Somewhere between San Luis Obispo to Napa, the kids remembered Lola. Lola is the protagonist of a catchy tune by the marvelous Zina Goldrich and Marcy Zinner. Nominated for two 2009 Drama Desk Awards, Dear Edwina, “Hola Lola” tells the story of a young girl from Lima, Peru who travels to her cousin, Harry’s, birthday party in Honolulu, Hawai’i and fears the language barrier will prevent the other children from including her in the celebration. The tune is upbeat, the lyrics are smart, and my kids demanded it be put on “repeat.”
For 37 miles.
Which took me back to the Summer of ’86. “The Glory of Love” was the #1 Single on the Billboard Charts, thanks to its inclusion in “The Karate Kid II.” Deep in the throes of teenage angst, I listened to a 90-minute tape of this song on my Sony Walkman during a family driving trip. The entire trip! This was before CDs and MP3s. So it required hours of listening to KIIS (102.7) and Lovesongs on the KOST (103.5) in order to fill an entire tape. (Which I was able to do **directly** from ther radio to the tape deck on my stereo which had been an 8th grade graduation gift from my parents!!!).
Yes, our annual trek to Northern California is underway. As we made our winding way along Porter Ranch Road, Poppyseed squealed “I remember that house! We’re almost there!!!”
URJ Camp Newman-Swing. The Frummies have arrived 🙂