Friday, February 11, 2011

The Bathtub!

Lloyd's parents bought the house in September of 1928. Lucy was born in 1911 so she was about 17 at the time. Believe it or not this is the original bathtub that Lucy used. Lloyd's family never changed it and I'm sure everyone is happy about that! People were always knocking on their door asking for a tour. Lloyd has always enjoyed showing people around when he was there. During the Memorial weekend Lucy festivities and Lucy's birthday celebration in August Lloyd would stay home and visit with people on the tour buses that drove by the house. Starting this year there will only be one celebration, in August for Lucy's birthday.

This set of skis were found in the garage when Lloyd was clearing out his mothers things. They were made by Lucy's grandfather and had never been discovered before.

When the siding (added after this pic in 1956) and shingles were taken off, 2 windows were found on the back of the house which is the kitchen. The window in this picture was over the kitchen sink. When Lucy lived there there was a window on either side of the sink area and a mirror over the sink. Cleo (Lucy's cousin who lived with them) said that Lucy was so busy "performing " in the mirror that she never got the dishes done! The two windows were restored and there is now a mirror over the sink.

Still more to come!

11 comments:

Sue said...

I got the link here from Beemoosie and really enjoyed reading all the posts about Lucy's old home, how neat!! I love lucy!!!!

PEA said...

You just wouldn't believe how much I look forward to your Lucy posts every day! hehe Fabulous!!! Imagine even having the original bathtub yet! I can also just picture Lucy performing to the mirror instead of washing the dishes! lol xoxo

cityfarmer said...

I love Lucy!!

Peggy said...

I have had such fun reading your posts! Everybody loves Lucy! Lucky you getting to see these items first hand.

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

All your Lucy post have been fantastic!!! Can you imagine Lucy and Desi knocking on the door and dropping by for a visit! I would have loved going through all those old papers too! I have heard and seen Lucy mention Jamestown and talk about her drama teacher on the old shows also.
(It's been snowing like crazy all day up in the hills) Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for the great post!

Tracey said...

Unbelievable that they'd never found the skis before! What a treasure. And Lucy's performances in the mirror, I'm sure, must have been a riot.

Tammy said...

I've always wanted to take a bath in a tub just like that one!!
And the mirror over the sink reminds me of Hubby's aunt...and now that I think about it she is very much like Lucy as she work a strawberry red beehive hairdo for years...(she is now in her late 80's and gray)
You know after reading these posts I'm becoming an even bigger fan of Miz Lucy!!
Thanks!!!
:-D

Autumn said...

I love all the recent post you have done on Lucy. I love her old shows and my pug is named for her.

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Keep 'em coming; I love these Lucy posts!

Karen said...

What fun...and to find the skis is amazing, too! It's always amazing to see homes of the stars before they were famous.

Zoey said...

I am loving your Lucy series. I just went and googled Lucy and found that her children moved her grave to Jamestown in 2002. You probably have mentioned that before, but I forgot.