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Happy Birthday Lucy: I Still Love You!

I grew up watching I Love Lucy. 

Of course, every home did not have a television set but it helped that my Dad sold TV’s at his butane business in my small Mississippi hometown of Hazlehurst.  He always boasted that we had the first color TV in Hazlehurst.  I don’t know this for a fact but I do know my little face was glued to that TV set for as many hours as my parents would let me watch.

"Happy Birthday I Love Lucy"

And my favorite show was I Love Lucy.  I still watch every re-run I can catch.  It takes me back to a time when life was less complicated, wholesome and somehow, a slower pace.  It calms me down.  Lucy made you laugh when you were sad and happier when you were happy.

Today would have been Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday.  The Early Show had a video of Lucy this morning which is worth watching…

We Still Love Lucy on her 100th

"I Love Lucy"

As a tribute to Lucy, Boyd Street would like to jot down here just a few of her amazing quotes showing what a strong, independent, hard working woman she was…

I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.

If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.

Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.

One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. 

Lucille Ball

Happy Birthday, Lucy!!  I still love you!

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