anyone else except for 'janiegirl' and that was soley because of her request to furnish her with information re. a contact in my town! I purposely have chosen ONLY to blog here for good reason!
If you don't like what I have to say re. 'gone with the wind' quotes etc. then kindly go and play somewhere else or refrain from interfering where you don't belong!!!!! 'People in glass houses should never throw stones' ;)
In spite of your nasty(as Janet Jackson' would say) comments, I wish you a 'happy smiling heart' and may ALL your dreams come true!
ciao from
forever young
'senior'ita bachelorette:)

Sunday, April 02, 2006 6:46:38 PM  
soft_rain said...

Val ..

I will be there if you will be there....

you go Girlfriend

Sunday, April 02, 2006 11:57:21 PM  
soft_rain said...

Dear Oprah

You are the Queen

You are thee that we most admire

You have taught us much

and in you we do believe

You have lead us here

So here we are

Tell me... where are you

We do wonder

And continue to...

Wait for your knowledge.....

Monday, April 03, 2006 12:09:56 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning 'RICH'ness, Joe & Co.
....'pick yourself up...dust yourself off and start all over again' ;)
Diana Krall

SOFT_RAIN: that is what I hear outside my window on this cool fresh Monday morning. It's a new day and look forward to all the positive stuff about to unfold!
Thanks to my 'Ancestors', the true Warrioress Spirit of The Iroquois rises up within me like the Phoenix rising from the ashes ;)

Remember to smile when you're on the phone...they can hear you!
Sending POSITIVE vibes out to ALL!
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. WOW...April 27th is ONE YEAR since our 'leading man' first appeared on OPRAH...~~lot of water under the bridge~~

Monday, April 03, 2006 5:22:13 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Gosh,time just goes faster and faster. We truly have formed a sisterhood and bond between a bunch of us. It has been fun and I truly love you bushels and pecks and hugs around the neck. Thast's what my mom used to tell me. I sure do miss her. You who still have your parents are so lucky. Take care. MM

Monday, April 03, 2006 5:38:51 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Chicagotricia, Thanks so much for your professional approach to this matter. I'm excited to see the results of the cruise card. I attended a meeting last week where there were about 50 good looking men representing the mens group at church. I was wishing I had a card just to hand out. Oh well, the time will come again.
Josiem, have you signed up for the cruise? I think you'll be surprised at the wonderful people you'll meet who have not been blogging. Something about the relaxation of being on a cruise that makes people a lot less uptight. I find that I can have fun with just about anyone as long as we have an understanding that it has to be a mutual agreement to continue any contact after the trip. Thanks for the compliment.M.M.Corbett

Monday, April 03, 2006 10:21:48 AM  
Josie said...

M.M. Corbett, I have been waiting to sign up for the cruise because I wanted to see who might be going. I live in British Columbia and have been through the Inside Passage before, and I know how extraordinarily beautiful the trip would be. And the Holland America line is the best...! I just wanted to make sure I would be in the company of friendly folks, who aren't competing with each other, but who are just relaxing and having a good time.

I wish some of the other people who have signed up would chat a bit on the blog.

I had a few very nice male friends, and some female friends who were very interested, and I steered them to Richard's website, but to be honest, they were a bit intimidated by some of the frostiness(?) in some of the blogs. The blogs are a form of advertising, so I guess one must be careful how one phrases things.


Monday, April 03, 2006 10:33:20 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi, I am working on tomorrow's Newsletter. Will finish up what I started last week along with some funny stuff. Other than that, things are nice and quiet here on Hilton Head Island. Ciao for now, Richard Roe

Monday, April 03, 2006 10:34:34 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Josie, I can assure you the cruises to Alaska will have no competitive stuff. It is ALL ABOUT spectacular secenery with a group of highly interesting, adventurous, intelligent people!! Yes, there will be some men in the group as well, so who knows.....Anyone who has the time and the resources to go on one of these cruises, and doesn't go, will wish they had, I'm sure, as The cruises will be fantastic!! Richard Roe

Monday, April 03, 2006 11:10:29 AM  
Vicki In Brazil said...


I'm on the second cruise (not the first as you thought) with three of the other fabulous finalists, two of which I am sharing a suite with. We are all really looking forward to it. I've heard it's the best!! Looking forward to meeting many of you great ladies. Hope our paths cross somewhere along the line.

I'm sure our birthday boy has received numerous "over the hill" jokes, etc. as has my older sister who also just had a birthday so I sent her this:


At age 4 success is...not peeing in your pants.

At age 12 success is...having friends.

At age 16 success is...having a driver's license.

At age 20 success is...having sex.

At age 35 success is...having money.

At age 50 success is...having money.

At age 60 success is...having sex.

At age 70 success is...having a drivers license.

At age 75 success is...having friends.

At age 80 success is...not peeing in your pants.

I must finish up with my favorite: ANDY ROONEY LOOKS AT LIFE
"Hey, life is tough. It takes up a lot of your time. What do you get at the end of it? A Death. What's that, a bonus? I think the life cycle is backwards. Let's die first, get it out of the way. Then live in an old age home. Get kicked out because you're too young, get a gold watch and go to work. Work forty years until you're young enough to enjoy retirement. Do drugs, alcohol, party, get ready for high school. Go to grade school, become a kid, play, have no responsibilities. Become a little baby, and go back into the womb, spend the last nine months floating and finish off as an orgasm.

Now THAT'S life!!!



Monday, April 03, 2006 1:20:50 PM  
leslie said...

Vicki, I love your sense of humour! Just my style LOL - and I'm really looking forward to meeting you on the cruise. I, too, am on the 2nd one and I imagine you're sharing with Gael and ? I met Gael in MB and she's a great gal.

Josie, I'm from BC also so DO book a cabin and come along. If you want to email me, go over to my blog site and you can reach me through there. Okay? Okay!

Richard, for some reason I think your birthday is tomorrow. I don't know why I think that...maybe I heard it somewhere from someone??? Regardless, best wishes for a wonderful day. :D

Monday, April 03, 2006 5:30:48 PM  
Josie said...

Leslie...! A fellow British Columbian. I will contact you. I REALLY want to go on the cruise, but need a cabin mate. I have a couple of friends who are interested, I just need to twist their arms a (teeny) bit more.


Monday, April 03, 2006 7:42:29 PM  
Merry Mary said...

This is a little late for St. Patrick's day so let's say it's a happy birthday joke for my favorite Irishman"Mr.O'Roe".One day an Irishman, who had been stranded on a deserted island for over 10 years, sees a speck on the horizon. He thinks to himself, "It's certainly not a ship." And, as the speck gets closer and closer, he begins to rule out the possibilities of a small boat and even a raft.

Suddenly there emerges from the surf a wet-suited black clad figure. Putting aside the scuba gear and the top of the wet suit, there stands a drop-dead gorgeous blond! The glamorous blond strides up to the stunned Irishman and says to him, "Tell me, how long has it been since you've had a good cigar?" "Ten years," replies the amazed Irishman. With that, she reaches over and unzips a waterproof pocket on the left sleeve of her wetsuit and pulls out a fresh package of hand-rolled Cuban cigars.

He takes one, lights it, and takes a long drag. "Faith and begorrah," says the man, "That is so good, I'd almost forgotten how great a smoke can be!"

"And how long has it been since you've had a drop of good Bushmill's Irish Whiskey?" asks the blond. Trembling, the castaway replies, "Ten years."

Hearing that, the Blondie reaches over to her right sleeve, unzips a pocket, removes a flask and hands it to him. He opens the flask and takes a long drink.

"'Tis nectar of the gods!" says the Irishman. ''Tis truly fantastic!!!"

At this point the gorgeous blond starts to slowly unzip the long front of her wet suit, right down the middle. She looks at the trembling man and asks, "And how long has it been since you played around?"

With tears in his eyes, the Irishman falls to his knees and sobs, "Jesus, Mary and Joseph! Don't tell me that you've got golf clubs in there, too!


Monday, April 03, 2006 7:50:38 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Vicki In Brazil:
What a lovely breath of fresh air to see you blogging again, pardon me, for some reason I thought you were travelling on the 1st cruise. Yes, it is going to be an amazing adventure with new friendships blossoming and re-kindling those that were cultivated at the Manhattan Beach and Chicago soirees. Do you know if Clementina and Ettore are going to make their debut on the cruises? You added to the FUN with that in Brazil :)
I am a total stranger to all of you but please say hello to the Fabulous Finalists from me, there is NO-THING like 'girl power' and no room for competitiveness as we are all intelligent, FUN-loving (sometimes goofy) crazy, happy people:)
'senior'ita bachelorette

When I Give To You
And You Give To Me
True LOVE...True LOVE
For You And I Have A Guardian Angel
On High With Nothing To Do
So I give To You
And You Give To Me
LOVE Forever True
Grace Kelly and Bing Crosby singing from the movie 'High Society' (1956)

Monday, April 03, 2006 7:57:41 PM  
willemina said...

Interesting fact

On this Wednesday at two minutes and three seconds after 1:00 in the morning,
the time and date will be 01:02:03 04/05/06

This will never happen again. (At least not in our lifetime)

Monday, April 03, 2006 9:10:08 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

(sung in Marilyn Monroe style)
where is Paula? ;)





Thank you for creating your blog, itz been a crazy FUN ride and now look forward to the blog buzzing with the upcoming cruises, photos and camraderie, it certainly has a life of itz own:) so much has happened in the past year! :)

Here's to more FUN STUFF
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. don't sweat the small stuff ;)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 4:48:29 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone,

Richard responded quickly to selecting a cruise card. I will try to post the card on my blog...however I might not be successful. I will be pleased to email it on to anyone interested. I will format the card in Word and email it as an attachment along with printing instructions for those of you who would like to print the cards yourself. I will also check with about having them print the cards and their ordering process. I will post that process no later than Friday.

If someone can email me instructions as to how to post the card on my blog I will appreciate your time and will make my best effort to get this done. I would also like to know how to post a different picture of myself...a less formal...everyday walking the dogs type of picture. Help with that will also be appreciated.

There are two more options I am working on. An email format and a postcard.

OK...I have to get back to work.

And... "Happy B Day" this the day?


Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:40:36 AM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Chicagotricia, Please e-mail me at I will keep a look out for the finished product. I don't know how to help you with how to post it,but I'm sure some of the other ladies can help you with that. You can also e-mail Richard and ask him. I'm sure he's in the know or can contact someone who is.
Richard, the website welcoming the gentlemen is great. Thanks so much for your efforts to make it fun for all. I know enough about you to be assured that everyone will have your best effort at being a great host. Happy Birthday if today is the day. M.M.Corbett

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:18:22 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Josiem, If you decide to go on the first trip, look me up. I'll be the one with the built in suntan pretending to be Diana Ross. I have some great stories to tell about my experiences as a young operating room nurse and airline hostess. Just come ready to have some non-stop fun. M.M. Corbett

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:33:04 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

(a story sent to me by one of my friends)
About 2 years ago my wife and I were on a cruise through the western Mediterranean aboard a liner.
At dinner we noticed an elderly lady sitting alone along the rail of the grand stairway in the main dining room. I noticed that all the staff, ship officers, waiters, busboys, etc. all seemed very familiar with this lady. I asked our waiter who the lady was, expecting to be told she owned the line, but he said he only knew that she had been on board for the last four cruises, back to back. As we left the dining room one evening, I caught her eye and stopped to say hello. We chatted and I said, "I understand you've been on this ship for the last four cruises."

She replied, "Yes, that's true." I stated, "I don't understand" and she replied without a pause, "It's cheaper than a nursing home."

So, there will be no nursing home in my future. When I get old and feeble, I am going to get on a cruise ship. The average cost for a nursing home is $200 a day. I have checked on reservations and I can get a long term discount and SENIOR DISCOUNT PRICE of $135 per day.

That leaves $65 a day for:
1. Gratuities which will only be $10 per day

2. I will have as many as 10 meals a day if I can waddle to the restuarant or I can have room service(which means I can have breakfast in bed every day of the week)

3. The ship has as many as three swimming pools, a workout room, free washers and dryers and shows every night.

4. They have free toothpaste, razors, soap and shampoo.

5. They will even treat you like a customer, not a patient.

6. An extra $5 worth of tips will have the entire staff scrambling to help you.

7. I will get to meet new people every 7 to 14 days.

8. TV broken? Light bulb needs changing? Need to have the mattress replaced? No problem! They will fix everything and apologize for your inconvenience.

9. Clean sheets and towels every day and you don't even have to ask for it.

10. If you fall in the nursing home and break a hip, you are on Medicare. If you fall and break a hip on board the ship, they will upgrade you to a suite for the rest of your life.

Now hold on for the best!! Do you want to see South America, the Panama Canal, Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, or name where you want to go? Many Cruise lines will have a ship ready to go. So don't look for me in a nursing home, just call shore to ship.

P.S. And don't forget, when you die, they just dump you over the side at no charge.

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 12:34:26 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Hey Richard...Are you sure you want to get married again????? This couple had only been married for two weeks , the husband, although very much in love, couldn't wait to go out on the town and party with his old buddies.
So, he said to his new wife, "Honey, I'll be right back."
Where are you going, Coochy Coo?" asked the wife. "I'm going to the bar, Pretty Face. I'm going to have a beer."
The wife said, "You want a beer, my love?" She opened the door to the Refrigerator and showed him 25 different kinds of beer, brands from
12 Different countries: Germany, Holland, Japan, India, etc.
The husband didn't know what to do, and the only thing that he could think of Saying was, "Yes, Lollipop... but at the bar... You know...they have frozen Glasses... "
He didn't get to finish the sentence, because the wife interrupted him by saying, "You want a frozen glass, Puppy Face?" She took a huge beer mug out of the freezer, so frozen that she was getting chills just holding it.
The husband, looking a bit pale, said, "Yes, Tootsie Roll, but at the bar they have those hors d'oeuvres that are really delicious... I won't be long. I'll be right back. I promise. OK?"
"You want hors d'oeuvres, Poochie Pooh?" She opened the oven and took out
5 dishes of different hors d'oeuvres: chicken wings, pigs in blankets, mushroom caps, and pork strips.
"But my sweet honey... at the bar.... you know there's swearing, dirty words and all that..."

.....and, they lived happily ever after. Isn't that a sweet story?
This is a bit off colored but hope it makes you laugh.


Tuesday, April 04, 2006 1:30:47 PM  
willemina said...

Merry Mary
I had to copy that one and send it off to my friends. Thanks for keeping us laughing here.

Also a good one...I've seen this one before but enjoyed it's a REALLY good idea. I've also seen a similar one where the elderly person stays in a 5* Hotel...still cheaper than a nursing home....but I'll tell my family to just put me on a cruise ship when I'm old and feeble :)

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 5:08:46 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Me too Willemina....I'll just get on the cruise ship with you. What a way to go. I love cruising. I can't wait until Aug. I said I wouldn't mention the bunion again but I got my stitches out today and the pin comes out in 2 more weeks so I'm getting closer to being able to dance with R.R. Now I'll try not to talk about it again. MM

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 7:00:34 PM  
willemina said...

Merry Mary
Glad to hear that the stitches are out and you are on the road to recovery. Unfortunately, bunion surgery is something many people have to deal with. My mother had this surgery a few years ago so I understand how painful it can be.

Thought I'd post a message re: posting pics and other stuff you can do to make your blog more user friendly. I hope it helps:

1st: You have to post a picture on your blog or somewhere on the internet.
Right click on that picture
copy the address (url) to your profile.
To do that: open your blog
Click on edit your profile
Post the URL address in the space provided in the photograph section.

A few other tips…

To add date and time stamp to your blog:
Go to dashboard
Click on formatting/add information for date and time

To add word verification: (this is letters that people will have to
enter before their comment will post) This helps to block spam
messages as computers cannot read these letters.

Go to dashboard
Click on comments
Click yes for word verification

Also, If you enter your e-mail address at the bottom of that page
(comment verification), you will receive an e-mail letting your know when someone has posted a message on your blog.

I hope this helps

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:15:03 PM  
willemina said...

When you right click on the pic,
click on properties to show the URL address...sorry

Tuesday, April 04, 2006 9:31:02 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning Pop Roe, Joe & Co ;)

I totally agree with the gals, Willemina and MerryMary, retirement a-la- cruise-style is the way to go >>>>that little lady had the right idea! I am sure there are more people who do so.

M.M. CORBETT(Alaskan Cruises 'Diana Ross' ;) YOU GO GIRL! the name of LOVE
Before you break my heart
Think It O-over
Chicago had Paula(Marilyn Monroe) and now Alaska will have Diana....
what a hoot! I hope you girls Mary Mary are rehearsing, so nice that you both live in Oklahoma!
I LOVE to see happy people(reminds me of a song by one of m' favourites R. Kelly!)
Happy People.....
'senior'ita bachelorette:)

LOVE is wonderful the second time around......
Etta James

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 5:43:03 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dear Pop Roe, Joe, & Co. ;)
Richard I have just this minute filled in all the information and sent off my comments re. Dr. Phil
having you as a guest on his show!
That is truly something to look forward to and I hope it comes into fruition!
'break a leg' as they say ;)
sweet dreams
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s a lovely newzletter this week, thank you for the reminder re. SISTERS!

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 7:58:40 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Annie Lennox

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 8:21:19 PM  
neva said...

Back in Sydney for a few days. Great weather and exciting times. Got some work to do though. I guess someone has to do it.

Willy, I noticed that Neva's Blog is still up under Adventurous Hearts but not on SB site. (seems strange!) I took my wishlist and website off until I can change my domain name when I get home. I have taken many more pictures but have not been able to post them yet. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Richard, Best wishes with the Dr. Phil selection. I will make a comment via e-mail soon. Hope you are enjoying Hilton Head Island.

Wednesday, April 05, 2006 10:48:54 PM  
Nancy in Dubai said...

Harold is 95 and lives in a senior citizen home. Every night after dinner, Harold goes to a secluded garden behind the Center to sit and ponder his accomplishments and long life.

One evening Mildred, age 87, wanders into the garden. They begin to chat, and before they know it, several hours have passed. After a short lull in the conversation, Harold turns to Mildred and says, “do you know what I miss most of all?”

She asks, “What?”

“SEX!!” he replies.

Mildred exclaims, “Why you old far, you couldn’t get it up if I held a gun to your head!”

“I know,” Harold says, ‘but it would be nice if a woman could just hold it for a while.”

“Well, I can oblige,” says Mildred, who unzips his trousers, removes his manhood and proceeds to hold it. Afterward, they agree to meet secretly each night in the garden where they would sit and talk and Mildred would hold Harold’s manhood.

Then, one night, Harold didn’t show up at the usual meeting place.

Alarmed, Mildred decided to find Harold and make sure he was okay, She walked around the senior citizen home where she found him sitting by the pool with another female resident, Ethel, who was holding Harold’s manhood!

Furious, Mildred yelled, “You two-timing creep! What does Ethel have that I don’t have?”

Old Harold smiled happily and replied, “Parkinson’s.”

Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:22:53 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone,

A quick update on the Cruise Cards.

Two cards are being printed by Vistaprint, one that Richard selected and another that was created from suggestions offered by Leslie. If you would like me to mail cards to you, please email me. I will send you a copy of the two cards and you can make your selection. I will be working with a friend tonight on the printing format of the cards, hopefully we will be successful. Again, if you want to print your own cards, just email me and I will furnish you the information via email. Finally, if I have done things right I will also be able to email these the Cruise Cards as e-cards, which will allow us to email the cards as well.

OK...I am preparing to leave on a short vacation...I hope you will like the cards. We can work on more ideas if you like however I hope you will all feel this is a good start!

Take care...Tricia

Thursday, April 06, 2006 11:20:31 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Howdy Folks!
Tune in to Oprah with guest Kirstie Alley...and the dancin' excercise routine which Kirstie will soon have on that is my idea of excercising......(SEX) with your 'significant other' is also very good for weight loss ;) 'SENIORS' take note ;)
forever young
'senior'ita bachelorette:)

Thursday, April 06, 2006 1:16:48 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Especially for Lady Jane and all you other Southern Belles...Southern Ladies...

Southern women appreciate their natural assets:
Soft skin.
An easy smile.
That unforgettable Southern drawl.

Southern women know their manners:
"Yes, ma'am."
"Yes, sir."
"Don't you DARE...Billy!"

Southern women have a distinct way

with fond expressions:
"Y'all come back, soon !"
"Well, bless your heart."
"Call when you can."
"Can I get you a glass of sweet tea?"

Southern women know their summer weather report:

Southern women know their vacation spots:
The beach
Shopping at the beach

Southern women know the joys

of June, July, and August:
Summer tans
Strapless sun dresses
Air conditioning

Southern women know everybody's first name:

Southern women know the movies

that speak to their hearts:
Fried Green Tomatoes
Driving Miss Daisy
Steel Magnolias
Gone With The Wind

Southern women know their religions:

Southern women know their country breakfasts:
Red-eye gravy & Country ham
Mouth-watering biscuits

with mamma's homemade jelly

Southern women know their cities

dripping with Southern charm:
Charleston (Chawl'stn)
Savannah (S'vanah)
New Orleans (N'orlins)
Atlanta (Addlanna)

Southern women know their elegant gentlemen:
Men in uniform or tuxedos
Men who open doors for women
Rhett Butler, of course!

Southern girls know their prime real estate:
The Mall
The Country Club
The Beauty Salon

Southern girls know the four deadly sins:
Having bad hair and nails
Having bad manners
Cooking bad food
Wearing too much makeup

Southern girls know, men may come and go,

but their girl-friends last fahevah!

Now...... Shugah, send this to your friends who were raised in the South

or the ones who wish they had been!

If you're a Northern transplant,

Bless your heart, just fake it.

We know you got here as fast as you could.....!

Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:25:58 PM  
leslie said...

Merry Mary - this reminds me of the book and move "The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood." Great book - Great movie! :D

Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:32:33 PM  
Merry Mary said...

I have the movie. I love it. MM

Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:53:00 PM  
leslie said...

Me, too, Mary. I've read the book twice, saw the movie at a girls night out, then bought it and have watched it a couple more times.

Thursday, April 06, 2006 3:08:47 PM  
Merry Mary said...

I bought Walk The Line last week and watched it. It was the story about Johnny Cash that Reese Whitherspoon won the Oscar on. Mary Corbett and I went to see Crash. It was good but I need to buy it and watch again as I got lost several times since there was about 5 differents stories at a soap opera. MM

Thursday, April 06, 2006 4:35:15 PM  
willemina said...

I went to the Adventurous Hearts and found your original blog. So you have 2 with pics and one without.
Please don't worry about posting new pictures while you're on vacation. I can wait until you return home. Just send me an e-mail or post something here when you return. Enjoy the rest of trip.

I hope you'll post a picture of the "cruise card" on your blog so we can all see it. Enjoy your mini vacation.

Merry, mary...mary
Loved the Southern Belle...I lived in Columbus, Georgia for 3 years (Ft Benning). My 21 year old was born there...that's about as southern as I get. I love the southern hospitality and charm and have many wonderful memories of my time there. That's when I became an Addlanna Braves Fan (still am) the way, Baseball is back! My son is going to a Giants/Braves game on Saturday...wish I was going too :(

And now...some more humor...

The letter, shown below, is an actual letter that was sent to a bank by a 96 year old woman. The bank manager thought it amusing enough to have it published in the New York Times.

Dear Sir:
I am writing to thank you for bouncing my check with which I
endeavored to pay my plumber last month.

By my calculations, three nanoseconds must have elapsed
between his presenting the check and the arrival in my account
of the funds needed to honor it.

I refer, of course, to the automatic monthly deposit of my
entire salary, an arrangement which, I admit, has been in place for only eight years.

You are to be commended for seizing that brief window of
opportunity, and also for debiting my account $30 by way of penalty for the inconvenience caused to your bank.

My thankfulness springs from the manner in which this incident has caused me to rethink my errant financial ways. I noticed that whereas I personally attend to your telephone calls and letters, when I try to contact you, I am confronted by the impersonal, overcharging, pre-recorded, faceless entity which your bank has become.

From now on, I, like you, choose only to deal with a flesh-and-blood person. My mortgage and loan repayments will therefore and hereafter no longer be automatic, but will arrive at your bank, by check, addressed personally and
confidentially to an employee at your bank whom you must nominate.

Be aware that it is an offense under the Postal Act for any other person to open such an envelope. Please find attached an Application Contact Status which I require your chosen employee to complete.

I am sorry it runs to eight pages, but in order that I know as much about him or her as your bank knows about me, there is no alternative.

Please note that all copies of his or her medical history must be countersigned by a Notary Public, and the mandatory details of his/her financial situation (income, debts, assets and liabilities) must be accompanied by documented proof.

In due course, I will issue your employee with a PIN number which he/she must quote in dealings with me.

I regret that it cannot be shorter than 28 digits but, again,I have modeled it on the number of button presses required of me to access my account balance on your phone
bank service.

As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.

Let me level the playing field even further.

When you call me, press buttons as follows:

1. To make an appointment to see me.

2. To query a missing payment.

3. To transfer the call to my living room in case I am there.

4. To transfer the call to my bedroom in case I am sleeping.

5. To transfer the call to my toilet in case I am attending to

6. To transfer the call to my mobile phone if I am not at home.

7. To leave a message on my computer, a password to access my
computer is required. Password will be communicated to you at a later date to the Authorized Contact.

8. To return to the main menu and to listen to options 1 through 7.

9. To make a general complaint or inquiry. The contact will then be put on hold, pending the attention of my automated answering service. While this may, on occasion, involve a lengthy wait, uplifting music will play for the duration of
the call.

Regrettably, but again following your example, I must also levy an establishment fee to cover the setting up of this new arrangement.

May I wish you a happy, if ever so slightly less prosperous New Year.

Your Humble Client,

(Remember: This was written by a 96 year old woman!)

I wonder if she got her $30 back?

(I don't know if this is true or not but it sure was entertaining to read) sorry it was so long :)

Thursday, April 06, 2006 6:37:18 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Wullemina, That was a hoot....reminds me of one I got about the client for a credit card passing away and the problems the family went thru trying to pay off the balance of a deceased relative. We've beeen having tornado warnings all eve but think they're about over. Sweet dreams to all. Love, MM

Thursday, April 06, 2006 8:04:44 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...


South Africa's former chief rabbi Cyril Harris was buried in Jerusalem's Har Hamenuhot cemetery. Harris died in the South African coastal resort of Hermanus, near Cape Town just days before his 69th birthday.

Harris, who became a close friend of former South African president Nelson Mandela, was credited with aiding the reconciliation process in South Africa during the transition from apartheid to a free democracy.
In a statement, Mandela recalled Harris as a friend and an "exceptional person."
"In our memory he shall live on as a great South African patriot. In that difficult challenge of our transition and early democracy to pull and keep our country together he played a central role that will be remembered in our history." said Mandela.

"We today remember a great spiritual leader, a man of exceptional humaneness, one who has made his mark in the social transformation of South Africa. And in African fashion we say: Hamba kahle. Cyril"
Hamba kahle means "go well", or "rest in peace."
Harris gave a blessing at Mandela's wedding in 1998. When Harris greeted Mandela in Jerusalem during his 1999 visit to Israel, Mandela exclaimed. "Now I feel at home. My rabbi is here."

Earlier this year, President Thabo Mbeki paid tribute to Harris's "unstinting and selfless devotion to nation-building and reconciliation" during his time as head of the Jewish community, which currently numbers between 70,000 and 80,000 in South Africa

Ill health forced Harris to retire as chief rabbi at the end of last year. During his 18 years of service, Harris served on South Africa's National Religious Leader's Forum, which was set up by Mandela to promote interfaith understanding and act as a collective religious voice on human rights and other issues.

He forged greater ties with Christian, Hindu and Muslim groups, helping to ease long-standing distrust of the Jewish community, which was widely perceived as collaborating with the apartheid-era regime.

"Harris played a tremendous role in creating a bridge with the rest of the South African community and in showing that the Jewish religion could help in the nation building efforts in South Africa."
(An article from Jerusalem Post)

Viva Mandela/Madiba!
'senior'ita bachelorette

Thursday, April 06, 2006 9:06:43 PM  
soft_rain said...

One day my housework-challenged husband decided to wash his

Seconds after he stepped into the laundry room, he shouted to me,

"What setting do I use on the washing machine?"

"It depends," I replied.

"What does it say on your

He yelled back,
"University of Oklahoma."

And they say blondes are dumb...

A couple is lying in bed.
The man says,

"I am going to make you the
happiest woman in the world.

The woman replies,

"I'll miss you..."

"It's just too hot to wear clothes today,"
Jack says as he stepped out
of the shower,

"honey, what do you think the neighbors would think if I mowed the lawn like this?"

"Probably that I married you for your money," she replied.

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:17:37 AM  
soft_rain said...


Dear Lord,

I pray for Wisdom to understand my man

Love, to forgive him

And Patience, for his moods

Because, Lord, if I pray for

I'll beat him to death.


Q: Why do little boys

A: They are practicing to be men.

Q: What do you call a handcuffed man?

A: Trustworthy.

Q: What does it mean when a man is in your bed gasping for breath
and calling your name?

A: You did not hold the pillow down long enough. (good one!)

Q: Why do female black widow spiders kill their males after

A: To stop the snoring before it starts.

Q: Why do men whistle when they are sitting on the toilet?

A: It helps them remember which end they need to wipe.

Q: What is the difference between men and women?

A: A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants
every woman to satisfy his one need.

Q: How do you keep your husband from reading your e-mail?

A: Rename the mail folder "Instruction Manuals"

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:28:46 AM  
soft_rain said...

YEAR of the SOULMATE????

Val, can you give more detail please


Friday, April 07, 2006 1:33:24 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Thanks for the funnies Soft Rain. I love to start the day with a good laugh. Everybody in I hope you have a great week end. Did we ever find out Richard's exact birthday date????? I'm guessing it was the 6th but that's only a guess. Let's have a game. The first one to guess the closest right date wins a dance on the Alaskan cruise. Ok??? Ok...Richard??????? Love to all..MM

Friday, April 07, 2006 6:40:04 AM  
leslie said...

Okay Mary, I'll play. LOL Although I will get that dance regardless, right Richard??? :D

I guess April 4th. Now off to school. Ciao for niao.

Friday, April 07, 2006 7:46:29 AM  
Nancy said...

April 3rd.
Nancy (in Ohio)

Friday, April 07, 2006 8:44:15 AM  
Nancy said...

I win!

Friday, April 07, 2006 8:44:53 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Nancy,I must see a copy of Richard's driver's licinse or birth certificate before I give you your reward. I remember some of us talking about his birthday in Chicago and you were probably there. i'VE HAD TOO MANY loratabs since then (poor excuses are better than none????) I hope you go on the first cruise Nancy so we can hang out. You'll love my room mate...Mary Corbett and my son and daughter in law are coming too. I've already won several dances hunting the I'll probably get to dance with a duck. At least a duck won't tell me to quit leading. We can dance awhile then go for soup and quackers????? XXXOOO

Friday, April 07, 2006 10:17:51 AM  
Nancy said...

MerryMary -

I remember RR mentioning his birth date - maybe it was in Chicago with you. The reason it's so easy for me to remember is because mine is 03/04 and his is the opposite: 04/03.

And I'll be seeing you soon - I booked a cabin on the first cruise!
Looking forward to seeing you again!

Nancy (in Ohio)

Friday, April 07, 2006 10:25:58 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Howdy Pop Roe, Joe & Co.

Jukebox Baby...Jukebox Baby you're the swingiest babe in town
All your lunchtime money goes 'round the clock...da da da da

SOFT_RAIN: every year is the year of THE SOULMATE :) that is my wish for all those who desire to meet their special someone. Our 'leading man' (temper and all) deserves to be with his Soulmate, afterall two heads are better than one when having a gargantuan mission as his aiming to bring people together in an atmosphere conducive to having FUN. Indeed fertile soil for maybe just 'some enchanted evening when you see a stranger across a crowded room' ;) ~~~~A cruise is THE most romantic setting ~~~~ with the spectacular scenery, good food, amazing music
and terrific FUN FUN FUN loving people! One has to be a ROMANTIC AT HEART to truly appreciate what I am trying to say and soft_rain you and others seem to fit into that category :)
Whether he acknowledges it or not our 'leading man' is a 'ROEMANTIC' at heart!
Cheers ya'll(I may not be a Southern Belle per se, but I do reign from SOUTH Africa ;) does that count???? :)

Luv 'senior'ita bachelorette
val the gal

Friday, April 07, 2006 11:00:20 AM  
wanderlust said...


Friday, April 07, 2006 12:10:16 PM  
wanderlust said...


Friday, April 07, 2006 12:31:38 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Hello Ladies, I received my e-mail from chicagotricia and the cruise card exampless are wonderful. I think you would be proud to hand anyone of them to potential travel friend. I picked the one Richard suggested. Simply because I think It would attract the attention of any fun loving male. It is in good taste of course.

Well, Ladies, what do we do for fun before the cruise. I'm all for having a party in MB. Just can't get enough of being near the main man.

Richard, I sent in my reply to Dr. Phil too. I said something in reference to you being a multinational playboy. Ha! Ha! Just kidding. But I did tell him how wonderful you were to me. I have a good feeling about this one. M.M.Corbett

Friday, April 07, 2006 12:52:07 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Yea Nancy....I can't wait. See you in 4 months. MM

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:01:28 PM  
M.M.Corbett said...

Nancy, I'm glad you decided to goin us on the cruise. The fun we're going to have will be so incredable. It will take me a year and a day to get back to some kind of normal. M.M. Corbett

Friday, April 07, 2006 1:02:53 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Rainy Night In Georgia
Fells Like It's Rainin' All Over The World
Rainy Night In Georgia
Such A Rainy Night In Georgia
L-D I Believe It's Rainin' All Over The World
How Many Times I wander, It Still Comes Out The Same
It's Life And You Still Gotta Play The Game
Find Me A Place In A BoxCar
So I Take M' Guitar
Late At Night It's Hard To Rest
I Take Your Picture To My Chest
Rainy Night In Georgia

Brooke Benton/another one of 'em 'crooners'(deep voice...very sexy ;)

'senior'ita bachelorette

Friday, April 07, 2006 5:12:27 PM  
willemina said...

Nancy wins...a little birdie told me it was Monday April 3rd.

Thanks for e-mailing me a sample of the cruise cards. I personally like the one with the blue water but the other one with the Senior Bachelorettes is very nice also. You can't lose with either one. Have a great mini deserve it.

Tonight for my wine tasting class I get to try Champagnes from France and Sparkling wines from California. YUM! I love doing my homework.

I hope everyone has a great weekend. It looks like more rain for us.

Friday, April 07, 2006 5:36:20 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

oops correction: fells should be feels

Friday, April 07, 2006 6:03:29 PM  
Erika in LA (Lake Arrowhead) said...




Friday, April 07, 2006 8:39:15 PM  
neva said...

What a magnificant fall day in Sydney today (more like spring)!
Saturday here and I needed a day off so I took a ferry from Darling Harbor to Taronga Zoo. Lions and Tigers and Bears Oh MY and Wombats, monkeys, Koalas and more.
Oh to be 5 again!

Time, money and weather north of Brisbane will prevent my going to the Gold Coast and Whitsunday Islands this trip. I am not sad though, there is still much to do in Sydney.

Have a great weekend.

Saturday, April 08, 2006 12:51:25 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello Cap'an Roe, Joe, Posse and bloggers

My thoughts and prayers go out to all those in the path of this ongoing Tornado activity sweeping across the country Oklahoma.....Atlanta etc. Please stay safe! Vicki, you live in Atlanta area? One of my first cousins is a Lawyer in downtown Atlanta, he and his wife have lived in Atlanta for many years now and love it! CNN country :)
A beautiful sun-filled morning, birdies chirping outside m' window(what a way to wake up) and greet the new day!
RR hoping you are feeling better day by day and building up strength for the exciting cruises ahead. I know that travellin' feeling it is in my genes too, even just a weekend away can make the world of difference!

Luv from a 'fellow traveller':)
'senior'ita bachelorette

Saturday, April 08, 2006 7:05:01 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

SKYWATCHER 'ELLA' 'MOONGODDESS': what secret does the MOON hold this week or in the coming weeks?

Fly Me To The Moon
And Let Me Play Amoung The Stars....
Frank Sinatra

Saturday, April 08, 2006 7:20:48 AM  
soft_rain said...

Hi all

Here it is .....

I have found my Soul Mate !!!

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 3:26:59 AM  

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