Ask Goldie - August 2010

By Goldie Carlow

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Dear Goldie:

I just read your article re: B.G. finding a person to travel with and am probably replying a little late.

As a 67-year-old widow just returning from a cruise, I would have found it much more stimulating in the company of a nice gentleman.

If you would like to pass on my reply, I would be very grateful and I do have many references.

I am slim, blonde, blue-eyed retired professional and have lived independently for about 10 years. I am considered to be a good listener and have a sense of humour. I have travelled to England, Turkey, Hawaii, South Africa and Mexico and would love to experience more travel, especially with company.

Looking forward to hearing from B.G. Thank you. –B.D.

Dear Goldie:

In response to your article in the June 2010 issue of Senior Living magazine, I would like to submit the following information regarding B.G.’s quest to meet a travelling companion.

I am an independent self-sufficient retired government employee of 25 years. Born in Alberta June 26, 1936, I enjoy dancing, dining and golf (prominent member of a private golf club). I like walking, skiing, ice skating, tennis, bowling and curling. I exercise regularly at home and at the gym. I have lived at my current residence for 15 years and prior to that, I spent 25 years in Vancouver. I love life, people, sightseeing and new adventures. I have a good sense of humour and love to laugh.

Further particulars can be made available by arranging a personal meeting. I look forward to hearing from B.G.

Thank you. –J.S.

Dear Goldie:

To B.G.

(Letter from widow number 436!)

Your letter in June issue of Senior Living was very interesting. I have three theories to this problem:

1.You are a university student looking for material about widowed seniors for your thesis;

2.You have some sort of affliction that would turn off all women;

3.You are still married to a lovely lady and you are looking for some fun.

If you are living on South Vancouver Island, you would know there are a multitude of widows who would gladly go on a vacation with someone who is going to pay the bill. You are cruel to play with the emotions of lonely women. I am a widow of four years, so know of what I speak. Maybe you are a hermit living in Strathcona Park!

Goldie warned you to beware. Well, this a warning to all widows too.

Dear Readers:

Well, as I am sure you have concluded, I was deluged with responses to B.G. I did not have space for all of them in my column, so this is just a cross-section. I was concerned at the amount of personal information offered to B.G., before the ladies had an opportunity to meet him or see his references. Again, I warn them to really get to know such a companion before setting off to some foreign port. Neglect in this matter could endanger a respondent’s life.




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