Just Having a (Lucille) Ball

It’s a helluva start being able

to recognize what makes you happy.

Lucille Ball

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Because I love comedy, Old Hollywood glamour, and a woman who laughs with the world even as she makes a fool of herself, I kiss the feet of a most memorable summer birthday girl, one of America’s most beloved comedians, Lucille Ball.

Born determined on August 6, 1911, Lucille signed up for drama school in her teens despite her shy nature.  She went on to try anything and everything from modeling, radio, vaudeville, Broadway and Hollywood trying to make ends meet while keeping her family together.  She eventually produced her own iconic television show I Love Lucy, the first to be filmed in front of a live audience.  As a fearless pioneer, she was the first woman to be featured pregnant in television history and more people tuned in for the episode when she “delivered” her son than for presidential inauguration of Eisenhower.

Memorable quotes from this unforgettable funny woman:

How was I Love Lucy born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.

I’m not funny. What I am is brave.

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.

Luck to me is hard work and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.

 Love yourself first and everything else falls into place.

And her consolation for parents who’ve lost their teens to friends and/or the computers?

You see much more of your children once they leave home.

Thank you, Lucy, for all the laughter and wisdom through the years!

Click on “Leave a Comment” (above left) to share what you love about Lucy.

xoxox

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Photographs courtesy of Google Images

xoxox

Sharon Birke

201 697 1947

Sharon@PowerfulGoddess.com

www.PowerfulGoddess.com

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mountain
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 08:01:55

    I guess we all have some “splainin” to do when it comes to enjoying Lucy. How can ya not love her. Whether it was her silly shenanigans with the Mertzs’ or her attempting to cook dinner in their moving trailer in the “Long Long Trailer”, laughs were always abundant. I always loved to see her name in the cast credits in some old movie too. Comedy or drama such a great talent in front of and behind the camera.

    Sharky, I had no Idea you were old enough to get such great shots of Lucy and you look so young! 😉

    Mountain

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