Wednesday, May 27, 2009

again, and again, and again, and again!

It is now time for the ever popular segment of our blog
Why Lola??

The question I will answer for you today is:

"Why do you insist that we call you Lola when your name is Clearly NOT Lola?"

Way back in the early days of my youth (college) I saw a woman that had a pink beehive hairdo! She wore a pink polyester jumpsuit, had a pink poodle, and a pink car.
( She wasn't even a salesperson for Mary Kay)
I decided that her name had to be Lola....and that someday I would be just like her, probably when I was much older.(..and retired, and senile!)

Gwen Verdon
*Zoom forward several years*
My older sister, Angel, was about to become a Grandma for the first time.
She was determined that she was not going to be called grandma because she was far too young to be a grandma.
She also vetoed Mama, and Nana.
She chose to be called Juanita. (don't ask!)
Knowing that I would soon become a Great-Auntie I understood that it was time for me to change my name too.
I became, officially (???),
Grand Aunt Lola.
My darling niece is now pregnant her 4th baby.
Her oldest is 3 1/2 years old.
That is why I am Lola...again! (and again, and again......)
So now you ask: "Why all of the pictures of Gwen Verdon?"
Well...She is the Lola I want to be now!
She is the coolest Lola in town......well she was before she died 9 years ago!
Don't believe me?? Watch this!!!!
(The dancing....not the subtitles. the subtitles are great too)

(This is me after the Biggest Loser! I love the ricrac edged hot pants!)

"So, Lola? Why do WE have to call you Lola?"

I've been a Mother, and an auntie for Sooooooo long that that is what I do best!

I am your Aunt Lola whether you like it or not!

So, go clean your room...... and I'll give you a treat!

(re-post from Jan. 2008. In honor of Lynsey's "again's")


Bonnie the Boss said...

I like Lola! I think it is a great name and when my kids are old, and I am a grandmother, I am going to come up with something clever.

Lindsey said...

You make a great Lola! I think your sassy hair and charming smile really add to that personality. :)

Thanks for the reminder to clean my room. The only treat I require is more delicious photos of quilt market!

Pinktulip said...

Some days I wish I kept a diary when I was younger. It would have been so interesting to remember what you liked, dreamed about at a certain age. Now I don't really remember much except for snippets here and there. Looking at old photos though makes me cringe. Did I REALLY think that outfit/hairstyle was cool?!

Kaci said...

I always love a post that makes me smile!!! You do make a great "grand aunt Lola"...and to that brave niece who has inspired the name...Good Luck and congrats!

e.c said...

that video was so funny. The subtitles were pretty spot on too.

fun explanations for why you are who you are Auntie Lola :)

Amy said...

Funny post. When I was young my mother had a friend called Kitty. I thought she was super cool. She drove a convertible, always wore white (ya & crisp), had fabulous shoes, perfect hair and nails....the whole 9 yards. I often thought that I would become a Kitty when I grew up. I've decided that I should just start going by Kitty :-)