Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2004 5:21 am Post subject: Prince Hussain and USA President Ronald Reagan
As we hear, read and reflect about the life of late president Ronald Reagan who passed away this week, here is an interesting anectdote about his brief contact with our Imam and his small contribution to the world peace worthy of reflection. It appeared in one of the Sunday papers in England.
UNCLE RONNIE'S FISHY TALE
President Reagan, praised for his success at the summit in Geneva, was rather less successful in carrying out a private domestic duty with which he had been charged during that tense week.
Mr. Reagan and wife were staying in the elegant 18th century Geneva mansion belonging to the Agakhan.
The Aga and his family had moved out of the imposing home to make way for the Reagans, and to do their bit for world peace.
The Aga's son, 11-year-old Hussain, concerned as are all children for the welfare of his pet, left a handwritten note for the President of the United States asking him to be sure to feed the goldfish.
The fish tank was in the room to be used by Reagan as a study.
The President took his duties seriously and between meetings with Mikhail Gorbachev, sprinkled food upon the fish's watery home. Disater. It died.
Mr. Reagan, deeply concerned, dispatched an aide to buy not one but two goldfish to replace the creature that was now floating-fins up-in the little boy's room.
Young Hussain returned and at first was evidently awed by the wonders of procreation.
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