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Monday, September 7, 2009

Growing Up with I Love Lucy...

for a Mother...
For those of you who know me, and even if you don't, you would know from my blog, that I really did grow up with a comical mother. She didn't have straight-from-the-bottle dyed red hair (it was many colors, but never red!)But it did range from the fabulous frosted look, to dark browns, mahogany, etc.

It was the norm for me to see my mother playing jokes with our neighbors and friends in all sorts of costumes...or trying to find anyway she could to get the last laugh....or on the front page of a local newspaper.

I think she finally met her idol today...or someone who ALSO grew up Loving Lucy.
And of all places at the California State Fair.

Now not to be out-laughed, Mom's hand shot up in the air when Lucy asked for volunteers to reinact the infamous "Job Switching" episode in a Candy Factory when Ethel and Lucy took jobs.
Here are Ethel (Jeremy) and Lucy receiving instructions..."wrap the candies before they get to the end of the assembly line". Looks simple enough.
Here's the part where Ethel and Lucy turn to each other and converse...Ethel whines that she's been kicked out of 4 departments already and Lucy states that this one should be as easy as eating candy!

Oh yea...simple...just wrap and move on, wrap and move on...simple. Look how well they are doing!
uh oh...Lucy already swiped one and plopped it in her mouth...
Well! They did so well that the stupervisor says, "SPEED IT UP!"

No...ya gotta see her face close up when she says it!
Oh dear...Lucy is on her feet missed the 3 candies she just dropped down her shirt.
Whoops! There goes another in her mouth...and Ethel has already got a load in her hat.
I think at this point Ethel is doing the bait and switch method...
And now they're busted...finished and probably fired again...candy filled hats, shirts and oh yea...mouths, too!
And we got the heck outta there before they asked for volunteers for the Italian Movie episode reinactment (aka grape stomping!)


Jeanne said...

Oh goodness! How very cool is this??? It must have been a hoot and a half to witness and fantastic to participate. What a great idea and thanks so much for sharing!

Your mom is adorable!

Deborah Young said...

OMG. This is about the best thing I have seen in a long time! Your mom must have had a blast, and what a hoot she was! What great photos. Can't wait to see how you scrap them! Luuuucy......I'm HOOOMMEEE!!!

mE said...

LOoks like you had a TON of fun wit yer mama :)

Inky Smiles!


bren yule said...

OK, this is too funny, I just posted this lucy scene on my team blog last week!