I hope you’re all Republicans.
Ronald Reagan before he had surgery to remove the bullet lodged near his heart, from an assassination attempt just 69 days into his presidency
I just thought this was the funniest thing
I believe with all my heart that standing up for America means standing up for the God who has so blessed our land. We need God’s help to guide our nation through stormy seas. But we can’t expect Him to protect America in a crisis if we just leave him over on the shelf in our day-to-day living.
Vin Scully is joined by President Ronald Reagan in the broadcast booth during the 1989 All-Star game. Scully has been calling Dodgers games since 1950. (V.J. Lovero/SI)
You are life itself to me. When you are gone I’m waiting for you to return so I can start living again.
love letter from Ronald Reagan to his wife Nancy (via moving-words)
When a Man’s Man was in the White House.
President Ronald Reagan’s dog, Lucky
Lucky, a Bouvier des Flandres, though much beloved, grew a little too large and rambunctious to stay in the White House, so it was decided she would live at the Reagans’ ranch in California with a number of other dogs. Soon after, Reagan gave his wife, Nancy, Rex, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel.
Pictures, clockwise from top:
Lucky takes the President and UK Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for a walk in the Rose Garden. 1985 (Ronald Reagan Library)
Lucky sits in Reagan’s lap in the helicopter. 1985. (Ronald Reagan Library)
Nancy Reagan attempts to wash Lucky. (Mary Anne Fackelman-Miner, the White House)
Lucky looks past Reagan out the window of the helicopter. 1985. (Ronald Reagan Library)
Host Ronald Reagan and Joan Crawford look at the script for the General Electric Theater episode Road to Edinburgh, 1954
Ronald Reagan - We Must Fight
His speech is too epic. Couple that with the background music…
“You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the last step into a thousand years of darkness.”
Always a good reason to watch and share this over and over again.
The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, “I’m from the government and I’m here to help.”
Doris Day & Ronald Reagan
Honey, I forgot to duck.
Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan, shortly before emergency surgery for a gunshot wound to the chest.
George Washington University Hospital, D.C. March 30, 1981.
I was terrified of nuclear war when I was a kid and movies like The Day After and War Games only fed into my fears and added vivid images to my nightmares on the topic. It seemed inevitable, it felt like public figures were talking about it all the time. Or at least I remember spending far too much time thinking about it and listening to or watching anything related to nuclear warfare. Kind of a heavy topic for a ten or eleven year old.
At some point, my Mom suggested that I write to the President and tell him how I feel, so I did. I vaguely remember writing several pages on a little notepad, telling him how scared I was, I even made a drawing of the US and Russia sending missiles at each other with the words “Game Over” written in the middle, probably something I saw in a movie or on TV.
About six weeks later, a manila envelope showed up in the mail. Inside was a glossy color photo of President Ronald Reagan in a cowboy hat, riding a palomino horse. His staff also included the signed letter I’ve posted here. It helped, it did make me feel a little better about things, but it still didn’t square with all the nuclear war fear mongering that I saw and heard during those times. Also, he was counting on me to help “contribute towards a peaceful world,” so that was a completely new thing for me to worry about.
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