Thursday, January 29, 2009

Remember the Warmer Times

When temperatures are in the teens and snow depth is the same as the temperature, we need to think back on warmer times like a luau.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

March 5th Meeting

Meeting for March has been finalized.
From an email sent out by the Queen Mum:
The meeting for March 5th will be at the Canton Women's Club at 11:30.
The cost of the luncheon is $15.00 inclusive
The choice of menu items are:

House Salad
Sticky Buns
Chicken Puff or Veggie Lasanga
Carrot Cake
Coffee or Tea

Please email Queen Mum or call Dianne to let them know your choice of entree and if you are able to attend.
Dianne would like to know by the February meeting. Thanks!

Friday, January 23, 2009

That's the Red Hats

That's Amore! The Fun and Fabulous Red Hats (Tucson, Arizona, United States) have a talented poetess in their midst! For a recent outing to an Italian food restaurant, Princess Poet Alice Lopez penned the following song! (Hint: it's sung to the tune of "That's Amore!")

That's the Red Hats

When you hear those kazoos
And you don't feel the blues
That's the Red Hats!
When the world seems to shine
And you're feeling just fine
That's the Red Hats!
Bells will ring ting-aling-aling
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella.

When this song makes you laugh
Like a silly giraffe
That's the Red Hats!
When you dance down the street
Purple Shoes on your feet
You're with friends
When you walk in a dream
But you know you're not dreaming
Scuzza me, but you see
Back in old Napoli
That's the Red Hats!
That's the Red Hats!

From Red Hat Society website

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Another Upcoming Event In Ohio

Read about this event on RHS website:
You are invited to this event

Type of Event: Chapter Event
Event Date: April 22, 2009
Event Location: Youngstown, Ohio
Event Cost: $25.00
Max Attendees: 300

Event Description:
Please join A String of Pearls for their Third Annual Red Hat Day Luncheon

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

This will be a sit down luncheon at 11:00 a.m with:
Raffle Baskets
Door Prizes
Red Hat Vendors
Hattitude Stroll
50/50 Raffle

RSVP Deadline: 4/11/2009
RSVP To: Erma Hart
RSVP Phone: (330) 507-2653
RSVP Email:

A String of Pearls

Event Address/Directions:
Stambaugh Auditorium
1000 Fifth Avenue
Youngstown, OH 44504

Please contact the person or persons named as Contact within the body of the invitation, do not contact Hatquarters.

Read about this on

This event was listed on Red Hat Society website:
I do know not if anyone is interested.

Tea Party at Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church

Type of Event: Chapter Event
Event Date: February 7, 2009
Event Location: Willoughby Hills, Ohio
Event Cost: $30.00
Max Attendees: 200

Event Description:
Lady Monica's Mad Hatters - A RHS Chapter invite you to join them at the Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church 5th Annual Tea Party

This is a public event, so be sure and wear your regalia and a BIG RED or PINK HAT (as applicable) so we can find one another!
Don your tea party finery, come in out of the cold, and join us for a fun-filled afternoon of tea, savories, entertainment and more…

When: Saturday February 7, 2009 12:00-3:00

Cost: $30.00 for adults, $10 for children 12 and under
Seating is limited.

Please contact 440-777-1158 for reservations by Jan. 31.

Our Day Will Feature:
Fashion Show: “Something Old Something New”
The changing silhouette of the American Bridal Gown 1900-2000: presented by Susan Powers, Ursuline College Fashion Department Instructor.
Entertainment: The Transylvania Buskers Association will treat you to traditional music of the British Isles.
Tea Sampling: Learn the proper way to brew tea as a wide variety of exotic blends are sampled.
Chinese Auction: Tickets - $1.00 ea., or 6 for $5.00. Choose from an array of items designed to delight, pamper, and indulge.
Hat Contest: Do you have an outlandish, elegant, glamorous, or otherwise note-worthy hat? Enter it in our hat contest for a chance to win a $25 grand prize.
Lunch: A delectable selection of savories and pastries prepared by Caraway Catering.
All proceeds benefit The Little Light Learning Center Christian preschool.

RSVP Deadline: 1/31/2009
RSVP To: Marie Grmek
RSVP Email:

Lady Monica's Mad Hatters

Event Address/Directions:
Where: Willoughby Hills United Methodist Church
34201 Eddy Road Willoughby Hills, OH 44094

Please contact the person or persons named as Contact within the body of the invitation, do not contact Hatquarters.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

A Movie To See

Recommended on Red Hat Society Website. Looks like a good movie to see:

Attention all Red Hatters!

Be among the first to see the movie that has audiences and critics cheering. Academy Award® winners Dustin Hoffman (Rain Man) and Emma Thompson (Sense and Sensibility) reunite in Last Chance Harvey, a hopeful romance that celebrates new beginnings—at any age. It's about first loves, last chances and everything in between. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone writes "Richly funny and touching, it's too good to resist." Last Chance Harvey in theatres everywhere on January 16th.

Copy and paste this link to view trailer:

Monday, January 12, 2009

Written by Anonymous

Anonymous wrote this:
God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, And the good fortune to run into the ones that I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference ...
Now that I'm 'older' (but refuse to grow up), here's what I've discovered:
ONE- I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.
TWO- My wild oats have turned into prunes and All Bran.
THREE- I finally got my head together; now my body is falling apart.
FOUR- Funny, I don't remember being absent minded.
FOUR- Funny, I don't remember being absent minded.
FIVE- All reports are in; life is now officially unfair.
SIX- If all is not lost, where is it?
SEVEN- It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.
EIGHT- Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant.
NINE- I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.
TEN- Kids in the back seat cause accidents.
ELEVEN- Accidents in the back seat cause kids.
TWELVE- It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.
THIRTEEN- The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.
FOURTEEN- If God wanted me to touch my toes, he would have put them ON MY KNEES!!
FIFTEEN- When I'm finally holding all the cards, why does everyone decide to play chess?
FOUR-Funny, I still don't remember being absent-minded.
SIXTEEN- It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere.
SEVENTEEN- The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.
EIGHTEEN- These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about thehereafter... I go somewhere to get something and then wonder what I'm hereafter.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Written by 83 Year Old Red Hat Queen

It's the end of 2008 and what do you do
Listen and I will tell you a thing or two
You must clean out of your closet those clothes that don't fit
Exercise and dieting just did not help a bit
The gown you tried on and it just would not fasten
You have tried all year but it just did not happen
So let's face it, don't sweat it, don't frown or fret
If you are happy and healthy that's the best it can get.
Call up the goodwill or a charity drive
Unload your outgrown things and be glad you are alive
Each day is precious, give out a big cheer
'Cause 2009 will be a wonderful New Year!

Norma Lamascus (Purple & Red R Us, Oceanside, California, United States)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Events Planned for 2009

Our schedule of events planned for 2009:

February 5....Movie at Great Escape and Lunch at Kosmos in Massillon
Irene and Sally
March 5.........McKinley Room Lunch or TBD
Dianne and Sandy M
April 2............Southern Gardens Tea Room
Mary Alice and Brenda
May 7.............Anniversary Salad Luncheon and White Elephant
Paula and Sandy L.
June 4............Spring Hill Historic Home and Catered Lunch (TBD)
Dolores and Theresa
July 9?...........Atwood Lake Lunch and Pontoon Ride
Jane and ?
August 6........Tea on the Porch
Shirley and Karen
Sept 9?...........Studio Art and Glass....Evening....Make Trivets
Barb and Sally
Oct 1...............Roscoe Village or Zanesville (TBD)
Kathy and Nancy
Nov 5 .............Gift Bags for Women's Shelter and Lunch at Buehler's
Paula and Sandy L
Dec 6...............TBD

Ramblin' Red Roses held a lunch meeting at Buehler's on January 8 to plan events for the upcoming year. Sixteen members were in attendance with great ideas for 2009. Missed by all were Cathy, Debbie, Judy, Nancy, and Sandy L. Happy Birthday was played on our kazoos to Sally, Brenda, and Beryl.

Redhatters Celebrate January Birthdays

Click to play Redhatters Celebrate!
Create your own greeting - Powered by Smilebox
Make a Smilebox greeting

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Just the Facts!

Q. Where can men over the age of 50 find younger, sexy women who are interested in them?
A: Try a bookstore-------under fiction.
Q: What can a man do while his wife is going through menopause?
A: Keep busy. If you're handy with tools, you can finish the basement. When you are done you will have a place to live.
Q: How can you increase the heart rate of your 50+ year old husband?
A: Tell him you're pregnant.
Q: What can I do for these crow's feet and all those wrinkles on my face?
A: Go braless. It will usually pull them out.
Q: Why should 50+ year old people use valet parking?
A: Valets don't forget where they park your car.
Q: Is it common for 50+ year olds to have problems with short term memory storage?
A: Storing memory is not a problem, retrieving it is a problem.
Q: As people age, do they sleep more soundly?
A: Yes, but usually in the afternoon.
Q: Where should 50+ year olds look for eye glasses?
A: On their foreheads.
Q: What is the most common remark made by 50+ year olds when they enter antique stores?
A: 'Gee, I remember these.'
Contributed by Debbie