Friday, July 8, 2011

First Lady Betty Ford

 Elizabeth " Betty " Bloomer Ford
They were just everything that was good
about the '70's. All blond and happy.

 From Huffpo : "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." ( the rest )

I loved Betty Ford from the get go.

 A screen capture of the current Sydney Morning Herald, they do not mention me in the story, which is, I guess, fitting.

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