Noooooo, it was not Our Fav-o-rite Amphibian who said that. He’s just demonstrating the size of the mouth. Wide mouth frog anyone? This “Lucy, I’m home!” stuff has been going on, oh, I’m not sure, for about the last two years or so. I’m not all that crazy about it. The traditional way to announce your arrival at the Landfill is to, well, I won’t tell the Internet what it is, okay? If you are a Landfill insider, you know what it is. “LUUUUUUCYYYYY! I’M HOOOOOOME” shouted before you have even entered the Landfill and shut the door behind you just does not follow the tradition. I don’t even really mind being referred to as a 50s-era sitcom character. I LOVED Lucy. I remember watching Lucy on an old black-and-white TV set when I was a little kid and it must’ve been re-runs by then because, according to the gospel of Wikipedia, the original show ran from 1951 to 1957. I wasn’t born until 1954. Yeah, go do the math, I could care less and I’ll have fun, fun, fun till my daddy takes the T-bird awayayayay, doo doo doo waaah, wah wah wah wah waaaaaah, etc., etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam. Er, where was I, anyway? Oh, yeah. We first got TV in my house in Sault Ste. Siberia in 1956 and I watched Howdy Doddy Doody and that was about all there was for kids. I think I was sentient enough at three (1957) to be able to follow a basic sitcom but I’m guessing I remember re-runs of I Love Lucy. But Lucy was funny then and Lucy was funny all the years I watched the re-runs (over and over again). I haven’t watched TV regularly since about the time Mouse turned the Gulf War OFF back in 1991 or whenever, so I don’t have a clue about where the I Love Lucy re-runs are now. Maybe I can buy the DVD? If so, CHREESMAS LEEEST, YOU GUYS! Anyway, the GG has developed a weird habit of yelling, and I do mean yelling, LUUUUUUUCYYYYYYY! I’M HOOOOOOOOME! as he walks in the door after work. Assuming he gets home later than me but that’s a whole ‘nother topic. But last week, Mouse noted that when the GG yells LUUUUUUUCYYYYYYY! I’M HOOOOOOOOME! when he gets home, THE WHOLE NEIGHBORHOOD CAN HEAR HIM! Today? The GG walked in the door and *quietly* announced, “Lucy, I’m home.”


  1. jane Says:

    I don’t really remember this, but when I was cute and little I had a baby sitter around the corner and we would watch Lucy together. But I guess I only went there on certain days and my little (and cute) brain didn’t understand the world at large. yet. and then one day I saw Lucy on OUR TV. Apparently I turned to Bubs and said ‘I think Lucy is on EVERY day!’