Desi Arnaz: Who was the Cuban-American actor and musician honored by today’s Google Doodle?


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A report by Clémence Michallon for London’s Independent.

Comedian and musician Desi Arnaz, best known for his part on the beloved sitcom I Love Lucy, is being remembered on what would have been his 102nd birthday.

Arnaz, who is the subject of a Google Doodle this Saturday, played Ricky Ricardo, Lucy’s husband in the cult American TV show.

He was the real-life husband of Lucille Ball, who played the title character, for 20 years.

Born Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III in Santiago, Cuba, on 2 March, 1917, Arnaz emigrated to the US with his family as a teenager, following the 1933 Cuban revolution.

He built a career as a musician before starring in the 1940 musical film Too Many Girls, in which his future wife, Ball, had the lead part. Arnaz and Ball married in November of that same year.

Together, they…

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Saturday Surprise — A Gnome Update!!!

Something lighthearted … ‘SATURDAY SURPRISE – A GNOME UPDATE!!!’ … Gnome Sweet Gnome …

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gnome-2It was exactly three years ago, March 2nd 2016, that I first wrote about the gnomes in Pennsylvania.  At the time, I only had about 50 followers and while everyone who read the piece seemed to like it, not that many people read it.  There have been a couple of updates since then*. Those who have joined my blogging family since the initial post, I encourage you to take a look at that piece, as it is background for what follows.

The man who had built the teeny tiny homes for the teeny tiny gnomes was Steve Hoke, who as you will see in the comments of the original piece, enjoyed his small bit of fame, as did his grandchildren.  Well, a week or so ago I received a message from Mr. Hoke:

“Hi Jill! I just wanted to update you on the Little Buffalo State…

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