SoCal Families: 60 Years Apart
A look at the Families of Avy Osalvo and Lucille Ball
The Osalvo (and Extended) Family 
- My mother Lita and my father Danilo
- My little sister Danielle
The Extended Family:
- My cousins Angeline B. and Alex B.
- My cousins Tiffany F., Kathleen F., and Mavelyn F.
- My grandmother: Angelita (Lola) F.
Lita & Danilo
My parents have taught me the importance of being patient. Of course, they've instilled the values of hard-work, education, and care for others, but I have learned that patience is the hardest to understand. I am so thankful that my parents were willing to move to America for better opportunities, and that they have shown me that many minor circumstances aren't worth dwelling on. Instead, they have shown me to do my best in the present and have shaped me into having a more relaxed mindset.
I consider my little sister Danielle to be the person who challenges me the most. As we are growing up, I have learned that being a big sister means having to learn how to control my attitude. We argue a lot, but because of that experience I've learned that many arguments aren't worth fighting over. I have also learned from Danielle that being part of a family means that I have to maintain a positive attitude no despite whatever went on at school. She inspires me to always seek and spread joy.
If I had to describe my family in one word, it would be content. Even though there have been some struggles and disagreements, I enjoy spending time with each family member. After reading Lucille Ball's autobiography, I realized that even though she went to pursue her own passion in entertainment, she never forgot about her family as well as her friends back home. I admire her for being able to begin her career as an entertainer while keeping in touch with her loved ones. Despite our differing pathways, Lucille Ball inspires me to set high goals for myself and to not quit until I achieve them.
Lita & Danilo
Stevie Wonder - I Just Called To Say I Love You by KUploadr2
Road Trip Songs
FUN. "We Are Young" by GrillMarketing
Extended Family: The Cousins
Tiffany has shown me how to be confident. Although I don't consider myself as a completely self-assured person, through Tiffany I've learned that confidence is a skill acquired over time. Seeing her become mature and collected has made me realize that I should come to terms with mistakes that I have made. Tiffany has indirectly taught me to develop into a better version of myself because of her personal growth.
Angeline has impacted my life by showing me that it's absolutely necessary to go after what you want, and to not cater to others' expectations. Through her avid participation as a staff reporter at her college as well as doing whatever she can to become a broadcast journalist, she definitely has shown me that what one achieves is ultimately determined by that person. She is definitely a role-model, and I hope that I can be as passionate and involved as she is when I continue my education.
One of Kathleen's traits that continue to serve as an impact for me is her care for others. Whenever all of us are together, and I mean aunts, uncles, family friends, and distant relatives, for the majority of the time if we need help we ask Kathleen. She has this uncanny ability for solving other people's problems, and when I'm with her I feel like she always puts everyone else's needs in front of her own. Nevertheless, she has shown me to have a balance of giving and receiving help.
Extended Family: Lola Angie
The Arnaz (and Extended) Family 
The Ball-Arnaz Family:
- Lucille Ball
- Desi Arnaz
- Lucie Arnaz
- Desi Arnaz, Jr.
- Grandfather Hunt, AKA "Daddy"
- Lucille's mother, DeDe
Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz
Desi Arnaz, Jr.
Extended Family: Grandfather Hunt (Daddy) and DeDe
Lucille's mother DeDe made a similar impact like Daddy by training Lucille to become a disciplined hard-worker. Ever since she was a little girl, DeDe gave Lucille many daily responsibilities to meet, which ultimately developed Lucille's enduring work ethic. Despite these tasks, Lucille maintained a sense of respect and devotion for her mother. Additionally, DeDe fully supported Lucille's interest of breaking into the entertainment industry, such as working extra jobs, in order to support her endeavors.
A Nation Watches "Lucy Goes To The Hospital"
*Start from 8:10 to 12:20*