Skip to comments.Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts
Posted on 12/13/2010 12:06:08 PM PST by jazusamo
If it was "morning in America" for President Ronald Reagan, a new commemorative postage stamp due in February to mark "the Gipper's" birth centennial will forever view the sunrise.
The new commemorative stamp, whose design was unveiled Monday at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif., always will be valid for a 1-ounce first-class letter, the U.S. Postal Service confirmed. It officially will be released at the library on Feb. 10, 2011, four days after the 100th anniversary of Reagan's birth.
The design was published first in Linn's Stamp News, a hobbyist publication. Earlier this year, Linn's broke the news that a Reagan Centennial postage stamp would be released.
Although the preliminary design shows a 44-cent value, the postal agency recently announced that all commemorative, or special, issues will be inscribed with "Forever," instead of a face value, meaning they would sell for the then-current first-class rate but would remain valid for first-class mail even when rates increase.
A USPS spokesman who asked not to be identified by name said a revised version showing the "Forever" inscription will be released Dec. 28.
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Time for a Restorative! I’d join you but I don’t think you’re apart, yet.
After I got the biscuit mix, I decided I didn’t want dumplings. Maybe I’ll do them tomorrow. Just eating the chicken, now.
I had too many restoratives last week. Lots of Weight Watchers Points ...
You could make biscuits or pancakes tomorrow. I’m not that fond of dumplings, anyway.
I need to find Frank ... he’s wandered off mumbling about having the hiccups. And the slender and elusive Bill needs to clean the cat box again.
And a search for dirty clothes, because although three byos were washed, there are not three sets of dirty clothes in the basket.
Not Missing Ar-tickles of Clothing! I used to threaten my daughter that her dirty clothes would just pile up in her room until she was going around naked, because they were her responsibility. Of course, she was 15 by then...
Biscuits crossed my mind at the same time dumplings did, but there is all this beautiful broth left over...so it will be dumplings. Although, I shouldn’t even have that...just protein for the next day or so to stop my blood sugar from bottoming out.
Still, I like buttered dumplings...
I’m off to bed...
You just have to dumb it down enough for me. ;-D
Not necessarily. Proper sequencing helps.
For instance, to understand engineering better, study physics first.
Or even better, if you want to teach elementary school, start with the basics; atomic theory.
Then it's easy.
That sounds so good! Supper was at Taco Crime -- I worked until 5:30 to wrap up the first draft of a whitepaper for work, then headed off to a "nearby" church to see Iranium this evening. The sionnsareens were down in Tacoma helping a friend who needed eye surgery or some such and who couldn't drive (we have another mutual friend with possibly the same condition), and were headed back up. Arrived in plenty of time for the film, and to meet with a bunch of longtime conservative Republican friends from so many campaigns.
Not many Iranians present, but I saw and greeted one fellow I knew from our pro-Iranian freedom rallies. He just smiled when he saw me.
Iranium is well-made and profoundly disturbing. I hope many of those present (the church was near full and it seats 1500) learned a lot from it. Both the extent of our danger and possibly how the game can change without military action.
Helpful on the theory, yes. But it's a really different game once you get out into the workaday world. That's when you really begin to learn the art and practice of engineering -- fresh out of school, you make mistakes and I made my share. Yet I have known good engineers who never got a degree.
But the theory can be useful: I once tackled the effort to design a "glitch-capture" circuit that was better than giant rival HP's. Their circuit used 4 very power-hungry but super-fast ICs -- and the instrument required 32 of those circuits, one per channel. 3 days of cranking equations (boolean logic) and I came up with a faster one that used only 1-1/2 of those very power-hungry but super-fast ICs per channel. Ah, the good old days...
Good morning, everyone. 21 this a.m., and a little cloudy. Maybe it will clear up for Sunbeam Time. I went to bed about 8:30 last night, finished the biography of Rush Limbaugh I was reading, and had lights out before 9:00. The overnight people didn’t make coffee, but Ash and I handled it when we got up.
Been waiting for this.
Yeah, but I think the rule is the honoree has to not be among the living any more. So it wouldn’t happen anytime soon.
My neighbor had her TV cranked up last night, and I finally dozed off about 8:30, but woke again an hour later, and read for a couple of hours, trying to ignore the noise.
I didn’t want to get up this morning. There are several things that need to be done today, but I’m going to concentrate on the ones that take the least amount of effort.
I’m going to get my hair cut today, and also get catsand.
I’m reading an interesting book about Cuba now.
I need to do something with my hair before my son and DIL show up next week. So much of it is falling out that it’s looking really ugly.
Meanwhile, I have to make a path from the front door into the living area. Whatever I can lift will be going outside.
Cuba has always interested me. Of course, LOTS of countries interest me!
The author is a sportswriter from Florida whose father and uncles owned restaurants in Havana before the revolution. He’s visiting the ruins, as it were, and some of their old friends who still live in Cuba. A few years ago, when Fidel first got sick. 2006? In the current chapter, he’s visiting La Cabana prison, where they were held after their first attempt to leave Cuba.
Back from the hairdresser, and also the Harris Teeter had cat litter for half price.
Maybe I look a little like Judi Dench, instead of Albert Einstein!
At least you don’t look like Helen Thomas...;o]
Not that it's a bad or down day. Just a little dull, taking a pre-training course training course, and have just completed the pre-training course training course training module in preparation for next week's training course.
And surprise teleconference just called for half an hour from now.
Anyway, gotta go for now.
Cloudy and getting colder here. I’m reading the Iliad to some byos.
maybe one of these will give you some respite:
Sunny, cold and windy. I was out in it, but wish I hadn’t gone.
Nothing else worthy of note. Today, I’m wishing a had something fun to do besides playing with a virtual aquarium. The inhabitants ignore me and the cost is prohibitive, so I don’t do anything that costs “sand dollars.”
I really want to lie down and take a nap but if I do, I most likely won’t sleep tonight. Even 45 minutes’ sleep is enough to set the mind racing for hours. *sigh*
(If I had Miss Daisy back...I could at least drive to St. George for the night.)
It never got warmer that the med 60’ here.
60 was our high. 32 the low. I’m SO ready for summer!!
Mammals are hanging around me complaining that they’re not being given pizza. We expect them to eat pet food, like lesser creatures? Frank had several pizza and a bath. Anoreth says I look like Judi Dench with my new haircut.
Reagan birth centennial stamp debuts
Thanks for the heads-up. My dear old mother needs some more stamps
(believes in actually writing letters...very old school).
Having them as “forever” stamps probably will clear them out in no time.
So I’ll be at the post office as early as possible. Gotta’ get some for
my brother as well.
I was shocked that the local PBS station (Sedalia/Warrensburg) aired the rather fair
“American Experience” biography on “The Lifeguard” RR on Monday.
When I saw it on first airing in Los Angeles, I was stunned at
how good...and balanced it was.
As for the stamp I’d have preferred RR with a cowboy hat or aboard a horse.
That would cause severe mental distress to Dems/Libs. (chuckle)
...the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, Calif.,....
Anyone that makes it to Southern California MUST visit the RR Presidential Library.
Beautiful landscape. It was great when I visited but now has a lot
of upgrades, including the installation of Dutch’s Air Force One.
BUT...do pay attention to the signs that say (in so many words)
“Stay off the grass. There are rattlesnakes.”
I and my cousin chuckled at one of the most effective public warning
signs in history.
My MIL lives with us and is quite elderly. She has pen pals all over the country and spends I don’t know how much on stamps.
I told her about the new Ronald Reagan stamp and she’s thrilled to death, keeps asking about it.
I’ve never been to the RR Presidential Library, it’s a long haul for us now. I was born and raised in So CA and am very familiar with Simi Valley and the whole area.
Believe me when I say there are plenty of rattlesnakes in that country but don’t know if they actually get close to the installation.
When playing golf on many of the courses there we were always very careful, especially if going into the rough after a ball which I did often. LOL!
Since I never make it here in the mornings, here is a
Quite cold here. Possibly more frost tomorrow, if there’s any moisture left in the air. No snow forecast, but rain this weekend.
LOL, that was in one of our early Gaelic lessons! 'Se piotsa a tha i aig iarraidh! (It's pizza she's wanting, turning up her nose at 'neeps & 'tatties.)
I'll be turning up my nose at 'neeps and tatties too, for the familiar oats. I have, after all, a plow to pull.
I think I’ll have fruit. We have a tiny bit of snow on grass and roofs, but the temperature is nearly above freezing already. I’ll have to check the website to make sure they’re having Vlad’s swimming lesson this morning.
That looks like a cilantro seedling. My catz love cilantro.
Well, since I seldom make it here in the evenings, here is a
Have a good evening!
I was so tired yesterday I was asleep at 3:30. My phone rang at 4:30, so that kept me awake for a while, but I’m up and on it this morning.
And very tired. I still have things to clean before my son gets here next week, but I’m not going to push it.
Breakfast? Hmmmm. Maybe I’ll see about that.
Your deep freeze is chilling me to the bones! I hate when that happens!
It would be nice if you had some spring.
I stayed up until nearly 10, reading the book about Cuba and occasionally paying attention to the show DP was watching.
Now I need to find Tom and have him take Ash for a walk. She’s been out in the yard, but it wasn’t what she wanted. Shannon just reached up and patted my shoulder, with a few claws. She wants the warm weather turned on!
If I have a really good book, and I’m feeling fairly decent, I can stay up until 10, but for the most part, I’m doing good if I can last until 7.
I’m with Shannon! I want the warm weather turned on!!
Thanks! Catnip seems to alter one’s perspective. Or ability. Or perspective of one’s ability...
(Ow. That hurt. I’m not used to thinking so early in the AM.)
LOL! Those are cute.
White Cat was sitting on the outside of the schoolroom window this morning, asking to come in. Jake had a Snit. Wednesday would have had a psychotic freakout and broken the window; she really hated other cats, except for Shannon.
White Cat is probably tired of the snow and cold, and senses warm people, good food and some really neat hiding places behind the window pane.
Wednesday was a sweetie. Odd, but sweet.