Sunday, February 27, 2011
Friday, February 18, 2011
She is definitely the comedian in the family. She loves to make everyone laugh! She loves to tease, tickle and argue with a big smile on her face. She is also the cuddler in the family. Nothing feels better than to have her grab you leg or climb on your lap for an unexpected hug.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
This mural is painted on the Post Office.
This one is on a parking ramp.This one is when they worked in the candy factory.
In 2002, Lucy's remains were moved here to be with her relatives.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour! If you ever decide to come to Lucy's hometown for a real tour, just let me know and Lloyd and I will show you around!
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Celeron school where Lucy went,
Lucy and Desi,
This is the only one Lloyd has kept.
It is another cross stitch that Lloyd made and donated to the museum.
This article is inside the front page.
The "News" only comes in black and white so here is the colored picture.
Lloyd has also donated another cross stitch that he did of Lucy's Grandpa Hunt, who actually owned the house in Celeron.
It is hanging in one of the bedrooms of Lucy's house.
Yes, these are pictures of the actual cross stitches!
I would like to thank Lloyd for loaning me the pictures to share with you. I have gotten all of my Lucy information from him at one time or another and I know he still has stories to tell. If you decide to come visit Lucy's hometown let me know and Lloyd and I will give you a tour. We can't go into the house anymore but we can show you a lot of other interesting places.
I still have one more day of Lucy!
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Time to reflect for Lucie and Desi. It must be even stranger for them to visit their mother's hometown than it would be for us. It is nice that they were left alone to privately enjoy their time together.
The buildings in the background are across the lake.
I'm glad you are enjoying this series. Just 2 more days. Thanks for all of you kind comments.
Friday, February 11, 2011
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!
Thursday, February 10, 2011
The little boy in bed is Lloyd's middle son, Clark. (His youngest isn't born until "57)
These are two very touching pictures of Desi. I can't help but wonder if he did this for the camera or if this was insight into the real man.
This last picture was one of the pictures that was printed in LOOK magazine.
All the pictures I am posting are Lloyd's personal pictures. He is often a mystery tour guide on the bus to the house on Lucy Lane in Celeron where he would give copies of some of his pictures to fans. This summer we will be celebrating Lucy's 100th birthday in August. You can go to 'The Lucy and Desi Center' for information.
Wednesday, February 09, 2011
Lucy is reaching up to a wooden bar that is in the archway between the entrance and the living room. There is a small landing behind her at the bottom of the stairs. Lucy is telling how she would hang a sheet on this bar as a curtain and put on performances for her family and friends. The boy in the high chair is Lloyd's oldest son, Craig.
You can see the rod better here. Lloyd's mother would stand in the entry area and iron her salesman husbands shirts and hang them on the rod. It is still as it was when Lucy was a child.
This picture was taken by Lloyd's wife, in the kitchen door way.
Tuesday, February 08, 2011
Lucy and Desi came to town in Feb. of 1956 and wanted to visit her old home and neighborhood. This picture is Pauline's mother at her front door.
These are two other neighbors. Don't you love their aprons? I'm sure they were surprised to open the door and see Lucy and Desi standing there!
More on the visit tomorrow.
Monday, February 07, 2011
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!