Saturday, June 12, 2004


Go Rest High on that Mountain

By Vince Gill

I know your life on earth was troubled

And only you could know the pain

You weren't afraid to face the devil

You were no stranger to the rain


Go rest high on that mountain

Son, your work on earth is done

Go to heaven a shoutin'

Love for the Father and the Son

Oh, how we cried the day you left us

We gathered 'round your grave to grieve

I wish I could see the angels' faces

When they hear your sweet voice sing

Repeat (Chorus)

Go to heaven a shoutin'

Love for the Father and the Son.

Monday, June 07, 2004


The family has just concluded their personal service at the Presidential library in Simi Valley. I use the word "personal" because the family, in what can only be viewed as an intensely generous act, allowed cameras to witness the simple and beautiful service, and the subsequent grief expressed by Mrs. Reagan, her family, and close friends. In fact, there were moments of such poignancy that I had to look away, out of respect for family's privacy.