“Jamaica Farewell,” the song that 46 ukulele players performed about a half dozen times on Sunday afternoon at Lebanon’s Cheadle Lake Park, kept replaying in my head as if my iPod were stuck on it.
It was the perfect laid-back song for the hike Nancy and I took after the ukulele event from the park to the trails along Cheadle Lake, a laid-back place that we had had never seen up close. We hiked about two miles — an out and back to one of the dead-end appendages not too far from the old Champion mill site.
Lebanon has a great resource with Cheadle Lake. And if the Aloha Fest organizers want to get serious about another a ukulele world record attempt next August, here’s what they should do: Publicize the event worldwide, then ring the lake with ukulele players who would simultaneously strum the soothing sounds of “Jamaica Farewell.”