The Nation: The First Family's First Days

The day before the presidential inauguration last week, Betty Ford met with a fashion designer; nonetheless, she quickly dismissed the idea of buying a new dress for the occasion. The new First Lady decided instead that a sky-blue outfit already in her closet would serve just as well. When Ford's eldest sons Jack and Mike, accompanied by Mike's new wife Gayle, were about to enter the White House grounds to attend the swearing-in ceremony, a guard stopped them and demanded that they show him some identification. Taken aback, they simply looked at one another...

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