October 22, 2003

Presidential Fun Fact of the Day

Nancy Reagan.

Nancy's parents divorced when she was quite young, and her mother married Dr. Loyal Davis when she was seven. She didn't see much of her father and grew so attached to her stepfather that she visited a neighbor who was a retired judge. She told him, "I'd like to know how to adopt Dr. Davis."

The judge told the little girl gently, "That's a little difficult, but I think it can be arranged."

After Nancy left, the judge called Dr. Davis, who was delighted, "I've always wanted that but I didn't know how to approach Nancy or her mother."

Dr. Davis later officially adopted Nancy when she was fourteen.

Posted by Jennifer at October 22, 2003 07:23 AM


Wow, I never heard that before. I've heard Nancy speak lovingly of her father before, but I didn't know he was her step-father. Great job!!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at October 23, 2003 09:29 PM