Saturday, August 25, 2012

Remembering Vera The Very Delightful Dowager-1910-2012

Vera joined Red Hats in 2009. She came along to events with her daughter Pam, Grand Duchess Bojangles. Vera had her title, The Delightful Dowager conferred on her at our teddy bear picnic in 2009.

Vera was very happy to join in all activities to the best of her abilities, she enjoyed chatting to all who would sit with her and loved a glass of bubbly.

Vera often sat with her friend Doris and when the event was finished she would often tell Pam that she had a lovely chat with that nice young lady, Doris who is 90 years of age.

 Vera would never acknowledge her advancing age. When she turned 99 we threw a party but had to put on the cake 95 plus GST as she would always tell us she was just 95. She loved getting dressed up in the purple clothes and red hats.

Vera was very lucky to have Pam as her daughter as Pam made red hats. Vera turned up to each event in a different hat. She also wore her brilliant bling with elegance.

Vera loved our Easter Egg hunts although she sent Pam to do the egg hunting for her. She certainly enjoyed eating the easter eggs that were found for her.

When Vera turned 100 we organised for birthday cards from Red Hatters all over Australia to be sent to her. On that day we made her queen for the day and changed her title to The Very Delightful Dowager.

Vera participated in activities up until September last year.

Even though she no longer participated we always considered one of us right up until the end.I imagine she would have been the oldest Red Hatter in the world. She never let her age deter her from having lots of fun in her Red Hat life. That is the way we  all will always remember Vera The Very Delightful Dowager.


  1. How awesome, sounds like a wonderful lady who really enjoyed all you lovely ladies and your get togethers, sounds like she will really be missed and remembered!

  2. Thanks Julieanne she will be missed and she was a lot of fun. An inspiration to all of us as we get older. Once a red hatter always a red hatter.