The “book” is Lola’s urn. Every single word/phrase on it embodies all that is Lola. A week before we left for George Mark Lola received a package from our friends in NYC that contained a hot pink/black outfit complete with a tutu, feather boa, beads and sunglasses. While she wasn’t able to wear the outfit, I used it all when I made this shadow box to protect her urn. I know without a doubt that she LOVES it.
More details about Lola’s Celebration of Life:
I am trying to get a “close” headcount on how many people will be coming. Can you please reply to this status or email Erin (firstname.lastname@example.org) to let her know you will be attending.
For those of you who cannot make it AND in lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Lola’s memory to one of her favorite organizations:
Two last things — Purple is Lola’s favorite color and we’d love it if you could wear purple to her celebration. If you would like to say a few words about Lola (or even sing her a song), please let me know and I will set aside time during the celebration for everyone to do so.
Remember to check with Erin first about the potluck that what we are now calling #EatingLikeLola. The list of her fav foods is in the original post about her celebration.
Lola’s Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, September 8th (gotta love these eights!!!) from 1:30p – 4:30p at Cordova Community Center in Rancho Cordova, CA.
Address: 2197 Chase Dr., Rancho Cordova, CA
For those of you who will be flying in, Sacramento International will be your airport (Oakland and/or San Fran is about an hour and a half southwest).
This will be a potluck of all of Lauren’s favorite things and my amazing friend Erin will be coordinating. Below is the list. Please email or call Erin so she can mark stuff off as needed.
Potluck Food List
Chicken taquitos w/ guacamole
Potstickers w/ chowmein
Honey dew melon
Granny Smith apples
Chocolate pudding cups
Santa Cruz cherry lemonade
Taco Bell Doritos Tacos & bean burritos (w sour cream)
I’d like to thank everyone for all of your messages – I’ve tried over the last few days to read them all.
#LOVELIKELOLA # STAYSTRONG
– Lola’s mom ❤
Lola’s eternal soul left this physical world on 8/8 at 8am – which we believe was her way of telling us that she will love us for eternity or infinity. She told me several times that she was not scared and that she was excited to start this next journey, knowing she would be greeted by Megan and Papa Perry and Mimi. While we are incredibly sad (death only sucks for the living), we can feel her joy at being able to dance and run, finally cancer free. She’s already sent us many signs that she will be by our side until we meet again.
She did not want a traditional funeral. We had a very small visitation for a few close friends and our immediate family at George Mark. She was, however, very specific about her Celebration of Life. I don’t have a date or venue yet, but I will post something as soon as I do.
Please remember that Lola would not want us to be sad. She was more worried about us than herself and we have to carry on, making sure that her legacy also lives on, in us.
As you go about your day, remember to always #LOVELIKELOLA
More to come
Peace and Love
– Lola’s mom ❤
Cross one more thing off of #LolasBucketList – Get MORE tattoos!!!
Lola, Tyler (her brother), Danielle (Tyler’s GF) and I went to Absolute Tattoo here in Reno and got matching tats! Lola’s dad Jim will be getting his as well this weekend as he couldn’t join us because of work =(
Check out the pics below! And also be sure to check back frequently to see #FlatLola and her adventures!!