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It's My Passion by Ruby RedHat

Monday, July 7th 2014 @ 11:39 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.

This month, I would like to talk to you about Passion. My friends and I recently got on the topic of the things we are most passionate about. My first, and very quick response, was – LIFE!  However, one of my friends pushed me to dig a little deeper.



Someone once told me that you should think about those special things you do or how you spend your time that leave you actually losing track of time. This person revealed that for her it was gardening.  Maybe getting into a good book or taking a hike is yours.  Grandmothers will undoubtedly claim that playing with grandchildren means not having to check the time.  As for grandmothers, I have also heard that after time spent with precious grandchildren, a good, long nap has nothing to do with time. One of my RHS Sisters, after a fantastic weekend with four grandchildren, went to bed after they left (at 4:00 p.m.) and slept until the next morning (6:00 a.m.)  She awoke refreshed and blessed with wonderful memories that time could never erase. 

At this stage of our lives, we all know the importance of girlfriends and we are passionate about nurturing these friendships.  It’s one of the tenets of Red Hat Society and the single most reason we “spread like wildfire”, I think. This summer, I’m joining RHS founder Sue Ellen, Vice Mother Linda, and a few RHS Sisters on a girls’ road trip.  We know where we will begin the adventure (a small town in the Adirondack Mountains of New York state) and we know where we will end it (another small town in New York), but we are “loosey-goosey” about what will be in between.  One of us is passionate about artwork and thrift stores.  Another loves historic sites and beautiful lakes.  Still another one loves shopping and quaint little bookshops.  We all love to eat!  We have a car, driver, phone with GPS, and a back-up atlas.  What more do we need than a spirit of adventure?         

One last bit of passionate “advice” –  Determine your passions and go girls, go!

~Ruby RedHat, Red Hat Society

P.S. 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.            

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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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