Gerald Ford Dies

I was getting near the age where I could legally vote in my country, when Gerald Ford became President of the United States. I didn’t understand much. I remember reading about Nixon and Watergate in Newsweek.

He was President for only 29 months, having taken over for Nixon in 1974. I had liked President Ford, mostly because he seemed so calm and I liked his smile. I was a teenager. Those things mattered.

At the age of 93, he has passed from this life. He’ll be honored for serving this country during a terrible time of upheavals, mistrust, and the ending of the Vietnam war.

CNN reports, as well as many others.