Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Next Meeting Oct 1

The October Red Hat Meeting will be on Thursday October 1st. We will be going to Sarah's
Vineyard and Art Gallery. It is located at 1204 Steels Corners Rd. (Cuyahoga Falls).
Our reservation is for noon. We will be ordering from the menu. To preview the menu go to
Dress is casual.
If you want to carpool, meet at the Strip at 11:00 AM and leave at 11:15.
Directions: Take Rt 77 North to RT 8 North. Continue going north on Rt 8 to the Steels Corners Rd
exit. When you exit turn left on Steels Corners Rd. Keep going until you come to the 4 way stop.
Proceed through the intersection and watch for entrance to Blossom Music Center (on the right).
The winery is just past Blossom on the left. You can see the barn like building from the road.
The phone number for the winery is 330-929-8057.
Please RSVP By September 25th to Kathy or Nancy.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Sisters' Week

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So love the people who treat you right..
Love the ones who don't just because you can.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Kiss slowly.
Forgive quickly.
God never said life would be easy.
He just promised it would be worth it.
Happy Sister's Day!


Girlfriend and Sister's Week
I am only as strong as the chocolate I eat,
the hair spray I use and
the friends I have.
To the cool women that have
touched my life.. Here's to you!
National Girlfriends Day
What would most of us do without our sisters, confidants and shopping, lunching, and traveling girls?
Let's celebrate each other for each other's sake!

It is good be a woman.

Sent by Nancy

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Chocolate Sings

Karen shares this email:

One day I had a date for lunch with friends. Mae, a little old 'blue hair' about 80 years old, came along with them---all in all, a pleasant bunch. When the menus were presented, we ordered salads, sandwiches, and soups, except for Mae who said, 'Ice Cream, please. Two scoops, chocolate.'

I wasn't sure my ears heard right, and the others were aghast.
'Along with heated apple pie,' Mae added, completely unabashed.
We tried to act quite nonchalant, as if people did this all the time..
But when our orders were brought out, I didn't enjoy mine.
I couldn't take my eyes off Mae as her pie a-la-mode went down.
The other ladies showed dismay. They ate their lunches silently and frowned.

The next time I went out to eat, I called and invited Mae.
I lunched on white meat tuna. She ordered a parfait.
I smiled. She asked if she amused me.
I answered, 'Yes, you do, but also you confuse me.
How come you order rich desserts, while I feel I must be sensible?
She laughed and said, with wanton mirth, 'I'm tasting all that is Possible.

I try to eat the food I need, and do the things I should.
But life's so short, my friend, I hate missing out on something good.
This year I realized how old I was.. (She grinned) I haven't been this old before.'
'So, before I die, I've got to try those things that for years I had ignored.
I haven't smelled all the flowers yet. There are too many books I haven't read. There's more fudge sundaes to wolf down and kites to be flown overhead.

There are many malls I haven't shopped. I've not laughed at all the jokes.
I've missed a lot of Broadway hits and potato chips and cokes.
I want to wade again in water and feel ocean spray on my face.
I want to sit in a country church once more and thank God for His grace.
I want peanut butter every day spread on my morning toast.
I want un-timed long distance calls to the folks I love the most.

I haven't cried at all the movies yet, or walked in the morning rain.
I need to feel wind in my hair. I want to fall in love again.
So, if I choose to have dessert, instead of having dinner,
then should I die before night fall, I'd say I died a winner,
because I missed out on nothing. I filled my heart's desire.
I had that final chocolate mousse before my life expired.'

With that, I called the waitress over... 'I've changed my mind, ' I said. 'I want what she is having, only add some more whipped cream!'

Be mindful that happiness isn't based on possessions, power, or prestige, but on relationships with people we love and respect. Remember that while money talks, CHOCOLATE SINGS!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Woman

This was sent by Debbie. It applies to us all.