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Gerald R Ford

I'm not sure if many of you got involved in any of the events of Ford's funeral and what not. Its tough to say how big a deal it was outside of GR. Here is was huge. People here haven't forgotten him despite his being gone for a long time. One thing I thought was interesting how even in the end few people could remember anything other than the Nixon pardon and how much they liked him as a person. However, a quick trip to the Ford Library & Museum's biography on him should bring up a few things you probably don't know/remember.

There's also a condolences book for those of you who were not able to make it out for any of the events. We didn't go to see the viewing. We figured that with the kids it just wouldn't work out. However, did get a chance to line the streets during the funeral procession. I was downtown on the way to the funeral and Melissa when it was on the way back from the funeral. I'd considered whether we should bring the kids down and go as a family. However, since neither Henry or Sammy will remember it that it just didn't seem to be worth it. Regardless, I'm glad we got to say good bye even if we didn't get to meet him in person.


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