A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from May 17, 2011
“Money may not buy friends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children”

"Money may not buy friends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children” has been cited in print since at least 1965. The saying was a favorite of Ronald Reagan (1911-2004).


19 August 1965, San Antonio (TX) Express and News, pg. 1, col. 4:
Today’s Chuckle
Money may not buy friends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children.

21 August 1965, Kittanning (PA) Leader-Times, pg. 6, col. 1:
Money may not buy friends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children. (T-M, WRR Gen. Fea. Corp.)

27 August 1965, Oregonian (Portland, OR), pg. 1, col. 3:
Today’s Chuckle
Money may not buy friends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children.

Google News Archive
30 August 1965, Morning Record (Meriden-Wallingford, CT), pg. 1, col. 1:
Today’s Chuckle
Money may not buy firends, but it will help you stay in contact with your children.

9 October 1978, Aiken (SC) Standard, “As Ashley Sees It” by Ashley Cooper, pg. 4, col. 4:
Money isn’t everything, but it does keep you in contact with your children.

The Notes:
Ronald Reagan’s Private Collection of Stories and Wisdom

By Ronald Reagan
Edited by Douglas Brinkley
New York, NY: HarperCollins
2011
Pg. 204:
Money may not buy friends but it will help you to stay in contact with your children.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityBanking/Finance/Insurance • (0) Comments • Tuesday, May 17, 2011 • Permalink