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    Who belongs to the Red Hats? I recently joined and am having a really good time with these ladies. We've had Halloween Party, Ugly purse contest, best hat contest, cookie exchange...etc.

    What are some of the fun stuff your group has done or is planning.
    "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"

  • #2
    Tell some of us more about the Red Hats -- I'm old enough (more than old enough ) to join, but have held back because I don't know much about what they do. It's fun to see them around town.


    • #3
      So how old do you have to be ? I saw a lady the other day all decked out in red and purple. I am not sure it was a good idea to walk into Costco in that outfit but she did.


      • #4
        I think you have to be 55 -- a red hatter might correct me on that one .


        • #5
          Have any of you read the Red Hat Society novels? They are very good--sort of life/love/romance novels for the 'mature woman'.
          Communicate. It can't make things any worse!


          • #6
            My Mom loves her club. I can't wait to get old so I can be in one, lol. I've seen pics and they do have fun. They've had pajama parties and a huge party from different cities where everybody dressed as if they were in a circus. It was funny, one lady pretended that she walked on wire and layed a wire on the floor and walked on it. Crazy ole women.

            There's a club for men too.


            • #7
              I heard it's 50 and older. I don't look good in hats, so that's why I never joined.


              • #8
                Well in our group of ladies, the rule is that THERE ARE NO RULES other than wearing a red hat and something purple (shirt, slacks, dress). You have to be 50 to wear a red hat. Anyone younger who wants to join wears a pink hat.

                It really is a lot of fun.

                Jana - you can wear a headband, feather actually anything as long as its red.
                "Everyone's a star and deserves the right to twinkle"


                • #9
                  I am not old enough(not 50 yet). I have been trying to convince my mom to start a club where she lives, but she says she is busy enough, (she started a first responders group instead),LOL!

                  I always thought the poem was great!


                  When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
                  With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
                  And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
                  And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
                  I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
                  And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
                  And run my stick along the public railings
                  And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
                  I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
                  And pick flowers in other people's gardens
                  And learn to spit.

                  You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
                  And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
                  Or only bread and pickle for a week
                  And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

                  But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
                  And pay our rent and not swear in the street
                  And set a good example for the children.
                  We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

                  But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
                  So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
                  When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

                  Jenny Joseph

                  Each group seems to have their own personality based on the members and their expectations.


                  • #10
                    My Mom has been involved in some of their activities and thoroughly enjoyed it! She went to San Antonio with them last Summer. She went to a "Pajama Party" once where they all watched movies and snacked in their PJs....She has been to several of their outings.

                    When I am old enough, I want to join them too!
                    Lauren ~The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. ~
                    Martin Luther King, Jr.