I know in my heart that man is good. That what is right will always eventually triumph. And there’s purpose and worth to each and every life.
~ Ronald Reagan
I hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful. We had 13 for dinner making for a full house and I was thankful for the all the help I had. Unfortunately, it apparently wasn’t enough because I was sick as a dog on Friday, totally knocked out and stuck in bed. But by Sunday I had recovered to the point where I was ready for an outing. So having promised ourselves for years, Steve and I headed to Simi Valley for my inaugural visit to the Reagan Library – my first visit to any presidential library.
I have always been an admirer of Ronald Reagan. He had a way of conveying a message that resonated with folks. The library is a wonderful repository of Reagan information that includes news clips, letters and clothing. Additionally, the library houses Air Force One and Marine One that we were able to board.
Another thing that there was plenty of were quotes. Whether from his early days as a broadcaster or his senior years as a statesman, a wealth of wisdom was available on a variety of subjects. What I gleaned from many of these pearls was Reagan’s philosophy that the American people are smart, hardworking and resourceful.
There are no constraints on the human mind, no walls around the human spirit, no barriers to our progress except those we ourselves erect. ~ Ronald Reagan
His faith in his fellow man – and not in the government – were traits that I found inspiring … and comical.
The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help. ~ Ronald Reagan
As most of you know, I’m not much of a politico. I’m not interested in debating whether or not I agree with the way the man ran the nation. But where there is no cause for debate is the way he could turn a phrase to rally support for his cause.
When you can’t make them see the light, make them feel the heat. ~ Ronald Reagan
I don’t know what the unfolding political landscape is going to reveal, but at this point I don’t see anyone who has the inspirational presence of our 40th U.S. President.
Reminder that once again CV Weekly will be providing hot coffee and cider and cookies before the parade here at our office. Stop by our office window at the corner of La Crescenta Avenue and Honolulu Avenue (our window faces Honolulu) between 4 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to get a free treat. And please wave “Hi!” to us as we make our way down Honolulu Avenue in a custom golf cart provided by the Early Rodders.