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Nancy Reagan: "It's Unbelievable What I Am Seeing On TV"
CNN | 6.8.04 | Joe Hadenuf

Posted on 06/08/2004 10:40:27 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf

It was just reported that Nancy Reagan has been interviewed, or commented to the news wires that the out pouring of sympathy and show of respect by the tens of thousands that continue to show up at the Presidential Library is unbelievable.


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I just heard this on CNN, and did not catch exactly who she was speaking with. But we did just hear it. I didn't hear every thing that may have been said by the reporter but maybe someone else has a more complete report of what was commented on by Nancy Reagan.

I thought others may be interested in hearing this.

If this has already been posted, just delete this.

1 posted on 06/08/2004 10:40:27 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf
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To: Joe Hadenuf

I heard it; you got it almost word for word.

I got the impression from several reporters that this has taken the family completely by surprise.


2 posted on 06/08/2004 10:42:51 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin
I got the impression from several reporters that this has taken the family completely by surprise.

That was sort of what my "surprised" post was about last night.

3 posted on 06/08/2004 10:45:29 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: Howlin
You known, after ten years of taking care of this man that was out of the public spotlight, I wonder if she thought some of us forgot.

We will never forget.

4 posted on 06/08/2004 10:46:15 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Amen!

I just hope that this outpouring of love and respect is helping to give Nancy strength and courage for the days ahead. My heart just breaks for her. As great as our pain is, I can't imagine how deep her grief must be. May the Lord bless her and keep her under the very shadow of his wings!

5 posted on 06/08/2004 10:50:36 PM PDT by kayak (In Memoriam ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan ~ 1911-2004)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

Ping


6 posted on 06/08/2004 10:53:08 PM PDT by AnimalLover
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To: kayak

I just hope that that 125,000 people in Washington is a teeny bit higher....say......700,000 or so.


7 posted on 06/08/2004 10:53:58 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

God bless her, I am glad the public helped her feel better at this time.
That is very nice to hear.


8 posted on 06/08/2004 10:54:32 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Howlin

I am surprised that they would be surprised.

I kind of feel sorry for Michael, since he seems a bit excluded in those family pics.

I wonder if Jane Wyman will come to the funeral?


9 posted on 06/08/2004 10:55:47 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: rwfromkansas

The Left Coast did its part.. final numbers was 106,000 at the library, and it would basically have been physically impossible for any more to come in the time alloted.

Your turn now...


10 posted on 06/08/2004 10:56:43 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: Joe Hadenuf

I hate to say this but when two people that have had the relationship they had and one dies the other soon follows.


11 posted on 06/08/2004 10:56:54 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: kayak
I just hope that this outpouring of love and respect is helping to give Nancy strength and courage for the days ahead. My heart just breaks for her

I have seen the face of grief before, and when I saw her face that room, it was as much as I could bear.

12 posted on 06/08/2004 10:57:05 PM PDT by Joe Hadenuf (I failed anger management class, they decided to give me a passing grade anyway)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

Not ever.


13 posted on 06/08/2004 10:57:25 PM PDT by texasbluebell
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To: Howlin
I went up to Simi Valley last night to pay my respects. It was a very, very, very long wait but definitely worth it.

Nancy seems quite touched at the turnout. I am proud to have played a very small part in that.

14 posted on 06/08/2004 10:57:25 PM PDT by Serb5150 (God Bless Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
Why would this surprise you?

"Mr. Gorbechev. tear down this wall."

15 posted on 06/08/2004 10:58:17 PM PDT by patton (I wish we could all look at the evil of abortion with the pure, honest heart of a child.)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I wonder if she thought some of us forgot.

It's a measure of how heavy this burden has been for Nancy this last decade, and how lonely it has been for her to carry it pretty much by herself.

16 posted on 06/08/2004 10:58:47 PM PDT by hunter112
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To: ambrose

We don't know that he was excluded. He grieved in his own personal way. Just because he was quiet doesn't mean he was excluded.


17 posted on 06/08/2004 10:58:57 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Texasforever

Fortunately, I think Nancy will be different because she has rebuilt her relationship with her kids, and has much work she can do to help make in the Reagan library and other ways to solidify his legacy.


18 posted on 06/08/2004 11:00:02 PM PDT by Keith (The American Press is in violation of Article III, Section 3. Time to prosecute.)
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To: Indy Pendance
There is going to be a HUGH crowd lining the route back to the Library on Friday.
19 posted on 06/08/2004 11:01:21 PM PDT by spokeshave (strategery + schadenfreude = stratenschadenfreudery)
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To: ambrose
Perhaps I am mistaken, but I thought Jane Wyman passed away in 1991.

I know Maureen Reagan passed away.

20 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:19 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH ( A vote for George Bush is a principled vote!)
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To: Texasforever

Richard Nixon lasted little more than a year after Pat went.


21 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:23 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: Joe Hadenuf

Hopefully, this good news will uplift Mrs.Reagan's spirits and make the next several days easier for her to get through.


22 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:42 PM PDT by Reagan Man (The choice is clear. Reelect BUSH-CHENEY !)
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To: spokeshave

When Clinton goes, the DNC will have to turn out the vote fraud machine to get anything near the spontaneous reaction that Reagan's passing has generated.


23 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:48 PM PDT by Keith (The American Press is in violation of Article III, Section 3. Time to prosecute.)
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To: Howlin

I think all those years of living alone with her Ronnie has left her unaware that the rest of us never stopped loving him either.


24 posted on 06/08/2004 11:02:56 PM PDT by McGavin999 (If Kerry can't deal with the "Republican Attack Machine" how is he going to deal with Al Qaeda)
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To: Texasforever
I had an Aunt and Uncle that had a marriage similar to the Reagans

In their younger days, they always joked that when the time came, they would go together

On the night of my Aunt's viewing, my Uncle passed away.

The burial was delayed a day ... but they were buried together

25 posted on 06/08/2004 11:03:30 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: TOUGH STOUGH

Jane Wyman is 90.


26 posted on 06/08/2004 11:03:48 PM PDT by Keith (The American Press is in violation of Article III, Section 3. Time to prosecute.)
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To: Joe Hadenuf
I was just thinking the same thing.

And you are right, WE WILL NEVER FORGET!

27 posted on 06/08/2004 11:04:38 PM PDT by TOUGH STOUGH ( A vote for George Bush is a principled vote!)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

I wondered about that, too. She looked so bewildered when the people applauded her at the funeral home.

She must have felt so alone. I cannot imagine a worse type of situation for a husband and wife.

And did you read this:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1149429/posts

I was frankly stunned by this girl's writing. So moving. She has an article in this week's People.......I may just have to buy it.


28 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:08 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: McGavin999
I think all those years of living alone with her Ronnie has left her unaware that the rest of us never stopped loving him either.

Could be .. but it also could be all the reporting of President Reagan

The media was not kind to him at all

29 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:12 PM PDT by Mo1 (Make Michael Moore cry.... DONATE MONTHLY!!!)
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To: TOUGH STOUGH

She's listed as being still alive here:
http://www.thegoldenyears.org/wyman.html


I find it amazing that in this era of people being richly paid for vicious "kiss and tell" books, Jane Wyman has never said a single ill word about President Reagan (in public at least).


30 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:26 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: Mo1

My wife and I have that kind of "oneness". I can't imagine life without her and don't want to.


31 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:33 PM PDT by Texasforever (When Kerry was asked what kind of tree he would like to be he answered…. Al Gore.)
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To: rwfromkansas

Me, too!


32 posted on 06/08/2004 11:05:42 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Texasforever

YOu are wrong, that is a myth.
I am living proof of that fallacy!!!!!
The darkest days are yet to come for Nancy, my heart breaks for her.
After watching your beloved die before your eyes, minches at a time, for a long time, you still want them to be there, even if the mind is gone.
Maybe moreso, since you were at their side night and day, up front and personal.


33 posted on 06/08/2004 11:06:17 PM PDT by oreolady (John Kerry threw my tagline over the fence!!!!!)
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To: ambrose

Yeah, but the West Coast gets TWO tries.........LOL.


34 posted on 06/08/2004 11:06:46 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Serb5150

I'm going to do mine this week!


35 posted on 06/08/2004 11:07:35 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: oreolady

inches, not minches, (sp)


36 posted on 06/08/2004 11:08:54 PM PDT by oreolady (John Kerry threw my tagline over the fence!!!!!)
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To: ambrose
final numbers was 106,000 at the library, and it would basically have been physically impossible for any more to come in the time alloted.

Having been one of the many who waited in line through most of the early morning today, that number could have been at least 30,000 higher. Time and time again, it would be more than fifteen minutes before a single bus left, with delays up to 30 minutes.

At about 2am, Ventura County Sheriff deputies came and 'secured' the memorial books that visitors signed after leaving the bus from the library, suggesting that people come back at 7am to sign them.

And alas, drunks, making themselves into a security nightmare, kept trying to hop the police lines to get into the secured area, causing further delays. In addition, buses were routed onto the 118 freeway, getting caught in the huge backups on there. Whereas a bit earlier, every bus was escorted by police through any traffic, a force reduction at about midnight cut off the help.

It wasn't until nearly four am that additional buses finally arrived, along with mutual aid officers from Los Angeles County and the Highway Patrol. Finally, by the time dawn brighten the sky, those who had arrived around midnight were boarding buses to go to the library to pay their respects.
37 posted on 06/08/2004 11:09:55 PM PDT by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: Joe Hadenuf

you also have to remember the feverish hatred that was directed toward this man over the years.


38 posted on 06/08/2004 11:10:02 PM PDT by bad company (this space for rent)
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To: Texasforever
I hate to say this but when two people that have had the relationship they had and one dies the other soon follows.

I've seen that, I think we all have. But I've also seen scenario's like this, with Alzheimer's etc involved, where on some level the spouse really KNOWS that their loved one's passing is a blessing and they end up living many more years. I'll hope the latter is Mrs. Reagan's path. She's certainly done her time loving and protecting RWR especially these last difficult years.

39 posted on 06/08/2004 11:10:37 PM PDT by not_apathetic_anymore
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To: Howlin

Excellent!


40 posted on 06/08/2004 11:11:44 PM PDT by Serb5150 (God Bless Ronald Reagan.)
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To: kingu

Do you mean they don't have an accurate count because they took the books? Surely they counted another way.


41 posted on 06/08/2004 11:11:49 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: ambrose

Articles in the PRESS-ENTERPRISE and DESERT SUN (found via Google News) said that Jane Wyman has spent the last few days quietly at home, updated via phone by Michael. One article said that she has frequently spoken with Nancy about Alzheimer's over the past several years.

In her later years, at least, Wyman has lived a life of deep religious faith. When Loretta Young was alive the two of them would attend Mass daily in Palm Springs, and each contributed a great deal to the Church.


42 posted on 06/08/2004 11:12:35 PM PDT by GOPrincess
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To: ambrose

I am used to not much sleep...hey, I am a college guy. I would be willing to drive to D.C. to pay my respects........except for one thing......my fear of driving in such a massive city. Gas prices are a lot better...less than $1.80 now! But, I doubt I could bring myself to drive in the chaos that will envelop DC in the next couple days.



43 posted on 06/08/2004 11:12:53 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Am I not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?" -- Abraham Lincoln)
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To: kingu

But I don't think lack of buses was really an issue... I went to bed around 330am, and CSPAN and Fox had a live shot at that time of people continuously walking by the casket... There was never a moment when people weren't walking past it...

There were no memorial books out to be signed when I was there...


44 posted on 06/08/2004 11:13:12 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: Howlin

I think they can keep an accurate count just by how many bus trips they made... then add Kerry, who was too important to wait on a bus...


45 posted on 06/08/2004 11:15:12 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: GOPrincess

She sounds like the eptiome of class. As I understand it, Wyman left Reagan because of his politics.. not because she disagreed with them, but because she simply wanted to live the life of an actress.


46 posted on 06/08/2004 11:16:12 PM PDT by ambrose (President Bush on Reagan: "His Work is Done and Now a Shining City Awaits Him")
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To: ambrose

LOL!


47 posted on 06/08/2004 11:16:57 PM PDT by Howlin
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To: Howlin

I think the lack of buses and the general slowness reduced the number of people who were able to pay their respects. Mind you, this was just during the early morning today; at all other times, it appeared to be a wonderfully well organized system.

The guy handing out the flyers telling people what not to bring to the library noted that whereas he had been going through cases of flyers around 10pm, at 1am he was handing out far fewer per hour.

Around 3am, a great many people had just given up and left.


48 posted on 06/08/2004 11:18:00 PM PDT by kingu (Which would you bet on? Iraq and Afghanistan? Or Haiti and Kosovo?)
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To: ambrose

After watching the private Reagan family viewing on CSPAN,
They showed Michael Reagan entering and giving his respects
ALL BY HIMSELF.

I don't know if that was because of schedule,or because of
some sort of estranged family problem......


49 posted on 06/08/2004 11:18:07 PM PDT by musicman
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To: TOUGH STOUGH
Jane Wyman is still alive and well, according to the Internet Movie Database
50 posted on 06/08/2004 11:18:18 PM PDT by BigSkyFreeper (John Kerry: An old creep, with gray hair, trying to look like he's 30 years old.)
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