Happy Birthday, Lucy! Built to Last

by Aug 6, 2011Work and Life

I don’t have time for the eloquent Lucy tribute piece I hoped to write. So, I’ll share this tidbit. I have spent years of my life watching Lucy. I’m watching the Hallmark Channel’s I Love Lucy marathon right now as I work. The image of her that sticks with me is one I only read. The day she filmed the first episode of the television series, Lucille Ball was on the cusp of 40 with a dying film career, a fragile marriage, a high-risk pregnancy, and hostile business associates at the network. She made a long-shot gamble in an unknown territory and snatched glory from the jaws of crushing personal and professional failure. A lesson in resilience!
Barbara Ruth Saunders is a writer, editor, and writing coach.