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An odd find. [Feb. 27th, 2009|07:36 am]
Doug Ayen
While rooting about around the basement, I came across my old boy scouting stuff. Stuck underneath the eagle scout medal case was a small white envelope I didn't remember. So I opened it.

It was the "congratulations" letter from the president of the US. Signed, I assume mechanically, by old Ronnie Raygun himself.

Now, I knew I had this, having opened it once when it arrived and, even then not being a republican fan, stuffed it in a drawer and forgot about it. I just had forgotten it completely, and hadn't looked in that box for years.

What does one do with such a thing? for now, back in the box.
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[User Picture]From: cz_unit
2009-02-27 02:14 pm (UTC)
I see two possibilities:

1) Frame it. Getting Eagle Scout is a pretty tough thing; I never made it past Star. That way you can look back on it and remember just how much beer you had to drink in order to make it to that point.

2) Get some dope, roll a massive blunt and *smoke it*! Yes, I can see no finer tribute to the memory of Reagan than to use this artifact of his to get incredibly baked.

CZ
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[User Picture]From: ceo
2009-02-27 03:08 pm (UTC)
At my summer camp, a number of kids won the Presidential Physical Fitness Award, and this being the early 80s, the certificates bore Reagan's signature. We were told that the previous year, the certificates had had Nixon's signature. Oopsie. Guess the PPFA had been less popular in the 70s than they'd planned on.

(Looks like standards have slipped; the PPFA is a lot easier to get now. :-)
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[User Picture]From: jim_p
2009-02-27 04:59 pm (UTC)
Frame it, of course! I may be a bit based, though ;)
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From: spiffnolee
2009-02-28 01:08 pm (UTC)
In the same pile of stuff that has old yearbooks, I have the photo album that holds all of the Eagle Ceremony memorabilia--that letter from the president, similar ones from congressers, pictures from my project, copy of the invitation and program, stuff like that. The notebook containing the official project report is there, too, and it's funny how proud I was of how it looked then (printed on a computer!), and how cheap it looks now (dot matrix! no font choices!).

Also, you should join a local Scout troop. Maybe Venturers.
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