Crone Sue Mann (see row 4, photo 3 below, 2nd row, on right)
hosted a fabulous tea at the home of her neighbor, Mary Ellen,
whose catering business is called "Tea with Barbara,
Lisa and ME". (Row 4, photo 1 below.) The food
was excellent and her home was charming. Before tea was poured,
we were given a brief history of high tea, how it came about, and what
we would be served.
the dessert course, the Crimson Crones conducted their very first "red-uation".
The "red-uate" was Joan Setniker, who brought
as guests her daughter and two daughters-in law. Crimson
Crone Teri Heitzman is Joan's stepmother. (Row 3,
pink candle was lit. Before Queen Jill began the
ceremony, Crimson Crone Jean Bryant (row 1, photo 1, standing)
recited by heart our inspirational poem, Warning. Then Queen
Jill removed Joan's pink hat and placed a red hat upon her
head. Queen Jill then had Joan raise her right hand to
her hat, raise her big toe, and repeat the vows. Afterwards, Joan
blew out the pink candle and lit the symbollic red candle.
Teri Heitzman concluded the ceremony with loving words and
placed a purple and a red boa around Joan's neck. We all played
our kazoos or sang, "For She's a Jolly Red Hatter."
opened her gifts and blew out the red candle at the
close of the event.
Harris, Jean Mouncey, and Teri Heitzman all wore purple
hats to celebrate their November birthdays. Teri was
celebrating the BIG 70. (Row 4, photo 2)