Queen Carol Anderson
from Longview, Washington (row 1, photo 3 and
row 16, photo 2) extended an invitation to Portland chapters as well to attend the
West Coast premier of the new smash hit Big Purple Undies (www.bigpurpleundies.com).
co-author of the book Big Purple Undies, (row 1, photo 4) was
hilarious in her one-woman show, reciting poems from the book such as Hormone
Patch, Flying Dentures, and a new one for Red Hatters which
will be in their next book. Her British accent made everything
all the more funnier. She was a hoot! (Unfortunately, her
sister and co-author, Louise Kelman, was not available for this
performance began, Patsy Harbaugh (row 2, photo 1), Lady
Heart in Harmony of the Plum Baroque chapter in Kalama,
Washington, entertained us by guitar- and lip-syncing to a recording
of the Red Hat Society song. What a star!! Great
way to start off a fun afternoon!
During the afternoon,
we all paraded in a large circle, showing off our hats, waved
"big purple undies", and played our kazoos. There were
lots of door prizes. For the entrance fee of $15, we got more
than our money's worth. We also received an autographed copy of
the book plus a raffle ticket.
If the show ever comes
back to the Northwest, it'll be a MUST to see again.