Happy 4th of July!

We did a quick Touchstone office poll about 4th of July and favorite Patriotic Movies (after all, we sell TV Lift Cabinets that make a wonderful home theater experience) - So without further ado, here are the responses:

Favorite Patriotic or Nostalgic Movie
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Rocky IV or Top Gun
  • Independence Day
  • For me, nothing beats the Pride of the Yankees, with Gary Cooper as Lou Gehrig (and an aging Babe Ruth playing himself). Gehrig/Cooper’s speech made in July 4th to a packed Yankee Stadium , as he stood there dying, having just played his last game after that amazing Iron Man streak, and proclaiming to all the “ …he is the luckiest man on the face of the earth” gets me every time. The mix of baseball, summer, the greatness of Gehrig as a man and a player, the grainy black & white, the majesty of Yankee Stadium…that is the best.
A Favorite 4th of July Memory:
  • Celebrating the 1976 Bi-Centennial in Philadelphia
  • Tripping and falling while holding a huge American flag cake at a family cookout
  • On the beach in Santa Cruz, on a $20 bet, I ran butt-naked into the ocean, cut the bottom of my foot on a broken bottle and had to get 5 stitches...
  • Best July 4th memory is securing a choice lawn position right in front of the Hatch Shell at the Esplanade on the shores of the Charles River in Boston, 1976, the Bi-Centennial celebration, the Boston Pops playing the 1812 overture complete with live cannons firing, a massive fireworks display going off on a barge on the Charles, an estimated ¾ to a million people lining the shores and hanging from buildings, and Theresa, me, a bunch of our friends drinking Old Overholt Rye whiskey, getting very crazy driving our motorcycles home through the crowds. Being 23 was a good time.
So Happy Birthday America! We hope everyone has a great 4th of July!