Wow, what a mixture of activities this weekend. We have everything from an exhibit in honor of First Lady Betty Ford to the Grand Rapids Heart Ball. We have music and comedy. There is boxing and hockey. It’s the final weekend to get your taxes done. There is a Motorcycle Swap Meet and a Petting Zoo. There is also a Home and Lifestyle Show.
The Colorado ski home built and owned by President Gerald R. Ford, Jr., and Betty Ford in their retirement is for sale.
The 11,849-square-foot, seven-bedroom, 11-bathroom Beaver Creek neighborhood residence in Avon, Colo., has an asking price of $8.5 million.
Rosalynn Carter can readily identify with Betty Ford.
They served as first ladies at The White House in back-to-back terms in the 1970s.
Today, Carter, the wife of former President Jimmy Carter, is in Grand Rapids in honor of the 96th birthday of the late Ford, the spouse of former President Gerald Ford.
First Lady Betty Ford arrived in Grand Rapids yesterday via the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. The plane landed a few minutes before 5pm and was greeted by Governor Snyder and Mayor George Heartwell. The motorcade, carrying the late Betty Ford, then traveled to the Gerald R. Ford Museum for a public viewing and memorial service.
WZZM 13 reports mourners at the service at St. Margaret's Episcopal Church included guests with ties to every presidential administration for more than half a century, Republican and Democrat. Betty Ford was remembered as a Trail blazer because of the Betty Ford Center which has helped millions.