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Red Hat Girls Rock Pioneer Home
by Dick Kauffman

March 15, 2004
Monday - 1:30 am


Ketchikan, Alaska - Feathery and frilly red hats and purple dresses were abundant Sunday afternoon at the tea and luncheon held at the Pioneer Home hosted by the vibrant girls of the Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society of Ketchikan.

Guitarist Mary Larson provided the entertainment and soon had this already lively group rockin', singing songs such as 'Hey Good Lookin', 'Jambalaya' and 'Ring of Fire.'

The ladies of Ketchikan's Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society meet on a regular basis for tea in their red hats and purple dresses. These ladies say they embrace life and celebrate the milestone of turning 50 - not the millstone!. The Red Hat girls don't exclude members under 50... their simple solution, members who are under 50-years-of-age wear pink hats!

Obviously for the observer, fun is foremost and rules are few. In fact according to Ketchikan's Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society, there is pride in the 'disorganization' of the organization. Why not? After all the girls say, life is too short to be taken seriously so go for the gusto together!

 

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Rain Drop Chapter of the Red Hat Society... Susan Stone, Kay Gundersen, Evelyn Bullock are among those attending the tea and luncheon Sunday.
Photo by Dick Kauffman

 

Red Hat Society photo

Tea Time...
Photo by Dick Kauffman

 

Red Hat Society photo

Evelyn Bullock in purple chats with one of her sister red-hatters. Mary Larsen, in the green sweater, looks on as if wondering if she dares to enter the domain of the Red Hat Society!
Photo by Dick Kauffman

 

Red Hat Society photo

Kay Gundersen aka Queen Mother
Photo by Dick Kauffman

 

Red Hat Society photo

Guitarist and singer Mary Larson provides the entertainment....
Photo by Dick Kauffman

 

 

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Photos by Dick Kauffman ©2004

 

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