These women are part of a 13-member chapter of The Red Hat Society. The founder of the national group which has now spread throughout the country describes it this way: "The Red Hat Society began as a result of a few women deciding to greet middle age with verve, humor and elan. We believe silliness is the comedy relief of life, and since we are all in it together, we might as well join red-gloved hands and go for the gusto together. Underneath the frivolity, we share a bond of affection, forged by common life experiences and a genuine enthusiasm for wherever life takes us next."
- Sue Ellen Cooper, Queen Mother
Before retirement these three women worked in the Bloomington, Minnesota school system in various capacities. Enjoying their camaraderie they have named their chapter, Ever Ready! They were out enjoying a sunny Minnesota spring day (finally!) at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory.