Yesterday was all about remembering or finding out about our roots. It was a pleasure to see so many faces from a different era in G3H. The Tower is a beautiful setting for any hash but it truly was the perfect setting for our founder's hash. It is the home of our founder,Paul "Rigor Mortice" Slinger and his wife, a past Hash Mistress, Victoria " Quick Draws" Slinger, They very kindly opened the doors of the Tower yesterday for anyone to take a look and why not it is a magnificent building. So what better place to hear all about 1985 the year the madness all started. I got a chance to speak to Peter Frearson who brought hashing to the Caribbean and introduced Paul to hashing who intern infected Grenada. The more I hear the history of HHH the more I feel privileged to be a small cog of a well oiled machine that just keeps running.
The trails yesterday were part of other trails we had done before but despite knowing the area we still managed to hold up the runners long enough to get them coming back at the same time ish. The area is very beautiful with many wild flowers around and a backdrop of the magnificent views of the South West of Grenada it proves the saying that in Grenada their is a great view around every corner.
Once again we had a lot of visitors to the hash and we hope you had a good experience. The trails were not difficult by our standards so you would think that our medical team and "Sweat" team would not be needed. Wrong!!! First we had a very seasoned hasher call me requesting a ride back as he had twisted his ankle. OK that can happen anytime. Just got him back and yet another call for help. Another twisted ankle. At the same time as another seasoned hasher was showing me his lack of skin on his arm and knee. This all happened seconds before yet another seasoned hasher announced his 6 year old Granddaughter was missing. Hello what was going on. We got the twisted ankles back and sat them side by side like a couple of bookends each with ice packs the arm was cared for and thankfully the 6 year old turned up.
Then it was time for some hash fun and we had a lot of things to get through including some court cases for offenses that have been committed during this or previous hashes. We also had a hash name to give out. This was a special one as Esther Noel was on Hash #1 so we gave the details to our Grand Inquisitor, he who can do know wrong, aka "Joy Boy". He is good at this and he did not lets down. Ester you may not hash nowadays but you can now wear your name with pride as " Original Sinner".
Thanks to all the blasts from the past for coming along. The stories were in full swing late last night and it was great to hear. Thank you Paul for everything you have done for the hash and for allowing us the use of the Tower yesterday.
Now I have to mention some dates for your diary . On the weekend of 27th - 29th September we are off on our annual trip to the sister isle of Carriacou. Then the following month we have our 800th hash and this will be held on the weekend of 25th - 27th October. As we all know this is Thanksgiving in Grenada so we will be having three days of fun. More details on both of those very soon.
Next week we are in Bailies Baccolet with "Short Arse". Hopefully he has learned and we have a nice length trail waiting for us. As he helps many other hares I feel sure that he will not be short of helpers returning the favour. Details as soon as I have them.
I think we have all earned a restful Sunday. Enjoy whatever you're up to . Till next week. ON ON