king_of_simcity7 wrote: »
@Charlottesmom I think that the interaction is only for Sims who are not related
I recall 1989, all too well, it was nearly the end of the Cold War; I was in my last year of high-school having taken two years to complete Gr. 11; more concerned about making the grade to make it out of high-school than being interested in world affairs. January 20, 1989 was the date that George Herbert Walker Bush took office as the President of the United States, just sixteen days after two Tomcats from VF-32 downed two Libyan MiG 23s over the Gulf of Sidra, after tensions between Khaddafi’s Libya and the United States sparked into flame.
How little did I know of the political manoeuvring that George Bush did in order to keep the world from dissolving in the flame of nuclear conflict? It was a scary time knowing that with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, that the entire European continent was a tinderbox. Things could have easily gone the other way. It was only the work of both Mikhail Gorbachev (a moderate in the Soviet Politburo) and George H.W. Bush, that we escaped nuclear war. It was Bush and Gorbachev’s deft manoeuvring at keeping the peace that allowed us to survive that tumultuous time when nervous fingers were on the button to launch. The Soviet Union and the United States had been on opposite ends of the spectrum for many decades previous. The 40th president, Ronald Reagan had set the stage; and your 41st President George Herbert Walker Bush had succeeded in bringing the Cold War to a close.
I am, but a faceless person amongst the billions of people who would have been affected adversely if the Cold War went hot and for that we are indebted to the 41st President of the United States. There are those who wish for the world to burn; for in those flames do they feel justified in their nihilistic leanings. Thank goodness for the sake of the world that we did not give in to those who hold up those views.
As my eighteenth PM of my country said of the President; that George H.W. Bush was a great friend of Canada. His was a life of service to his fellow man, not just to his own country, but to the world. For the decisions that benefitted the United States also had consequences for the rest of the world and the President knew this. And the world owes him a debt of gratitude for his guidance through the end of the Cold War.
We have seen the last of the great statesmen with the passing of George H.W. Bush and heaven knows if we will ever see his like ever again. As an adult pushing 50 now, I have seen many Presidents come and go but none coming hereafter will ever be as deft at handling international affairs as your 41st President.
I shared a birth-date with the 41st President of the United States (though 46 years apart) and if it hadn’t been for George H.W. Bush’s guidance and negotiation of a treaty with the Soviet Union and its eventual dissolution and the emergence of the Russian Republic, none of us would have had the 29 years that has followed. And for that, I am grateful.
Rest in Peace, Mr. President. Thank you for your life of service.
CravenLestat wrote: »
@lisasc360 Thought I would make you smile...
If my sim lived with you
Charlottesmom wrote: »
@lanlyn , Thank you...Patrick was a wonderful guy, stinks when death is so sudden...you're here one minute and gone the next.
@lisasc360 Congrats to Nathan for learning to walk.
The dog is an early bird.
Lots of love letters!
@lisasc360 Haha if you're not careful all Nathan will talk about is poo now. Scout's a good boy. How annoying of the mail lady to block the path to the mailbox when it's raining. Of course Lisa got a letter from Craven, the guy's a lost cause