As a 50-Something I can become a fully-fledged member of the Red Hat Society. A respectable member who is eligible to wear a Red Hat and Purple Clothing.
Until then I can only become what it is seemingly “an honorary (read lightweight) member” where attendees are required to wear the watered-down attire of Pink hats and Mauve dresses – pfft! Not one for doing things by halves I’m going to wait, and besides, my “local” brigade is presently closed to new members. They might be ready to receive moi as a member when the time comes.
Clearly it’s worth waiting for the big ‘un to join. I’m in no hurry….