Brian Mulroney at Nancy Reagan’s Funeral: The Love Letter

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Mulroney at Nancy Reagan’s funeral, reading a love letter.

Brian Mulroney read a touching love letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy during Nancy Reagan’s funeral. Ronald Reagan was known for being a prolific writer who poured his heart into his letters. There wasn’t a dry in the room when Mulroney read the letter.

Mulroney is a Canadian politician who was the 18th prime minister of Canada from September 17, 1984 to June 25, 1993. He and Reagan were very close. These are portions of the love letter from Ronald Reagan to Nancy that he read at the funeral. In the letter, a Christmas love letter to Nancy, Ronald Reagan wrote about all the different sides of her and how he loved them all.

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“There’s another gal I love who is a nest builder. If she were stuck for three days in a hotel room, she’d manage to make it home sweet home,” he wrote. “I’m also crazy about the girl who goes to the ranch with me. If we’re tidying up the woods, she’s a pee-wee powerhouse… She’s a wonderful person to sit by the fire with, or to ride with, or just to be with when the sun goes down and the stars come out.

If ever she stopped going to the ranch, I’d stop too because I’d see her in every beauty spot there is and I couldn’t stand that.”

His letter went on to read:

“Then there’s a sentimental baby I love whose eyes fill up so easily… and her laugh is like tinkling bells… Fortunately, all these women in my life are you. Fortunately for me that is, for there could be no life for me without you. Browning asked, ‘How do I love thee, let me count the ways…’ For me there is no way to count. Merry Christmas to all the gang of you: mummy, first lady, the sentimental you, the fun you, and the pee-wee powerhouse you. Merry Christtmas you all. With all my love, lucky me.”

Mulroney finished the letter and said, “Theirs was a love story for the ages.”

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