Posted by pistol Pete

I know I usually only post once a day,but please indulge me.Amid all the hoopla of the recall Tuesday,Nancy Reagan laid a bouquet of white roses at the grave of her beloved Ronnie.

How I long for the days when we could point with pride to the People’s House and say: OUR president lives there.Reagan came from a time when you could look a man in the eye and get the measure of him.His word was his bond.That’s the way he grew up in Dixon,Ill.Always cheerful,exhorting everyone to appreciate how great this wonderful country was and encouraged us to be the best we could be.You felt there was nothing you couldn’t do if you put your mind to it.Nations who would do us harm never mistook his positive attitude for weakness.He would only be pushed as far as the wind at his back and would readily call down the thunder to those who would harm the American people who he viewed as friends and neighbors.

His devoted Nancy,always beautiful and the epitome of grace, was content to stand in the shadows and let her beloved Ronnie have the spotlight.When he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s,he quietly accepted his fate and was content to live out the time he had left on his ranch with his horses and the woman who never left his side.His passing left a void that may never be filled because they don’t make them like him anymore.

Nancy Reagan placed a bouquet of white roses on the gravesite of her late husband Ronald Reagan Tuesday to mark the eighth anniversary of the passing of one of America’s most beloved presidents.

Appearing frail in a red coat, the former first lady then sat by the 40th president’s gravesite at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.

Now 90, Nancy Reagan recently suffered broken ribs in a fall, and was reported to be recovering slowly.

The widow of President Reagan also made news recently by announcing her endorsement of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Having served lemonade and cookies to Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, at her Los Angeles home, she said that she is firmly behind the former Massachusetts governor.

She said that Romney has the experience and leadership skills that, in her words, “our country so desperately needs.”

Reagan added that her “Ronnie” would have liked Romney’s business background and what she calls his “strong principles.”

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  1. GP

    This was so touching and poignant and your comments were very heartfelt. One of the things I loved about the Reagan years was watching true love. What a tribute to them both that they had such dedication to their vows to each other. How sad that their children seemed to spit in their faces so often rather than embrace what their parents stood for.
    Thanks for reminding us what a very special time that was in our history. It was such a proud and optimistic time to be an American.


    • It makes me sad that my kids and their generation have no real memory of Ronald Reagan. Their idea of a Republican president/presidential candidate is defined by mediocrities like George Bush, Bob Dole, John McCain, etc. Sigh…


  2. chrissythehyphenated

    I don’t know much about the family, but I was under the impression that it was the kids from his first marriage who were rotten and that it was the mother who killed the marriage and soured the kids against their dad. I could have it wrong. That’s just what I picked up here and there.


    • GP

      The kids from Reagan’s first marriage Maureen and their adopted son Michael have always been more supportive of Nancy and Ron, who seemed to like the perks of being Reagans but were often very critical of their father’s policies. It really made me mad at the time. Here were kids who had grown up with privilege and yet they both were very critical, especially Patti. They did not seem proud to be Reagans. I think Patti always resented that her mother put her father above her. But Patti has redeemed herself in the end, being a caretaker for her mother. Perhaps she is finally getting the appreciation from her mother she always missed when her father was alive.
      Michael and Maureen were very supportive of their parents. She died of cancer a few years ago and he is still a sometimes commentator for Fox, and I think he does radio in CA.
      Here is an interesting archive I found on the Reagans:,,20077011,00.html


      • I’ve always found it odd that Michael — who is not even biologically related to Ronald Reagan — is such a good guy and has his head screwed on straight, while RR’s biological son Ronnie is a leftist twit. Genetics ain’t everything, I guess.