LifeQs

Ada Dolan-Zalaznick

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What have been some of your happiest moments together?

Mary Joan Dolan
Ada, I always loved having you in the Catskills at the Irish Arts Week and seeing you participate in all of the singing that they did and noticing how fast you picked up the words of the songs. I liked you singing that song, "I'll Tell Me Ma," and I remember you sang it at Deirdre's wedding. You were spot on on the words. I remember teaching you a song called "Phil the Fluter." I remember you up in Deposit with Grandpa and me and giving you some basic Irish dance lessons, which you seemed to enjoy. I wonder if that had anything to do with your love of the theater, and your achievements. I remember buying you dresses with big skirts on them and I remember you and Eilis twirling in those dresses at a ceili in the Catskills one year. And when we went out the next day and you didn't have your twirly dress you tried so hard in the dress you were wearing before you finally gave up and said, "It doesn't spin!" You were very upset. I hope you wear a twirly skirt to your party and every party for the rest of your many years. I love you.
Alex Schwartz
Playing hide and go seek at any and all family parties!
Alison Kaplon
First Wellesley Visit! Yay! Big Red Chair!! :) Also yay to this friendship bridging college.
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What's a little known fact about Ada?

Lauren Zalaznick
Ada wore casts on her feet for about a month after her birth, to correct what would be called the medical term for "extreme pigeon-toed-itis." Then she wore very cute corrective shoes with a little fringe at the toe, for many months! (and yes she is so young that that is her umbilical cord healing/making a little bloodstain on her onesie! yikes!)
Alison Kaplon
She has bad circulation
Andrew Linder
Ada is a Freak-in-the-Backseat!
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What's your favorite picture together?

Lauren Zalaznick
we have lots! hadn't remembered this one from Rick & Suzy's wedding!
Lauren Zalaznick
I love this picture of Ada and her Dalton Allabanza (å capella group) besties!
Alison Kaplon
I love this photo - not my favorite of all time but abroad constraints means i don't have all my photos ever right now. But yay for a solid 7 years of friendship!!! And yay to the first new years we spent all at Lily's! And yay for all of our facial expressions in this! And most of all Yay to ADA DZ turning 21! Promise to celebrate over a nice bottle of patron when I get back and promise to continue making hilarious, ridiculous, unforgettable memories with you forever and always. <3 <3
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Post photos showing Ada's different hair styles over the years

Lauren Zalaznick
Washington DC 2008
Alison Kaplon
May 2014 - Pink Hair Don't Care
Alison Kaplon
bleached 2013
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What should Ada be when Ada grows up?

Barbara Zakin
Ada can and will do whatever the heck she wants in life and I hope she never feels that she has 'grown up' . It's overrated.
Happy Birthday!
Jacob Koffler
a badass entertainment industry mogul
Dale Dolan-Zalaznick
Platypus Tamer. It's the most important job.
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What have you learned from Ada?

Lauren Zalaznick
I have learned a tremendous amount from Ada. She teaches me every day to be positive, to find solutions where I didn't think I would, to treasure friendships, and to enjoy life. I've learned to cook new things that she loves and now I love and are part of our family repertoire! Through Ada, I've rediscovered thrift shops and found a new appreciation for true personal style!
Michelle Arthur
I have learned from Ada that I moved to the US 21 years ago! I kept thinking it was 20 years ago when I moved to New York and slept in your parents' office on the couch till I found an apartment. Your mom was pregnant with you and going to her new job at VH1! So thank you for revealing to me that it's been 21 years! Xo
Gloria Zalaznick
I have learned kindness and generosity. She taught me to find joy in the simplest places and situations. This picture reminds me of that. We weren't at the playground or amusement park or a show. Just in Abbey and my back yard at 10 Henhawk Road. She finds joy in everything and it's infectious.
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Who have been some of the most important people in Ada's life?

Lauren Zalaznick
Here are two of them...
Dale Dolan-Zalaznick
Us four.
Emma Butensky
Ada practically looks old enough to be me and Lucy's mom here!
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What are some of Ada's best outfits? Have a photo?

Lauren Zalaznick
Ada's sartorial amazingness started early!
Alison Kaplon
can't not give a shoutout to the dinos
Gloria Zalaznick
This is Ada at a casual get-together in Great Neck! Out with Old Navy, in with anything she could get her hands on in my dress-up box!
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What does Ada love?

Naiyah Ambros
Chuckanucka!!!!!!!!
Phelim Dolan
Chinese food! - in China~!!~
Sally Schwartz
The Theater
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