We’ve booked to go to India in December and she’ll be a highlight of the trip. This is the photo of Joanna, my great niece, that her mother sent me yesterday by email. It reminds me of a song from my college days in the 1980s in Mount Carmel College, Bangalore (where this song, accompanied by some neat choreography, was one of the entries in a music competition). Here are some of the words.
. . . The naughty lady of Shady Lane has the town in a whirl.
The naughty lady of Shady Lane. Me, oh my, oh what a girl!
You should see how she carries on with her admirants galore
She must be giving them quite a thrill, the way they flock to her door.
She throws those “come hither” glances at every Tom, Dick and Joe
When offered some liquid refreshment, the lady never, never says, “No.” . . .
The naughty lady of Shady Lane, so delightful to hold
The naughty lady of Shady Lane. So delectable, quite respectable.
And she’s only nine days old
(An Ames Brothers lyric)