Besides the fact there’s no sound and I’m giving a tour of the house to my Mac Air, it’s just fine. Lots of fun stuff in that house. All of the books were some of Reagan’s favorite books. The house is adobe, so it did not have central air or heating. It stays cool during the summer, and Nancy usually preferred the house at 80 degrees anyway, so it wasn’t uncommon to see both fireplaces going in the summer. The Reagan’s bed? It’s two twin beds, and if you look at where the headboards meet, they’re tied together with white zipcords. That’s a Ronald Reagan repair special. You can also tell which side the Gipper slept – The monogram on the comforter, and the dressing table at the foot of the bed on one side. Reagan was 6′ 2″, and his feet hung over.
Oh, and the bumper pool table? No one in the Reagan family can remember anyone ever playing bumper pool ever. What it was used for was to put a cardboard top on it during Thanksgiving to cut up and serve the turkey. And yes, it didn’t matter about the color of the jelly beans. Reagan ate any flavor, including the black ones.
Lastly, the head of the bull in the family room up on the wall? It was featured in one of Reagan’s first films, and he loved that animal enough he took it home as a pet.
So here you go.