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The Emerald Isle: Ruby Hair–trivia, facts, Q&A

By Leslie Lindsay Ever since they were born, I got looks and questions.  “Where did she get her red hair?!” they would muse.  I would shrug and say something like, “It runs in the family.”  (But there were parts of me that wondered if that was indeed true).  Yet there were other times I wanted to say, “Why are you asking such a nosey question?!”  Of course, in the big scheme of things, I was probably just intended to be polite conversation.  Yes, my two girls have red hair.  They have had it since they were born (nope, I didn’t dye it–as one meddlesome woman wondered). Rewind about 25-30 years.  I received a Cabbage Patch Doll for Christmas.  At the time, I was completely disappointed that I had gotten one with red hair.  I viewed red hair as less desirable, unattractive even.  A carrot top.  I didn’t want any doll of mine to have red hair.  I was equally surprised when my own real-life “dolls” popped out sporting a tuft a red hair.  Where on earth …