Second-from-bottom item in this Lloyd Grove WashPost piece is a touching anecdote about former president Ronald Reagan and Alzheimer’s. Apparently the first time his son, Ron Jr., beat Ron Sr., swimming in the home pool was when the former was 12 and the latter was 59.
While the ex-president is now, apparently, bed-ridden, mute, and has forgotten most of the last few decades, in 1995 he still remembered the event that changed the balance in his relationship with his son: that swimming race. “It was your flip turn that did it,” Ronald Reagan told his son. “Till then, you know, we were even.”