It all began with a poem called "Warning," by Jenny Joseph that goes like this: "When I am an old woman I shall wear purple/With a red hat which doesnt go, and doesnt suit me." Hundreds of thousands of women of a certain age have taken up that poem as their anthem and that red hat as their badgethey (we) will do anything we pleasesocietys constraints beware!There is the Red Hat Society and there are conventions and t-shirts and now theres . . . My Red Hat, by Jill Larson Sundberg, who knows the value of being old enough to not have to follow the rules. She knows the even greater value of having something as sassy as a red hat as a comforting talisman in times of stress and loneliness. Or as a constant companion, cheering us up and never talking back. Or as a good luck symbol.
Check it outon the Web, at a fancy restaurant near you, wherever women of a certain age gathertens of thousands of them are talking about and wearing purple clothes and RED HATS.
This little book couldn't be simpler47 inspirational thoughts, all beginning with "My Red Hat":