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February 13, 2020

Are we going to trust a groundhog to decide whether we will have an early spring? Actually, Feb. 2 simply meant we are half way to spring. Just six more weeks of this cold weather. We had a beautiful snow too!

If the Center is closed for bad weather, the notice that Project Heart is closed will be on TV. We have an opening for a dishwasher again. Call Donna Dyke at 598-5733 for an interview.

We extend our sympathy to the family of Syble Martin. She passed away on Feb. 3, the month of her birthday. We will miss that grand lady in her fur coat. Pray for Bob Coats as he recovers from a heart attack.

The center is also decked out with Valentine greetings! Remember to get those cards, chocolates, and roses for your loved ones. Happy Valentine Day to all of you.

February has an official holiday known as President's Day, which was originally a celebration of George Washington's birthday on the 22nd. But Abraham Lincoln was born on Feb. 12, and Feb. 6 is the birthday of Ronald Reagan who was born in 1911. Not only was he a famous Hollywood actor and Governor of CA, but he was a popular President of the United States.

As the 40th President from 1981 to 1989, he was the oldest president elected to office at 69 until the election of the 45th President, Donald Trump, at 70. Their similarities do not stop there. Reagan's policies called "Reaganomics" included tax cuts to stimulate the economy, deregulations, increased military spending, and a great influence in foreign affairs which included ending the Cold War with Russia.

He survived an assassination attempt on his life while he was in office, and President Trump survived an impeachment attempt. However, in 1994, Reagan revealed that he was suffering from Alzheimer's disease. He died June 5, 2004. Nancy Reagan, his wife, spoke about their life, "Our relationship is very special. We were very much in love and still are. When I say my life began with Ronnie, well, it's true. It did. I can't imagine my life without him."

Their story was a true love story worthy of Valentine's Day! She was devoted to him in his declining years; she died at 94. When I visited Budapest, capital of Hungary, I was surprised to find a statue of an American President in their Liberty Square as a symbol of freedom from communism and the beginning of democracy for their country; a country always on the wrong side in war until the end of the Cold War. Recognize him? That's right; it's Ronald Reagan.

 

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