THIS MESSAGE BOARD FOR TRACKING DOWN LOST COMRADES
IT IS NOT FOR THE USE OF PEOPLE WHO NEED A SOAP BOX.
GO AND FIND ANOTHER FORUM OR THIS ONE WILL BE CLOSED !
Ronald ‘Dutch’ Reagan
Tampico Illinois,a small rural town,
Quiet, simple, of little renown,
The verities of work were driven home,
Breaking the law was almost unknown.
The Reagan’s, Jack and Nella lived there,
Catholic by faith their living was bare,
In 1911 they gave birth to a boy,
Nella was happy overcome with joy.
A second son now they possessed,
Jack made sure his bottom was blessed,
He liked a swig or two did Jack.
Occasionally falling flat on his back.
In 1914 to Chicago they moved.
But Jack was restless soon removed.
Dixon Illinois was the next family stop,
Where Jack opened The Family Boot Shop.
Their second son Ronald began to aspire,
Some acting skills he began to acquire,
With photographic memory Ronald was blessed,
To various interests his mind was addressed.
As a lifeguard at Black Rock he began,
Seven long summers this career did span,
77 lives he claimed to have saved,
For many a soul the waters he braved.
At Eureka College he found what he was,
Not a great athlete or intellectual swot,
A good communicator was more his form,
This unique talent with which he was born.
Reporting sport is a media event,
So into radio he eventually went,
Making this a great success,
Next to movies he would progress.
With radio and movies he tasted success,
Politics next he was to address,
Getting the vote as California’s boss,
Pat Brown his opponent conceded the loss.
In 1970 he did it again,
California’s governor he would remain,
In 76 he went for the top,
Gerald Ford, caused, his ambitions to flop.
1980 would be his big year,
Elected as President he moved into gear,
Upping the arms race spending like mad,
The Soviet Union started to sag.
Crushing Russia without firing a shot,
Gorbachev’s hand he very soon got,
Admittedly leaving his country in dept,
But the cold war was over that you could bet.
In 89 his reign came to its end,
A suspected illness began to offend,
Alzheimer’s declared in 94,
Ronald Dutch Reagan was closing the door.
Ronald Regan made 55 movies,
The first, Love is on the Air.
The last, The killers.©