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A Cool Interview by Ruby RedHat

Monday, June 16th 2014 @ 11:20 AM

Ruby’s Corner
Hello! My name is Ruby RedHat, and I’m the official mascot of the Red Hat Society. I am a frisky, full-figured little lady, cleverly disguised as an adult. I like to think I represent the spirit of the little girl who is alive and well in women everywhere, and I am delighted to share my monthly Ramblings with you.

I was recently interviewed by a very dear child who calls me Aunt Ruby, and her questions were so cute that I just have to share some of them with you.




When the girl asked if I could help her with a class project by answering a few questions, I was happy to oblige. I asked her what exactly her class project was for, and I learned that her teacher wanted each child to interview someone of the older generation and she chose me! Now I AM older that this child’s mother, but it still “stung” a bit. 

 “Why me?” I asked.

 “Because you’re still cool,” she said.

Little did she know that I considered her answer pretty cool too. 

“Well then, just ask away,” I told her.

She did ask, and I will share some of her questions with you, because I think you might have fun answering them too. I won’t share all of my responses and spoil your fun.  (By the way, this child is 10.)


My little interviewer wanted to know:

- What was my favorite subject in school?  (A boy named Tommy, but I didn’t really say that.  I told her I liked reading and I still love a good book.)

- What games did you like to play?  (On the playground – 7-Up, jump rope and snowball fights.  The girls made the snowballs for the boys to fight.  I would never do that again.  I would make my own snowballs and do my own fighting.)

 - What did they serve in the cafeteria?  (What?  There was no cafeteria.  We took our lunch to school and I had a Roy Rogers/Dale Evans lunchbox.  It was metal because there were no plastics then.  Inside would be a thermos of milk, sandwich, cookies and some fruit.  It was fun to swap cookies too, but I guess you can’t do that anymore because of allergies.)

- What was your favorite TV show?  (Hey, I was your age when we got a TV.  Now it’s my turn to ask a question.  Can you imagine NO TV?)

-  What did you do after school?

-  What did you do in the summer?

-  What was a favorite toy or gift?

-  What kind of music did you like?

-  What kind of trouble did you get into?  (Do I look like the type that got into trouble –ha?)

  - How old are you?  (Old enough, but I feel young on the inside.)


On we went and when our interview was over I ‘fessed up to her first question and told her about Tommy. I told her that I saw him at our 50th reunion and he was still cute.

Guess what she said?




Oh! One more thing… Are you playing in the Red Hat Society yet? I would like to extend my red-gloved hand and invite you to join the fun today! Trust me, there’s nowhere else in this world where you can step into a room and feel the instant connection of Sisterhood and Friendship like you would at a Red Hat Society event. Visit to learn more about the Sisterhood, and don’t miss the incredible events coming up on our Save the Date page.

~Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society

Oh! What kind of Hatter would I be if I didn’t invite you to join the fun with myself and thousands of women around the world? Visit to learn more about the Sisterhood, and be sure to take a look at the Save the Date page for RHS events taking place this year.

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RUBY REDHAT is the official mascot of the Red Hat Society. 
In the year 2000, a little lady named Ruby appeared, out of nowhere, on the computer screen of EQM Sue Ellen's daughter, Andrea (aka Princess Daughter). Princess Daughter was working on the first Red Hat Society website and when Ruby got wind of it, she just volunteered her services as a representative (mascot?) for the entire membership. Ruby had recently finished compiling her Top Ten (plus one) Rules for Living and she had a feeling that both she and her rules would be able to help the Red Hat Society clarify its members and its purpose to the world. We are all thrilled to have her represent the little girl inside all of us, who is ready and willing to come out and play again in every woman who invites her to do so.
Read Ruby’s full bio here.

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