Tuesday, July 17, 2018


Tidbits from Hatquarters

One morning on my way to work at the Red Hat Society, I had just climbed into my car in the driveway when much to my surprise a very large Golden Retriever bounded up to my open car door and practically wormed her way into my lap.  A ball clutched firmly in her mouth, she wiggled and quivered from nose to tail.  She was so visibly happy to have found someone new with which to play. A multitude of thoughts collided in my brain all at once.  Will she bite me? No, unlikely. Where is her mom?  Unknown. Should I take the ball that’s so friendly offered from that mouth of teeth? No, I’m not that brave. Then from six houses down, a loud whistle saved me from further deliberations.
Her Mom had called her home.  That sweet golden dog cocked her head and threw me – I swear – a regretful glance and in an all-out gallop raced home.  Watching her run with abandon, made me want to feel like that - the unrestricted freedom to be me.  Reflecting on the moment and feeling rather philosophical, I realized that I do feel like that when I’m with my Red Hat Society Sisters. Thank you, sweet golden doggy, for the reminder. What a nice way to start the day!

From under my brim,
Jo, Lady Cranberry
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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

2018 Worldwide Hoot Day in Fullerton

Worldwide Hoot Day in June is celebrated by Red Hat Society Members around the world!

A Hoot is an informal gathering of Hatters and friends.  We pick a place, spread the news and meet to shop and socialize.  Sometimes, we arrive by train.  A Hoot is the perfect place to observe Hatters in their element complete with colorful regalia, sparkling bling and smiling faces. 

Here is a picture of the Hatquarters Hoot (our international headquarters) held at the Fullerton, California Train Station.   Pictured is KathyB, Shalia and Donna of Hatquarters at the information booth. 

Curious to learn more about the Red Hat Society? The next time you see a Hatter in the wild, step up and say, "Hello!"  She'll happily tell you all about the Society and pause for a picture or two!
-compliments of Jo, Lady Cranberry