Monday, December 29, 2008

For My Red Hat Friends

Happy New Year!! Hope everyone had a joyous Christmas! My celebration with family came and went all too quickly as usual. So many blessings that I'm thankful for this year!! I'm especially thankful for my friend, Rebecca. Be sure to check out her photography blog in my blog list. My daughter and I were featured in her blog recently!

I love this poem by Jenny Joseph. I'm sure most of you have seen it or heard parts of it before. This was my inspiration for my latest denim bead creation. Enjoy!

When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple

with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.

And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves

and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I am 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 the 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 pickles for a week

and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts 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.

1 comment:

Rebecca Lynne Houg said...

Thanks for mentioning me in your blog! I loved taking your picture. You are so beautiful! Inside and out!
I love the red and purple combination. Very fun! Hope you find a bunch of Red Hat Ladies to sell these to!