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  1. Greetings to all,
    I just recently turned 50, and have been in some form of nursing since I was 18. I LUV it, couldn't imagine doing anything else in this life. At time I thought about it, but when nursing gets tough, that is when we dig in.
    I worked my way up fron na to cna to lpn to rn. I'v survived floods, a small fire and cancer, Praise God. Even survived a few other things that I will not mention . I work in a nursing home parttime nights at present, and it is great. Have never been involved in anything like this, never had time before. Am looking forward to getting involved.





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  3. by   *RNRN*
    Quote from Red Hat Momma
    Greetings to all,
    I just recently turned 50, and have been in some form of nursing since I was 18. I LUV it, couldn't imagine doing anything else in this life. At time I thought about it, but when nursing gets tough, that is when we dig in.
    I worked my way up fron na to cna to lpn to rn. I'v survived floods, a small fire and cancer, Praise God. Even survived a few other things that I will not mention . I work in a nursing home parttime nights at present, and it is great. Have never been involved in anything like this, never had time before. Am looking forward to getting involved.







    http://www.smileycentral.com/sig.jsp...p=ZSihp123YYUS
    Hello, Red Hat Momma, You sound like you have had a great career. I admire you. Glad you found the site.
  4. by   sirI
    Quote from Red Hat Momma
    Greetings to all,
    I just recently turned 50, and have been in some form of nursing since I was 18. I LUV it, couldn't imagine doing anything else in this life. At time I thought about it, but when nursing gets tough, that is when we dig in.
    I worked my way up fron na to cna to lpn to rn. I'v survived floods, a small fire and cancer, Praise God. Even survived a few other things that I will not mention . I work in a nursing home parttime nights at present, and it is great. Have never been involved in anything like this, never had time before. Am looking forward to getting involved.







    http://www.smileycentral.com/sig.jsp...p=ZSihp123YYUS
    Hello and Welcome to Allnurses.com

    It is great to have you with us. Enjoy the site. You have much to offer here I am sure.
  5. by   weetziebat
    Hi, and welcome to allnurses

    Love your user name! I have a pin thats the same as your red hat smiley.

    Hope to see lots more of you here.
  6. by   luvltc
    Welcome!!

    Hope to hear more from you.

    Smiles and hugs. :icon_hug:
  7. by   DutchgirlRN
    :typing Welcome to allnurses, you will enjoy it. I have a question for you. I live in the south and the red hat thing is a big deal here. I recently turned 50 also and younger friends have been encouraging me to join the red hats. I just don't feel any need to join. Maybe I'm just not understanding the purpose of the group?
  8. by   Jessy_RN
    Welcome to the site. Enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  9. by   Rep
    Hello and welcome to allnurses!
  10. by   Thunderwolf
  11. by   Red Hat Momma


    Hello again,
    Maybe this will explain a little about Red Hatters. As for Me, I haven't joined any group, but instead, just do things for and get things for etc. for friends, associates, co-workers and residents that are 50 or over. Plus the attitude fits. The poem says it all

    WHO IS RUBY REDHAT?

    Ruby is the spirit of the little girl who lives inside all "mature" Red Hatters. She usually dresses in quite the lady-like style and she can comport herself in just as refined a manner as the most royal among us. But, she has an irrepressible side to her personality too, and, try as she might (and we don't think she tries very hard), she always succumbs to the temptation to just let go and have a ball!

    WHERE DID SHE COME FROM?

    Now, that is a good question! She just showed up one day on Princess Daughter's computer screen and demanded to be a part of The Red Hat Society. Maybe I shouldn't say "demanded"; Ruby is much too sweet to be at all obnoxious. She strongly requested that she be allowed to join us, and, since we had already fallen in love with her, we signed her up then and there.

    IS SHE "REAL"?

    Ruby is height-challenged, being only 10 inches tall, but she is definitely real. We have discovered, though, that not everyone can see her. It seems that you have to possess a certain spirit of fun to actually see her. Otherwise, she remains a bit imaginary. Occasionally, we do find traces that she has been somewhere (we found a bunch of her little pink slippers at the convention). But we don't always see her clearly. She seems to be akin
    to a leprechaun, which, in Irish lore, is a "now-you-see-it, now-you-don't" creature. Even we in the office see her only occasionally. One reason for that is that she is constantly taking off to see what fun there is to be had all over the place. Remember when Peter Pan asked everyone to recite "I believe in fairies", in order to bring the ailing Tinkerbell back to life? We of The Red Hat Society now ask you, "Do you believe in Ruby?"




  12. by   Red Hat Momma
    warning

    when i am an old woman i shall wear purple
    with a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
    and i shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
    and satin sandles, and say we've no money for butter.
    i shall sit down on the pavement when i'm tired
    and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
    and run my stick along the public railings
    and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
    i shall go out in my slippers in the rain
    and pick flowers in other people's gardens
    and learn to spit.

    you can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
    and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
    or only bread and pickle for a week
    and hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

    but now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    and pay our rent and not swear in the street
    and set a good example for the children.
    we must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

    but maybe i ought to practice a little now?
    so people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
    when suddenly i am old, and start to wear purple.

    jenny joseph
    this is the poem that started it all following is info about how the society got started.
    www.redhatsociety.org

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