FROM THE NEWS DESK
We had a delightful time this last week learning about a gathering of Shirleys in Roxburgh.
The Otago/Southland branch of the Shirley club has over 50 members and is part of an international club. Who would have thought?
We thoroughly enjoyed coming up with puns to include in the story, prompting a journalist friend to tell us he once wrote a story about a gathering of women named Lois. The headline? Lois Common Denominator.
I have become quite keen on the idea of clubs based on people’s names. I like the fact that the members may have nothing else in common except their name.
But I do know if I started a club of Deborahs, chances are we would mostly be aged over 40, from white middle-class backgrounds in westernised countries.
However, according to Urban Dictionary we are usually sophisticated, witty, intelligent with a great sense of humour. Sounds like a good time to me.