Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses and Happy 110 Birthday Lou Gehrig

Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses
Posted by Drew Zeitlin:

Hello everybody. On June 19, 1903 Lou Gehrig was born. If you are not familier with Lou Gehrig he played baseball for the New York Yankees between 1923 to 1939. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1939. He was the leading vote-getter on Major League Baseball All Century Team. Gehrig shares the record for most grand slams in a career. In his playing day he was best known for playing in 2,130 consecutive baseball games. That record stood till Cal Ripken Jr. of the Baltimore Orioles surpassed it in 1995. As great as player that Lou Gehrig was, he is best remembered for the disease that killed him. Lou Gehrig died in 1941 from ALS amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, which is now known as Lou Gehrig's disease. He should be most remembered by the inspirational speech he gave on July 4, 1939. Knowing that he was afflicted with this disease that would kill him in less than 3 years he stood in front of 61,808 fans at Yankee Stadium and said, 

"Fans, for the past two weeks you have been reading about the bad break I got. Yet today I consider myself the luckiest man on the face of the earth. I have been in ballparks for seventeen years and have never received anything but kindness and encouragement from you fans.
Look at these grand men. Which of you wouldn’t consider it the highlight of his career just to associate with them for even one day? Sure, I’m lucky. Who wouldn’t consider it an honor to have known Jacob Ruppert? Also, the builder of baseball’s greatest empire, Ed Barrow? To have spent six years with that wonderful little fellow, Miller Huggins? Then to have spent the next nine years with that outstanding leader, that smart student of psychology, the best manager in baseball today, Joe McCarthy? Sure, I'm lucky.
When the New York Giants, a team you would give your right arm to beat, and vice versa, sends you a gift — that’s something. When everybody down to the groundskeepers and those boys in white coats remember you with trophies — that’s something. When you have a wonderful mother-in-law who takes sides with you in squabbles with her own daughter — that's something. When you have a father and a mother who work all their lives so that you can have an education and build your body — it's a blessing. When you have a wife who has been a tower of strength and shown more courage than you dreamed existed — that's the finest I know.
So I close in saying that I might have been given a bad break, but I've got an awful lot to live for. Thank you."

Wow! What a speech. So we were thinking what would be a great way to honor Lou Gehrig on his 110th birthday. So of course we turn to the great answering machine the digital vaults at abullrun for that answer. The answer is the Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses. After we ponder that answer for a little bit we would concur  You see Lou Gehrig's nickname was the Iron Horse. Mostly because of the consecutive games that he played but also because he played the game like a galloping horse, with strength and beauty,

So on the 110th birthday of Lou Gehrig, we think the item of the day should be the Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses.  This is a great design for your home, it gives you the sights and sounds of untamed horses galloping across this wild landscape. You get this picturesque scene in your home and you don't get the mess this scene would cause. The finished size of this untamed landscape is 18" x 10" (46 x 25 cm).

The Cross Stitch Design Galloping Horses is from Dimensions and designed by Chris Cummings. The kit includes cotton thread, blending filament, 16 count dove grey Aida, color-coded thread sorter, needle, easy instructions, and easy to read multicolor chart, with a fabric size 22" x 14" (56 x 36cm).  As with all kits at this kit is new and has never been opened and is shipped in air bubble mailer.

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