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February 06, 2007

Ronald Reagan Day

Don't forget today is the birthday of my great hero, Ronald Reagan.

He was also Maggie's hero.

via Good Lt at Jawa

Posted by annika, Feb. 6, 2007 | TrackBack (0)
Rubric: History


Ms. Annika,

How wonderful of you to remember the Gipper. My favorite guy too, although for quite different reasons I'm sure. Be sure to enjoy a jelly belly today in his honor.

Over and out,


Posted by: Major X on Feb. 6, 2007

Yes, and Yes! He is defintiely the hero of us all.

Although I doubt that many of you received a Judgeship from him, as did I.

I also doubt that many of you were privileged to write a Thousand dollar check for the first Fifty Thousand seed money for his presidential campaign.

I, on the other hand, had the pleasure of both, in that very order.

Who woulda thunk it? A great man, really not appreciated in his own time.

Reminds me of our current President, MY President, George W. Bush.

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 6, 2007

Whoops - may I also mention that my jelly belly will come from a jar personally handed to me by then Governor Reagan, bearing his seal and name?

The jar is the same, the jelly bellies are constantly replenished due to hungry grandchildren.

But the feeling is still there.

Remember to spill them out before choosing one; this is known as "Reagan Jellybean etiquette".

Posted by: shelly on Feb. 6, 2007

"A great man, really not appreciated in his own time."

I can't tell if you're referring to Reagan or yourself in that sentence, Shelly!

I too have a jar of jelly bellies purchased at the Reagan Library on my desk.

Posted by: annika on Feb. 7, 2007

In a way it is quite disturbing and saddening. Why? well I listened to Reagan's keynote speech again given at the Republican convention in 1964. Thats over forty years ago. and the problems he was addressing were the exact same problems we have now, only now they are worse. It really seems that no progress has been made. Or damn little.

Posted by: kyle8 on Feb. 7, 2007