Sunday, December 22, 2013

Ambassador/Queen Carla Kerr Dines with Weatherford Red Hat Chapter

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Ambassador/Queen Carla Kerr of New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society had lunch with the Wild West Women of Weatherford Chapter of the Red Hat Society at Ginger Brown's Restaurant in Lake Worth, Texas.

It was such fun visiting with all the ladies she was involved with in this chapter when she lived in Weatherford, Texas. It is always so much fun to visit and catch up when you haven't seem people in over a year. We won't talk about the food because most thought they'd lost their touch in this area, but the laughter and interaction was wonderful.

Kay Roberts
Joyce Bruton
L to R: Carla, Shirley Lindsay and Shirley's cousin
L to R: Anna Colley, Carla and Shirley
Ambassador/Queen Gail Box
L to R: Carla, Shirley and her cousin celebrating RHS 15th Anniversary
The Red Hat Society 15th Anniversary has gotten a lot of mileage this year and they're not done yet. It is indeed a milestone for this organization and everyone is very proud to have been a part of their success.

This is all I have to say for now.

Carla Kerr Feted at High Tea

November 12, 2013

Barbara Farley and Ann Colley hosted a High Tea honoring Carla Kerr on her return visit to Weatherford, Texas on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 in the lovely home of Barbara Farley.

Food was quite delicious and tea was wonderfully brewed by Barbara. She has certain mixtures of teas that she brews that are like no other you will find anywhere else.

Visitors included women from Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club and Wild West Women of Weatherford Red Hat Chapter.

Hostess and sister Red Hatter Anna Colley

Hostess and Red Hat sister  Barbara Farley
Sister Red Hatters Sharon Mitts and Dancy Crawford
Red Hat Ambassado/Queen Gail Box of Wild West Women of Weatherford Chapter
Carla Kerr with Marcy Brooks
L to R: Jan Barrow, Carla Kerr and Sharon Mitts
L to R: Jan, Carla, Gail and Anna
Carla showing off those glitzy purple shoes
Carla and Barbara
Dancy and Carla
L to R: Carla, Susie Severson and Marcy
There were several others in attendance, but somehow we missed getting their pictures. Kathryn Linde is one we missed who was in attendance. It was a beautiful tea and we had that luxury of time to really visit.

This is all I have to say for now.

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Book Club of PCWNC Hosts Presenter Carla Kerr

November 14, 2013

Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club Book Club in Weatherford, Texas were treated to a "Living Historical Perspective" of Douglas Brinkley's book, "The Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade to Save America" presented by Carla Kerr in the persona of Edith Carow Roosevelt, TR's second wife.

Carla was dressed in 1890's attire which added interest to the presentation. Beginning, she explained that she as Edith, would call Theodore Roosevelt "TR" out of respect for his great dislike for the name "Teddy" because he thought it too unmanly.

Edith and TR were playmates and were always together right up through High School. TR went off to college and fell in love with a perky blonde named Alice Hathaway Lee and married her as soon as he graduated.

AND, the story goes on from there. It is not a short perspective, the difficulty being that the book contains 817 pages of reading plus maps, charts and lists of TR's accomplishments.  It took many rewrites to hone the presentation down to one hour and yet keeping it interesting and provocative.

Carla, ready for her "perspective" presentation
L to R: Kathryn Linde, Mary Evans and Diana Gary
Loretta Hale and Clare Lucera
L to R: Book Club Chair Opal Dale,  Hostess Lynde Lentz and Loretta Hale
L to R: Opal Dale, Lynda Lentz and Loretta Hale
Gail Simco and Virginia Presnell
Carolyn Pierel and Barbara Farley
Patti Lankford
Thanks to Virginia Presnell for photographing the whole group
Hostess Lynda Lentz outdid herself with wonderful snacks and everyone enjoyed visiting afterward.

For anyone interested in engaging a speaker for their organization, I do historical perspectives of people, places and events and would enjoy hearing from you. My email address is: or call at 575-921-6218. The fee is $125 unless there is extensive travel involved.

This is all I have to say for now.

RHS New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter Christmas Luncheon

December 7, 2013

Saturday, December 7, 2013 eight members were able to be together for the Christmas luncheon. We have 26 members, but due to travel, illness and other commitments, the eight who did make it had  grand time.

Our venue was Memories Restaurant, a Victorian style dining experience and one we've been to several times. The food is excellent, the service impeccable and the ambiance rare in Alamogordo.

As part of the festivities, we had a Christmas ornament exchange which was supposed to be done as a Chinese Auction, but everyone seemed to be quite happy with their first choice and no one opted to take an ornament away from anyone.

There was much laughter and visiting as is usually the case when a group of Red Hatters get together.

L to R: Countess of Karr Canyon Margie, Duchess of High Rolls/VQ Penny and Dame Dorothy
Alice and Nadia
Our Scottish lass Ann and Marquessa Corte Alegre Jean
Dame Dorothy and Queen Ladybird Carla
Margie received a beautiful butterfly ornament--pretty enough to go on a hat?
As Red Hatters are apt to do, someone decided to give this lovely Red Hat bag and VQ Penny chose it
Alice got this lovely Christmas pillow
Alice with some nifty Christmas booties as well
Jean got a lovely Hallmark Red Hat ornament
Dorothy with a lovely painted ornament
Ann with a saguaro cactus ornament
Nadia receives the "Flying Purple People Eater" mascot from Queen Ladybird Carla
Carla received a lovely Christmas snow globe to add to her collection. Each member received a goodie bag  containing several items from Queen Ladybird.

Thanks to those of you who stepped in to take photos of the Queen and thanks to my darling Doug for processing all the pictures.

This is all I have to say for now.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Red Hatters in Alamogordo Twilight Christmas Parade

Before I start with events occurring since November 1, 2013 I must apologize to all for being so far behind. My darling husband, Doug, has been ill as have I and the blog was far from my mind for a while. I'm back now and there is so much to report that it will be out of sync date-wise so forgive me and hopefully enjoy!

December 14, 2013

The New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society participated in the "Twilight Christmas Parade" sponsored by the Alamogordo, New Mexico Chamber of Commerce. As a chapter, we created a huge red and purple hat to go atop a Nissan Maxima and we decorated Christmas aprons to wear along with lighted Santa hats. The photos tell the story of our part in the parade.

Queen Ladybird (Carla) in full regalia
The Red Hat Maxima with number 14 position in the parade
L to R: Dorothy, Darla, Carla, Penny and Alice with our banner (note #15 on banner)
L to R: Dame Dorothy, Madam Darla of Eagle Landing, Queen Ladybird Carla, Duchess of High Rolls VQ Penny and Alice
Queen Ladybird and her Consort Doug dining at Chili's after the parade
The parade theme was "Christmas Around the World" which we somehow missed so we did our usual Red Hat thing and had a lot of fun with it, but lookout next year when we'll be more alert!

Thanks to Doug for the photos.

This all I have to say for now.