My Irish mother Jo introduced me to this cultural icon at the heart of Tipperary Hill many years ago. Rock-throwing protesters forced the city to give up trying to keep the red on top.
She told us her great grandmother ran away from a convent in Ireland. If she hadn't done that, surely I wouldn't be here now.
My mother, though a life-long Democrat, got Ronald Reagan's sense of humor. That is about all she liked about him.