Go figure!! The day before Halloween–in the middle of the day–CARE celebrates Halloween. Originally, I planned to totally skip any appearance during the day. I’d rake leaves and sweep debris; I’d work in my yard!! Wide awake (in the middle of the night), I decided I’d dust off my red hat, and dress up in my purple dress. (No witch costume this year.)
In 2002-2003, I was Queen of a chapter of the Red Hat Society–in North Los Angeles County. Sadly, since I left Lancaster, California, I haven’t found a chapter to join. I donated almost all my entire Red Hat wardrobe to an upscale resale shop in Waxhaw, North Carolina (just prior to moving to Livingston, Texas). ~~ I’m the world’s worse about hanging on to things “I might need some day.” It has been two years and the dress just came out of the garment bag!!
Check out the poem “When I am an old woman“ (and the several other cute poems on that website).
~~~~~ 2015 ~~~~~
Postscript: Forty-nine CARE residents; a dozen employees; regrettably less than a dozen of us wearing a costume. I’m glad I didn’t pull a Houdini (and disappear).