Anyone here belong to the Red Hat Society?

Discussion in 'Chit Chat' started by mujuer, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    I just turned fifty and am thinking of joining. I have, however, fibro and just wondered if you have to attend all of the activities or is it pretty open to attending what you can? P
  2. LindaH

    LindaH New Member

    I am a member of the Red Hat Society. I have had fibro for about nine years. I highly recommend it. We have such a great time. I was so isolated before. Just so you know you didn't have to wait until you were fifty. Women ages 35 can join. They wear lavender clothes and pink hats. Upon their fiftieth birthday they have a Reduation Ceremony.

    When some of the ladies here where I lived decided to form a chapter my daughter kept after me to put my name on the list. I had been wanting to join for several years. I said ok but you have to as well. She said mama I'm not old enough. I had read enough about them though so I knew she could. She is my best friend and she loves it too. Our group gets together once a month so it isn't like it is extremely time consuming. You can go to and check it out. I encourage you to check it out.


    I changed my profile picture to one of me in my red hat at one of our outings.[This Message was Edited on 02/01/2008]
  3. natrlvr2

    natrlvr2 New Member

    I am old enough,I am 48 BUT I cannot afford to. The Red Hatters that I know have so much fun going places and doing things, but it costs $$. Something I do not have at all for entertainment.
  4. mujuer

    mujuer New Member

    Linda, that was a great picture. We have a few things besides being in our fiftys in common. We are both Christians and ex-hairdressers however I did it for over thirty years. Your encourgagement has helped. As soon as I recover I think I will call them. I am need of some fun. I have been in sort of a funk since I became an empty nester three years ago and then came down with fibro and we moved. It's time for me to get back to finding me. P
  5. dononagin

    dononagin New Member

    The ladies come into the restaurant where I work every few months for lunch and they are just delightful! I've seen them at the indian gaming casinos as well. Any where you see them they just always look like they are having a blast. I know some of the groups get involved with fundraising etc. but it seems to be more social than any thing else. I'm 48 but not quite ready to where my red hat.. but maybe someday! : )

  6. LindaH

    LindaH New Member

    We don't do things that are very expensive. I couldn't do that. We go out to eat and visit museums that charge no fee. We have pot lucks. We have been shopping but you know how it is... without money you window shop. I admit there are some groups that to a bang up job and have to be well off or they couldn't do some of the things they do.

    I don't know where you live but you might have more than one group around. See if any suit your needs and means as well. Pick and choose. There is no law that says you have to attend every function. We have some who still work and they miss a few. I am fortunate to live in a very small place and while a lot of the ladies don't have money worries they consider those of us who do. Oh yes in the Rd Hat Society there are no rules. We decide what and when we do something.

    I found the hats on sell and clothes just where ever. Wal Mart, JCPenney, and Sears has ben my source for purple. I can sew so I am trying to get my energy up to make

    I hope I made my pargraphs short enough. I really do hate to try to read long drawn out ones. Makes my poor head ache.


    Dona, you aren't ready for a red hat yet. You would have to wear a pink one. Hugs,Linda
    [This Message was Edited on 02/02/2008]
  7. victoria

    victoria New Member

    and saw a beautiful lady who had to be a member. She was magnificently dressed in deep purple with a red hat, and riding a red scooter around the store... she looked like mid 80s to maybe even in her 90s... certainly didn't want to ask her age lol... The effect was fabulous, to the point that I didn't notice how old or new her clothes were...

    And she had such a sparkle in her eyes! --no need for diamonds! She was gorgeous.

    I really hope that I have just half that in 10 years!

    all the best,

    PS: I have found my local support group of fellow FM/CF'ers to be a lot of fun... we schedule 3 lunches regularly per month now, at reasonable to cheap restaurants, and with no pressure to go everytime as we know we can't. We have had as few as 2 show up to as many as 12! We have one formal meeting per month.