Monday, February 07, 2011

The Lucy Connection

Since it was 55 years ago this week that Lucy and Desi first came to visit Lucy's hometown, I thought I would repost my Lucy posts. They were in town for the premier of their movie 'Forever Darling'.This is my friend Lloyd. His parents bought the house Lucy grew up in in Celeron from her Grandfather. Up until a few years ago, his was the only family to live in the house since Lucy. He is quite the celebrity around here. The house is on Lucy Lane in Celeron NY. This is a picture of Lloyd (smaller boy) with his parents standing on the side of the house.
This is the house when Lloyd's mother lived there. Lloyd and his brother sold the house when their mother could no longer live there. It was sold to a Lucy fan who only lived there a couple years. Another fan bought the house and restored it to the era that Lucy lived there.
These pictures show the outside restoration. Lloyd's parents had shingled and then sided the house. Both have been removed and this shows the original clapboards that were under everything. Lloyd met with the owners, Lucy's brother Fred and her cousin Cleo to brainstorm and remember as much as they could about the original look of the house inside and out. Private tours are now being given of the inside.
The double window on the second floor was Lucy's bedroom. There were lilacs in the back yard that she could smell thru the window. Lilacs were her favorite flower.
More Lucy tomorrow!

10 comments:

Tammy said...

Lilac's are my favorite smell next to roses!!
:-D
wow...I was so far off...lol!!!

Susie said...

Great story! Such a cute little house too...
Love your calendar!
:)

PEA said...

That is so very fascinating!! I never would have thought he was connected with buying the house Lucy lived in! WOW! xox

Teeny Tiny cabin said...

As always Jean, your blog is so fun and interesting! I didn't know about the restoration of Lucy's house going on. I'll have to check that out when all my girls are in town cause we are all Lucy fans!
I'm starting to feel the same way as you about the snow! Yes, me the snow lover, am beginning to feel a bit overwhelmed with it all. Oh no! I hear it's suppose to snow again tomorrow-just when we had a bit of melting!
Have a good day! Love Ya! Claudia O.

Tracey said...

What a sweet little house... I guess I can't say I'm a fan in the fanatic sense, but visiting would certainly be fun. A slice of Americana, really. Thanks so much for sharing!

Shabby in the City said...

I read all the Lucy posts! What a great story! Love all the pictures...

Becca's Dirt said...

I love Lucy! I didn't know. That's interesting and what a cute little house.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Jean, I love this post. What a cute little house too that Lucy use to live in!
I stopped by your Etsy store, cute stuff! I would have bought those hankies but someone beat me to it!
Hugs, Ann

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Thank you for re-posting your Lucy blog posts. I noticed that you had several blog posts about Lucy and meant to read them, but never did. Now I will read them!

Carla said...

Jean, this is so cool.