Valentine’s Day Advice from Ronald Reagan

Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D.
The Foundry

…[President Ronald] Reagan wrote the following letter to his son Michael in 1971, just before his marriage. It is a characteristic expression of Reagan’s sincerity, charm, and humanity.

Dear Mike:

…Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn’t take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music…

…Mike, you know better than many what an unhappy home is and what it can do to others. Now you have a chance to make it come out the way it should. There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.



P.S. You’ll never get in trouble if you say “I love you” at least once a day.


Read the entire letter at The Foundry.

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