Walking down the midway at the Sussex County Fair, you could hardly fail to notice the booth containing the Headless Woman.
Newspaper cuttings of the â€œHollywood starlet looses head in accident but survives!!â€ variety were posted on boards leading to the ticket booth which noted, â€œWarning. Oxygen use inside this facility.â€
A recorded commentary boomed from speakers; â€œImagine that. A woman alive with no head. Make no mistake about it, this isnâ€™t Hollywood or a tv show â€¦ A woman alive. Her fingernails grow. The hair on her arms grows. Confined to a wheelchair, a woman so unusual that wherever she travels she is the focus of attention.â€
I mean, seriously, how much would you pay to see that?
The ticket girl thought a dollar would be sufficient. I thought that was excellent value. I handed over my money, slipped through the turnstile and walked up to the window to peek inside the booth.
Slip me a dollar and Iâ€™ll tell you.
Headless Horseman Â (per glass)
I looked for a headless woman, I really did, and this was the closest I could come up with. A couple of these while watching the fabulous Olympic Closing ceremony certainly made this woman legless, so thatâ€™s something I suppose.
We also experimented with a version that muddled fresh mint in with the vodka and bitters, and it was a big hit.Â¼ cup vodka 3 drops orange bitters 1 slice of orange Ginger ale Ice Â
- Put a few ice cubes into a tall glass and add the vodka and bitters. Stir to mix
- Top up with ginger beer and garnish with an orange slice