J Walking

J Walking


President Ford to a young kid

posted by J-Walking

It was December 1976 and I decided to write President Ford a letter. He had just lost to Gov. Jimmy Carter and I wanted to console him. I recall writing some very 9-year-old sort of things – something about how Gov. Carter was just a peanut farmer.

One day the following spring I came home to find a very official looking letter. Inside was this note. It went directly up on my wall.

I knew nothing about political correspondence at the time – I had never heard the term “autopen” – and assumed my letter had passed before his very eyes and had prompted him to write and sign this letter. Who knows, maybe he did. I will always have a special love for President Ford.



Advertisement
Comments read comments(4)
post a comment
Gretchen

posted December 29, 2006 at 2:12 am


Delightful and touching. Thanks for sharing.



report abuse
 

A non-progressive

posted December 29, 2006 at 4:55 am


Will there ever be another gentleman in the White House again?



report abuse
 

reddopto

posted December 29, 2006 at 11:57 pm


I was struck by the humility of the little missive. The letterhead just says Gerald R. Ford, Transition Office. And, I think he actually wrote it. He was a level head.



report abuse
 

HASH(0x93149f4)

posted December 31, 2006 at 2:27 am


You lived on “Hoffman” lane, go figure. Probably why you got the response, ha!



report abuse
 

Post a Comment

By submitting these comments, I agree to the beliefnet.com terms of service, rules of conduct and privacy policy (the "agreements"). I understand and agree that any content I post is licensed to beliefnet.com and may be used by beliefnet.com in accordance with the agreements.



Previous Posts

More blogs to enjoy!!!
Thank you for visiting J Walking . This blog is no longer being updated. Please enjoy the archives. Here is another blog you may also enjoy: Inspiration Report Happy Reading!!!

posted 9:36:25am Jul. 06, 2012 | read full post »

Dancing... or drinking through life
I am not even sure that I know how to do a link anymore. I'm giving it a shot though so, three readers, please forgive me if I mess this up. So Rod Dreher's sister is battling cancer. It is nasty. Their faith is extraordinary. Here's his latest post (I think) There are 8 comments on it. As I scrolle

posted 3:05:22pm Mar. 02, 2010 | read full post »

Back...
I'm back here at JWalking after a bit of time because I just want someplace to record thoughts from time to time. I doubt that many of the thoughts will be political - there are plenty upon plenty of people offering their opinions on everything political and I doubt that I have much to add that will

posted 10:44:56pm Mar. 01, 2010 | read full post »

Learning to tell a story
For the last ten months or so I've been engaged in a completely different world - the world of screenwriting. It began as a writing project - probably the 21st Century version of a yen to write the great American novel - a shot at a screenplay. I knew that I knew nothing about the art but was inspir

posted 8:01:41pm Feb. 28, 2010 | read full post »

And just one more
I have, I think, just one more round of chemo left. When I go through my pill popping regimen tomorrow morning it will be the last time for this particular round of drugs. Twenty-three rounds, it seems, is enough. What comes next? We'll go back to what we did after the surgery. We'll watch and measu

posted 11:38:45pm Nov. 18, 2008 | read full post »




Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.