Last Sunday [6/25], was the monthly tea and program at Shore Pointe Assisted Living.
As mentioned in previous posts, the theme was "I Love Lucy" / Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. There were 8-10 ladies at the tea [sorry, I forgot to take pictures of the group]. Since it was a tea, I took my Lucy teapot and cup and saucer. The cup and saucer is by Franciscan in the Ivy pattern, which was Lucy and Ricky Ricardo's dishes on the I Love Lucy television show.
Among the other books I purchased for research and display, was the book below that has pictures and a synopsis of the 181 episodes of I Love Lucy, which ran from Oct. 1951 - May 1957. It's a fun book, and great walk down memory lane.
At the conclusion of the program I gave a 10-question quiz that one of my blog readers sent me from braincandy.net. Thanks, Frieda! Take the quiz and see how well you remember the I Love Lucy show. Answers are at the bottom.
1] What is Ricky Ricardo's ethnicity?
2] What is Lucy Ricardo's middle name?
3] What is Lucy Ricardo's maiden name?
4] What is Ricky's most famous song?
5] In the episode, "Lucy Does A TV Commercial" what product does she advertise?
6] What are the names of Ricky and Lucy's neighbors and landlords?
7] Where do Ricky and Lucy live?
8] Lucy and Ricky's neighbors formerly did what as an occupation?
9] How did Lucy meet Ricky, as portrayed in a flashback segment in 1957?
10] At which club was Ricky a regular performer?
I Love Lucy was voted the 'Best TV Show of All Time' in 2012 and is often regarded as one of the greatest and most influential sitcoms in history. Reruns are still shown on television.
The ladies enjoyed it because it was a theme they remembered well. I gave each of them a bag of Hershey's chocolate kisses and hugs, since Lucy wasn't available to give them a kiss and hug herself!
Answers: 1] Cuban 2] Esmeralda 3] McGillicuddy 4] Babalu 5] Vitametavegamin 6] Fred and Ethel Mertz 7] Manhattan 8] Entertainers 9] They met in Havana while on vacation 10] The Tropicana Club