Ginger Nuts: Not A Story About Prince Harry

I am sorry to have missed the Redhead Convention in Crosshaven, Co.Cork earlier this month,but I know they didn’t miss me, having no shortage of redheads to celebrate. The event, in aid of the Irish Cancer Society, featured carrot tossing, fire-eating and opportunities for blondes,brunettes and the black Irish to turn to the bottle and be a redhead for the day.  The convention coincided with the Olympics and I like to think they awarded gold and bronze medals for Titan-tinted triumphs. No place here for silver although I  think they did recognize a couple of now sandy ex redheads. Age does not weary the Auburn, but it definitely washes us out.

My bed is booked for next year when I will suggest they conduct temper tantrum trials, hold a drag Lucille Ball or Adele contest, and organize a cook off where every contestant must use a thumb of ginger–from the root, not from a redhead. There could be a contest to find the biggest freckle, the most freckles, and the freckle in the most unusual place. Who will open the Convention? Well, although the flame-haired Queen Elizabeth 1 is still not popular in these parts, I am sure the ladies of Crosshaven could find a role for Prince Harry.

Learn more about the convention and donate to the Irish Cancer Society here.

About Liz Barron

US Peace Corps Volunteer in Armenia. Permanent address in Washington DC. Deep roots in Northern Ireland and persistent Belfast accent. Blogger,cook, mother, grandma, Scrabble-player and enthusiastic world traveler.
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