Wednesday, 25 April 2007

H is for Hats.... and not just any Hats - RED HATS!

Today, April 25, is RED HAT DAY!

75 elegantly attired Red Hatters from far and wide took over the pub restaurant tonight to Paint The Town RED. There were speeches, games, prizes, songs, skits, good food, good conversation, tons of laughter and lots of new friendships made.


The Red Hat Society is an organisation for women who have attained the age of 50, and who want to have fun, silliness, creativity and friendship! Remember that Cyndi Lauper song "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun"? That's us!


We wear a red hat and a purple outfit, (as in Jenny Joseph's poem "Warning") , often embellished with a feather boa and lots of sparkle, and you can see us in groups all over the world. Last count was about 1.5 million members!
We meet whenever we feel like it, and do whatever we want... we are especially fond of tea parties! There are NO rules, NO by-laws, and NO membership dues..... how about that for a fun organisation??

20 comments:

Brad -44-Seattle said...

GOOD ON YOU ! (ALL) I love the red & purple hat ladies. Love your spirt. Hope you all had fun - I'll be checking back on your blog ! Thanks !

TorAa said...

This sounds so fun and lively - Red Hats. Never heard about it. Thanks for sharing

lettuce said...

sounds like excellent fun, I will go and google.

Also I'm very impressed that you SIFT your compost!!!

Ming_the_Merciless said...

What a brilliant way to celebrate friendship, life and everything else in between.

I akin this to smelling the roses. Bravo!

Abraham Lincoln said...

Oh my that is a neat idea and shows up so well in your photographs.

I came to thank you for your visits to my blog. Thanks.

Also I saw you commenting about rhubarb on a blog this morning. We used to have it and it got so big I decided to divide it and move it. Well, the rest of the story is that I don't have any rhubarb anymore. So a lady, my neighbor, gave me a start and I thanked her.

Whoa!!! she said, now it won't grow. I pooo pooo-ed the idea and planted it anyway. And it never grew.

So I got to get some but it just isn't easy to find.

Abraham Lincoln

madretz said...

I've seen the Red Hatters around town here a few times and they're always having so much fun! I think it's the No rules, No by-laws, No dues that add fun to the society. After 50 years of following the rules, it's time to let loose!

Chandler said...

Wow, that's definitely awesome I am a huge fan of purple and red myself so the pictures instantly inspired me to read this post. Very cool.
Chandler

Mike said...

Hey that looks like fun! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. I have been to Ontario twice. We drove over the top of Lake Superior once and took the train (Algoma Central) to Hearst. Fantastic!!!!!!!!!

Chandler said...

Having recieved your comment I am sorry to say (at least on the basis of my name) that it is highly improbable that we are related. I gave myself the name Chandler in response to a hideous family name my parents bestowed upon me :)

Martin Stickland said...

Wow! I will dig out my frock and hat and will be with you for your next cake munching bash!

Kalyan said...

Interesting shots as well as the documentary. I really enjoyed the post...nice work:)

rosemary said...

Now that's my kind of group...and for sure I am age qualified!

RamblingRound said...

Looks like lots of fun! There will be a Red Hat Society table at our ladies' banquet tonight.
Anyhow, thanks for the info on how to prepare rhubarb. Trouble is, there is none of that around here! We live in the South, and it doesn't grow around here. Sounds really good though.

Gerald England said...

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Libbys Blog said...

Excellent, that sounds like so much fun!! Wish I could join you!!!

Runaway Rubber Duckie said...

You crazy bunch!! I have read the poem, as well!! Until I'm 50 I will stick with monochromatic hats though.

Kerry-Anne said...

I think the Red Hat Society is a fantastic idea - I know that there is at least one group here in Cape Town, I remember seeing an advert some time ago. I hope they're still going by the time I reach 50 - I'd certainly be up for this kind of fun. :)

Thanks for visiting our Cape Town blog, by the way!

Vintage to Victorian said...

Wish you were nearer - I'd buy another hat! I love that poem and already have some railings in mind!! I think it's a fabulous idea. Such fun.

Thanks for popping by - I shall try on the hat tomorrow after I've collected my dress. Might even photo a little piece of it!

Ginnie said...

I have GOT to become a member of that group. I keep saying that but also need to find a group of ladies here in Atlanta who belong. Surely there are scads of them . How fun!

alice said...

All these lovely ladies seems to feel so free and happy, bravo, great idea!