Yesterday's post was important to me and I think I was able to write what I wanted to say in a way that actually came through. Or, at least I hope it came through. Please take time to read yesterday's post if you have not read it.
Odie mentioned Saturday that we took her to The Ronald Reagan Presidiential Library and Museum Thursday morning. It really was every bit as good she told you. We enjoyed the whole morning very much. You do not have to love Ronald Reagan as a Governor or Presidient to love this place but I suspect if you think President Obama is the cat's meow or that President Carter was the best thing since sliced bread, then you might not enjoy the library as much as we did but I still think you will appreciate it.
The whole place is very well done and the grounds are absolutely gorgeous. We were all snapping pictures in the areas that pictures were allowed so i hope we captured some of it for you.
Thanks for reading today.
This was the well marked Bible of Reagan's mother. He place his hand on this Bible each time he took the oath of office.
This is the microphone Reagan used in the New Hampshire primary debate in 1980. In this microphone he delivered his famous line when the moderator tried to cut off his microphone. "I am paying for this microphone, Mr. Green." The crowd roared with approval and even the other candidates joined in the applause.
The moderators name was actually Mr. Breen. Reagan got the name wrong but he said later that his impromptu line probably won him the debate, the primary and the nomination, right there.
The secret service agent credited with saving President Reagan's life when he was shot in 1981 was inspired to be a special agent by a movie that Reagan starred in many years before.
This is the actual suit President Reagan was wearing when he was shot. You can see the bullet hole and the rips where they cut it off of him. It was a brand new suit and that was the first time he wore it!
My only opportunity to ride horses with the president.
This is where President Reagan and his wife Nancy are laid to rest.