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March

16

1981

March 16, 1981



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Diary Entry - 03/16/1981

Monday, March 16, 1981

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Jerry Lewis came to the Oval office with the M.D. poster girl—a beautiful child who I learned would probably die before the next year ends. What a terrible disease. Jerry has for 29 years worked to raise more than $400 mil. for research of M.D. Paul Laxalt came by & played Santa Claus with gifts he’d received for me—including the most beautiful western belt buckle I’ve ever seen. He had a letter from an Irishman in Nev. who complained because he didn’t think I knew the R. W. Service poem “The Shooting of Dan McGrew.” We put in a call to Nevada and after I convinced him I really was who I said I was I recited the poem to him. He’s a Dem. who I think may now turn Repub. Went to the convention of Assn. of General Contractors & received their man of the year award. Then home and mother. Nancy had entertained Mrs. Sadat at lunch while I was across the hall lunching with the women members of Cong.