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MY Red (Running) Hat Society!

Posted Oct 10 2012 12:34pm
I saw a picture this morning on the Internet of some ladies wearing red hats. They were members of the Red Hat Society. I sort of knew what the RHS was, but I thought I would go to their website to check it out. Yes, I have some time on my hands, with being out of work and not quite up to par health wise. Of course, I could do a little cleaning, but if you read yesterday's blog post, you KNOW where I stand on THAT right now!! Below is just a bit about the info I got from the official Red Hat Society website.
In the fall of 1997, on a trip to Tucson, AZ, Sue Ellen Cooper impulsively paid $7.50 for an old red fedora in a thrift shop. When a good friend was nearing a "fifty-ish" birthday, Sue Ellen cast about for an idea for an original gift. Inspired by a well-known poem, Warning, which begins "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple, with a red hat which doesn't go and doesn't suit me. " she wanted to encourage her friend to grow older in a playful manner. She gave her friend a red hat of her own suggesting that she keep it as a reminder to grow older playfully - on her terms.
The symbolism behind the red hat had a profound impact on women Sue Ellen encountered. Those women responded by donning their own red hats and entering a new women's movement embracing a renewed outlook on life filled with fun and friendship, fulfilling lifelong dreams.

The Red Hat Society® was born. No longer would maturing women be invisible to society. They simply are not done yet!

Looks like fun and I could probably get on board with this party!
Being a Southern Belle myself, I checked out the GA Chapter links and the GA RHS ladies have some awesome names for some of their chapters, such as: Magnolia Madams--Sassy Red Hot Chicks--The Scarlett O'Hatters,and my personal favorite---HOT FLASH FLOOZIES!!
Maybe I'll just have to be on the lookout for some of these crazy ladies in my neighborhood, but in the meantime, I already have MY RED HAT!!

Close shot of my hat!!
Yep, that's Al Roker.....Hm....Can men be members of The Red Hat Society?

          Yep, I may be getting older, but I'm "Not Done Yet!".......So, Maybe I shall have to start my own Red Running Hat Society Club?                 

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