On a day like this in 1981, I was having lunch in Mexico City with a British friend. We walked back to my office and the phone rang. It was my mother calling from Dallas. She said that Pres. Reagan had been shot.
Reagan nearly died. He was clearly affected by the shooting, physically and emotionally.
Lyn Nofziger died a few years ago. It was Nofziger who reassured a stunned nation that the President was OK and recovering.
Looking back, we remember some great Reagan lines:
"Honey, I forgot to duck'' (The President's words to the First Lady)
Reagan survived and went on to have two very successful terms.''Please tell me you're Republicans.'' (The President greets the surgeons)
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