I read about #39 in history books. Though I have distinct memories from the 80’s, #40 came and went in the fog of my preteen years. #41 taught me the power of patriotism, yellow ribbons, and pride in my country. #42 arrived during my coming of age years and helped me grow my progressive roots. I found my political voice when #43 was in office and it marked the first time I remember bonding over politics with my father. Both of my children came into this world during #44, thank you for making the world a better place for my children. 40 years of Presidential power. 40 years of life. Every single moment fleeting.