Meanwhile, Mr. Reagan joined the Army Reserves, and in April, 1942, he got called to active duty. Except that he was really near-sighted, so he couldn't be sent overseas. Instead, he ended up making training films for the Army Air Force. By the end of the war, his units had made about 400 films.
After a while, Mr. Reagan got out of the movie business and into politics. He served as the governor of California from 1967 to 1975. In 1968 and 1976, he ran for president, but he got defeated both times. Then in 1980, he finally got nominated and he won the election.
|The president takes Lucky |
and Margaret Thatcher for a walk
Soon Lucky was 2 feet tall and weighed 80 pounds. Mrs. Reagan said she was "the size of a pony," and she pulled so hard on leash that Mrs. Reagan could not walk her. Lucky took some obedience classes, but that didn't help too much.
Rex had a doghouse that was fancier than any other First Dog had ever had. It was designed by a real interior designer, and it had a white clapboard outside, red curtains, and pictures of President and Mrs. Reagan on the walls.