Reagan, Sochi, and What America Is All About
Huffington Post - about 3 years
The nice coincidence of Ronald Reagan's birthday and the opening of the Olympics reminds me of a wonderful story daughter Maureen Reagan told me in Reykjavik, Iceland. We were there in October 1996, on the tenth anniversary of the summit, which is the focus of my upcoming book Reagan at Reykjavik.
Sitting in the Hofdi House -- the reputedly haunted house, which hosted the Reagan-Gorbachev sessions -- I asked Maureen over a commemorative dinner whether she had any stories of her father, private stories, ones that hadn't already been told and retold.
At first, she couldn't think of any. So we listened instead to the Icelandic officials droning on. After they finished, after dessert and while second cups of coffee were being poured, she perked up and said she had remembered one.
It happened in the summer of 1984, when she was still living in the White House. Nancy was upstairs reading when Maureen heard her father call out that he was back, back from his LA trip.
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