Good article! I think we are about the same age...Reagan become President when I was in 5th Grade(?)..LOL! I remember I was in high school at the end of his second term. I also remember that that he was widely admired at my school, it was "cool" to like Reagan.
We are the generation that was born at th end of the Vietnam war, sat in gas lines with our parents, and even thought we were young, understood life got better with Reagan in office.
Our 7th grade science teacher brought in a TV when Reagan was inagurated. I was so happy about that and the hostages.
We were so young, but understood!