This is my merit badge given to me by our "Eagle Scout President."
I've never worn it, but I have kept it with some pride. (Smile!)
When I can, I will include the certificate that accompanied it and that bears Gerald Ford's signature...
To speak honestly, I envy them that wonderful family. From the sober and successful father to his determined wife who fought her own demons in the form of breast cancer and drug addiction, to come away not only triumphant, but able to help others face those same demons in their own lives.
| January 2nd, 2001
Any day that we must bury a past president is
necessarily a sad day.
Never elected, he nonetheless served admirably and I doubt that anyone ever regretted his
Today I am watching his funeral and I am
contemplating his life, his presidency and his
At 93 years of age, he's led a good long life. The longest, I believe, of any US president!
My condolences go forth to his remarkable wife, Betty Ford and all their sizable family.