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Happiness is a Red Hat

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Posted on June 25th, 2008 at 11:32 am

There are thousands of ladies suffering from a happiness hangover -- their faces are numb from smiling, their voices hoarse from laughing, and their feet sore from dancing. GB stopped by the Red Hat Society's 10th Annual Convention and found women from all over the world intensely focused on the business mission -- having a good time.

It's very hard to decide which comments (or "sound bites") to put into our story. That's why we like to offer bonus coverage. This week, we have more great comments from the Red Hat Society's International Convention. As you'll see, these ladies have lots of "hattitude."

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  • Posted 11:20pm August 6th, 2008

    We had such a great time.. I loved it, the Gaylord is such a nice hotel, and people so pleasant. It rained the whole weekend, but it was so much fun inside the Gaylord and Convention that I didn't notice! I caught up W/ Linda and Sue Ellen and they loved the gown.. The dancing so much fun..Food was great, service nice. I always enjoy my time w/ my red / pink hat sisters!

    Thank you Sue Ellen and Linda, for making Red Hatting possible!

  • Posted 3:40am July 9th, 2008
    wonderful this is the only convention i have missed and i hate it but i had alot of damage to my home due to 3 storms  so maybe next yr
    hope to go to savanah in oct lord willing

  • Posted 1:55am July 7th, 2008

    The video was great but doesn't begin to show what an awesome time we all had in Orlando.  I am so proud to be a part of this fantastic group of women!  I have been a Red Hatter for 2 years, and this was my first convention.  It definitely will not be my last.  Kudos to all of the people who planned this event and especially to the FABULOUS entertainers who kept us singing and dancing for DAYS! 

    I look forward to nurturing the new friendships I made and, of course, attending many more conventions.  Thank you Sue Ellen for buying that first RED HAT!

    Long may we all...........   LIVE, LOVE, LAUGH

    ~gail packard, Vice Queen-Sweet Teas (Miami, FL) 


  • Posted 12:42am July 7th, 2008
    Just loved the video...what an excellent job Mark and his staff did capturing the "true" meaning of Red Hatting and "Sisterhood".....I wasn't able to attend this Convention but sure did enjoy seeing everyone having fun. I am the Founding Queen Mother of The Classy Sassies of Macon, Warner Robins, Forsyth, Lizella, Gray and Monticello, GA..Chapter #49192.....we will be 4 years old on 01/10/2009.  Saw a few familiar faces from the QMB and the GABB..sure do miss Bama Sandra....please come to our board and say "Hey".........

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    Posted 9:55pm July 6th, 2008
    Great video!  Sue Ellen, I'm so happy you started this society.  I didn't make it to this convention, but it looks like a fabulous time was had by all, as usual!  I'm the Founding Queen Mother of the Crestline Crimson Belles, and we've been having fun Red Hatting for several years now.  I see quite a few familiar faces from the QMB on the posts here...hi everyone!

  • Posted 4:32pm July 6th, 2008
    The red hatters has brought my sister (who is 15 years older than me ) together for a special relationship.  We finally have something in common!!!  AND our now deceased mother would have loved it as she had red hair and loved the color purple.

  • Posted 3:19pm July 6th, 2008

    Being on dial up, I'm unable to watch the video.  However, I have

    really enjoyed seeing, and reading the comments. 

    We had a birthday celebration here as well, and always enjoy all our

    gathering.  We have 15 members here in Chase, BC, Canada.]

    Red Hat Hugs & Love to all from Queen Mum, H. H. Red Hat Dancer,

    of the Kingdom of Red Hat Fun 

     The Chase, BC Very Vivacious Vixens

    aks. - Vel Schrader



    the Kingdom of Re


  • Posted 1:09pm July 6th, 2008

    Bravo,A great video/interview ..I've been a Queen Mum in the Red Hat Society for 5 yrs now and all I can say is, " WOW, what a ride it's been !" The concept of Celebrating life after 50 has indeed changed the lives of millions of women world wide. I effectionately call our Red Hat Sisterhood, Our Fountain of Youth".....It's humorus, healthy "Hatting" that we dearly enjoy...Thanks for sharig our story. It's time to get out and PLAY lady's...Miles of Smiles! QMum Lydia    

  • Posted 11:24am July 6th, 2008
    I was there too with some girls from my chapter!  The energy was high, food excellent and the entertainment top-knotch!  I'm still "dizzy" from all the shopping   We all made some new and lasting friendships and Sue Ellen was patient and had a little time for anyone who wanted to talk to her.  I was left with the impression she loves us as much as we love her. Think of it as a big extension of one of your Red Hat get togethers!   Queen Susie, Davie Hurricane Hatters - Davie, FL  http://geocities.com/daviehurricanehatters/index.html

  • Posted 5:03am July 6th, 2008
    I did enjoy the Video
    One of my ladies in my chapter "Redhatters In Purple Growing Old disgracefully Down Under" Meryl was with you all there and had a wonderful time she also brought a Photo of you Sue Ellen and your Vice Queen for us to see I did not Realize 20 years ago when I turned up to a function with Purple clothes and Purple Shoes that Sparkled and was given The Poem Warning by a young woman a couple of weeks later what a wonderful impact on my life it would have I love looking after my very large chapter "Queen Bee with an Attitude"---in Adelaide South Australia

  • Posted 1:31am July 6th, 2008

    EQM Sue Ellen Cooper, this was NO mistake.  I hope to meet you in person one day soon and let you know how much LAUGHTER, FUN, & FRIENDS have come into my life because of a RED hat. Happiness is Wearing a Red Hat!!!  The video was sure full of a "Decade of Sparkle" and to have been there must have been breathe taking.  Words can't express my gratitude--I'm speechless... Thank you EQM for spreading the RED!!  And thank you growingbolder!

    Red Hat Hugs, Queen Pinsy Patsy---The Wild Huckleberries/GA


  • Posted 6:39pm July 5th, 2008

    I loved watching the video.  I wish I could have been there!  Laughter, dancing, BLING and more BLING, and making new friends.....that's what Red Hatting is all about and I love it all!


  • Posted 5:23pm July 5th, 2008

    What a time we had!  It was extraordinary......everything was perfect!  We danced...we laughed...we dressed up.....and ate fabulous food!

    Sue Ellen and her faithful crew sure know how to put on a party!  I feel younger .....now....than before the Convention!

    Scarlet O'Haira, Crescenta Scarlet Slippers

    Crescenta Valley, CA


  • Posted 4:25pm July 5th, 2008

    How I wish I could have been there, but I won't miss next year's convention!!  I have been a Queen for almost four years and am having the time of my life.  I've met so many wonderful new sisters and experienced things I would not have without my Red Hat!!  Thank you Sue Elle for making this mistake!!  I love it!!

    Live Laugh Love

    Queen Jane, Crimson Dixie Belles, Asheboro, NC

  • Posted 4:20pm July 5th, 2008

    I missed the Orlando national, but I got to go to Nashville National last year.. If you never have been..you are missing the greatest treat on earth!! Red Hatting is the best thing you can do!! Just put on the bling and a red hat and enjoy yourself!  Thanks for this blog and thanks for telling the world about us!!

    It truly is all about HATTITUDE!!

    FQM of the Kids@Hart

  • Posted 3:48pm July 5th, 2008

    Oh how I wish I could have been there too! It looks like everyone had such a wonderful time together. I hope to get to see and meet a lot of my wonderful Red Hat sisters at the Weekend in the Smokies, August 14-17, 2008.

    Queen, League of Extraordinary Red Hatted Women


  • Posted 3:37pm July 5th, 2008

    Hi Simone Renwick of the Tasty Teas from Miami.

    I also attended with my redhat sister Gail Packard, we had a marvelous time dressing up, and shopping for all the great RedHat stuff, an meeting all our RedHat sisters from all over the world who are just like us.  Girls who wanna have FUN!  and Fun  we had!

    This is a great experience for any woman who wants to put a bit of excitement and fun in their life.  I plan on attending as many conventions as I can.

    Red Hats Rock!  Long live the Red Hats! 

  • Posted 3:04pm July 5th, 2008

    I WAS THERE!  It was fun getting to 'play' for 6 days with red & pink hatters from all over the world!  I've been in the Red Hat Society since 2001 and am the Queen Mother Hen of the Crimson Chicks in Florida.  Thanks to EQM (Exalted Queen Mother) Sue Ellen Cooper for starting this outstanding 'disorganization' that enables each of us to enjoy life to the fullest in the company of hundreds of 'sisters'...we take having fun seriously!!   

  • Posted 1:49pm July 5th, 2008
    This group is amazing. I am the Queen of the Providence Town Red Hatter of 5 years. I am having the time of my life. Fun, fun, and more fun. That's what it is all about. Life too short, so live today as if it was your last. Enjoy!.

  • Posted 10:24pm July 4th, 2008
    Princess Papparzzi from PA was at the convention and found it to be a great experience.  What I enjoyed was having Sue Ellen and Linda so approachable ... they were just one of the girls having a lot of fun!  Both of these ladies are really nice and are grateful that those women who have embraced Red Hatting are truly having a ball after 50!

  • Posted 9:50pm July 4th, 2008
    Great video!!  I love Red Hatting!  Don't ever let anyone tell you are old because of a number.  Some ladies don't even begin to live until they reach 50 and find their lives filled with love, laughter and RED HATTITUDE!!!

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