Brodie barks on presidents passing notes

Passing notes…an age old no…no…in the classroom. Students know this.  But then..talking now…do they pass paper notes these days or do they text each other…ok…so now teachers set ground rules for…No cell phones allowed in the classroom..or put your cell phone in the basket by the door as you enter and pick it up on your way out…if said teacher sees a phone in students hand during class…it becomes the “teacher’s phone” through the remainder of the day…and so it goes.  Well, presidents have been passing notes beginning with George Washington for many reasons…becoming a tradition.

My golden self really likes the note that President Ronald Reagan scribbled for George H.W. Bush… “Don’t let the turkeys get you down.” …left it in the Oval Office desk for “W” to find.  Ha!  But then, Ronnie had no idea that he was starting a tradition…a ritual…a practice…an institution…a praxis between the exiting president and the coming in president.

The notes are rather secretive…they’re personal. But…I wonder if they ever consider mentioning the dog…you know maybe…something simple like…The dog had a blast.  He’ll really miss the Secret Service walks and filing up the official White House Poop bags. Paws Up!

 

 

4 thoughts on “Brodie barks on presidents passing notes

  1. Didn’t realize that Ronald had started a tradition! Love the history.
    Also your cell phone in school brought back a memory….my oldest texted in high school and back then they lost the phone for a week. He thought he was not going to make it…but he did.

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