Eleven members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society gathered at Carmen Veenpere's home in Alamogordo, New Mexico to play Ladderball and dine. One guest, Jan Jennings, was welcomed as well.
After playing Ladderball by dividing up in two teams of six and striving to reach a score of 21 and it must be exact, the teams were in a 20 to 20 tie when 21 was finally reached by one team member. It is not easy to score, but easy to play and good exercise for everyone.
Luncheon consisted of Little Caesar's Pizza, salads and desserts brought by the members. A brief time was spent on planning the annual event schedule for 2016 and the girls are all excited about upcoming events. Alice Johnston-Evan and Margie Purcella are January Birthday girls. They were royally kazoo'd by everyone and each received a new red hat due to the fact that Queen Ladybird aka Carla found the hats in a "to die for" vendor sale at the Red Hat Wedding in Las Cruces, New Mexico.
|Flo Dean warming up for her toss with Margie and Alice looking on|
|L to R: Carmen, Jean, Carla (her toss fell short), Flo, Margie and Alice|
|L to R: Jean, Alice taking her turn, and Margie|
|Gail with her bolas in mid air|
|Dorothy E. so graceful with her toss|
|Carmen is serious about this game even with a bad shoulder|
|Trudy winding up for her toss|
|The other end of this game with a bolas about to make points for someone|
|Karen in intense concentration|
|L to R: Trudy, Dorothy E., Karen and Jan (the Peanut Gallery)|
|Lu takes her game playing very seriously|
|Jean has a good follow through|
|Jan Jennings has a go at it|
|Margie is intent on scoring|
|L to R: Trudy, Dorothy E. and Karen|
|L to R: Lu, Flo, Carmen, Margie, and Karen|
|L to R: Alice, Trudy, Jan, Lu, Flo, Carmen|
|Gail and Jean, striking a pose of elegant lady lunching|
|Dorothy E. and Alice|
|You can tell this is a Red Hat luncheon - look at all these lovely desserts|
|Alice removed her birthday hat to try on her new Red Hat|
|Margie also tried on her new birthday Red Hat|
|Lovely hostess Carmen Veenpere with Queen Ladybird aka Carla|
|Jan will be a Red Hatter by next week when she calls Hatquarters to join|
The New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter members will be going to lunch at the Cowboy Steak House and coloring at their next event. Should be fun and interesting.
This is all I have to say for now.