My new red hat

I always wanted a red hat so I can say and do... whatever I want

now at age 77 I finally got it!

  • phoppernowlin 4y

    Bravo! I am with you, Julie! Did you join the Red Hat Society? = )
  • Lavona Sherarts 4y

    I was going to ask the same question. LOL
  • Julie Kertesz 4y

    I did not join, you have to pay them! Only in my hart.
    I do not need a society to begin to behave, like I want,
    (or always had, or for at least some dozens of years)
  • Julie Kertesz 4y

    A first: flowers on my nails
    But I let my grand daugher put flowers on my new red nails, for me it is a first.
    A first for me_Family pained !
  • Jackie 4y

    well done... enjoy the hat.
  • Julie Kertesz 4y


    When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
    With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
    I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
    And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    And run my stick along the public railings
    And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    And pick flowers in other people's gardens
    And learn to spit.

    You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    Or only bread and pickle for a week
    And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street
    And set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
    So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

    Jenny Joseph
  • Nancy Lehrer 4y

    Good example of using the rule of thirds.
  • suenosdeuomi 4y

    If you have not yet you might want to join the Red Hat Society, a great symbol for irreverent aging.
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