They don’t call it Flashback Friday for nothing. While in search of a few past articles, I coincidentally stumbled upon this gem from the February 1982 archives:
Nancy Reagan visits Park Cities
It’s not easy finding a parking spot on Emerson during the day, but Secret Service agents found plenty of room for the First Lady during her visit to the Park Cities
Nancy Reagan made a brief stopover in University Park as a part of her Dallas visit this past Tuesday, February 16.
The First Lady was on a fact-finding mission in learning how best to fight children’s drug abuse.
Mrs. Reagan met with seven members of the Families in Action group at a home on Emerson. The security in the area was tight, and most folks never knew she stopped in the Park Cities (until they saw the three busses for the national press parked in front of the UP home).
The group of seven deals with drug-related problems and is a splinter group of the organization which started in Richardson.
Earlier in the day, Mrs. Reagan ate a light lunch at the Loew’s Anatole with 65 people involved in the state’s anti-drug program, War on Drugs in Texas.
Governor Bill Clements and wife Rita were part of the group, headed by H. Ross Perot. The volunteer actions of this group pushed across some of the nation’s toughest anti-drug laws for the State of Texas.