What an interesting discussion! My hair, while growing up, was more or less a light shade of blond/brown, with natural red highlights to it. I don't remember about freckles when I was a kid, but no freckles now. Do dimples count? :)
My hair has become darker through the years, + a tiny bit of gray here and there, but those red highlights are very prominent in the sunlight, and under some lighting in the house. I am German, Scottish, and Irish, and born and reared in the midwest. My eyes are very blue.
I am also, the first and only Type 1, in my family. I've been 'betic since 1984. My sister has natural blond hair, and has had Type 2 for about 8 years, and she is 18 years younger than I. She has brown eyes.