Monday, May 19, 2008


Thank you to all the readers who stopped by WRITERS AT PLAY to take part in my post:

CONGRATULATIONS to my book winners!
Bob, Mary and Connie!!!

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:

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Petticoats & Pistols ~ Taking Over Coffee Time Romance

The Fillies of Wildflower Junction have arrived at Coffee Time Romance! We we will be hanging out on their message board for the whole month of May! Be brought books and goodies to give away during our stay! So stop by when you get a chance! Here's a couple links:

Main Board:

P&P Forum

Stacey's Gunslinger Forum