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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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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 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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