I was saddened to learn of former First Lady Nancy Reagan’s passing yesterday. President Ronald Reagan and Nancy graced the White House with an elegance and charm during their stay in the 1980s. Unlike any United States president in my lifetime did I ever see so many Democrats and Republicans working together and seeming to enjoy each other’s company as much.
I never did meet Mrs. Reagan, but was pleased on one occasion to have met her husband, though he was in the early stages of his Alzheimer’s. Even in that moment well past his presidency, Mr. Reagan cut an imposing figure in person, and had my earned respect for the public office he once held.
The following is a drawing I did a few years ago for President Reagan’s 100th birthday (which you can read by clicking here). I tweaked it a little last night, and felt in light of Mrs. Reagan’s passing (whom I had never drawn), I would post this piece once again of her husband in her honor.