I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–classic film bloggers are some of the best folks I know.
Carrie, Nikki, and I cannot thank you enough for all of the contributions to the Loving Lucy blogathon yesterday. The number of folks who shared their love for Lucy exceeded our wildest hopes. In total, we linked 47 entries from 41 different bloggers. Over the past two days, I have read each and every one of your submissions, and I am still in awe from the sheer amount of writing talent and heartfelt joy displayed by all of your posts. I always thought I knew a lot about Lucy, but I learned even more from all of you yesterday!
We called it the “Loving Lucy” blogathon because the act of loving Lucy is something that comes almost as naturally as breathing to those of us who’ve been touched by her work. We love her for the way she makes us laugh, the way she makes us empathize with her … even the way she makes us cry. She was gorgeous and genuine and strong and relatable. She shared her gift with the world and, in the process, made the world a more beautiful place simply for her having been in it.
I think all of us did our parts yesterday in celebrating the things that made Lucille Ball such a special person. I doubt she will ever truly be forgotten, but it’s gratifying to see that people like y’all are helping to keep her memory alive, fresh, and vital. In my mind, few people deserve it more.
I think A Shroud of Thought’s Terry Towles Canote said it best when he tweeted yesterday, “I don’t think I have ever seen such an outpouring of love for a star on his or her 100th birthday as I have Lucy. It is simply overwhelming!”
Thank you for allowing us to host this shindig and celebrate with you. We hope you had as much of a blast participating as we did throwing the whole thing together.
And we hope you’ll excuse us from hosting another blogathon for at least another year, ’cause we’re popped out. 😉