December 27th, 2006

Gerald Ford dies

Gerald Ford, 38th President of the U.S., died Tuesday, December 26 at age 93. Ford, pictured here as a U.S. Congressman with my Dad, Buehl Berentson, assumed the presidency after President Richard Nixon’s resignation in the midst of scandal. Dad worked with Congressman Ford while serving with the Republican Congressional Committee. He recalls him as a decent man who spent countless days traveling the country on behalf of Republican congressional candidates during the 1960s. Today Newsweek magazine writer Barry Werth wrote in part: “Ford, who never sought national office and never got a single vote for president or vice president, stepped onto the world stage just as his government was sundering, which alone must qualify him for a place among history’s bravest, if most untested and lightly regarded leaders. Pressed into service without his own staff or any time to prepare, Gerry Ford was affable and regular, an energetic former college football star and World War II veteran

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A fourth generation Skagit County native who was moved kicking and screaming from this island community in 1960. I finally reclaimed an Anacortes address in 1980, and I have been in constant celebration of my return since that time. Many of us who call Anacortes home love Fidalgo Island for its natural assets: among them are rugged beaches, pristine lakes, thousands of acres of forestland and some awesome views of the Skagit Valley and surrounding islands. Another element of my love affair with this community is its people, both natives and immigrants. They will “star” in many of my journal entries.

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