Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Tiny Teddies Red Hat Society Meeting. (3 1/2 Inch Vintage Steiff Teddy Bears.)
[Post by the Tiny Teddies.] Today was the meeting of the Tiny Teddies Red Hat Society. We're called the Moline Mad Hatters. Once a month we get together for a great time, which always includes lots of food, fun and laughter. One thing that's required is that we all dress up in Red and Purple hats and accessories. That's because of a line in a poem that says, "When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple", and then the poem goes on to say a lot of other fun things that the lady wants to do when she gets old. It's a very funny poem. Here is part of the poem, by Jenny Joseph.
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 sandals, 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.
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.
Copyright by Jenny Joseph
(This photo is the Featured Photo Of The Day today at Webshots, under Toys. ~Carol Jean~)