A Grand Hail to an Ex-Chief

Gerald Ford comes home again to open a museum in his honor

When he was the nation's 38th President, Gerald Rudolph Ford acquired an unwanted, and perhaps undeserved, reputation for stumbling, bumbling and bumping his head upon leaving presidential aircraft. So it was entirely fitting that, stepping off Air Force One to greet Ford in his home town of Grand Rapids, the 40th President collided with the 38th and almost stumbled down the top step. Once on the right foot, the ceremonial opening of the Ford museum last week was a fitting tribute to...

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