"Now, show business is just one part of my life. Along with my home and my community and my mental-health work. I want to be a complete human being. My life is absolutely one hundred percent perfect. I wouldn't improve a thing."
- Vivian states in 1965. Photographed in their home showing off Raymond Whyte's painting, which they were the theme of. Vivian gifted this painting to her then husband, John Dodds for their anniversary present.
"My life is so far removed from all that, I can't begin to tell you. 'I Love Lucy,' has nothing to do with me now. My life has gone on."
- Vivian Vance states in 1976. Photographed here with Ida Lupino at Pacific Ocean Park circa late 1950s ♡
Adoring this photograph of Vivian as she leaves the plane c.1955 ♡
- although i have been absent from this account for around a year, I am going to get back into the swing of posting here again. By the end of the month, I should have collected enough research to start back up again. I would also like to post a little bit of Lucy every now and then, but that will not interfere with Vivian. There is so much more to Vivian than Ethel Mertz - Goodnight ♡
"I couldn't remember ever having been first class at anything. I had grown up so far thinking I would never amount to much. I was the little girl who practiced a piano piece for a year, ready to play at a recital, then sat frozen on the platform, staring at the keyboard. Something inside was always pushing me to be ahead in any parade, yet I knew that if I got up front, I'd be panic stricken. It took most of my life to understand the reasons why."
- Vivian Vance ♡ |c.1938
"I still clung to the idea that Daddy wanted a son as his second child. I thought I ought to make up for his disappointment somehow. I grew up doing my best to be a boy so that he would give me the love that I felt I lacked from him."
- Vivian Vance ♡ |undated.
Listen to VIVIAN "sugar love" jones * what you gonna do * rooftop special by rooftop4reggae #np on #SoundCloud
Remembering Vivian Ann Jones, 53, of Oakland, California who passed away on November 28, 2017 after a courageous one-year battle with ovarian and colon cancer. She was the loving mother of four children and two step-children. Vivian was pre-deceased by her husband Charles Jones.
Our thoughts are with her children who have lost both parents. Rest well Vivian and Charles...