President's Photo Page

By

Bonnie M. Wells

Ronald Reagan

"Though it's been awhile ...

I remember the grace, the character, the style."

And, it is dedicated to Texas Governor George Bush and running mate Dick Cheney.

"Though it befuddled an entire nation ...

I looked on with anticipation."

Unit Twenty-Two of Pure Coincidence was sent to George Bush in bits and pieces. From election night until just before the U.S. Supreme Court reviewed the election situation, I worked day and night to prepare the spiritual information and send it out of my house and hands prior to ALL decisions. Catch Twenty-Two is one of the most phenomenal books within the Pure Coincidence series, and I continue to be astounded that it was a "bulls eye," as far as predictions go, and comes in with a 100% strike rate!

On January 18th, 2001, I received a thank you card from President Bush.

If I ever get around to it, I'll post it on this page so everyone can see it.


From Little Hocking, Ohio

and the depths of my heart,

I say thanks to those brave

people who take a stand on the

front line against even the greatest odds.

Thank you, and may God forever bless you and yours.

A Tear For The Gipper

Former President, Ronald Wilson Reagan passed away on June 5th, 2004 at the age of 93.

Although he had been suffering from Alzheimer's for the past ten years or so, it was only in the past few years that the condition worsened to the point that he could not appear in public and did not recognize those closest to him.

Of course I was not a personal friend of the Reagan's, and yet, I felt a "kindred spirit" relationship with both of them, but especially Ron. Perhaps it was because we were both Aquarians ..... perhaps it was because his thoughts, his hopes and dreams for our nation were so much like my own. Regardless of the reasoning, when he died it hurt me as much as if he had been a close personal friend or a family member.

And, although I wanted to do this update the day he passed away, I found that I could not do it. In fact, I shut my computer completely down for 24 hours. It was the first time this computer has been shut down in more than 3 years!

FOX News has carried continuing coverage of President Reagan, and has interviewed almost every person who ever worked with him or who knew him personally. So there is nothing I could possibly add that would be considered "new" or more interesting than what those who knew him best have already said.

My heart goes out to all who knew and loved him, but especially to gentle, sweet Nancy. Her love and admiration for her husband were so obvious that a blind person could have seen it. And his for her was no less. They were the ideal couple with the perfect love.

In tribute to President Reagan ..... and because my own words fall so short ..... although my feelings match those of millions of people all around the world .... I decided to place some memorial clips from various sources on this page.

Five years after leaving office, the nation's 40th president told the world in November 1994 that he had been diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer's disease. He said he had begun "the journey that will lead me into the sunset of my life."

Although fiercely protective of Reagan's privacy, the former first lady let people know his mental condition had deteriorated terribly. Last month, she said: "Ronnie's long journey has finally taken him to a distant place where I can no longer reach him."

He lived longer than any U.S. president, spending his last decade in the shrouded seclusion wrought by his disease, tended by his wife, Nancy, whom he called Mommy, and the few closest to him. Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton are the surviving ex-presidents.

George H.W. Bush, Reagan's vice president, told NBC, "I was honored to be at President Reagan's side for those eight years. I learned so much from him."

Bush said Reagan will be remembered for "his principled stand against totalitarianism, against communism."

His famed "Star Wars" program drew the Soviets into a costly arms race it couldn't afford. His 1987 declaration to Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at the Berlin Wall — "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall" — was the ultimate challenge of the Cold War.

In his second term, Reagan was dogged by revelations that he authorized secret arms sales to Iran while seeking Iranian aid to gain release of American hostages held in Lebanon. Some of the money was used to aid rebels fighting the leftist government of Nicaragua.

Despite the ensuing investigations, he left office in 1989 with the highest popularity rating of any retiring president in the history of modern-day public opinion polls. His populist brand of conservative politics still inspires the Republican Party.

My Hero

By

Bonnie M. Wells

Throughout my life there have been many people that I loved. Being an Aquarian I have usually been able to set my own feelings aside and make my decisions based upon their character and integrity, and not on whether I loved them or not. For many years ago, I realized it matters not who I love, but what's important are those that love me.

I'm not speaking of romantic love {or lust in some instances} but true love. The kind that wants the best for its recipient, its nation and people. Ronald Reagan had that kind of love for our nation and all the people of the world.

I've liked most people that I've met and gotten to know. There have been many people that I respected, and some that I admired. Sometimes, although I did not personally like the person, I was still able to admire or respect them for standing up for what they believed in or for getting involved, sometimes at their own peril, because it was the right thing to do. Seldom have I seen character so deep and true that I could like, love, respect and admire the person. Ronald Reagan was such a man.

Although I was raised a Democrat, from a long line of Democrats, when Ronald Reagan ran for president on the Republican ticket, I voted for him .... and I voted for him both times that he ran, and would have voted for him every time if he'd ran a dozen times. I broke with family tradition, registered as a Republican, and never looked back..... and was never "forgiven," I might add! The only time that I've not voted Republican since the days of Reagan was when I voted for Ross Perot. Looking back, I now realize the reason I {and so many other Americans} liked Perot was because he sounded like Reagan in so many ways. Guess we were wrong. Reagan was one of a kind .... well, at least one of a very special group ..... stubborn, but not unreasonable, confident but not arrogant, kind but not soft, hard but not hardened, leaders but not dictators.

Even as a child I had few heroes .... at least non that were alive! Always a fan of Jesus, Noah, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Abraham, Moses .... even though I grew up in a household where they were not much honored. Still, from early childhood, I had my own opinions and beliefs, and I just didn't believe football players, movie stars, race car drivers, etc. qualified as "heroes!" Nor was I overly impressed with public servants. I respected those who earned my respect, liked those whom I could like, loved a few ... Ohio Congressman Clarence Miller was one such .... and waited for the rest to "get out of the way!"

Those people whom I felt might have been my "heroes" were all dead by the time I came along ..... George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson and a few others ..... and then came Ronald Wilson Reagan.

His love and pride for his country was what first attracted me. His honesty, integrity, charm and common decency was what held me.

His death has caused feelings and emotions to surface that I thought were long buried and gone, and his death is a reminder of how much we have lost in this nation.

Well, as is customary for me ... I never said it while he was yet alive .... but Ronald Reagan was {and remains} my hero! It is my solemn hope and prayer that his death will serve as a reminder, not only of his life and all that he stood for, but of the fact that it is those very qualities that are so badly needed in today's world. And they are needed at the grass roots level just as surely as they are needed at the top.

May you sit, my friend, at the right hand of God,

And tell your jokes, with that familiar twinkle and nod.

May your Irish eyes smile down upon your "shining city upon a hill,"

And ask God to grant us national character, honesty and integrity, faith, strength and good will.

For now .... Good night, Mr. President

Thanks for the years so selflessly spent.

Until the Mysteries are ours to know ....

You will remain .... my hero.

Bonnie M. Wells / 6-11-04



Ronald Wilson Reagan

February 6, 1911 to June 5, 2004

"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."


President Bush speaks at President Reagan's Funeral in Washington D.C. on June 11th, 2004

Presidents, Vice Presidents and their wives attending President Reagan's funeral in Washington D.C.


In Hindsight, It Seems Reagan Had Eye For Evil

By DAVE ADDIS, The Virginian-Pilot

June 11, 2004

As they lay Ronald Reagan to rest today, it might be a good time to lay to rest the debate over one of the many controversial things he said .

Few of the president’s statements while in office caused more hair-pulling and sputtering, here and around the globe, than his description of the Soviet Union as an “evil empire.”

Critics, aghast at such an undiplomatic utterance, complained that the ol’ Cold Warrior was at it again, tossing gasoline on a fire that the rest of the world – including diplomats from his own country – were hoping to extinguish.

As one encyclopedia describes the reaction to Reagan’s reference, many feared that “by attempting to assume moral superiority in the Cold War, the U.S. was further inflaming East-West tensions and enhancing the risk of nuclear conflict.”

Not a big Reagan fan at the time, I was among them. I thought it was an unnecessarily crude and unhelpful thing to say when, in the early 1980s, tensions already were frightening enough.

After all, as wisdom has it, when you poke an angry bear with a stick, you tend only to make it angrier.

A couple of years after Reagan left office, and a couple of months after the Soviet Union fell apart, circumstances placed me in Moscow as an editor/adviser to the new Russia’s first free-market newspaper, Commersant. One day, while discussing our nations’ past differences with a Russian colleague, the “evil empire” remark came up.

My colleague, Sergei Voitishkin, was a young, liberal democrat – small “D” – who couldn't’t have been happier at the collapse of the whole communist nightmare. But his view as a Russian liberal contrasted sharply with that of American liberals when it came to Reagan and the “evil empire” flap.

“You know,” Voitishkin told me, “we were quite surprised at the reaction to what he said. We couldn't’t understand why so many people were upset.

“Of course it was an evil empire. When Reagan finally said that, we were quite happy. Our reaction was, 'Finally, somebody over there understands what has happened to us.’”

That was quite a revelation. The very people we’d think would have been the most offended – the smart, young, educated, worldly liberals – had been the ones cheering Reagan the loudest.

It only goes to show that the definition of a liberal and a conservative can get pretty well twisted around, depending on where you happen to be standing at the moment in question.

President Reagan said a lot of things while in office that remain suspect. He was prone to mish mashing scenes from real life with scenes from Hollywood movies. He once told Israel’s Yitzak Shamir that he’d personally filmed the liberation of a Nazi death camp. In reality, because of his poor eyesight, the Army never sent him past the California state line. He reportedly told a similar tale to Nazi-hunter Simon Wiesenthal.

Maybe the most suspect of all was his argument that trees cause more pollution than automobiles. (If so, why isn't’t Yellowstone under a smog alert?) But when it came to recognizing an evil empire, Reagan’s eyesight was 20/ 20. I didn't’t understand that at the time he said it. But when I finally got to see it for myself, it was so clear that you didn't’t need prescription lenses to figure out what you were looking at.


The Cold Warrior!

I like that! I think Reagan would have liked it. All Aquarians are Warriors in one way or another! Known as "The Truth Seekers," they come into this world prepared for the battle that always comes as they seek the truth .... the whole truth and nothing but the truth.


Reagan was born under the sun sign Aquarius - as were two other American presidents who have gone down in the history books as "great men."

Abraham Lincoln Franklin D. Roosevelt

2-12-1809 - 4-15-1865 1-30-1882 - 4-12-1945

For some very unusual facts concerning Lincoln, Kennedy and other presidents, see the following link:

Stranger Than Fiction



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The Killer Squad

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Mama's Brown Eyed Boy

Lebanon, Oh Lebanon, What Hast Thou Done

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This page posted - February 16th {President's Day} 2004:

This page updated: 6-07-04 / 6-11-04 / Nov 2007 // BMW

Midi = Amazing Grace {bagpipe}

The midi on this page has been changed to Amazing Grace in honor of President Ronald Reagan. It is said to be his favorite song and he {as all those of Irish decent} loved the bagpipe.