gloriously sunny day, 18 of us met for lunch at the Colima Mexican
Restaurant before heading over to the Alpenrose Dairy Opera House
for the fourth annual special performance by the Northwest Senior
Theatre Group just for Red Hatters, their family members and
friends. Approximately 6 or 7 other Crimson Crones met us
at the show, so we had quite a nice turnout.
talented performers were as fabulous as always. Nona Bingham,
a 94 year old Minnie Pearl impersonator, outdid herself with very
funny jokes and a great sense of humor. She had taken a
train from Medford in Southern Oregon just to perform for
us on our special day. As a surprise for her, Queen Jill got
on stage and presented Nona with a red hat (with a price tag
dangling in true Minnie Pearl style), which was donated by Lori
of the Bright Yellow House on behalf of all of the Red Hatters.
Nona was thrilled and the hat looked terrific on her. She
was quite an inspiration to keep active as we mature, and that it's
never too late to make your dreams come true.