Lou Gehrig died on this date in 1941 of the disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which now bears his name. He was just 37 and was struck down in the prime of his life. It was less than two years before his death that he proclaimed himself to be “the luckiest man alive” in his Yankee Stadium farewell pictured above.
Today I remember my late friend, John, who left behind his wife and two sons, when he succumbed to ALS in 2014.
Widespread rain and thunderstorms are expected in the area today and tonight with the potential for 1 to 3 inches of heavy rain. Some spots should receive even more. Rain is expected again on Sunday with cooler temperatures. Welcome to June!