Monday, May 19, 2008

Lunch with the Red Hatters

“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat that doesn’t go and doesn’t suit me.”

This past Thursday my mom-in-law invited me to be a guest at her Red Hat Society Luncheon. I was thrilled and honored, and my mom came along for the fun. That’s my mom Phyllis in the red shirt and my mom-in-law Kathy in the purple with red flowers. We’re holding the special purple and red cowboy boot cookies my mom-in-law made for the luncheon. It’s not often the three of us get out together and I always enjoy the company of my moms (double the fun!). I had a fabulous time taking a break from deadline mania and visiting with the Red Hat ladies.

I wanted to share some pictures (click on a picture to enlarge or save) from our lunch and some history on the Red Hat Society.

The Red Hat Society fondly refers to itself as a “dis-organization” with the aim of social interaction, and to encourage fun, silliness, creativity, and friendship in middle age and beyond. The Society is not a sorority or a voluntary service club. There are no initiations or fundraising projects.

The Red Hat Society (RHS) is a social organization founded in 1998 for women over 50. As of October 2006 there are about 1.5 million
registered members in over forty thousand chapters in the United States and thirty other countries. A founder or leader of a local chapter is usually referred to as a “Queen”. Members are called “Red Hatters”. Members 50 and over wear red hats and purple attire to all functions. A woman under age fifty may also become a member, but she wears a pink hat and lavender attire to the Society’s events until reaching her fiftieth birthday.

THANK YOU to the Merced Red Hatters for a fun afternoon!

If you are interested in joining a Red Hat Society near you they have a national website with group information:


Missy said...

Looks like fun Stacey. I wish I could have more girl's night's out. It's hard with my weird working hours, so when I can get together with my girlfriend's it's a rare and special treat!

Your blog inspired me to try to get some friends together to go bowling or something soon. We all suck at bowling but we have a blast doing it. We laugh so hard and probably give the other bowlers a good chuckle!!! LOL

Thank goodness for the Internet, I have met some great people online and we can catch up whatever time of day it is. LOL

Hope you and your family have a great Memorial Day weekend.


RHAM said...

The Red Hatters really do know how to throw a party!!! Looks like you ladies had a wonderful time.