Reagan's Social Call

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Ronald Reagan, suffering from Alzheimer's disease, doesn't do much entertaining anymore. Still, he turned on the charm for a visiting 10-year-old named after him. Reagan Gillespie, from Appleton, Wis., sent Reagan a framed photo of himself and was invited -- along with his father and grandfather -- to meet the 87-year-old ex-president. Not speaking much, Reagan still offered a handshake "like a grandfather would give," the boy told The Post-Crescent of Appleton. The photo that sparked the invitation for three generations of Gillespie men was accompanied by a passage from the Book of Proverbs: "There is honor in a great name." "He still has a twinkle in his eye," Steve Gillespie, the boy's father, said of President Reagan.