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”)


6 thoughts on “again, and again, and again, and again!

  1. 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!


  2. 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?!


  3. 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!


  4. 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 know…cool & 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 🙂


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