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  June 14, 2006
For you in this issue:
  • Living With The Inuits
  • Humor!
  • Alaska Cruise Update
  • A Love Story
  • The Senior Bachelor Cruise- PAMPERING!
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    Dear Ladies and Gentlemen,

    For the benefit of the new readers (welcome to Australians, New Zealanders, Filipinos, Indians and Indonesians, where the Senior Bachelor segment from one year ago just aired (??), the Senior Bachelor Adventure is on hold. The best way to catch up with all that has been happening is to read the previous Newsletters. Click here!

    I continue to be busy with the two cruises to Alaska this August (information below) and working with Perfectmatch.com. The recent Newsletters have had interesting stories from readers as well as some funny articles, as does this one.

    I hope you enjoy it.

    Best regards!

    Richard Roe Senior Bachelor

    (To forward this email to a friend, click here.)

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


    Living With The Inuits

    Once again, a great story from our readers. Keep them coming! Richard

    Living With The Inuits

    I am a French Acadian woman from New Brunswick, Canada. I am living a unique experience. I am presently in Puvirnituq, a village at the 60th parallel north of Quebec Canada, on the Hudson Bay, with the Inuit. I accepted to come here to teach to a French Immersion fifth grade class from January until the end of the school year. For me, the best way to know a culture is to work with the people, share their daily life and live their experiences with them. In five months I have learned so much and I taught of sharing it with you and with the newsletter readers if you decide to do so. Photography being one of my passion, I am marvelously served here. So, this letter is complemented by my pictures album of Puvirnituq. The Inuit children inspire me the most. Their pictures will explain why.

    The air is pure, the sky is pure, the sunrise and the sunset are of an indescribable beauty on the bay in front of my house. The Inuit (the Eskimos) are from a completely different culture. They eat a lot of caribou, beluga, arctic chart (a fish), morse and bernache (geese); most of which are eaten raw.

    I had the chance to go fishing twice with the Inuit, 40 miles away from the village in the tundra at -35 degrees Celcius the first time. There I ate raw caribou meat (ok when you are hungry) and fresh raw trout (very tender and good!). We left at 8 am and I was back at my house at 9pm frozen and my head full of that unique experience.

    I find the children beautiful with their winter coats, their fur hoods, their almond shaped eyes and their mischievous faces. Here, they make their own coats, mittens and boots and they are just beautiful; especially the mother with her baby in her back inside her coat. Outdoor, she puts the hood on her head so the baby is completely covered and warm. Inside, she takes her hood down and it uncovers the baby. The mothers carrying babies have special coats with a tail behind.

    We had nice weather, a bit cold I suppose-in the - 40's for a month this winter. Since it was dry and we were properly dressed, I was not as cold as down south in Montreal or even in the humidity of Lafayette, Louisiana.

    This was way out. One Saturday, some teachers and some Inuit built an Igloo. I couldn't participate because I didn't have proper boots yet. The next Saturday, Celine, a teacher was turning 30 and we made her a surprise party.....yes inside the igloo! Way out!

    Something I wanted to see for a long time was a famous Dog Team Race. Well, this winter the departure for the Annual Nunavik Dog Team Race: " Ivakkak 2006" was held right here, in Puvirnituq. The entire village was on the bay. The whole school was there. Fifteen teams left here, near the Hudson Bay to arrive in Kangirsuk, in the Ungava Bay. It is an average of 100 miles a day for about 7 days sometimes under severe cold winter conditions. It was one of my best experiences here. I finally could see and talk with older Inuit. I took pictures and some video of part of it. We were facing problems with the equipment batteries; the very cold weather uncharged and damaged them...But I tell you... it is one experience of a life time.

    One day, we all went fishing cod with our students. It was a cultural activity. There I had the opportunity to go on a dog team ride. Awesome!

    It is May 30th and we still have snow. The temperature is around 0 degrees Celcius. They told me that it does not go above 50-54 degrees Celcius during the summer. What is special too is that the sun goes down very late, around 10:45 tonight and the sunset process goes on for more than an hour after. After midnight, the sky is still pink and blue. It is a pure beauty. When I'll be leaving in June, it will be daylight almost 24 hours. Oh! And the northern lights...almost indescribable! They dance all over our head. It is full, it disappears and comes back dancing with other shapes. The Inuit just told me that if we whistle at them, they come closer and dance!

    My passion for photography is highly inspired here. And why is it so pure? Well, when we picture a subject, we are not distracted by anything else. We also have that whiteness of that tundra covered with snow as far as we can see. I already have a significant choice of pictures of the different aspects of the Inuit culture and different events happening here. With those, I am working on creating an interesting album of Puvirnituq.

    I live in a little house, furnished, heated, with a big water tank. Even if it's pretty expensive, we have grocery stores and we can order food and other stuff from Montreal and it's brought here by Air Inuit, the same Air Company that brought me here.

    My work! WOW!!!! It's probably the biggest challenge of my career. I had experienced a cultural shock like I never have before. Their values and mine are world apart. So, it was a matter of flexibility, compromising and at the same time, staying upright, true to myself and to the Inuit. Education does not have the same importance for them. Over all, it is a great life experience. This challenge was a big one and. I made it! It feels good.

    P.S. I was one of the women who sent in a video and have been closely following all of the Senior Bachelor Adventure. I am happy to hear you have been making progress from your battle with prostate cancer. You inspire many people, especially women fifty and over. Best wishes and good luck and keep up the good work.

    Pierrette

    Humor!

    Woman's Yearly Exam

    I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. The nurse starts with certain basics.

    "How much do you weigh?" she asks. "125," I say. The nurse puts me on the scale. It turns out my weight is 150.

    The nurse asks, "Your height?" "5 foot 8," I say. The nurse checks and sees that I only measure 5' 2".

    She then takes my blood pressure and tells me it is very high.

    "Of course it's high!" I scream. "When I came in here I was tall and slender! Now I'm short and fat!"

    She put me on Prozac

    What is the difference between girls/women aged: 8, 18, 28, 38, 48, 58, 68, and 78?

    At 8 -- You take her to bed and tell her a story.

    At 18 -- You tell her a story and take her to bed.

    At 28 -- You don't need to tell her a story to take her to bed.

    At 38 -- She tells you a story and takes you to bed.

    At 48 -- She tells you a story to avoid going to bed.

    At 58 -- You stay in bed to avoid her story.

    At 68 -- If you take her to bed, that'll be a story!

    At 78 -- What story??? What bed??? Who the hell are you???

    (My own note: at 88, you start over!)

    Men: NEVER ARGUE WITH A WOMAN

    One morning a husband returns after several hours of fishing and decides to take a nap. Although not familiar with the lake, his wife decides to take the boat out. She motors out a short distance, anchors, and reads her book.

    Along comes a Game Warden in his boat. He pulls up alongside the woman and says, "Good morning, ma'am.

    What are you doing?" "Reading a book," she replies, (thinking, "Isn't that obvious?")

    "You're in a Restricted Fishing Area," he informs her. "I'm sorry, officer, but I'm not fishing. I'm reading."

    "Yes, but you have all the equipment. For all I know you could start at any moment. I'll have to take you in and write you up."

    "If you do that, I'll have to charge you with sexual assault," says the woman.

    "But I haven't even touched you," says the game warden.

    "That's true, but you have all the equipment, for all I know you could start at any moment."

    "Have a nice day ma'am," and he left.

    MORAL: Never argue with a woman who reads. It's likely she can also think.

    HOLLYWOOD SQUARES

    If you remember the Original Hollywood Squares and its comics, this will give you a chuckle. These questions were asked by Peter Marshall and they were not scripted.

    Q. Do female frogs croak?
    A. Paul Lynde: If you hold their little heads under water long enough.

    Q. If you're going to make a parachute jump, at least how high should you be?
    A. Charley Weaver: Three days of steady drinking should do it.

    Q. True/False, a pea can last as long as 5,000 years.
    A. George Gobel: Boy, it sure seems that way sometimes.

    Q. You've been having trouble going to sleep. Are you probably a man or woman?
    A. Don Knotts: That's what's been keeping me awake.

    Q. According to Cosmo, if you meet a stranger at a party and you think he is attractive, is it OK to come out and ask him if he is married?
    A. Rose Marie: No, wait until morning.

    Q. In Hawaiian, does it take more than three words to say "I love you"?
    A. Vincent Price: No, you can say it with a pineapple and a twenty.

    Q. What are "Do it," "I can help" and " I can't get enough"?
    A. George Gobel: I don't know, but it's coming from the next apartment

    Alaska Cruise Update
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    ALASKA CRUISES

    The Zaandam, sailing from August 11-18, is sold out and on a waiting list basis only. The Westerdam, sailing from August 20-27, is 95% sold out, and we have 1-2 weeks to make guaranteed reservations. If you would like to see what many people believe is one of the Wonders Of The World, Alaska, in 5 Star luxury, with a terrific group of like-minded people, please e-mail me at richard@seniorbachelor.com. I can help you find a cabin mate if you would like, and this way you avoid the single supplemental charge. But please hurry, as time is of the essence. You only live once!!!

    As with our previous "Meet the Senior Bachelor Events", parties and the first part of the Journey, Umberto will be there to take photographs throughout the cruises. (Click here to see photos from the past events.) Joe will post them to the website and in the newsletters written from the open seas!

    You may have been on cruises before- but there will be nothing like the Senior Bachelor Cruise! We will be the hit of the sailing. Remember- there will be 1,700 other passengers on board and they will see the FUN we are having together. They all have male friends, co-workers, brothers who they can introduce to you.

    Remember the "Crazy Hat Party?" (Click here for photos.) Now, imagine that much FUN times seven days.

    (Yes. Those are fake teeth!)

    A Love Story

    A LOVE STORY:

    Richard,

    I've been following your newsletters for months. My first intent was to send a profile and video and to get into the running with all the other ladies and attempt to vie for your attention. After some introspect, though, I realized that I was actually very happy where I am, nestled near family and close friends. I asked myself, "what if I were chosen by Richard and become involved with him?" My answer said that I am happiest being near the most important people in my life- family. So, you helped me to realize what really matters. Thank you.

    Still, there was something missing. I had dated one fellow for about eight months, yet we were nothing more than just friends. After three failed marriages, it seemed that I was destined just to be happy with what I have- family, friends, work and hobbies. I kept reading your newsletters, and in January thought, "why not try a two month membership to Perfectmatch? What do I have to lose?"

    I had been very reluctant to use any online dating services. After completing the profile and signing up, the first glance at other profiles was exciting- were there really over 425 single men over 50 in my area? Then I got discouraged, because very few would write back to me. I'm not sure why people sign up, then don't respond.

    Just before the end of the two month trial, I met Michael. We began writing, then talked on the phone multiple times, then finally met for breakfast. After the second week, and a long motorcycle ride, we were both hooked and are now enjoying the romance of being in love- who would have thought it could happen so fast! Family and friends are still important in my life, and always will be. Yet, it is that very special bonding, and sharing of life's day to day activities, past experiences, hopes and dreams, and especially the warmth of human touch that was so missing. We both think we have something special in the works, yet plan to enjoy the relationship for awhile before considering marriage.

    Thank you for sharing your dream with thousands and really making a difference in so many lives. May your health continue to improve, and may your journey continue until, you, too find that perfect match!

    Marie

    Richard here:

    Receiving this e-mail gave me goosebumps. Long time readers of this Newsletter know of our association with Perfectmatch.com and I wanted to bring all of the new readers up to date. We looked long and hard at many dating services, and I believe Perfectmatch is the best one for our group. In the world of full disclosure, I do receive a small commission from Perfectmatch when someone uses their services, but anything I earn is all plowed back into the expense of running seniorbachelor.com. Thus by participating, you also are helping me to continue to spread the good word about Romance and Adventure for all of us.

    If you have not taken the free compatibility Profile, I highly encourage you to do so by clicking here. It takes less than 15 minutes, and you will immediately receive your profile back from Perfectmatch. I tried it and it fit me to a "T." If you like your profile, why not give yourself a chance for 2 or 3 months?? The compatibility Profile is free and if you sign up for the service, the cost is very reasonable.

    Now, let's be realistic. With any dating service, or friends fixing you up, or the like, the odds are that you will not find your soul mate-at least not right away. However at least you are trying!!!!!!! We have had some wonderful success stories with Perfectmatch. And, yes, many people did not find their soul mate. But at least they tried, and that's what I am encouraging you to do. Give yourself a chance to find your Perfectmatch!!

    The Senior Bachelor Cruise- PAMPERING!

    PAMPERING!!!!!

    Today I wanted to inform you about the Pampering we can expect!!

    Holland America's ships were designed for Alaska cruising, with airy viewing lounges, wraparound decks and private verandahs that offer guests the chance to experience-in intimate elegance-Alaska's glaciers, wildlife and scenery. Here are just some of the things we can look forward to:

    Spacious public rooms adorned with fine arts and antiques.

    Luxurious Euro-Top beds and premium linens.

    Large, extra-fluffy Egyptian cotton towels, plush bathrobes, magnifying mirrors, stylish new hair dryers. Refrigerators, televisions and DVD players.

    Fresh fruit in room.

    A diverse choice of dining venues:elegant main Dining Room; and fresh cooked to-order specialties in the relaxed Lido Restaurant.

    Complimentary 24-hour in-room dining.

    Lunch and dinner menus created daily and seldom repeated.

    Extensive wine list, featuring wines highly rated by Wine Spectator.

    The Culinary Arts Center will have the Master Chef offering tips for preparing salmon 50 different ways.

    A new, expanded Greenhouse Spa & Salon with massage rooms and thermal suites.

    An interactive learning center.

    The largest staterooms of any major cruise line in Alaska.

    Cozy wool blankets on each teak lounge chair for comfortable deck viewing.

    Complimentary hot cocoa and split pea soup served on deck mid-mornings.

    Menus designed to feature fresh Alaskan specialties such as king crab legs and grilled salmon.

    A Park Service Ranger on board to provide fascinating commentary on Glacier Bay National Park (wait until you see this!!!!).

    A full-time naturalist on deck to provide insight into marine and bird life (amazing), geology, glacial process and natural succession.

    A Native Artist-In-Residence program with lectures, small group sessions and hands-on crafts.

    The Legends and Lore of Glacier Bay as told by Huna Totem tribal interpreters.

    An extensive range of shore excursions, from native cultural tours to backcountry fishing and glacier flightseeing.

    Imagine all of the above, plus the camaraderie of the some 100 people in our group, plus another 1,500 passengers on board. Also, Umberto will be on board to take wonderful photos for you (at no charge) and will also be videotaping our Journey!! Daily uploads to the Senior Bachelor website so you can show your family and friends what a great time we are having!

    Every night we will have a group activity planned. If you are in the mood to attend, great, if not, no problem. I will share never seen before pictures of Grace Kelly, Monaco, The Palace and The Royal Family, and also a meeting one night about Oprah Winfrey and Hollywood and Film making for any group member who is interested.

    We are more than 3/4 filled now, and these cruises always sell out in August. If you know of anybody you think would enjoy this cruise (or the following one August 20-27) PLEASE hit the Forward button and send this message along and have them contact me ASAP.

    Should you have any questions at all, please e-mail me at richard@seniorbachelor.com .

    I really look forward to our time together.

    Very best wishes, Richard Roe

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