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I Love You, Ronnie

The Letters of Ronald Reagan to Nancy Reagan

by Nancy Reagan

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I Love You, Ronnie by Nancy Reagan
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    Sep 2000, 208 pages
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    Feb 2002, 192 pages

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Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed.

No matter what else was going on in his life or where he was--travelling to make movies for G.E., in the California governor's office, at the White House, or on Air Force One, and sometimes even from across the room--Ronald Reagan wrote letters to Nancy Reagan, to express his love, thoughts, and feelings, and to stay in touch. Through letters and reflections, the characters, personalities, and private lives of a president and his first lady are revealed. Nancy Reagan comments on the letters and writes with love and insight about her husband and the many phases of their life together.



Feb. 14,1977

Dear St. Valentine,

I'm writing to you about a beautiful young lady who has been in this household for 25 years now - come March 4.

I have a request to make of you but before doing so feel you should know more about her. For one thing she has 2 hearts - her own and mine. I'm not complaining. I gave her mine willingly, and like it right where it is. Her name is Nancy but for some time now I've called her Mommie and don't believe I could change.

My request of you is - could you on this day whisper in her ear that someone loves her very much and more and more each day? Also tell her, this "Someone" would run down like a dollar clock without her so she must always stay where she is.

Then tell her if she wants to know who that "Someone" is to just turn her head to the left. I'll be across the room waiting to see if you told her. If you'll do this for me, I'll be very happy knowing that she knows I love her with all my heart.

Thank ...

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The Washington Post
I Love You, Ronnie...will move, charm and cheer...the letters are models of the genre...revealing Reagan the man.

USA Today
A love story for all ages.

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Cindy Saavedra

Thank You Nancy
I don’t really like reading books, but I Love You, Ronnie is an exception. I was in the bookstore and was reading a part of the book, the next thing I know I was reading the last page of it in my bedroom. I love this book very much. Nancy, you are...   Read More
jababes

havent had the chance to read the book save for the exerpts. wish someone would send me those letters...
stacie bonner

I loved it! I found it quite surprizing,I fully expected to cry but I got a
wonderful feeling,warmth and joy.joy that such a love could exsist and proud that a man like Ronald Reagan exsisted and proud that I
had voted for him. I'm glad Nancy kept her...   Read More
Joy Lewis-Banks

This is so beautiful. I have always wanted a man to talk, write or show me some of those feelings. I guess is is a rare commodity. You are so blessed Ms. Reagan.

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