Members of the Red Hat Society, New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter in Alamogordo, New Mexico celebrated their Queen's birthday at a luncheon in Memories Restaurant. Carla (Queen Ladybird) received several cute cards, a hanging purple hat with ribbons attached with small red hats attached to the ribbons with each member's name on them. They also gave her a beautiful purple orchid (now, to keep it alive will be the trick) and treated her to lunch. She had decreed "no gifts" but the girls just couldn't quite follow this order. Last but not least, knowing her love of birds, they gave her a lovely ceramic red hat birdhouse and a bouquet of helium filled balloons. Her birthday is actually August 10, so she plans on tying the balloons on her mailbox on Monday to keep the celebration going.
There were a total of 14 ladies in attendance and they really made a lot of noise when they played the birthday song on their kazoos. Other patrons in the restaurant got a big kick out of this. It was really great to see members who hadn't been in a while due to work and travel. The food was, as always, delicious and the desserts to die for.
|Queen Ladybird in her reversed colors for her birthday month|
|Q Ladybird holding the chapter flag she created for the contest at convention in Indianapolis|
|Lu and Berene getting reacquainted|
|L to R: Karen, Gail and Trudy|
|L to R: Dorothy E., Terry and Berene|
|Berene and Darla|
|Vice Queen Donna presenting Carla with the purple hat roster created by several of the girls|
|Carla with her red hat birdhouse|
|Carla with her beautiful purple orchid|
|So good to see Nadia again|
|Carla and Nadia catching up on happenings|
|One last group shot with the helium balloons bouncing around|
This is all I have to say for now.