Sunday, February 7, 2010

"...But That's Only 24 Celsius"

Yesterday, after posting about Reagan's 99th birthday, several people privately commented to me about their memories of him.

It occurs to me that many younger people aren't old enough to remember him.  For me, one of the great things about Reagan was his sense of humor. Here are some examples:

The only meteorology-related joke I remember him telling was on his 75th birthday:
"I did turn seventy-five today, but remember, that's only twenty-four Celsius."

And, another of my favorites, commenting on his age:
"History's no easy subject.  Even in my day, it wasn't.  And we had so much less of it to learn then."

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