~Betty Ford Dies~

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    Just now, across my AOL homepage, a ticker popped up saying: Betty Ford has died at the age of 93.
     
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    Rest in Peace, Ma'm.
     
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    That's a long life.
     
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    She slid down the slippery slope into addiction, no doubt aggravated by the scandals of the Nixon Administration coupled with the pressures of public life when Gerald became President by default.

    But like so many first ladies have done, she overcame adversity and went on to devote her time, talents, and fortune in public service. The Betty Ford Clinic will almost certainly outlive her and her grandchildren.

    RIP grand lady. You lived long and well.

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    Countless lives were turned around thanks to this woman.
     
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    “Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.” – Benjamin Franklin

    Cheers Betty!

    Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Betty Ford's children and relatives are traveling to Palm Springs to make funeral arrangements for the former First Lady. Ford died Friday at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Palm Springs.
    There'll be a service in Palm Springs over the next couple days.
    Ford's body will be sent to Michigan for burial alongside former President Gerald Ford, who is buried at his namesake library in Grand Rapids.
     
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    :( Sad day, she's helped a lot of people change their lives.
     
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    She was a true American. Lots of class, always ready to stand for what was right and extremely graceful. Gerald and Betty Ford led lives that made the lives of others better. And for that..we are in their debt.
     
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    Betty was an average woman thrust into the limelight. She openly revealed her problems for all to see and encouraged others to seek treatment for breast cancer and substance abuse

    Can you imagine a Republican today supporting the equal rights amendment?
     

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