Ronnie, Nancy, and Grandma: Recalling My Grandma’s Love for the Reagans

The death of Nancy Reagan yesterday triggered some emotions in me that I had dealt with a year ago, when my maternal grandmother passed away. She loved everything about the Reagans and was a Conservative of the highest order. Like Ronald Reagan, she succumbed to Alzheimer’s Disease after a lengthy battle, living almost 12 years from the time of her diagnosis until her death in February 2015. Until she died, I often compared her longevity to Ronald Reagan. I even remember saying it about two days before she passed away, when asked how she was doing.

I could really kick myself for that.

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Do You Like Your Music Videos With a Little Funny Thrown In?

One of my favorite In Living Color segments that set it apart from its older, whiter counterpart, Saturday Night Live, was music video parodies. You know the segment – it usually opened the episode (as they became more prominent), and was a parody of a then-current music video. I couldn’t help myself as a child dancer when these videos came on – it was all about how Not a Fly Girl I could be. And believe me, as a child dancer, being one was my Life Goal.

Heck, that goal was sorta realized when I took Hip Hop for seven years. And it was glorious.

As I was saying…

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