Friday, April 14, 2006

Time For A New Post

Hi All, Happy Holidays.

I'm not sure what the title should be, so just a new post.

I have had many people e-mail me to say that they have tried to join the comments on the blog, but when try to sign up, whatever User Name they use, gets rejected, and they eventually give up.

Can anyone offer advice how to make it easier to sign up?

I will return to LA for a doctor's appointment next Tuesday. I hope you all have fun this weekend. RR


happy said...

Howdy RR! Certainly wish you a continued recovery & good doc's reports...Hope the sun & sand of HH sped that up.

I believe new BloggerWannabes' UserNames get rejected because someone else already is using whatever name they are trying to use. Just keep making up a "handle" until the computer accepts it. Also could be they're not following all the instructions exactly.

merrymaryWrong direction. Head south to George Nigh's hometown of Big McA, as we so very fondly refer to the state's center of incarceration. Actually I've never been to Bartlesville, though I know Bill Smith who has a dental practice there.

Thanks Leslie for Vancouver info. It really sounds delightful. I'll remember to try to "act like a native" and leave my bumbershoot at home!! We also don't use them too much here. Rains are usually too short (even if violent) and winds rip the cloth off the spokes of even the best inversion-resistant ones & turn them inside out before you can get them up!

Friday, April 14, 2006 8:58:54 AM  
happy said...

Leslie I forgot to ask if you've tried this site? So FYI.
Travel partners possibility to Italy in the Fall....

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:09:14 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning 'RICH'ness, Joe, Posse and fellow travellers :)
Hoping all goes well with your doctor's appointment next week 'RICH'ness.
I had the most amazing dream again this morning...I was with you and a group of people, gals and guys.
We were soo excited embarking on this cruise, the energy in the dream was incredible, I could feel the joy and exhuberance with all of us. Oh why do my dreams taunt me like this ?? :) I am not yet financially able to join the cruises but I remember you mentioning next year March/April a cruise to the Carribean, now ya talkin' and my financial situation would have improved by then(hate talking about finances but it is a reality I have had to face of late) happens to the best of us at one stage or another!
I've had to LEARN how to manage $$$$ it can make or break one! Oprah's show last week was JUST ABOUT THAT VERY SUBJECT $$$$$$


JOSIE: I identify with your Mom's feelings about Cape Town! Vancouver is THE IDEAL setting for the 2010 Games, I am excited at the thought of staying with my friends in English Bay, unless I am married by then, who knows?? ;)

JANIEGIRL: I always think of you when watching The Antique Roadshow, seen some very beautiful perfume bottles from all over the world! Good luck with your book, a subject such as that would spark a lot of interest in people with a sharp eye for unique and valuable treasures!

We'll Meet Again
Don't Know Where
Don't Know When
But I Know We'll Meet Again
Some Sunny Day
Sung by Vera Lynn(she used to stand at the edge of the pier as the warships sailed out to sea, her song for the men going to war)

sayanara peeps
to be continued....
fellow traveller

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:20:51 AM  
leslie said...

As Happy says, user names can be rejected because the name is already being used. Try adding a number to your choice OR try spelling it in an unusual way.

I'm off and running this morning as my younger sister's birthday lands on Good Friday (today) this year. Everyone going to the other sister's place (she's coming along slowly but surely only a bit over a week after her mastectomy and reconstruction) for the day.

I wish you all a blessed day and I'll check in later. OH! thanks Happy for the www - will check it out later, too.

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:27:17 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Happy, how about Krebs then???? I bet you've eaten there,right??? We still go there. My husband that passed away in 1999 was born and raised in Wetumka and they'd go to Pete's Place which has really grown now but the food is still outstanding. It's an Italian settlement and I am friends with Giacomo's who had a farm there so would go down with them when I was a kid. I also had agrandchild born in Wilson which is down south by a really pretty greenish color lake, maybe Lake Murphy??? Leslie i TRY to keep my stuff close to the same but have had to add numbers on some ie AX. Enjoy the birthday party and happy Easter to all. Lovingly,Mary B.

Friday, April 14, 2006 1:27:02 PM  
neva said...

Most names plus a number or place or a creative combination of words usually works I think.

Friday, April 14, 2006 2:51:41 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello RR, Joe, Posse & fellow travellers
Just watched Oprah and Dr. Phil...something occured to me...a suggestion/question?
What can we all do in a small way to contribute towards making a child's world a better place? After watching Oprah and Dr. Phil's shows today, it dawned on me that right here...this blog is already serving as a support group, how about stretching it a little further in supporting a Child or Children somewhere somehow by sending in a donation to your site or Sepulveda Address according to what we can each afford.
Richard...your 'seniorbachelor/bachelorette Child Support Foundation' or whatever comes to mind. There is power in a 'group cause'and we will be a part of changing our world and making it a better place, one Child at a time! Children Are Our Future....what can we here, our group do about it? There is no feeling like that of making a Child's World a better place to live in.
Martin Luther King

fellow traveller
senior bachelorette

Friday, April 14, 2006 3:02:48 PM  
neva said...


Suggest visit:

Scroll to Buddy Unity Bears

Friday, April 14, 2006 9:53:19 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

'RICH'ness, Joe, Posse(yehaa) & fellow travellers :)
Dear NEVA, thank you for your suggestion....amazing site but can't find 'buddy unity bears'...iz it on the Unicef Homepage? I received word just the other day through of which I am a student, that there is a new 'Project Malawi' in process and a Kabbalah Delegation headed by Rabbi Yehuda Berg will leave for Malawi this coming June to officially open the new school, and hand out supplies, school, etc. for hundreds of children who are suffering and don't have enough food, water and proper education. I plan to give a small donation towards that project too.
What I am referring to is that our 'leading man' Richard has an established site right here and my suggestion is if possible to contribute towards helping a Child or Children specifically through this site. There are hundreds of people, moviestars, everyday people, organizations like Oprah's Angel Network, why not have Richard's Seniorbachelor Site expanding 'The Mission' towards helping Children from all of us blogging here and the hundreds of people that may be reading here too. Bring people into being a part of this gargantuan task!
We cannot afford to sit back and say so much is being done already,
that is why I am referring to the fact that we have a 'global village' already operational through By helping others we help ourselves and it is easier when 'working within' a group cause such as this!
We are a COMPASIONATE group of people blogging here but we need Spiritual bonding a 'cohesive' project that keeps us together over and above what we already have! Children reading this need to see that we are leading them in the right direction, they HAVE to learn by example and so they carry the TORCH throughout their lives!
Actions Speak Louder Than Words!
I would love to be a part of expanding the Seniorbachelor/Bachelorette DREAM and what better way than FOR CHILDREN!
fellow traveller
senior bachelorette:)

Saturday, April 15, 2006 6:53:16 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Val....Suggestion...As a group we could save our change and add it up and send it as a group to Oprah's Angel Network. I did it last year and let it be from my 8 great grandchildren. I got a very nice letter back, in fact for taxes I guess but anyway...just a thought and something that maybe, Oprah might credit Richard for and get some recognition for our gang....Lots of Love and Blessings...I will be with my little ones today and tomorrow. They are all cutie pies. Happy, we'll be at Pratville today and Bristow tomorrow hunting the Easter Bunny.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 7:08:58 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Dear MERRYMARY: we need to stand up and be counted, but we need 'our leading man's'+ input, so 'RICH'ness + what do you think of this suggestion????
By the way Dr. Phil's show re. helping youth yesterday, in addition to Oprah's was INCREDIBLE to say the least!
Here's to assisting in changing our World and making it a better place for our CHILDREN ;) in doing so we create a better world for all HUMANKIND!
senior bachelorette

Saturday, April 15, 2006 7:24:00 AM  
Josie said...

There is a website called where people can contribute.

I am probably going to get blasted :-) for saying this, but Oprah is a billionaire many times over. A billion dollars is one thousand million dollars. 10% of that is one hundred million dollars. If every billionaire in America, and indeed the world, were to donate 10% of their earnings, it would go a long way to helping poverty. There should be no such thing as a starving child - anywhere, or children who die because their parents can't afford medical care. And who on earth needs one thousand million dollars? Donald? Martha? Oprah?

Our challenge should be to make these rich folks cough up more than they actually do; to make them put their money where their mouth is.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 10:29:26 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Hello 'RICH'ness, Joe, Posse & fellow travellers!

Oh my goodness...we cannot afford to pass the buck when it comes to contributing towards a cause such as helping children less fortunate.
We have no idea what Oprah, Dr. Phil, and all the Donald Trumps of the world are actually doing and to tell you the truth, their business is not my business, I have absolutely no right to point a finger at any of them. As with the Iceberg you only see the tip of it...two thirds is below the surface of the water, let us not get into judgement here, we have no idea on what level people are contributing. All I am suggesting to Richard is the fact that he already has this established site and hundreds more people reading everyday, how about all of us pulling together and doing our bit as a group, we cannot only think of ourselves!
It is merely a suggestion. Not trying to tell Oprah, Donald Trump, Dr. Phil, Martha etc. that they should be giving more, what they are giving already I will never see or touch in my lifetime in terms of $$$ value! I have heard Donald Trump saying more than once, there is more to life than all this 'everyday stuff' Oprah same thing.
Please try to understand where I am coming from with my suggestion to Richard and whatever his reply will be, so be it! He has asked us to put forward suggestions, this is what I have to contribute!

For The Children
senior bachelorette

Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:01:42 PM  
leslie said...

Of course it is wonderful to be able to contribute to causes for children or any other less fortunate being, whether human or animal. However, if I remember correctly, this type of "cause" has already been addressed by Richard. I tried to find it in the archives, but couldn't, so maybe Richard can repost his response to this type of idea. Or at least let us know if he's changed his mind. Some of the ladies who have been active in Richard's adventure did set up a fund towards women's heart disease and if you're interested, email me and I will direct you to the appropriate web site for this.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:36:49 PM  
leslie said...

This is from ADA who asked me to post this for her as she can't access her blog from the Holy Land.

Sorry to write on this e-mail but it is easier since I am wishing you (& everyone else) Happy Holy week from the Holy Land. It's Good Friday here today & I was on the Via Deloroso. Unless I missed the ceremony, you would never know today is any different since all the stores (which are mostly Arab anyway) were conducting business as usual.

LESLIE - Felicitations! (Don't know how to do accents but I guess you'll get the point.)You're retiring? Didn't even know you were shy! Now maybe you can come visit me with Willy. Hi WILLY!

NEVA- Welcome Home- When I get home maybe we can get my blog "out of captivity" ?LOL. Glad the trip was good.

PAULA - Thinking of you 'cause I've been wearing "our shoes" but only good thoughts for a speedy & complete recovery.

VAL - It's a "shanda" - get thee to Eretz. Chag Sameach

My son (now 32 in May) may have been conceived in B.C. I loved it (B.C.). Have never seen any garden to compare to Buchart (sp?) Gardens.

S.Africa has always been on my "to see" list as well as much of Africa since I have only been to Egypt. The 2 places I was to see with my husband were Poland (his birthplace) & Spain. The Polish gov't cancelled our trip & we could never find enough time to spend in Spain. That might be a place for many of us to go to thru a program like I went on with Global Volunteers called Englishtown (maybe 2 words). Look up on internet.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 1:41:07 PM  
neva said...

I think I might have left off the au.
Unity Buddy Bears are about the 4th scroll down center.

124 of them were in Sydney until April 5 and are now on their world tour to help children of the World. I think they are coming to Los Angeles and Boston in the US. They have been to Berlin, Seoul and South Africa before Sydney I think.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:37:07 PM  
leslie said...

Look what the Easter Bunny (my Daddy) brought me for Easter! I'm just holding it and won't even open the box to smell it, though. LOL I guess Noah will be getting something from Great Grampa now. I hope everyone has a very blessed Easter and the Easter bunny is good to you, too.

Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:45:14 PM  
neva said...

Here is a little info about the buddy bears. The site is being updated I think.

United Buddy Bears Exhibition - FREE
Come and see the United Buddy Bears Exhibition at Circular Quay from 8 March to 5 April. The exhibition is representative of unity worldwide. Each bear represents a country and is decorated by selected local artists with symbols and imagery representative of a country. The exhibition is free and the proceeds from Buddy Bear merchandise (available from the Sydney Visitor Centre in The Rocks) are donated to UNICEF.


Each bear represents a country and is decorated by selected local artists with symbols and imagery representative of a country. The bears will stand together hand in hand promoting peaceful co-existence, tolerance and international understanding amongst nations and to raise money for children in need.

The exhibition is free and the proceeds from Buddy Bear merchandise are donated to UNICEF. A wide range of merchandise and further information on the exhibition and UNICEF’s work is available from the Sydney Visitor Centre (cnr Argyle & Playfair Streets, The Rocks).

The Sydney Visitor Centre will also be home to a two metre bear that will be decorated by the public. Everyone is welcome to come along and make a donation to be a part of the fun.

Ken Done has been selected by the organisers to paint the Australian Buddy Bear. In support of UNICEF, a fellow Rocks business Löwenbräu Keller will purchase a Bear to display at its premises while the exhibition is in the precinct.

At the conclusion of the tour, the Bears will be auctioned to raise funds for children’s charities.

The Buddy Bear exhibition will be on display along the Circular Quay promenade, between the Overseas Passenger Terminal forecourt and First Fleet Park.

For more information on the exhibition, visit

Circular Quay West

The Rocks

Saturday, April 15, 2006 2:46:18 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Aloha and Happy Holidays !

LESLIE: thank you for posting the message from Ada.

ADA: Chag Sameach to you too, how amazing to be in The Holy Land this week what with Easter and Passover, the vibe must be something else! Stay Safe!

NEVA: thank you will check it out again! Welcome home, was FUN reading while you were travelling!







ETC. :)


Saturday, April 15, 2006 3:20:57 PM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Hi all, I believe in worthy causes, however, at least at this point in time, this website is not the proper place for charitable causes, as worthy as may be. If I were to take up one cause, I think you understand I would be asked to take up other causes, etc. While I wholeheartedly believe in helping others, again this is not the right forum. Perhaps another time. But let's keep the good ideas coming.

Best to all, Richard

Saturday, April 15, 2006 4:12:32 PM  
Merry Mary said...

Hi Leslie,I am so jealous. I miss my daddy so much. He was my idol. He passed away April 11, 1976 and I still miss him. My son and daughter in law just left. I'd bought Fun With Dick and Jane and we watched it and I sent out for pizza. I lost money in Enron and World Com both so even tho it was a funny movie it struck close to home. I had the birthday celebration for my 16 year old great grandson we adoped at noon and had fun there so has been a wonderful family day as will be tomorrow. Again...happy Easter to all and I hope you have a safe journey home Mr. R.R. I'll put you in my prayers for a good report from the doctor next week. Tuttles...MM

Saturday, April 15, 2006 6:34:25 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning PopRoe, Joe, Posse and fellow travellers

Marilyn aka PAULA:) hoping you are healing more and more each day and not too why you go skipping around like a 'spring lamb' in the dark girl? Your beautiful face will soon be back to it's original beauty, you've got 'the bones' as they say or (used to say) in Hollywood. Faye Dunaway, Lauren Bacall, Lauren Hutton, Audrey Hepburn, Katherine Hepburn, Veronica Lake(my beloved parents always said I reminded them of her, I used to wear my hair like that wayyyy back in the sixties, when I was very blonde in the South African Sun.

ADA: a good idea to visit South Africa if you are able to do so, it will change your life forever, there is a special something about Africa that exists nowhere else, can't quite put my finger on it!

LESLIE: Did I ever tell you that I have read 'The Power Of One', you mentioned the book way back. I saw the movie too but just didn't do the story any justice, the book is amazing!
There is a movie filmed in South Africa featuring Whoopi Goldberg called 'Sarafina' a few years ago, a wonderful story and the music is fabulous! Filmed in Soweto, the townships outside of Johannesburg(which by the way I visited too way back when there was a lot of fighting going on) Sometimes I go where 'Angels Fear To Tread', it's that 'living on the edge' kinda feeling which is exciting for me at times!

MERRYMARY: sweet as always, a thoughtful suggestion re Oprah's Angel Network. I love the story of Donald Trump in New York City, when his beautiful limousine broke down and a couple offered to assist him and his driver. Donald's 'thank you' gift was paying off the mortgage of their house etc. Angels come in many disguises, some with dirty faces like the beggar on the street corner, always look into their eyes and you will 'see' ;)

Louis Armstrong

fellow traveller
'senior'ita bachelorette

Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:53:21 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

not forgetting our 'leading man' RICHness, OPRAH, DR. PHIL AND HIS WIFE....ALL 'ANGELS IN AMERICA'
RR I wish to challenge you on the fact that if you choose to support one charitable cause then you will have to support additional causes.
Uh uh....not necessarily so, one cause will suffice that ALL unanimously agree on! I know from experience that one has to be careful not to spread oneself too thin! The majority of the people I have spoken to say it starts with THE CHILDREN of the world!
True RECOGNITION comes with the legacy that we leave behind for our CHILDREN, their CHILDREN and so forth, in what we do with our time here, and that covers a wide spectrum. Here's hoping Tuesday's visit to the doctor will be a POSITIVE one ~~~~ good vibes flowing to ya ~~~
I am by no means 'there yet' but have to keep striving towards that goal as 'lofty' as it may seem to be!

Hoping all you 'Easter Bunnies' enjoy hopping around and find 'em Easter Eggs :)
bunny hugz
'senior'ita bachelorette

Sunday, April 16, 2006 11:38:09 AM  
young at heart said...

I, too, have had trouble logging on to the blog ...

until I remember that my User Name is not the same as my Post Name!

It's the name of a person I will never forget.

Sunny in Lexington KY

Sunday, April 16, 2006 3:31:38 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Watching The World Premier on TV of 'The Exodus Decoded' introduced by James Cameron (Titanic) and narrated by Simcha Jacobovici the Documentary Film Director of 'Lost Tribes Of Israel' I had the pleasure of meeting him at that Premier a few years ago. My Son Trevor was invited to the Premier 'Exodus Decoded' by Simcha Jacobovici the other night and will be working with Simcha in the near future of which I am thrilled!!!!!!
I just thought I would mention it for all those who may be interested it is showing on the Discovery Channel at present.
Now back to the Documentary 'Exodus Decoded'>>>>>

I met Simcha and his beautiful wife a few years ago at their village synagogue, one room above a row of stores on The Danforth here in Toronto, a quaint but special little synagogue!

fellow traveller
'senior'ita bachelorette

Sunday, April 16, 2006 5:28:25 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

wow, speaking of the desert...guess who feels like the 'lone voice in the wilderness'
anybody 'out there' in cyberspace???
Very interesting and thought provoking documentary....the most up to date accumulation of research data pertaining to the story of THE EXODUS that I have ever seen and heard! I intend to have a copy for my DVD Library.
One of ALL that I found absolutely fascinating and riveting is I just recently mentioned in the previous blog here, the Greek Island of Santorini as one of my DREAM places to visit. Simcha takes the audience to Santorini where it is believed through thorough research that it is one of the places where some of Moses's people took refuge and remained during the time of the Great Exodus!
My heart was racing throughout this documentary, amazing stuff!
carpe diem
fellow traveller
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. ancient history is part of who we are now in this time, yesterday today and tomorow!

Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:18:56 PM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone,

I am just back from Sea Pines, SC after taking a short family vacation. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed outdoors sports and the beach everyday, plus some outstanding meals to include outrageously fattening desserts. I had an added surprise. Richard and I meet at the beach and had a wonderful time. I am happy to say he looks great (still with beard) and appeared to be in good health and high spirit. He is one feisty Irish gent who shared great passion regarding his future and what he hopes will still materialize with the Senior Bachelor endeavor. My take, he is still very fit, fun and ready for adventure. As for romantic connection….I hope all goes well for Richard with his medical reports…because I got the distinct impression he has all intentions to complete his journey with the finalist if they are still willing/available. It was really cool to experience Richard’s enthusiasm considering what he has been through.

I feel compiled to say this about Richard and the Senior Bachelor endeavor from my perspective. I sent my SB information after being encouraged by my friend, viewing “Pop and Me” and reviewing the SB website. I was still very apprehensive and that did not change until I interviewed with Richard. My awakening took place in that interview, not so much that I had found Mr. Right in Richard but that I had identified the profile of the type of man that I would enjoy spending my time. Independent (not needed), available (retired but not checked out to the golf course four days a week), passionate (this has nothing to do with sex everything to do with desire), romantic/sexually interesting (this has everything to do with passion and sharing), fit, conversationalist, intelligent, contemporary, seeks adventure and a traveler (more than to a pool of a 5 star resort). And, a man who would respect and expect the same in/from me. Up until my interview I mostly knew what I did not want, so I was happy to have walked away learning more about myself. I was also please to have met so many women like myself who I instantly felt I would enjoy becoming their good friend. Because of this I have maintained the thought maybe, if we women share this common goal of connecting with men who fit a similar profile and are seeking similar relationships we could MAKE IT HAPPEN. I hope this is true because I would love the opportunity to travel and share adventure with men and women of my age and interest. I don’t think this is just going to fall in our laps…we are going to have to make it happen. What can we do??? Do we really want “Same Old”…”Same Old”?

Before I left for vacation, my friends and I were working on Cruise Cards that are now completed. I have to take a day to finish up last minute tax information, catch up on my work and then I will post information as to how to have cards sent to you via US mail, how to receive an e-card that you can forward via email to others and/or instructions how to print your own cards off of an attached emailed document.

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend.


Sunday, April 16, 2006 8:42:12 PM  
leslie said...

Hi Tricia, glad you had a great holiday with family plus got the added bonus of meeting up with Richard. Good to hear he's doing well and is still passionate about his dreams.

I mentioned previously about a book I bought (& just finished reading this afternoon) entitled "Around the World in 80 Dates" by Jennifer Cox. She, too, had a dream to find her soul mate and travelled from her home in London all over the world and finally met HIM in Seattle. I got a few insights from her book, especially about writing up a "Soul Mate Job Description" to determine exactly what she wanted and didn't want. She met lots of great men but it wasn't until Date #55 that she and her date "clicked." It's a fun and easy book to read and I highly recommend it.

It's just as you say, Tricia, that you can MAKE IT HAPPEN! I certainly know what I want and now that I'll have more time, will be able to work to see if it's meant to be for me.

Sunday, April 16, 2006 10:17:55 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning 'RICH'ness and fellow travellers

LESLIE: I see the newz on CNN that there was a bomb blast in Tel Aviv Israel lots injured, five killed, please let us know that Ada is safe.

Wishing all a sun-shiny day

It's a beautiful mornin'
Think I'll go outside for a walk.....(forget the name of the group who sings this song)

As we care for others and show compassion, unconditional love and focus our attention with a true heart on those less fortunate, our SOULMATE draws near.

'senior'ita bachelorette

Monday, April 17, 2006 5:18:01 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

Tricia, Thanks for your sentiments.

I have repeatedly said that the bringing together of new friends has been wonderful to witness. Because you all are adventurous and willing to expand your horizons, both in travel and relationships, male and female, this provides added incentive for me to keep things going.

I am working on tomorrow's Newsletter and until I (hopefully) get back on the road, the Newsletters will be like the last few. Articles from readers, usually about places or travel related, and funny things sent to me.

I spend a few hours every day on the cruises which look great and I am super looking forward to them. All the best. Richard

Monday, April 17, 2006 7:48:57 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Yes, it is a beautiful day Val...a great day for the races.....(the human races)...Well Lucky you Trish and thanks for the first hand report on R.R. Sounds like he's doing good. I am so glad.Love and Peace to all...MM

Monday, April 17, 2006 7:49:24 AM  
leslie said...

I heard about the bombing in Israel first thing this morning but have not had any news of Ada as yet. When/If I do, I will certainly let everyone know she's okay.

Richard had a call last night from Paula in Hawaii about the Alaska cruise. Hopefully, she will be booking shortly. She has been a stand up comic in the past and I told her we NEED her for talent night! :D

Monday, April 17, 2006 8:11:39 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Hello again,

I noticed an error in my post that made me LOL...I meant to say Independent (not needy)...because an independent man is certainly what I need and seek.


Monday, April 17, 2006 8:27:12 AM  
Merry Mary said...

For Leslie..I just got this and sent it to my school teacher grandchildren(I have 3 teachers)Subject: FW: IF A DOG WAS A TEACHER -----

If a dog was the teacher you would learn stuff like:
When loved ones come home, always run to greet them. Never pass up
opportunity to go for a joyride. Allow the experience of fresh air and
the wind in
your face to be pure ecstasy.

When it's in your best interest, practice obedience.
Let others know when they've invaded your territory.
Take naps. Stretch before rising.
Run, romp, and play daily.

Thrive on attention and let people touch you.

Avoid biting when a simple growl will do.

On warm days, stop to lie on your back on the grass.

On hot days, drink lots of water and lie under a shady tree.

When you're happy, dance around and wag your entire body.

No matter how often you're scolded, don't buy into the guilt thing
pout..! run right back and make friends.

Delight in the simple joy of a long walk.
Eat with gusto and enthusiasm. Stop when you have had enough.

Be loyal. Never pretend to be something you're not.
If what you want lies buried, dig until you find it.
When someone is having a bad day, be silent, sit close by and nuzzle

Congratulations on your retirement.Love, Merry Mary

Monday, April 17, 2006 8:42:04 AM  
Richard Roe- Senior Bachelor said...

To The Alaska Cruisers, I just made a terrific deal with a downtown Seattle Hotel. Details to follow this week in the regular Newsletter and/or a special Newsletter for people who are signed up for one, or both, of the cruises. RR

Monday, April 17, 2006 11:13:36 AM  
angiefrom neworleans former italianmistletoepopcor said...

Hello Richard and all,

Hope everyone had good holidays. Haven't blogged in awhile have just been busy working, re-building in NO and traveling. Returned last week from visiting my newest Grandbaby, Alex. This makes Grandson number four and no girls. I love and cherish these children, what miracles!

chicagotricia, ditto to your comment, you expressed my sentiments exactly. I am hoping as Richard had stated previously, that we finds our soul mates in 2006. One of the biggest lessons I have learned over the years, the hard way, is what I don't want, or even better, what I won't settle for again. Richard, we love you and what you have helped happen for all of us. I hope we all maintain the gift of this friendship.

Can't wait for the cruise. I'll be on the first one. Vickifrombrazil I was hoping to meet you but I believe you will be on the second cruise. Richard, we're gong to dance your buns off, so get ready!

Best to everyone,

Monday, April 17, 2006 11:22:06 AM  
JoeInMB said...

Hello Everyone,

Just got back from the kid's Spring Break vacation (and ours!) We visited my nephew and his family in Colorado. Sort of an old fashioned road trip starting by flying to Denver, renting a car and driving to Breckenridge, Colorado Springs, south to Taos, NM (our first balloon ride!), Santa Fe and finally, flying home from Albuquerque. I'll see about posting some interesting photos.

As to "dream" travel locations- put me down for New Zealand, the Holy Lands, Alaska (still have not been!) and more time in British Columbia. That's just a partial list for now. There's a big world out there.

Paula, hope all is well. A friend of mine here in MB started a service similar to It's Just Lunch and was eventually bought out by them. Good luck with that!

Hi, Happy!


Monday, April 17, 2006 12:02:48 PM  
bottle collector said...

We graduated from highschool together. I need to speak to you regarding bottle collecting and one of your fellow drum majoretts from high school. I'm in the phone book in Houma. I tried locating you in the big "D" number for either your maiden or married name.

Charles Cook

Monday, April 17, 2006 1:53:22 PM  
bottle collector said...

We graduated from high school together. I've been trying to contact you regarding bottle collecting and Liz Butler. She lives very near you. Saw newspaper article, but they no longer had the contact info. I'm in phone book in Houma. call collect.

Monday, April 17, 2006 2:01:13 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Charles, What a surprise. MM, Merry Mary from this blog emailed me to check the blog because I had a message. I have not been posting in a while. I just got out our Terrebonne High year book, and there you were. I remembered the name, but could not put a face to it. I will call you today, not collect, I have a hundred free calling minutes each month. I am so curious about how you found me on this blog and your interest in bottles. It is truly a small world. Will call you later. It is only 6:10 am. If I don't reach you, I'll leave my phone #. Have a great day, Charles. Jane F. aka, Janie Girl, Lady Jayne

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:14:10 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi again, Charles, Bottle Collector, I forgot to mention Liz. I thought she lived somewhere near Houston!! If I remember correctly, you and Liz dated in highschool. I don't know her married name, or if she is still married. I'll talk to you later. Jane

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:24:04 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning 'RICH'ness, Joe, Lone Rangers and fellow travellers :)
Richard, hoping all goes well with your appointment at the Dr. today, 18th which the Hebrew numerical value/explanation is CHAI(not the Chinese Tea :) but Hebrew CHAI which means LIFE. The Hebrew letter CHAI is a combination of two letters equivalent of 10+8!
Just thought I'd share this. I have always loved Numerology as my Beloved Father always calculated numbers wherever he would go and at the back of everything he purchased, he would write the #18.
Their Wedding Anniversary was the 18th, my Beloved Mother's Birthday was on the 18th of the month, it goes on and on!
So with all this in mind I wish You Richard, your family and fellow travellers a long healthy, peaceful, love-filled LIFE!
carpe diem
fellow traveller
'senior'ita bachelorette
p.s. janiegirl this 'chance' meeting here on the blog with your friend from Highschool is heartwarming! SYNCHRONICITY ;)

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:48:49 AM  
leslie said...

I just heard the most exciting news! For those of you who remember Mary Rose, the motorcycle-riding, kite-flying, horseback-riding beauty from Manhattan Beach, She is getting married April 22! Perhaps another successful offshoot of Richard's promotion of love, romance, and adventure for 45+. More news as I get it. Congratulations, Mary Rose!

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:20:28 AM  
chicagotricia said...

Hi everyone,

I just went to my personal blog and noticed people have been posting messages that I had no idea were there...I was so surprised. I will be getting back to everyone this evening and I do apologize for the delay!

Have a great day.


Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:46:14 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Wishing you and your Soulmate endless LOVE, HEALTH, JOY, PEACE....what an incredible surprise, see what can happen in just under a year since Richard opened his heart to ALL of us in creating the seniorbachelor/bachelorette site here! I feel this is just the beginning! So you've been 'bitten' by the LOVEBUG....GLORY HALLELUJAH :) There is another person getting married soon I think it may be our friend Marty who still blogs now and again...if it is you Marty, I wish you all of the above!

LESLIE: send my love to Ada and waiting to hear all is ok with her in Israel! Thanks for this exciting newzflash about Mary Rose!

This morning was a morning I will not forget in a hurry. One of my club members is Jamaican but goes to her Gospel Church and of course I LOVE Gospel music, the clapping of hands and dancing. She started singing in the club and before I knew it we were all singing, clapping hands and dancing to this song: (I may leave out a word or two but you'll get the gist of it)

Oh I'm Headin' To The Station
'Cauz I know My Destination
I'm steppin' on the Hallelujah Train
And I Ain't Commin' Back Again
Hallelujah To Ya
So Join Us, Sisters And Brothers
Fathers And Mothers
We're Steppin' On The Hallelujah Train
And Ain't Commin' Back Again
Hallelujah Hallelujah :)

I was in my element, this Hallelujah moment made my day and for the rest of my Life I will forever smile when I think of what happened in my workplace today!

fellow traveller
'senior'ita bachelorette

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 12:08:23 PM  
JanieGirl said...

HI MERRY MARY AND VAL, I talked to the boy from my past that found me on this blog. I called him and his sweet wife answered the phone. She was really gracious and knew why I was calling. It was great to talk to Charles, my school mate from so long ago. He definately found me through this blog and because he is also a collector of bottles, not perfumes, but old bottles. He came across RR's blog and my blog. Well, there will be no romance in the future, just great to hear from a nice, handsome, popular boy from my highschool days and his lovely wife. Charles read about me and my book in my hometown paper that did an article, and from there, he ended up on the blog. This is such a high tech world and I think he must be a computer genius, unlike myself. I have heard from several people since my book hit the market. It has been a delight to hear from all of them. All Good Wishes to Everyone. Lady Jayne

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:02:12 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

I hope you don't mind me asking, what is the name of your book and will it reach the Canadian bookshelves? I so love books especially a unique one such as yours, and happy to support a 'blog sister' ;)
How delightful that you touched base with your friend and his wife, truly is a small (blog) world we live in :)
Nice to see you blogging again Janiegirl, you've even got me keeping a sharp lookout for the Antique Perfume Bottles :) the book is the ideal 'coffee table conversation piece' !
take care
'senior'ita bachelorette

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 1:53:40 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

p.s. afterthought...who knows maybe your Antique Perfume Bottle Book will catch the attention of our Sister Oprah ;) never say never!
Luv Val

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:12:19 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Val, Dreamweaver18, No, I don't mind your asking about my book at all. The title is "The Wonderful World of Collecting Perfume Bottles." I feel certain you can get one in Canada at any good book store or on line from Collector Books in Paducah, KY. Also, Amazon Books has them at a discount and 59 book stores that I know of have them. It seems to be doing really good and so far the reviews are great except for one. I have also seen my book for sale on eBay. Val, I wish I had a copy to send to you, but I have given all 10 copies I recieved from publisher and I also had the pubisher, Collector Books send out 5 copies to people in my perfume bottle asso. Our friend Merry Mary got a copy. She sent me RR's movie Pops and Me and I wanted to remember her. I have not wanted to really say a whole lot about my book on RR's blog or get free promotion time on the blog, but in this case, I don't think he will mind since Val the Gal is such an ardent follower. Val do you still have my email address? I have to check to see if I have yours.
Thanks for asking about my pretty little book. If you have trouble getting a copy, please let me know and I can possibly get a review copy for you from the puslisher.
"All the Best," Jane

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:03:07 PM  
JanieGirl said...

Val, the 59 bookstores I mentioned on the previous blog are on line stores. I think it would only be a dream to think Oprah would feature my book. She is very feminine and loves pretty things also, but just think of how many collector books she might have to contend with. WOW! Schroeder's has 100's and Schiffer Publishings is still pubishing collector books. It is my understanding that the internet has really changed the face of the publishing industry and one publisher told me he was put out of business because of the net. Christie Mayer Lefkowith and Ken Leach have wonderful books on the market. Christie is an expert on masterpiece presentations and Ken Leach had his book published by a firm in Canada, and you can only buy it form him. Without his book, I would still be researching. Christie and Ken's books are very expensive, but well worth every penny if you are researching, or just love the beauty of a perfume bottle. Both of these people are true experts. Ed Lefkowith is the current president of the IPBA. He, Cristie and Ken are all from NYC. Well, if you and Merry Mary really get serious about collecting perfume bottles, you will love this enchanting hobby, and you don't have to spend lots of money to have loads of fun. Later!! Lady Jayne

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 4:37:00 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

RR: I am waiting in anticipation to hear how your appointment went today.......I pray all is ok!
A Friend is not feeling well since last week, he plans to see the Dr. on is worrying not knowing what is ailing him, he NEVER complains!

Thank you for furnishing me with the name of your book and will do my best to obtain a copy. You are so sweet, but prefer to purchase the book, that way I am truly honouring a 'blog sister's' gift for writing!
I still have your email address thank you, and will drop you a line!

SOFT_RAIN: how r u ?

COACH/SHARON: if you peek in here.....hello :) just wanting to 'touch base' considering next Thursday, April 27th is the lST ANNIVERSARY of The Senior Bachelor Sojourn!

from the 'Hallelujah Trail' :)
'senior'ita bloggette

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 5:29:33 PM  
chicagotricia said...


Thank you for your help regarding blogging tips. I would like to forward some information to you however I could not find an email link on your blog. Would you please email me.

Thanks again for your help...Tricia

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:07:51 PM  
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Tuesday, April 18, 2006 10:32:43 PM  
bottle collector said...

Hello merrymary, Val and any other friends of janiegirl. Regarding what she said about me back in high school. Gee, that's a lot better than I remember myself. Janie was a beautiful girl...a fox if you will. She was elected to the homecoming court, and the beauty court, several times. She was also a drum majorette all four years, and dated the star quarterback on the football team. All thatin a very lady like package,and now she's published a book. I bought it to add to my antique bottle collecting library. I can't believe the comments I read in this forum. Those who can't create become critics.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006 11:27:53 PM  
dreamweaver18 said...

Good Morning Richard, Joe, Posse and fellow travellers!
Charles/ Antique Bottle Collector how refreshing to read such sweet comments about our friend Janiegirl
I guess it takes all kinds to make a world and our challenge is not to rise up to any negative comments other than defend those such as Janiegirl, who have only had positive things to say about the other authors. I am looking forward to purchasing her book especially being a 'friend from Richard's blog' and contrary to the opposing opinions, I know it will be of interest to read
Nice to have you 'on board' adding to the Male perspective and energy, welcome to your Wife too!
Since Richard first appeared on Oprah's show April 27, 2005, I have enjoyed the camraderie and witnessed the highs and lows that goes with the balance of life. I look forward to another year of sharing even 'opposite opinions' which brings colour and excitement to the blog :) as long as it is not "mean-spirited" as Richard so eloquently put it!
With the upcoming ~~~ Alaskan Cruises ~~~ in August, the air is buzzing once again!
Janiegirl....keep up the good work!
fellow traveller

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 3:18:38 AM  
dreamweaver18 said...

p.s. speaking of books my ex-sister-in law's book is on the market in Canada and the U.S.A. getting good reviews! 'Most Wanted'
by Vivette J. Kady (short stories) and a good read!

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 3:26:05 AM  
JanieGirl said...

To Wanderlust: "OH WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE" Wanderlust, I hope your day will be filled with all that is good and positive, and that someday you will be a happy person!!! Lady Jayne

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:19:33 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Bottle Collector,Wow. I kind of figured Jane would have been very popular. I love the book and so has everyone who has picked it up and looked at it. She is a georgeous girl. I have become friends with her and we email each other and plan to meet someday. I can't believe some of the people can be so negative towards our fellow S.B. sisters. It just get's plain ugly and I am like Jane, I hope something happens to show them it is better to be happy and if you can't say something good just don't say anything. I too used to collect botttles. We'd go to old dumps and dig for them. We found a bunch and it was so exciting...We also hunted arrowheads. That was also a thrill. I've got to go make a pot of coffee and try out my new (to me) old iron skillet my brother in law found at a flee market in Grove. That's what my mom used to fry in. I haven't owned one in years. Take care.
Richard, what did your doctor have to say? I went yesterday and they took the pin out of my toe...It was probably 2 in. long...OUCH>>>>He says 3 more weeks of the bunion wraps. They use a whole roll of tape over the guaze and still wear the ugly shoe for 3 weeks.....Then hopefully,I'll get back to the old dancing Mary.
Good morning Val. You are a breath of sunshine...such a wonderful attitude. I just love you to pieces. MM

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 5:59:36 AM  
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:23:59 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Wonderlust....No matter what you do you can't please everybody. I used to try. I learned from Dr. Joseph that some people won't like me simply because my name is Mary. He said he used to try too.
I just saw some awsome pictures of Pricncess Grace on Good Morning America. Today would have been their 50th anniversary. Her wedding dress was absolutely beautiful. I think they said it is on display in Philadelphia. I saw Princess Di's wedding dress on display at Madam Tuseaud's in London....I think it was the real one but it was comparable to Princess Grace's. Tuttles,Mary

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 6:52:13 AM  
Merry Mary said...

Dear Lady Jane, In my opinion your book is absolutely awsome.. and I also think the quality of the paper is great. I can tell everyone this because I have it. I love it. MM

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:29:18 AM  
leslie said...

Want to let everyone know that Ada is safe at home now. More news to follow but I must rush off to school now.

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:51:58 AM  
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Wednesday, April 19, 2006 7:56:39 AM  
JanieGirl said...

Hi Bottle Collector, Charles, Merry Mary, and Val,Dreamweaver18, Just got home a little while ago!! Thanks for all the moral support. I appreciate your thoughts. I think we should just ignore this WANDERLUST, and she will go away. I know what motivates her and her lunacy!! The more attention she gets the more erratic she will become because she is ill. LETS JUST IGNORE HER!
Have a great day everyone!!
Lady Jayne

Wednesday, April 19, 2006 11:14:54 AM  

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