Red Hat Society gives adult women a 'license to play'

Friday, June 8, 2012 | 6:00 a.m. CDT

CAPE GIRARDEAU — We've all seen them. Groups of ladies "of a certain age" donning bright red hats and purple clothing. They pop up at restaurants, concerts and shopping malls, among other places. We've also seen the Red Hat merchandise, from lapel pins to Christmas ornaments to luggage tags, for sale in boutiques and catalogs.