My Mom's mom, also known as my grandmother, was named Lola. She was a showgirl. No, not really, but she was a great, great lady that I loved a lot.
Lola was always patient and kind. She was small in stature. And beautiful. She was musical~ played the piano beautifully, and I think she may have been self taught. She got married at a very early age, and was also widowed at a painfully young age. She never remarried. Although I remember my mom telling me several men asked for her hand, but she wasn't interested.
We were just about all the family Lola had. She had a couple of sisters that lived in Bonham, Texas- but other than that...it was just us. Her and my Mom were very close. Not only did Lola spend every single holiday at our house, we saw her at least once a week, and Mom talked to her on the phone every single day.
I have been at a loss of what to name my latest guitar. Nothing was coming to me. Nothing seemed deserving enough.
Until today. I was on a walk with my dogs, and I saw a lady walking her puppy Shitzu calling after her, "Lola!! Lola!!" And I started thinking about MY Lola. And how much I loved and admired her. And the strong connection she had with Mom. And I realized THAT is the name my new guitar deserves. Small in stature. Beautiful. Musical.
Her name is Lola. She is a showgirl.