09 September 2012

Just Found in the Ole Storage Room...


This 2.5" campaign button was handed to me 
at the door of the BGSU auditorium in 1984...

Following that Bowling Green, Ohio appearance, I had the good fortune of seeing the Gipper up-close the very next day: after catching word that he was about to make a whistle-stop tour appearance on the historic Pullman car Ferdinand Magellan at Ohio Rt. 25 up in nearby Perrysburg, the boys piled in my '75 Firebird Formula and we roared up there in time to see Reagan from just 50-75 yards away.

The President was dynamite, too- he owned the crowd. After famously asking 1980 voters if "they were better off than they were four years ago", Ronald Reagan ended that Summer of 1984's stump speeches with "If you liked the last four years... you ain't seen nothin' yet!" as the audience went nuts...
I'll never forget it:

Ronald Reagan @ Perrysburg, Ohio 1984
(photo credit Mike's America )

Eight of the best years this country's ever seen... 
that's all I know.

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