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Carol Queen Mum, Shell
Diva of Photos, Wylie. Helen
Members of the:
Royal Court of W.O.L.F.
Dorothy Bailey
Bonnie Bannon
Carol Beach
Arlillian Bennett
Flo Britt
Evelyn Cameron
Arlivia Chambers
Jeanette Cox
Sally Day
Lavon Domas
Mary Domas
Yvonne Fletcher
Lillian Harris
Maryann Helgeson
Diana Huempfner
Laverne Kailimai
Carol Meyer
Nancy Murphy
Janis Oman
Joan Pallas
Gloria Richards
Inga Vincent
Janice Williams
Helen Wylie
Sophia Zoller
In Memory:
Dora Bailey
Rosemary Allen
Helen Bowersox
Dorothy Czajkowski
Hazel Giberson
Bobbie Helgendorf
Linda Logans
Arlene Marsh
Jean Suttle

img s.gifWOMEN OF LAUGHTER AND FUN Red Hat Society

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How The Red Hat Society Started 
While visiting a friend in Tucson several years ago, Sue Ellen Cooper of Fullerton, California, impulsively bought a bright red fedora at a thrift shop, for no other reason than that it was cheap and, she thought, quite dashing. A year or two later she read the poem "Warning" by Jenny Joseph, which depicts an older woman in purple clothing with a red hat. Sue Ellen felt an immediate kinship with Ms. Joseph. She decided that her birthday gift to her dear friend, Linda Murphy, would be a vintage red hat and a copy of the poem. She has always enjoyed whimsical decorating ideas, so she thought the hat would look nice hanging on a hook next to the framed poem. Linda got so much enjoyment out of the hat and the poem that Sue Ellen gave the same gift to another friend, then another, then another.
One day it occurred to these friends that they were becoming a sort of "Red Hat Society" and that perhaps they should go out to full regalia. They decided they would find purple dresses which didn't go with their red hats to complete the poem's image. The tea on April 25, 1998, was a smashing success. Soon, each of them thought of another woman or two she wanted to include, and they bought more red hats. Their group swelled to eighteen, and they began to encourage other interested people to start their own chapters. (Eighteen women don't fit well around a tea table.) Linda passed along the idea to a friend of hers in Florida, and their first "sibling" group was born.
Sue Ellen's first hat has been donated to the Smithsonian Institution!

How our group started

Our group "WOMEN OF LAUGHTER AND FUN" met in September 2002 and became a red hat group but we started in October 2002 for our first outing. We are sponsored by our senior center in Van Buren Township in Belleville, Michigan.


Just a reminder that our meetings will switch from the first Wednesday to the


TA TA for now my precious DIVAS


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Oh, Queen Carol!!

Carol, Queen Mum....You can reach me at: 734-999-7370 or

Fun Images to copy

 Getting Images
To get the images....When you find the graphic you want, right click on it, then click on "save as". Save it as a JPEG or GIF file. You can set up the image
in My Documents, then under My Pictures file.

Girls Just Having Fun

***LADIES, LADIES........
Please check out this link...My son, Brian,
has written his first book and several e-books
and it is being published. My red hat gals
really encouraged Brian while he was writing them.

You can buy the books thru this link at:

Check this out...Brian's New e-Books is in the link section on the left hand is the first link... and it will take you directly to his website.******************************

Our New Motto


Thoughts for Today

Birds of a feather flock together . .
And then poop on your car.
A penny saved is a Government oversight.
The older you get, the tougher It is to loose weight,
because by Then your body and your fat have
Gotten to be really good friends..
The easiest way to find Something lost around the House
is to buy a replacement ...
He who hesitates is probably right.
Did you ever notice: The Roman Numerals for forty (40)
are 'XL'.
The sole purpose of a child's Middle name is so he can
Tell when he's really in trouble..
Did you ever notice: When you Put the 2 words
'The' and 'IRS'.... Together
it spells 'Theirs....'
Aging: Eventually you will Reach a point
when you stop Lying about your age
and Start bragging about it.
Some people try to turn back Their odometers.
Not me, I want People to know 'why'
I look this Way. I've traveled
a long way and Some of the roads
weren't paved.
When you are dissatisfied and Would
like to go back to your Youth,
think of Algebra.
You know you are getting Old
when everything either Dries up or leaks.
One of the many things no One tells you
about aging Is that it is such a nice change
From being young. Ah, being Young is beautiful,
but being Old is comfortable.
Lord, Keep your arm around My shoulder
and your hand Over my mouth . . . AMEN!

Just in case you're planning to do a little cooking...

To keep potatoes from budding, place an
apple in the bag with the potatoes.

Buy mashed potato mix. Keeps in the cupboard for up to a year.


When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking tin,
use a bit of dry cake mix instead and
there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.

Go to the bakery! Hell, they'll even decorate it for you!


Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the
refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

Celery? Never heard of it!


Cure for headaches: take a lime,
cut it in half and rub it on your forehead.
The throbbing will go away.

Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!
All your pains go away!


Don't throw out all that leftover wine.
Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

Left over wine???????


 Having More Fun


Things you Should Know

1. Budweiser beer conditions hair ( didn't really need this info, don't drink anyway)
2. Pam cooking spray will dry finger nail polish
3. Cool whip will condition your hair in 15 minutes
4. Mayonnaise will KILL LICE, it will also condition your hair
5. Elmer's Glue - paint on your face, allow it to dry, peel off and see the dead skin and blackheads
6. Shiny Hair - use brewed Lipton Tea
7. Sunburn - empty a large jar of Nestea into your bath water
8. Minor burn - Colgate or Crest toothpaste
9. Burn your tongue? Put sugar On it!
10. Arthritis? WD-40 Spray and rub in, kill insect stings too
11. Bee stings - meat tenderizer
12. Chigger bite - Preparation H
13. Puffy eyes - Preparation H
14. Paper cut - crazy glue or chap stick (glue is used instead of sutures at most hospitals)
15. Stinky feet - Jell-O!
16. Athletes feet - cornstarch
17. Fungus on toenails or fingernails - Vicks vapor rub
18. Kool aid To clean dishwasher pipes. Just put in the detergent section and run a cycle, it will also clean a toilet. (Wow, and we drink this stuff)
19. Kool Aid can be added to Plain yogurt and used as as a finger paint, your kids will love it and it won't hurt them if they eat it!
20. Peanut butter - will get scratches out of CD's! Wipe off with a coffee filter paper
21. Sticking bicycle chain - Pam no-stick cooking spray
22. Pam Will also remove paint! , and grease from your hands! Keep a can in your garage for your hubby
23. Peanut butter will remove ink from the face of dolls
24. When the doll clothes are hard to put on, sprinkle with corn starch and watch them slide on
25. Heavy dandruff - pour on the vinegar!
26. Body paint - Crisco Mixed with food coloring. Heat the Crisco in the microwave, pour in to an empty film container and mix with the food color of your choice!
27. Tie Dye T-shirt - mix a solution of Kool Aid in a container, tie a rubber band around a section of the T-shirt and soak
28. Preserving a newspaper clipping - large bottle of club soda and cup of milk of magnesia, Soak for 20 min. and let dry, will last for many years!
29. A Slinky Will hold toast and CD's!
30. To keep goggles and glasses from fogging,! coat with Colgate toothpaste
31. Wine stains, pour on the Morton salt And watch it absorb into the salt.
32. To remove wax - Take a paper towel and iron it over the wax stain, it will absorb into the towel.
33. Remove labels off glassware etc. rub with Peanut butter!
34. Baked on food - fill container with water, get a Bounce paper softener and the static from the Bounce Towel will cause the baked on food to adhere to it. Soak overnight. Also; you can use 2 Efferdent tablets, Soak overnight!
35. Crayon on the wall - Colgate Toothpaste and brush it!
36. Dirty grout - Listerine
37. Stains on clothes - Colgate
38. Grass stains - Karo Syrup
39. Grease Stains - Coca Cola, It will also remove grease stains from the driveway overnight. We know it will take corrosion from car batteries!
40. Fleas in your carpet? 20 Mule Team Borax- Sprinkle and let stand for 24 hours. Maybe this will work if you get them back again.
41. To keep FRESH FLOWERS longer Add a little Clorox, or 2 Bayer aspirin, Or just use 7-up instead of water.
42. When you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you "squeeze" for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week?
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie. They are:
Monday = Blue, So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.



  • By Jenny Joseph

    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 the public railings And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain And pick the flowers in other people's gardens And learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat And eat three pounds of sausages at a go Or only bread and pickle for a week And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry And pay our rent and not swear in the street And set a good example for the children. We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    But maybe I ought to practice a little now? So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

    SOURCE: Souvenir Press Ltd., Warning: When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple, Jenny Joseph, 2000 Published Souvenir Press Ltd, London

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