Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society in Alamogordo, New Mexico gathered at their Queen's home for a potluck luncheon and viewing DVD's of previous RHS International Conventions. Queen Ladybird (Carla) also related happenings at the most recent convention held in San Francisco this past August. Two of the big highlights of this convention was entertainment by Dana Carvey and Gladys Knight.
Carla also talked about the latest book she is writing about her Cherokee ancestors and read from a past book just to give them a flavor of the stories in her historical fiction tales about these long ago relatives.
Miss Kitty's Social Club was discussed as the next official "Hoedown" will be in Durango, Colorado in August, 2015. It promises to be just too much fun and we are hopeful of several being able to attend.
Luncheon consisted of a huge pot of Taco Soup prepared by the hostess along with a large iron skillet of corn bread. Members brought salads and desserts to round out the bill of fare.
We only had one birthday in September, Darla Shelley, and she was serenaded by members playing Happy Birthday on their kazoos (the official musical instrument of the RHS).
|Margie, who loves to decorate her hats|
|The lovely Carmen wearing her colors proudly|
|Queen Ladybird (Carla) listening intently|
|Carla introducing a newly blinged-up chapter mascot to Carmen|
|Margie and Alice in deep discussion|
|Our delightful Vice Queen Penny|
|The members listening to Carla as she shows one of her gifts from the convention|
|Jean, our world traveler, just back from Paris, France|
|Carla describing Beach Blanket Babylon, the country's longest running musical|
|More reporting on the RHS International Convention in San Francisco|
|Carmen preparing fresh shrimp while Carla watches|
|I have no idea what is so funny! L to R: Carla, Jean and Penny|
|It suddenly became very quiet|
|Birthday girl at end of table in purple hat, Darla, being kazoo'ed|
|Carla presenting Darla with a special birthday gift|
|Darla couldn't wait to put it on. You can bet next time we see it, it will be much adorned|
|Carla, reading to members from one of her published books|
Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photographer for taking all the pictures. He was well paid with Taco Soup and dessert!
This is all I have to say for now.