Sunday, September 24, 2006

More from the Ford museum ...

A few things I forgot to mention:

These verses from the Book of Proverbs were very significant in the life of President Ford. The Bible on which he swore the Oath of Office is displayed, opened to this page.
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. (KJV)
Wisdom, indeed!

I had no idea that Betty Ford was instrumental in starting a group for pro-choice Republicans!

And finally, the special exhibit was entitled "Play Ball Mr. President" and was a photo exhibit focusing on the relationship of various Chief Executives to the national sport. And underneath a photo of President Reagan was this quote,
"He's sitting over there [by his desk in the Oval Office] and says, 'Hey Grover Cleveland. I played him in the movies!' I said no, you played Grover Cleveland Alexander, the baseball player. And then I knew the nation was in tough shape from that moment." Tip O'Neill about Ronald Reagan.
:-D (Right next to it was a panel with a poster for the movie in which Ronald Reagan starred as Grover Cleveland Alexander.)


assiniboine said...

Oh yes, and she signed on for the Equal Rights Amendment too.

assiniboine said...

You DO know what the real Grover Cleveland is noted for, I presume? (I delight in informing Indians named Grover this.)

Gashwin said...

Hmm. That he is the only one to serve two non-consecutive terms? Or that he started a campaign against the Apache Indians? Do tell ...