Lot 92: TLS as president signed "Ron," two pages, 7 x 10.5, White House letterhead, December 19, 1983. Letter to Dolores and Paul Ballachino, in part: "I know how you feel after the bypass surgery…A friend of mine, a very successful screenwriter, did the Jim Thorpe picture and the Monte Stratton story (Jimmy Stewart played Monte). Just a short time ago my friend had a bypass operation…This summer he climbed 11,000 foot Mt. Jacinto in California. That was only a trial run for what he did next. He wrote me a couple months ago to tell me he had just returned from Nepal where he climbed Mt. Everest—27,000 feet—all the way to the top. Now I'm not suggesting you take up mountain climbing. I just thought you'd like to know there isn't much you can't do after the wounds are healed. So if Dolores asked you to clear out the garage or get the cat down off the roof you'll just have to do it." In fine condition, with slight soiling to the signed page.
RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 458
Wednesday, 12th August 2015
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