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Nancy Reagan Places Bouquet of Roses on Ronnie’s Gravesite
Newsmax ^ | JUNE 5, 2012 | Paul Scicchitano

Posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:07 PM PDT by RobinMasters

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.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: reagan


1 posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:12 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

I miss the 80’s so much...


2 posted on 06/05/2012 5:57:53 PM PDT by RobinMasters
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To: RobinMasters

On particularly stressful news days I actually will watch hours of 80’s ads, and Reagan clips, on YouTube just to remember a age of sanity even if it’s in the form of old commercials.


3 posted on 06/05/2012 6:00:49 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: RobinMasters

I miss Ronnie so much.

The image of Nancy placing flowers on his grave brings
tears to my eyes.

We can’t let the vision of America that he held up
to us all die!

Obama must GO!


4 posted on 06/05/2012 6:01:11 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: RobinMasters

5 posted on 06/05/2012 6:03:08 PM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RobinMasters

..my wife and I had the privilege of visiting the Reagan Ranch last summer. We stopped by the Library on our way home. We stood at his grave and wept—we really miss his leadership...


6 posted on 06/05/2012 6:05:31 PM PDT by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: RobinMasters

I fly in/out to/from Reagan DC airport frequently and the statue of him in front always gives me goosebumps.


7 posted on 06/05/2012 6:05:40 PM PDT by freedumb2003 ('RETRO' Abortions = performed on 84th trimester individuals who think killing babies is a "right.")
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To: WalterSkinner
We stood at his grave and wept—we really miss his leadership...

When my wife and I get there, we will do the same...

I knew then, how great Reagan was.. but, I didn't know how RARE. :-(

8 posted on 06/05/2012 6:09:38 PM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: RobinMasters
I miss the 80’s so much...

bump that.

9 posted on 06/05/2012 6:11:46 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: RobinMasters; Impy; Perdogg; Clintonfatigued

June 5, 2004 is a “I remember where I was” day for me.


10 posted on 06/05/2012 6:13:18 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: RobinMasters
I think is was Mulroney, at Reagan's funeral giving an eulogy. He said he and Reagan were standing together, watching their wives walk toward them, and Reagan said, "We sure married up, didn't we?"

The days of gentlemen.

11 posted on 06/05/2012 6:22:44 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: RobinMasters

RIP. Reagan was the only good President in my lifetime thus far, especially compared to the ones we’ve had since.


12 posted on 06/05/2012 6:28:04 PM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: GOPsterinMA
I was in Thailand on vacation when Reagan announced he had Alzheimer's. It made the front page of the Bangkok newspaper and was a few pages long. Yes, they loved him, too.
13 posted on 06/05/2012 6:31:24 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Barrak has now won the contest. He is even worse than Jimmah.)
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To: RobinMasters

Timely (and highly relevant) message from a recovering Democrat- http://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/ronaldreaganatimeforchoosing.htm


14 posted on 06/05/2012 6:37:23 PM PDT by matthew fuller (Mitt Romney is the supreme exemplification of the word SMARMY.)
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To: RobinMasters

I remember when America had a REAL president!

What a privilege it was to live in America when Reagan was at the helm!


15 posted on 06/05/2012 6:43:21 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: matthew fuller

Ronald and Nancy Reagan were class people. No other President and First Lady has come close to their status in the white house


16 posted on 06/05/2012 6:44:33 PM PDT by YukonGreen
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To: w1andsodidwe

I have no tissues in my house...I have to poach TP to wipe my eyes and blow my nose.

(I’m being serious)


17 posted on 06/05/2012 6:46:40 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I felt like my King died that day. Thank you President Reagan for keep America alive for a few more decades so my son could taste freedom, if just for a while.


18 posted on 06/05/2012 6:48:21 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: MattinNJ

You have me crying like a 3 year old.

God Love You!!!


19 posted on 06/05/2012 6:55:52 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I am bawling myself. I miss him so much. I was so proud to cast my first ever vote for Presiden Reagan.


20 posted on 06/05/2012 7:02:45 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: RobinMasters

So do I and for so many reasons!


21 posted on 06/05/2012 7:03:24 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: MattinNJ

Bless you for your vote! I wasn’t old enough to vote for him.

The Scott Walker BLOWOUT WIN to tempering my sadness.


22 posted on 06/05/2012 7:11:01 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: RobinMasters
I was in a hotel lobby with my parents checking into a room
when then gov. Reagan walked up and stood in line behind us.
I had no idea who he was except that I had heard about him
on television. He had lived for a short time in our home
town and my mother recognized him and told him where we were
from. His face lit up and he asked us all about what had
changed there. Never acted as if he was any different from
us. A real class act. The fact that he just stood in line
with the rest of us says a lot.
23 posted on 06/05/2012 7:17:01 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“The Scott Walker BLOWOUT WIN to tempering my sadness.”

Ronnie’s smiling tonight, somewhere;) Busting PATCO was one of the best things he ever did...but he should have busted ALL those creeps...


24 posted on 06/05/2012 7:41:40 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Frank_2001

“Ronnie’s smiling tonight, somewhere;) Busting PATCO was one of the best things he ever did...but he should have busted ALL those creeps...”

I agree with you 1,000,000%!!!


25 posted on 06/05/2012 7:51:39 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: RobinMasters

Amen to that.


26 posted on 06/05/2012 8:07:08 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: RobinMasters

Amen! .....I do too....


27 posted on 06/05/2012 8:28:38 PM PDT by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: tet68

I miss Ronnie so much.

The image of Nancy placing flowers on his grave brings
tears to my eyes.

We can’t let the vision of America that he held up
to us all die!

Obama must GO!


Perfectly said, tet68.


28 posted on 06/05/2012 8:29:27 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: RummyChick

I will never forget that, watching President Reagan’s service and seeing Nancy, still wanting to be with her Ronnie one more time. I still cry thinking about it.


29 posted on 06/05/2012 8:31:00 PM PDT by Newton (If Obama is the answer it's probably a stupid question.)
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To: All

A giant of a man. I miss him.


30 posted on 06/05/2012 8:56:30 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: SomeCallMeTim
I knew then, how great Reagan was.. but, I didn't know how RARE.

Boy, that really sums it up. Those were the days when grace, dignity, and class represented our country and echoed in the halls of the White House and across the land. Reagan was truly a man who wanted to and felt honored to serve his country. Rather than the Occupier we have in there now who wants to be served. Reagan was a man of self-confidence, self-discipline, high principles and humility. Rather than the ever-searching for his own identity, lost in space, needing constant adoration, falsely proud, and without scruples Obama.

In essence, Reagan was an honorable man who you would trust with your checkbook, or to take care of your family, or your life. Obama is like the sneaky teen hoodlum on the corner with his wisecracking, easy lies, and bullying ridicule from whom you run and lock your doors.

31 posted on 06/05/2012 8:58:21 PM PDT by CitizenM (Obama - The architect of the decline of the U.S.)
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To: CrazyIvan
I was in attendence in Feb 2004 when President Reagan made his announcement for re-election in Waterloo, IA. Part way through his speech a balloon fell out of the mash basket above the stage and floated down just to his right. Without skipping a beat he didn't even turn his head. He just reached out and hit the balloon into the audience and kept talking.

What a class act; we loved it.

32 posted on 06/05/2012 9:08:25 PM PDT by IAGeezer912 (Carpe Diem, Per Diem, Doris Diem)
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To: RobinMasters

What a great man. I so wish we had him now - God knows we need someone like him to help us.

Finally visited his Presidential library 2 summers ago and really enjoyed it. His grave is in such a beautiful, peaceful place that I could have stayed visiting Mr. Reagan all day.

Our country sure lost a great man and a great patriot when he passed.


33 posted on 06/05/2012 9:47:18 PM PDT by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: CitizenM; null and void; hal ogen
Boy, that really sums it up. Those were the days when grace, dignity, and class represented our country and echoed in the halls of the White House and across the land. Reagan was truly a man who wanted to and felt honored to serve his country. Rather than the Occupier we have in there now who wants to be served. Reagan was a man of self-confidence, self-discipline, high principles and humility. Rather than the ever-searching for his own identity, lost in space, needing constant adoration, falsely proud, and without scruples Obama.

In essence, Reagan was an honorable man who you would trust with your checkbook, or to take care of your family, or your life. Obama is like the sneaky teen hoodlum on the corner with his wisecracking, easy lies, and bullying ridicule from whom you run and lock your doors.

WOW... What you said!!!

Ronald Reagan loved America and honored and respected her people, traditions, law, and spirit. Who can forget his funeral, with the masses of thankful Americans insisting upon paying their respects and wanting to personally say "Goodbye".

Obama is the Destroyer. He has great wrath, because he knows that he has but a short time.

34 posted on 06/05/2012 10:13:14 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: RobinMasters
I read somewhere, I can't remember where, that when he was running for President they wanted a comment from Jane Wyman, his first wife, hoping to get a juicy, negative story about him.

She said that it was quite possible that Politics, in the Screen Actors Guild and his growing interest and activities in politics in general may have put a strain on their marriage as she had no interest in politics what so ever. But, she supported him 100% for President, he was a fine man personally, and was exactly what the country needed. The reporters didn't get their story that wanted from the “ex-wife”. When you get an endorsement like that from your Ex, you must be doing something right!

35 posted on 06/05/2012 10:36:12 PM PDT by MacMattico
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To: RobinMasters

People say that the passage of time colors memories and that “the good old days weren’t as good as we remember.”

Yet Reagan really was as good as my/our memories of him. One of the proudest days of my life was casting my vote for him and KNOWING he’d never let me down. And he never did.

Sure, there are things I wish he’d done differently, but after reading about him for many years, I understand why he did them. What he did, he did believing it was what was best for America. And 99% of the time, it was.

Should we ever meet on the other side, I have two words for him. “Thank you”.


36 posted on 06/05/2012 10:50:41 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: RobinMasters

I wish Nancy peace and joy in her final years on earth. I can’t imagine how much she misses her Ronnie. I sure miss him. He was a titan of humanity.


37 posted on 06/06/2012 12:54:32 AM PDT by catbertz
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To: RobinMasters

I remember Jimmy Carter.

And I remember 1980, and voting for Ronald Reagan, in the hope we could restore our country once again.

He did not disappoint me, ever.The liberal press and the Dems did awful things to him, but he went over their heads to the American people and won every time.

He gave us our confidence back, and we went on to prosperity and to eventually winning the Cold War without firing a shot or a missile. That was thought not possible back then.

His quaint notions of American exceptionalism and that godless Communisim needed to go were the beliefs we had, but the media and the Dems told us were relics of the past.

The outpouring of emotion, love and admiration in 2004 when he passed were incredible and a fit tribute to this great man.

He help to save us, and freed over 500 million people in the Eastern bloc.

May his example inspire us to fight for America in 2012, and bounce the Communists out of DC once and for all this year.


38 posted on 06/06/2012 1:08:18 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemies of freedom. Be Andrew Breitbart.)
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To: IAGeezer912; CrazyIvan

It was George W.that was running again
in 2004 - - -
I remember because I, with others, stood on many street corners from Aug. to Nov., with official Bush/Cheney signs. And my homemade signs that said,
“No Sharia Law in U.S.” - - -


39 posted on 06/06/2012 2:36:41 AM PDT by USARightSide ( SUPPORTING O U R TROOPS)
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To: CitizenM
from whom you run and lock your doors.

Well, most people run... some, stand their ground, call the police, and then watch the guy till they get there.

Agree 110% with everything *else* you said. ;-)

40 posted on 06/06/2012 5:11:35 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: CitizenM
I knew then, how great Reagan was.. but, I didn't know how RARE.

Boy, that really sums it up.

Yes.. As I've thought more about it, that is probably the most insightful thought I've had all year. Didn't you? Didn't we ALL realize back in the 80's what a truly GREAT President Ronald Reagan was? I know I did.

I was just a college kid in 1980. We all were SO EXCITED to have this new leader, so full of optimism. The economy was terrible then, in Texas... but, I didn't care. I had the confidence needed to get married, buy a house, start a family.. When I lost my job, I found a new one... twice. Once, halfway across the country.

What I TRULY failed to appreciate was, just how long it would be before we got another leader like Reagan. We still haven't, and I don't see one on the horizon. Oh, there are some who have parts of Reagan. I think W is an honest, decent man... but he lacked RR's political and communication skills.

Maybe.. some of the young bucks on the rise have the gumption. I sure hope so...because the job before them is just a tough as what Reagan faced.... maybe, tougher.

41 posted on 06/06/2012 5:22:42 AM PDT by SomeCallMeTim ( The best minds are not in government. If any were, business would hire them)
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To: RobinMasters

In my house, my wife shares Ronnie’s birthday and my youngest daughter, who just celebrated her tenth birthday yesterday, was born on the same month and day of his death.

(Let the record show, I also lobbied - unsuccessfully - to name her Reagan. My wife now, ten years later, thinks that would indeed have been a great name for her)


42 posted on 06/06/2012 5:28:13 AM PDT by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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To: Nik Naym
I remember when America had a REAL president!

As do I! Lord, how far have we fallen? The current occupant isn't worthy to shine his shoes.

43 posted on 06/06/2012 10:31:16 AM PDT by Marathoner (If the choice was Obama vs. Satan I'd have to flip a coin.)
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To: RobinMasters
"Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music."

~Ronald Reagan


44 posted on 06/06/2012 11:01:36 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GOPsterinMA

I was in a grocery store parking lot, heard it on the radio.


45 posted on 06/06/2012 5:14:56 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

I was at Bearskin Neck, Rockport, MA with my girlfriend. My Mom called me on my cell and I just broke down.

We left immediately and she drove home - I was a puddle.


46 posted on 06/06/2012 5:30:44 PM PDT by GOPsterinMA (We may die, but DISCO LIVES FOREVER!!!)
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To: WalterSkinner

We, too, had the wonderful privilege of visiting the Reagan library last summer, almost exactly one year ago...I am SO glad we went there...so very moving, and it was truly the highlight of our trip to California. I teared up so many times while on the tour...miss him so much!!


47 posted on 06/06/2012 5:36:39 PM PDT by MasonGal
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