I don’t think anyone has had a bigger impact on my life than Lucille Ball. My dad first showed me I Love Lucy when I was 7 years old, it was the famous “Vitameatavegamin” episode “lucy does a television commercial”. I was so taken by her that I decided right then and there that making people laugh is something I want to do with my life. I worked hard committing that entire “Vitameatavegamin” sketch to memory. I took it to the teachers lounge and performed it with a can a pepsi for the teachers in the lounge at the time. They laughed. That reaction created the best feeling I had ever felt. I could make someone laugh! Now years later I am still working to make this dream come true. I will be off to Chicago a year from now to try and make it happen! I have Lucy to thank for it. Thank you Lucy. You are truly a treasure.
Much love, Kori :)
(Submitted by: we-need-some-light)
Lucy has saved my life. Her shows have given me joy that I could never find anywhere else. I will always be thankful for the happiness that Lucy has given me! I love Lucy! <3
(Submitted by: rebafan95)
“Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh - and he invented you, Lucy. Many are called, but you were chosen.” -Sammy Davis Jr.
This quote says it all! I’m so glad you were chosen, you have brought so much laughter into my life and others.
I will ALWAYS LOVE LUCY!
(Submitted by: myworld38)
Lucille, my dear…I would like to have the chance to see you, even for just 5 minutes. Hug you tight and tell how important you are to me, how you influence me, how PERFECT you are. And end up telling the honest truth: I LOVE YOU LUCY! Thank you for everything my redhead baby <3 Thank you for your existence… Thank you for being simply Lucy :D and most of all, thank you for being part of my life and make me always and always… SO HAPPY :’). Rest in Peace my love… again… I LOVE YOU <3
(Submitted by: miss-mcgillicuddy)
I’ve been watching ILL ever since I was 4 y/o in the early ’90s. I would use my dad’s tape recorder to record the audio of epis so I could listen later; then when I was 6 y/o my dad taught me how to use the VCR & I recorded episodes from Nick at Nite. I watched the epis I taped over & over. To this day the show still cracks me up, it never gets old — because it’s timeless. I’ve loved this show for 20+ years now, & I always will. It’s everything comedic TV is supposed to be. I just LOVE Lucy :)
(Submitted by: indreamsofyesterday)
lucy, thank you for being one of the only connections i have left to my grandmother.
(submitted by: jennifers-choice)
April 26, 2012
I feel kinda like a crazy person writing to someone I have never known, and has been gone for 23 years. I may have never known you, but everyday, and not a day goes by, I think about you and all that you have done and how much I absolutely, RIDICULOUSLY miss you!
I can walk into a room and randomly smile, and although others may not know it, I’m thinking about something I saw you say on Johnny Carson, or that absolutely genius scene of Vitameatavegamin (to which I can recite each word!) Those random giggles people hear from me in a quiet classroom because I’m secretly watching you and Carol Burnett talk to a stroller that hold’s “your nephew” because he won’t say bye-bye. They are all because of YOU! And those times when I have the urge to just get a graphite pencil and sketch you because at any age you were absolutely beautiful to me. You will forever be my inspiration!
You came into my life at a time when i needed you the most. Through junior high and high school, i was the butt of every fat joke, scar joke, and any jokes about looks. So i might be a little overweight? Maybe i do have two scars on the right side of my face? Because of you i was finally able to accept the fact that everyone is beautiful in there own way. I hated school, just HATED it. I hate it now, but for a whole different reason. I never fitted in anywhere. The only place i felt i belonged was at a drawing board with your picture and a pencil. Many times i’ve had Mrs. Place say “You are drawing her again?” but i didn’t care. Something about drawing you let my problems be erased. I will always thank you for that.
You may be an angel now Lucille, and I bet a stunning one at that, but to me you are mine. I’ve always believed you were my guardian angel because for what other reason would I ever get this random thought one day to watch ‘I Love Lucy’, a show that as a kid, I thought was uncool because there wasn’t color. Or how about the dozens of VIVID dreams. Remember that one, where you and I sat at the table in what looks like my grandparents old home in Amanda and played backgammon and i just talked and talked and you just listened. You didn’t say more than a few words and that was just to teach me how to play, but when you listened, your face showed me that you were actually listening. Oh and I can remember the outfit you wore!! You were wearing one of those pantsuits you wore in the late seventies, early eighties. It was like a brownish-beige. And those Sally Jesse glasses! They were exactly like the ones that you wore in that picture with your daughter and grandson! I hated that the dream ended so soon. I woke up with that sad feeling, like i really just wanted to go back.
Then there was the dream where I was taking a tour of the Country Music Hall of Fame, and it definitely wasn’t the hall of fame, and I was walking with Dolly Parton and we passed what seemed to be bookshelf full of books, and the only one I spotted was your autobiography. No more than I saw that book, Dolly disappeared and I walked into this room with books, records, and speakers and you and Gary were sitting on the couch. Then I sat in front of you and after that was a blur. The only thing that makes me wonder about that dream is that Gary was there. I have never had a dream where it was you and Desi, or just Desi. It was always just you, but this time Gary came in. I guess all i can say is, who knows?
It’s been almost 5 years since I fell in love with you and everything you ever put a hand on. I scower the internet (you might not understand what that is exactly since you passed several years before it was invented) for all the movies, shows, specials you ever did. Hell, I even bought an old magazine full of pictures of you because it had you on the cover! It might be an obsession, but there are a millions of others just like me.
I can’t believe you’ve been gone so long. You just turned 100, “I Love Lucy” turned 60, and your “sister” Cleo just passed away this week. So much of your life has happened in the last year and you weren’t here to celebrate with us, and mourn with us. I bet you and Cleo are getting yourselves into a little trouble! Oh, how I wish I had someone to call my sister.
In all respect, I believe we’ve crossed paths at some point. Maybe not in life, but I just bet we have somewhere. A lot of my friends say I’ve had a past life, and let me tell you, sometimes I agree with them. You mention the name “Imogene Coca” or “Tallulah Bankhead” in a room full of kids my age and see if you don’t get weird stares too! Although, if you showed up in a room full of kids like me, I don’t think they’d know what to say, or who you were either. They might know “Lucy Ricardo”, but they don’t know Lucille Ball. Not like me, anyway. I’d like to be in that room. We could teach them kids a lesson or two! I’d just LOVE being in the same room as you. There are like a TON of things I’d like to ask you or even tell you. Like I’d like to tell you that you should have really let people in and really let them help. It’s okay to ask for help because no matter where you turn, someone will catch you when you fall.
Lucille Desiree Ball. That name bares both your mother and father with whom you now are around. I’m glad your back with your father. No matter how long he was gone, he was with you every second. He was there when you came to Hollywood. He followed you around and watched over you. You left us early because your father needed you, as did your mother. I guess the old gang is back together.
I used to be so afraid of dying. Just the thought of it would send shivers down my spine! Then one day i started to think, when i die, i’ll be able to meet all the people that have passed before me, like you! Now, i’m more or less ready for it. One can never tell when there time will be up! Oh man, i just realized how much this letter is getting depressing! I was supposed to post this on the internet on the anniversary of your passing, but i just don’t know if i can wait that long! I will be thinking of you all day that day. Even thinking of making a t-shirt of you!
Yet, i want to remind you, no matter what was ever bad about your life, there was absolutely more good that came from it. Your life inspires me to go out, live my dream, no matter how many times people say “you have no talent”. I’m just going to do what i know you would do. I’m gonna kick them in ass and watch them fall as i stand tall and proud. You are an absolute dream to me, from your blue eyes, red hair, red lips to your heart, stern attitude, and loyalty to those who cared for you the most, like your fans. Lucille, your the “light” of television and you will always be able to brighten up my day!
P.S. Now let’s see who rags on me now for putting this out in public?
Dear Lucy, I would say that you is a wonderful person, who did the world of joy, I know not to say those words for someone so beautiful so special, you’ll always will my idol, and forever in my heart <3 <3
(submitted by: dizzy-misslizzy)
Dear Lucy: Thank you. Thanks for showing me what comedy really is. I’d defend you and your reputation with my life. No one compares and no one ever will.
(submitted by: stuckinpasttimes)