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    Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93

    RIP


    Here was a first lady who did more for others after leaving the White House than most do in their whole life in being co-founder of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs.

    Betty Ford: Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93 - ktla.com
    LOS ANGELES -- Betty Ford, the widow of late President Gerald Ford, has died at the age of 93, according to the director of the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum.

    Ford died Friday evening with family at her bedside, according to a family member.

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    Re: Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    RIP


    Here was a first lady who did more for others after leaving the White House than most do in their whole life in being co-founder of the Betty Ford Center in Palm Springs.
    I hope her final days were peaceful and clear.

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    Re: Former First Lady Betty Ford Dies at 93

    She was such a fine woman, so classy and courageous. She will be missed.

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    Unhappy Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    Sad. I heard she was a wonderful woman!

    Betty Ford said things that first ladies just don't say, even today. And 1970s America loved her for it.
    According to Mrs. Ford, her young adult children probably had smoked marijuana — and if she were their age, she'd try it, too. She told "60 Minutes" she wouldn't be surprised to learn that her youngest, 18-year-old Susan, was in a sexual relationship (an embarrassed Susan issued a denial).
    She mused that living together before marriage might be wise, thought women should be drafted into the military if men were, and spoke up unapologetically for abortion rights, taking a position contrary to the president's. "Having babies is a blessing, not a duty," Mrs. Ford said.
    The former first lady, whose triumph over drug and alcohol addiction became a beacon of hope for addicts and the inspiration for her Betty Ford Center in California, died at age 93, family friend Marty Allen said Friday.
    Details of her death and where she died were not immediately available, and Allen, chairman emeritus of the Ford Foundation, said he would not comment further until he received instruction from the family.

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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    RIP. Never knew anything about you. But RIP


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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    She brought alcoholism and addiction to the attention of ordinary people. Gotta love her for that. RIP, Lady.
    I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    She never feared standing up for herself and what she believe in, that is very admirable.
    "Politics, it seems to me, for years, or all too long, has been concerned with right or left instead of right or wrong."
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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    She brought alcoholism and addiction to the attention of ordinary people. Gotta love her for that. RIP, Lady.
    She was a great lady. We could use a hell of lot more just like her.

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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    Quote Originally Posted by krickitt View Post
    She brought alcoholism and addiction to the attention of ordinary people. Gotta love her for that. RIP, Lady.
    She also brought breast cancer into the public conversation. Up until then, it was spoken of in hushed tones. Betty made it ok to talk about.

    I admired her greatly.

    RIP Betty.

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    Re: Former first lady Betty Ford dies at 93

    Awesome. I "liked" every person here, because not one person was rude. Boards I've been on are probably eating the flesh off her poor old bones right now. She was a nice lady.
    I've never been able to understand why a Republican contributor is a 'fat cat' and a Democratic contributor of the same amount of money is a 'public-spirited philanthropist'.
    Ronald Reagan

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