Comments: Remembering Ronald Reagan, my Childhood Pen-pal

Now THAT is one cool story.

Thanks for telling it.

posted by Jack on June 7, 2004 06:09 PM

Now THAT is one double cool story.

posted by Sam on June 7, 2004 06:55 PM

Thanks, fellas. ; )

posted by Key on June 7, 2004 10:52 PM

Dear Key:

That is probably the best tribute to Reagan that I've read over the past few days, if not ever.

He was a great man.

You're a good woman.

Best,

-Will

posted by Will on June 7, 2004 11:10 PM

That is so. frickin'. cool!!!

posted by Tuning Spork on June 8, 2004 12:42 AM

A guy on the radio yesterday told of his mother getting a letter from Pesident Reagan on her birthday. The prez and she shared the same birthday, and he wrote to tell her so, with a real signature...........just like a book to a school girl......amazing!
Thanks for the story. He was such a POSITIVE guy!

posted by wes jackson on June 8, 2004 12:50 AM

Wow! I wrote Ronnie in 1968 because I was doing a scapbook on California, and he was governor. He sent me a great package of stuff. A little flag, some postcards, all manner of cool stuff. And a personally signed letter. Signed by him? I don't know, but I like to think so.

posted by Velociman on June 8, 2004 01:53 AM

Wonderful story. And Velociman's too. Probably 2 of millions -- that's just what kind of man he was. A great loss to our country; but a great blessing that we had him.

posted by Indigo on June 9, 2004 04:13 AM

Simply breathtaking. Awe inspiring.

Moving beyond words.

Thank you, Key.


Jim
Sloop New Dawn
Galveston, TX

posted by Jim on June 10, 2004 05:49 PM

What a great story! Thanks for sharing. I was fortunate enough to see President Reagan speak in my hometown on July 4, 1984. I was 19 at the time, and that November I proudly cast my very first vote in a presidential election for one Ronald Wilson Reagan.

posted by Robert on June 15, 2004 03:00 AM

Great story! I was in 5th grade when our President was shot. As part of a class project (letter writing) I was to write a letter to anybody. I chose to write a get well letter to President Reagan. Imaging my surprise when several weeks later I recieved a post card sized envelope with the return address of "The White House". It was a typed thank you not for my note. I am not sure if the signiture is hand written or printed but it did not matter. I learned that day that even the smallest voices in this country can be heard. I have not missed a major election since I turned 18 as a result of that postcard. I also still have my mailing and keep it as a reminder of what a great person President Reagan was and proof of my belief in speaking my mind and someone will listen.

posted by Joe Mixon on December 25, 2004 09:56 PM
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