Monday, March 25, 2019

Red Hatters Lunch at Nuckleweed Restaurant in La Luz, New Mexico

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Members of the Red Hat Society New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter from Alamogordo, New Mexico dined and played games at the Nuckleweed Restaurant in La Luz, New Mexico on Saturday, March 23, 2019.

We always love going to this restaurant because the food is excellent and it is actually located in the Sacramento Mountains on La Borcita Canyon Road, a lovely drive this time of year.

Rosanna Heath was hostess for this event and she had little gift bags containing favors for each of us as well as door prizes. She had asked that we each bring four quarters for a dice game and a favorite joke or riddle to share.

After partaking of a delicious lunch, several members ordered their amazing brownie sundae for dessert which is the size of a dinner plate and a lot of sharing took place.

The dice game consists of three dice on which there are the letters L, R, or C and dots. One rolls the dice and passes a quarter  left, right and/or to the center depending on what comes up on the dice. Dots don't count so if you get one, two or three dots, this is a good thing. When your quarters get down to two, you only throw two dice and down to one, you throw one die. When you run out of quarters you are out of the game. This actually takes a while and we had a lot of fun playing. The last person with a quarter or quarters wins all the quarters in the center. The winner was Margie Purcella aka Countess of Karr Canyon.

Our Pink Hatter Alice Cuevas shows off her favor gift from hostess Rosanna, Red Hat Salt and Pepper Shakers

Jean Courtier aka Marquesa Corte Alegre and Trudy Reese aka Lady Sunshine
L to R: Trudy, Karen Townsend aka Enchanted Empress and Alice C.
Vice Queen Alice Evans aka Madame of the Mountains and Margie
Hostess Rosanna with Royal Scribe Gail Swineford aka Baroness Von Doolitte
L to R: Karen, Carla Kerr aka Queen Ladybird and Alice C.

We than enjoyed telling our jokes and/or riddles with a lot of laughter and smiles displayed proving our #PowerofFun was in abundance.

Thanks to Douglas A. Kerr, Photography for processing my photos for this article.

This is all I have to say for now.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Alamogordo New Mexico Red Hatters Attend Red Hat Western Roundup

Saturday, March 16, 2019

Members of the New Mexico Roadrunner Chapter of the Red Hat Society traveled from Alamogordo, New Mexico to Las Cruces, New Mexico to take part in the Las Cruces Queens Council Red Hat Western Roundup Funvention on Saturday, March 16, 2019.

We arrived early Saturday morning to engage in Red Hatters favorite sport, "Shopping", with vendors at the event. While waiting for registration to begin, we occupied the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces restaurant for coffee and sweet rolls. We definitely needed sustenance after all that shopping.

The fun started with some fun games and door prize drawings. We also purchased raffle tickets in hopes of winning some lovely items on the raffle table. Then, it was time for the "Hat Parade" peopled by those Red Hatters who created and/or decorated hats for the event. I did not get the name of the pretty lady who won for most beautiful hat, but in our chapter, Rosanna Heath's hat won for best representing the western theme and Carla Kerr's hat won for being the most outrageous. We were on a roll and it got even better from there. Karen Townsend won a prize for the worst Red Hat Bingo Card and she also won the table centerpiece which was a lighted red cowboy hat on a small bale of hay.  Carmen Veenpere won a door prize.

We enjoyed a chuck wagon buffet consisting of salad, fried chicken, barbecued brisket, potato salad, corn on the cob, pinto beans and spiced apples for dessert. The food was truly delicious and it looked like it was enjoyed by all.

We were entertained by a "senior" singing group of ladies with a gentleman director. They even brought in a keyboard, drums, and maracas for backup. They sang all the golden oldies that we learned as kids and a lot of us even sang along with them. This was a lot of fun as well.

For the next hour and a half Hatters went to different rooms for activities that included Decorate a Fascinator Class; T-Shirt Class; Line Dance Class and Red Hat Bingo. Everyone returned to the large meeting room for more door prize drawings, announcements and raffle ticket drawings. Trudy Reese won a door prize; Carla won two beautifully made throw pillows in the raffle and Carmen won a set of Red Hat plates and with another ticket won a Red Hat candy dish. We had a lot of winners at our table for a change. Table favors were mugs with purple or red western bandanas in them.

Driving back to Alamogordo was another experience because we drove through rain and as we approached San Augustin Pass in the Organ Mountains, we were hit with a blizzard. Being one of the drivers, I was so grateful the temperature never got down to 30, but close at 33 degrees because I don't have 4-wheel drive. Once we got further down into the Tularosa Basin, everything was bone dry and it was smooth sailing from there on out.

Royal Scribble Gail Swineford and Twinkle Toes Carmen Veenpere
L to R: Queen Curvy aka Kimberly Gugliotta, Lady Sunshine Trudy Reese and Enchanted Empress Karen Townsend
Rosanna Heath
Random shot of the attendees
Karen holding up her door prize ticket and Gail wishing it was hers
More attendees and the girl in the middle was in the Hat Contest
Another random shot of the attendees
Back Row from Left: Queen Ladybird aka Carla Kerr, Carmen, Rosanna, Gail. Front Row L to R: Kimberly, Karen and Trudy
Rosanna and Carla sporting their winning hats
Side view of Carla's hat
Front view of Carla's hat
The back of Carla's hat

If you enlarge the photos of the hat, you can see more detail. It took me a while to put it together with my trusty glue gun.

Thanks to Doug Kerr for processing all the pictures for this article.

This is all I have to say for now.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Spring is Coming

Sunday Morning, March 10, 2019

When I rise every morning, I do my necessaries i.e. brushing teeth, brushing hair, washing face, etc, and I then do what I call "Waking up the house" by going through, turning on lights, turning on our FM Radio Station set to WRR in Dallas, Texas for wonderful classical music, opening the shades on the glass patio door, etc.

This morning when I looked out the patio door I observed our first Robin of Spring and grabbed my camera to immortalize this welcome sign.

Isn't t his a healthy looking robin, harbinger of Spring!
Good morning everyone. Hope your Spring will come to you as a positive event of a great year ahead. Thanks to Doug for processing the photo for me.

This is all I have to say for now.