Photo and autographs courtesy of my obtained in-person autograph collection.
It’s hard to believe that actor turned President of the United States, Ronald Regan, would be 100 years old today if he were still alive. Like all politicians, he fucked things up more than making them right, but he is the first President I am old enough to remember so I’ve always held a soft spot in my heart for him. I recall the first time I met him, I got a rare case of being star struck. I guess seeing someone that powerful in real life was too much for me to wrap my brain around, but I obviously got over it all the other times I met him. The rule of thumb with meeting the President was that if you could get near him, your chances of getting an autograph were pretty good as he was always a good signer. Again, completely disagreeing with his politics, I always respected that he was personable. Wherever you are President Regan, happy birthday!