Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz photographed with their son at his Christening, 1953
Lucille Ball feeding chickens at her ranch, 1940s.
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
“While I was growing up, she tried to keep our lives simple in the midst of what was going on, tried to let us have a real life…I just saw her as my mother. She wasn’t really a disciplinarian or a taskmaster…She had a lot of old fashioned values that she got from her mother. My parents always said there’s a lot more to life than how much money you have or how to impress people…We were really very close in those later years, we were able to say everything we needed to say to each other. All along she said, ‘What is important in life is to be happy and enjoy your life and have a good relationship with somebody.’ She wanted to have a happy life. She did the best she could.”
- Desi Arnaz, Jr. on his mother
Thank you! I’m glad you like it!
Newlyweds Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, 1940s
Lucille Ball wearing her 40 carat aquamarine engagement ring, a cushion-cut diamond on a thin gold band.
Rest in Peace Lucille Désirée Ball | August 6th, 1911 – April 26th, 1989
"The sun never sets on Lucille Ball. All over this worried world tonight, nations of untold millions are watching reruns they also watched the first time around. Joy requires no translation. God wanted the world to laugh, and He invented you. Many are called, but you were chosen. All of the funny hats, the baggy pants, the moustaches and the wigs, and the pratfalls and the blacked-out-teeth – they didn’t fool us one minute. We saw through all the disguises, and what we found inside was more than we deserve"