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  February 14, 2006
For you in this issue:
  • Social Plannings
  • The Senior Bachelor Cruise- Book Early!
  • A great Success Story!

    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    Happy Valentines Day!!

    Princess Caroline's Wedding:

    I think this will be the last "installment" on Monaco, at least for a while. In June, 1978 Princess Caroline of Monaco married Phillipe Junot, and the whole Roe family was in attendance.

    (Photo- Roe children with Caroline and Junot- 1978)

    We were invited to come a week early and stay in The Palace along with some of Grace's good friends; Cary Grant and his wife, Gregory Peck and his wife, David Niven and his wife, Frank Sinatra and wife and Ava Gardner. We ate meals together and watched movies and everybody was really nice. I spent a lot of time with three great men, David Niven, Gregory Peck and Cary Grant. You would never know from the way they acted towards me and my family that they were Hollywood stars.

    (Photo- David Niven and Roe boys)

    Staying in The Palace was as much fun as you can imagine. You have your own maid and valets and anything you want is available 24 hours a day. Virtually all of the staff of 100 who worked in the Palace had inherited the jobs from their mothers or fathers, and they would proudly wear medals showing their years of service to the rulers of Monaco.

    (Photos- Roe children, Palace of Monaco)

    My boys always were dressed like little gentlemen as inside the Palace it is always formal attire.

    My former wife Meg was a flower girl in Grace and Rainier's wedding and is also the Godmother of Caroline, and Caroline in turn is Godmother to my eldest son Richard. I sent some time with Phillipe, and he scared the heck out of me as we raced around windy mountain roads in a souped up 12 cylinder Ferrari. Truth be told, I know that Rainer and Grace and everybody else who knew Phillipe knew that this marriage would never work. Caroline was 19 or so, and Phillipe's birthday is the same day as mine, except he is one year older, that made him 38 at the time. He was way to much of a playboy, and the marriage collapsed shortly after the wedding. The wedding was held in the Palace chapel and the reception in an area just outside of the Palace walls. All in all, a heck of a wedding.


    I had no intention of writing any more about my upcoming surgery February 23. I am mentally drained by this whole thing, and I thought that the Poking, Prodding, and Pricking was over, at least for a while. But today, I had to go to Cedars Sinai, the hospital where I will be operated on, and got nailed in my finger for a blood sample, in my right arm for a pint of blood for the operation, and in my left arm for yet more blood tests. I cannot seem to get away from this human pinata feeling!!! The reason I am addressing this situation is in response to hundreds of e-mails from Newsletter readers encouraging me to use this "opportunity" to spread the word about getting regular check-ups.

    In fact I only had an extra physical right before I departed last November because I knew I would be in South America, Africa, India, Burma, Laos, Cambodia and possibly Irian Jaya, all places I would not want to go to a hospital in case something went wrong. It was during this physical that a routine blood test showed an elevated PSA count, indicating something was wrong with my prostate gland. I was instructed to have another test in 8 weeks, and you all know what happened then.

    The moral of this story is for EVERYBODY TO GET REGULAR CHECK-UPS. I can honestly say that if it was not for the Senior Bachelor Journey, I would have waited until my return to the states this summer for a check-up, and due to the fact that I have an aggressive type of cancer, 7 on the Gleason scale, I would have been in very seriously bad shape. Thus, I can say that the Senior Bachelor endeavor probably saved my life. Thank you, Ladies!!!

    I have had three readers of the Newsletter take new PSA tests and two of the tests have indicated a biopsy is necessary. PLEASE go for your regular check-ups, and for any men that you know, hit them over the head about getting their PSA checked- it is a simple blood test. I will try to make lemonade out of this messy situation!!

    Oprah and Friends:

    As you probably know, last week Oprah announced she will have a radio show starting in September. As of today, they do not know the kind of programming they will have, and I will be making a formal proposal to the show for a weekly one hour broadcast, addressing all of the issues I have been ranting and raving about for these past 9 months. We (everybody 45 and over and especially 50 and over) need a spokesperson, an advocate, someone to step up to the plate and talk about issues important to us. I do not believe, in any way shape or form, we are getting the attention and recognition we have earned!! And I will try to be the lightning rod and the thunder. Stay tuned!!!

    Be sure to read the new PerfectMatch testimonial below!

    Richard Roe
    Senior Bachelor

    Click here to check out the Senior Bachelor Cruise Adventure this Summer!

    Social Plannings

    Joe and I had conference calls this past week with Holland America Lines and PerfectMatch, coincidentally both located in Seattle. We are trying our best to have both organizations contact men on their client lists 45 and over, and tell them about the two Senior Bachelor Cruises to Alaska this August. After all, Umberto and I can't dance with everybody!! Having said that, in fact the best recruiters of men to the cruises will be you. This way the men will have been "vetted." I will be sending out a cruise Newsletter shortly, but only to the people who have signed up for it. If you would like to receive it, please e-mail me at and let me know.

    We also will announce details of parties and activities the day before each sailing in Seattle. Keep this in mind when you book your airline tickets. Details to follow at a later date.

    The Senior Bachelor Cruise- Book Early!
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    Things are heating up with the Alaska Cruises! I do plan to keep my "date" with all of you and host these two incredible Senior Bachelor kick off cruises. We have lots of fun things in store which we will be sharing with you shortly. Let's just say that, even if you have cruised before, you will come back saying you have never been on a cruise like this before!!

    I exchanged emails with Shawn, our Personal Cruise Consultant, and she wants me to remind you that these two cruises are in the "peak" of the Alaska cruising season. They are very popular in their own right- much less with the added attraction of having us party-ers on board! So please start checking your travel calendar and, if you think there is a chance you want to go, contact her ASAP. Your deposit goes directly to Holland America Lines and is completely refundable up to 75 days before the cruise. People seem to book the better cabins first so at least call her to check availability.

    For information about the Senior Bachelor Cruise, click here! Remember to send me an email at if you need a cruise cabin mate to save the single supplement. We've already matched up a whole bunch of people and I will be able to help you even while on the Journey. Or you can contact our Personal Cruise Consultant, Shawn, at or call 1-800-355-3017 Ext. 4294 Mon- Fri, 9:00AM to 6:00PM, PST.

    To submit the Online Cruise Booking Form, click here! A great Success Story!

    I love hearing from you about your experiences with PerfectMatch! I share them only with the writer's permission- usually given enthusiastically because they are excited to share their success. Fits nicely with our New Year's Resolution theme:

    From Marti- "Richard,

    Want to tell you about my success with Perfect Match. I joined at the same time I started planning my trip to Chicago to meet you. David and I emailed a few times, then started two-hour phone calls each night for a couple of weeks, then met in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan immediately after Chicago (my Chicago "tour" included a leaf-peeking week in UP). Since then we have been almost inseparable - almost four months! Incredible! So, yes, I think Perfect Match works, and I have recommended it to a couple of friends. I had tried eHarmony at my sister's insistence for a month, with no luck, and David had tried three other sites at different times over the last couple of years and actually had met a few women. We both think we got lucky on PerfectMatch!

    Good luck!

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