Saturday, February 5, 2011


Well I wonder how many of you can relate to your Lucille Ball moments. Whether you are a guy or girl, I'm sure you've found yourself in  some situations that were just hysterical.

When I was a teenager, I volunteered at the area hospital. My friend and I would deliver juice to the patients.  (Yes they did have volunteers do this.) We didn't know our way around the hospital, not yet anyway.

So  we got the juice cart and started to walk up the hallway.  I was in front, my friend was in back pushing the cart, when suddenly I felt the cart hit the back of my foot, and I lost my balance. The cups which were piled high on the cart spilled onto the floor. and scattered all over, rolling into the patients rooms.  Thank goodness we didn't fill them with juice.

Can you picture this. Take a moment and just visualize the scene. Two teenagers,  a juice cart,  trying not to laugh hysterically and running into all the patients room picking up the cups. It took at least one hour to pick up the cups, and I'm sure we miss some along the way.   Some patients were sound asleep, never aware that I was under their bed, while others just looked at me, as if to say, you silly girl, and others tried to steer me in the right direction, of where the cups landed. Needless to say, my friend and I laughed about this for years.

But that's not the end of our wonderful evening. I did say we didn't know our way around the hospital, right, well we had to take the elevator. We saw an elevator at the end of the hall, it looked different, but we thought, it had to take us to the next floor, right, so we wheeled the juice cart onto the elevator and down we went. Boy we're we wrong.  Instead we wind up at the mortuary. Yes the mortuary, I don't think these people were thirsty, do you.

To top the evening after that episode, we went back to the same elevator, got on, pushed the button to another floor, and when we wheeled the cart onto that floor, there staring in front of us, a sign reading,   operating room.  And you know these patients were not waiting for their juice.

All and all, as time went by, my friend and I finally found our way through the hospital, but my memories of that evening will always be one of my Lucille Ball moments.

I have to tell you, there are many Lucille Ball moments in my life, and I will share another one with you, but not now, I have to get dress and get ready for whatever the day brings.

LUCILLE BALL, you will always be for me, FOREVER YOUNG.