Red Hot Mamas heat up the legion

  • Sep. 16, 2005 7:00 a.m.

submitted by Shirley Kricheldorf–Almost 30 women showed up at the Masset legion Saturday Sept. 17 for the first Red Hot Mama’s night. It was an evening of jokes, songs, stories, and sharing information surrounding the years around menopause. Leda Rose discussed her upcoming women’s counselling sessions and we learned all about the Red Hat Society from Queen Bev Dillingham. The members of the local chapter were resplendent in their red hats and purple clothing and brought gorgeous fans, feather pens, their sequined mascot bear and their senses of humour which had sounds of laughter being heard throughout the night. The Three M’s (Mary Wilson, Mary Frick, and Marg Youngson) sang a version of Julie Andrews’ My Favorite Things with very altered lyrics suitable for the night. Each women wore a butterfly sticker on her cheek or hand to symbolize the transformation and changes taking place in their lives. There were plenty of resource books to browse that are available for checking out at the local library covering subjects as fitness, diet, getting a good night’s sleep and going through menopause naturally. It was a fun and informative evening and a great ladies’ night out that we hope to repeat every couple of months. Looking forward to seeing a lot more women out next time. Thanks to Grace for inventing a number of special drinks especially for the evening, including the Hot Flash, Cold Flash, The Change and the Attitude Adjustment. Thanks to everyone who donated door prizes. E-mail Shirley at if you would like to take part in future and/or have resources to share or would like to know more.