Photo by SANDI FAHY
Members of the Majestic Mavens chapter of the Red Hat Society enjoy each other's company during a luncheon hosted by the Largo Woman's Club at Pinecrest Place recently. Queen Mother of the group is Mo Nelder, shown at back, far left.
Did you know in the age of chivalry, knights always appeared in public in full armor? But to indicate they felt safe in the company of their friends, they removed their helmets, thus giving rise to the later custom of tipping one's hat. A tip of the hat this week goes to Merry June Burwell, who received her 50-year pin from Alpha Chi Omega during a special ceremony at the sorority's State Day in Deland recently. Merry June was inducted into the sorority while a student at Florida State University ... Congratulations and best wishes to the following couples celebrating wedding anniversaries: Irene and David Redd (March 15); Elizabeth and John France, Elizabeth and Lewis Dale (March 17); Marge and Tom Piernick (March 18); Terri and Andrew Cabaniss (March 19); Donna and Jim Chester (March 22) ... It's birthday time once again for Karen Clark, Jordyn Avers, Kristina Otto, Gertrude Osmond, Nancy Gregory, Ann Spear, Tom Thompson, Jay Archer, Samantha Coopersmith, Mabel Goldsmith, Leona Yerges, Charles Randolph, Richard Garrett and Sue Williams. All celebrate their special day today, March 15 ... Hope you remembered the birthdays of Ellen Campbell, Toni Alexander and Jennifer Bridwell yesterday and those of Christy Petrie and Gladys Nobles on Tuesday ... Sissy Scharf, Anna Patton, Janice Bovay, Priscilla Allen, Kathleen Peditto, Marj Haydon, John Blauvelt, Ruby Hissong, William Banks and Jay Brady are among those turning a year older tomorrow ... A bouquet of shamrocks would be the perfect gift for Rose Bellinger Joseph Sheridan, Judy McNeil, Bill Cummings, Sheena Curd, Joyce Paquette, Chris Emrich, Jordan Richardson, Kathy Strong, Kevin Barnett, Pat MacEwen, Robert Smith, Christopher Vaughan, Estelle Williams and James Bundy. Their birthdays are coming up on Saturday, which is St. Patrick's Day ... Did you know Sunday is Bonnie Mann's birthday? Others who share her March 18 birthdate are Vi Freeman, Alice Changstrom, Wende Anderson, Becky Zoellner, Ethel Hall, Nancy Wetmore, Fran Mazzeo, Susan Wise, Kevin Roux, Destiny Pullen, Jane Mayfield, Jim Kidd and Lisa William ... Be sure to extend all best birthday wishes on Monday to Sharon Fetherston, Elizabeth Shepard, Gladys Morgan, Frank King, Carol Clobridge, Mark Edwards and Ivette Compton ... Bring out the cake and ice cream on Tuesday for Jean Earley, Jan Watrous, Kristin Juergens, Dee Moorhouse, Bonnie Rosendale, Nelda Gant and Wayne Morris ... Friends and relatives will be singing "Happy Birthday" on Wednesday to Lucille Weiss, Janice Amburgy, Kathie Skinner, Denise Hawi, Brandon Keller, Gary Fernald, Tracey Reed, Adam Chapin and Jeff Iosa ... Just learned Dana Gray, Heather Elder, Philip Elder, Myra Exler, Michelle Brooks, Sara Oliver, Constance Dugan, Mary Mates and Lucille Dern had birthdays earlier this month ... A belated "Happy Birthday" also goes to Kinsit Cooley, who turned a year older on February 28 ... Happy St. Patrick's Day to all of our readers. For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way--good health, good luck and happiness for today and every day.