We will never forget them, nor the last time we saw them, this morning, as they prepared for the journey and waved goodbye and "slipped the surly bonds of earth" to "touch the face of God." Ronald Reagan Forget politics. Ronald Reagan touched my life. He gave me hope and I will carry that hope all my life. He opened my eyes beyond my small world. I became interested in politics and that "we" could make a change in this world. I listened to him that cold January day. Not once did he mention politics. Not once did he cast blame. His voice was healing. His words had no agenda, left or right, but to heal a nation. I can't believe it was that long ago....and yet it seems like yesterday.