I'm seriously thinking about putting my Bush/Cheney '04 bumper sticker on my car. Who's in?
Good article! I think we are about the same age...Reagan become President when I was in 5th Grade(?)..LOL! I remember I was in high school at the end of his second term. I also remember that that he was widely admired at my school, it was "cool" to like Reagan.
This is an interesting post. Over the last couple of days I've started to believe that "Generation X" has an ingrained sense of dissatisfaction built into us. Not because we are malcontents by nature, but because we are in the "unfortunate" position of having grown up after the doldrums of the 1970s. Our "problem" is that we came of age during the most optimistic periods in the last 50 years -- and we are not likely to experience that again anytime soon.
Great post/article. I was 10 when we won the Gold Medal in Hockey, and I can remember being sooo excited that there was something to cheer for after gas lines, staggering inflation, and the hostage crisis. It seemed a bleak time.
During the campaign I also remember getting into an argument with a fellow student in the bathroom at school that Reagan would win the presidency over Carter. They were convinced that Carter would win (I grew up in libbie CT). I think it was after one of the debates.
I also remember when my eldest brother registered as a Republican. My family had always been Democrat (Irish Catholics from Massachusetts will do that to ya). And it was all because of Reagan.
You are right. We are the product of his presidency. And what a great presidency it was.
I'll second that : We are the Reagan Generation.
OOO...how ruffled will the Lefty Boomers be now?!
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Ronald Reagan became president during my first year in high school. I had already picked up on my father's conservative views by osmosis so I was what you could call a 'proto-conservative' at the start of grade 9. It was during those years in high school that I made a critical examination of those views and incorporated conservative principles into my belief system. President Reagan's example, optimism, confidence and conviction had a large impact on me (even up here in Canada) and I frequently found myself defending him against the criticisms of my fellow students.
Every now and then God will raise up a man and put him in the right place at the right time to turn the course of events in God's favor, and Reagan was such a man.
His wife's long years of devotion to your husband were an example of the kind of loyalty and true love that is far too rare these days.
God bless and keep you Mr. President. And may his blessing pour out on the loved ones you've left behind.
Good post, BTW!
I remember not being ble to sleep in November 1980, when I was finally legal to vote in my first Presidential election..... ( and yes, i voted Reagan! )
I can easily identify with what you've said. Nice job and good post.
That was a great post. I'm feeling a little blue having watched the ceremony this morning. Ronnie is finally free from the misery of Alzheimer's, but Nancy needs our prayers to get through the difficult times ahead for her.
When Ronald Reagan ran for office, I voted for him. It was the first election I was old enough to vote in. I voted to reelect him 4 yrs later.
Reagan changed the direction of this country for the better. He gave this country renewed hope and faith after the dark years.
God bless him.
Did you write this yourself?
If so, will you marry me? *grin*
Seriously, very well written. And yes, I am most definetly part of Gen-Reagan.
Great writing. Perfect summation.
And don't forget that Russians love their children too.
God Bless President Reagan.
Nice post, but what is the G-d stuff? Just come out and spell it like it should be, God. I've seen others do this too, my question is why?
Gen-Reagan ..... nice phrase.