Those red hat ladies.. it is a Red hat club - for older women and they wear red hats - and purple shirts. I don't know how to explain it because I don't know much about it. I am just so self conscious of putting red and purple together because of it -... From what little I know about the group - which is only what I read in a newspaper article - this group started so that older people can get out and do stuff? The red hat and purple stuf comes from some poem that has a line in it to the extent of I don't care about being older I will still wear a red hat and purple shirt... okay. that is the gyst of the poem line. I don't remember it. Like I said I am sooooo far from knowing much about the group. Kind of like girl scouts for retired/retiring? women who don't earn badges and they go out to dinner and do activities like going to plays and whatnot. Beats me. A friend of mine's mother is getting into it.. she jokingly describes it as a cult. Very jokingly. It has made her mom happy and she has met some new friends and gets out of the house more.