Comedy Relief: The interesting character that was Lola Piciang

I love the unforgettable story of how, in the early 1980s, an already + 80 year old Lola Piciang — Simplicia Reyes y Pangan, viuda de [ Adolfo ] Berenguer — actually rode the “Matterhorn Bobsled” ride at Disneyland with her adult grandchildren!!!  Can you imagine that???  You know, something actually happened…

No, she didn’t get a heart attack.  Nor a stroke.  She was so cool that she didn’t even scream…

But when the bobsled finally stopped,  She was bald!!!  Lola Piciang had lost her bouffant wig during the ride!!!  Bwahahahahah!!!

It was hilarious!!!  The ride operators had to find the missing wig.  So the “Matterhorn Bobsled” ride was non-operational for half an hour while the Disneyland workmen tried to locate Lola Piciang’s bouffant wig throughout the Bobsled route of the Matterhorn mountain…

And voila!!!  They found the big wig.  It had actually landed on one paw of the frightful “Yeti” “The Abominable Snowman”!!!   😛   😛   😛


  1. cj said,

    May 26, 2007 at 5:50 am

    Lol that is so funny. It’s the beginning of the summer season here. About this time Disneyland is going to be populated again. That’s a funny story. You’re a good story teller.

  2. November 19, 2006 at 3:21 am

    Cousin Paz:

    Lola Piciang was a character. She was the sister of my Mum’s father. She was a forward-looking woman who always wore the latest fashions. Her daughter, Tita Mercedes “Ched” Berenguer Topacio, recalled that when The War was about to end in February 1945, her mother bravely went with the American troops who were liberating the PGH Philippine General Hospital… dressed in a flaming orange pantsuit!!! 😛

    Toto Gonzalez

  3. cousin paz said,

    November 17, 2006 at 2:39 pm

    I had to print this story for my mom to read! What a colorful narration, and only you are capable of doing that! We kept laughing and laughing just imagining what really happened!

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