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Friday, 9 October 2015

The Red Hat Women


When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's garden
And learn to spit.

So begins the poem of Jenny Joseph, one of the inspirations for the Red Hat Society an organisation whose membership criteria is to be a woman of a certain age who wants to have fun, freedom, friendship, fulfilment and fitness.

12 comments:

Lowell said...

We have the Red Hat Society here, also, and every once in awhile, you'll see a group of them together, but that hasn't happened for some time. They always look like they're having a great time together!

Sharon Anck said...

Great shot. I see groups of these ladies out and about in many places!

Come Away With Me said...

Love all those red hats, being "of a certain age" myself! They look like a very fun-loving group of women.

Babzy said...

Nice poem ☺seems the ladies have fun !

Babzy said...

Nice poem ☺seems the ladies have fun !

Babzy said...

Nice poem ☺seems the ladies have fun !

William Kendall said...

So that's where the term comes from!

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice to see women of a certain age out having fun together!

Gunn said...

I have seen them in London years back....
So nice to see them (again)
Your photo put a SMILE on my face.
The poem I have not read before. It is also great!

Goodnight from me in Norway.

Geoff Wilkinson said...

Absolutely fantastic, I so approve...

Jack said...

Terrific, Mo. I have run across Red Hat Ladies from time to time. They always look fun-loving and mischievous. You captured this feeling with your image.

Angie said...

Why not be ARTrageous?

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