Today, August 6, is Lucille Ball's birthday!
My Grandma C introduced me to Lucy and we would often spend afternoons together laughing at the show. Once, my Grandma tried to convince me that she had a bottle of Vitameatavegamin and that I should try it. You have to have known my Grandma to realize there was nothing more absurd than the idea of her having anything 'weird' like that. She was not at all adventurous in the food department!
I went along with the joke, took a swig of the faux Vitameatavegamin and spit it out all over the place. My Grandma got her silly little giggle and sent me to the kitchen for a rag.
My favorite Lucy movies are "Lover Come Back" and "Yours, Mine and Ours." She was in one tv movie, late in her life, called "Stone Pillow" and I remember watching that with my Grandma. If I remember correctly, she video taped it and we ordered Manuel's Mexican Food!