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Outiside of Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez museum

I Love Lucy set in NY City

Living room set for I Love Lucy

Lucille Ball is buried in the family plot in Jamestown.


The weather has really changed. It rained a lot over the weekend and there have been showers today along with much cooler temperatures. It's the beginning of signs that fall is around the corner.

We decided to stay an extra day in Chautauqua and go to Jamestown this afternoon to see the Lucille Ball and Desi Arnez Museum in Jamestown. Lucy was from Jamestown and went back to her hometown for visits many times after she became a famous comedian. The price of admission was way too high - $14 for about an hour visit, but we were committed so we paid up and went in for a tour.

The best parts for me were watching some of her shows on television and excerpts from movies. "I Love Lucy" was so popular. And I still remember the movie "The Long, Long Trailer" which I would have seen when I was only seven. It made that much of an impression on me.

Neither the adventures Lucy had in this movie, nor "RV" with Robin Williams that came out in 2006, the year we started RVing, have characterized our experiences of this past year. Thank God! We had plenty of time left in the afternoon so we went to see where Lucy's ashes are buried.

On the way back home, we made a loop through a little crossroads village named Watkins Flat. My grandmother was born in this hamlet in 1896.

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