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Thursday, July 7, 2011

Blow Out the Candles July 7

 Hall of Fame 2nd baseman Billy Herman was born in New Albany, Indiana on this date in 1909.
1954 Topps #86

 2005 UD Classics #7

Billy, Guy Bush, Bob Smith, Zach Taylor and Woody English

Leroy Robert "Satchel" Paige was born in Mobile, Alabama on this date in 1906.
2009 Tristar Obak #34

 1981 Cramer Baseball Legends #60
Satchel was the first of the Negro League players to be inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame (1971).

 Satchel and Jackie

Satchel Paige's "Rules for Staying Young."
"Rules for Staying Young" appeared in the June 13, 1953 issue of Collier's.

"Avoid fried meats which angry up the blood".

"If your stomach disputes you, lie down and pacify it with cool thoughts".

"Keep the juices flowing by jangling around gently as you move".

"Go very light on the vices, such as carrying on in society — the social ramble ain't restful".

"Avoid running at all times".

"And don't look back — something might be gaining on you".

Artist Marc Chagall was born in Riozna, Russia on this date in 1887.

My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent.
 In our life there is a single color, as on an artist's palette, which provides the meaning of life and art. It is the color of love. 
When I am finishing a picture, I hold some God-made object up to it - a rock, a flower, the branch of a tree or my hand - as a final test. If the painting stands up beside a thing man cannot make, the painting is authentic. If there's a clash between the two, it's bad art. 

These are Chagall's America Windows at the Art Institute of Chicago
click to enlarge

All you need is love to help celebrate the next birthday.
 Ringo Starr is 71!

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