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Marvin S
02-28-2010, 05:29 PM
Today as I read the Real Estate section of our local newspaper a highlighted article stood out:

GERALD FORD SLEPT HERE & NOW IT'S FOR SALE

"A home that former President Gerald Ford once owned in a Colorado ski resort town is for sale. The current owners of the Beaver Creek residence have listed it for sale with Forbes Sotheby's International Realty at a hearty $13 million.

Ford's wife, Betty, sold the home after Ford died in 2006 at age 93.

The seven bedroom has more than 11,000 square feet, an indoor pool & views of the Beaver Creek ski area."

I sincerely hope some of you have the same thoughts I do. Here's a guy who played FB at MI (LBJ said too many times with his helmet off :)), I believe went to law school & into Congress, became Speaker, appointed as VP & became an unelected POTUS.

Basically, he never held any really high paying position & his entire career was spent as a politico. Where did he come up with the wherewithal to own a home this grand? & I don't believe it was his only home.

When Harry Truman (the last good Democratic POTUS) retired in 1952 there was NO pension, & Truman refused one at 1st. I can't remember the circumstances under which they got him to accept the $25K per year. & he lived in the house he had lived in as a haberdasher with his wife, Bess.

Uncle Bill
02-28-2010, 06:06 PM
I may be recollecting wrong, (Lord knows I can disremember if I had breakfast), but wasn't Gerald Ford some kind of an automobile mogul/CEO prior to venturing into politics?

UB

BonMallari
02-28-2010, 06:07 PM
I know the Ford's were close friends with the billionaire Walter Annenberg and he donated their Palm Springs home and inclusion to every golf country club in the Coachella Valley,I would guess that a similar benefactor had a lot to do with their Beaver Creek estate as well,having a resident like a former POTUS gives your development instant status and notoriety..

dnf777
02-28-2010, 06:10 PM
Today as I read the Real Estate section of our local newspaper a highlighted article stood out:

GERALD FORD SLEPT HERE & NOW IT'S FOR SALE

"A home that former President Gerald Ford once owned in a Colorado ski resort town is for sale. The current owners of the Beaver Creek residence have listed it for sale with Forbes Sotheby's International Realty at a hearty $13 million.

Ford's wife, Betty, sold the home after Ford died in 2006 at age 93.

The seven bedroom has more than 11,000 square feet, an indoor pool & views of the Beaver Creek ski area."

I sincerely hope some of you have the same thoughts I do. Here's a guy who played FB at MI (LBJ said too many times with his helmet off :)), I believe went to law school & into Congress, became Speaker, appointed as VP & became an unelected POTUS.

Basically, he never held any really high paying position & his entire career was spent as a politico. Where did he come up with the wherewithal to own a home this grand? & I don't believe it was his only home.

When Harry Truman (the last good Democratic POTUS) retired in 1952 there was NO pension, & Truman refused one at 1st. I can't remember the circumstances under which they got him to accept the $25K per year. & he lived in the house he had lived in as a haberdasher with his wife, Bess.

You just stereotyped the typical republican and typical democrat. That's why I'm neither. :(

Uncle Bill
02-28-2010, 06:20 PM
You just stereotyped the typical republican and typical democrat. That's why I'm neither. :(


And you HAD to declare the obvious. I realize you try hard to be an INDEPENDANT...a middle of the roader. But beyond everything you SAY, or want us to believe... you are still a basic left-winger tending socialistic.

You need to bring back the platform of the late Norman Thomas...it would fit you to a T. Try reading some of his speechs, and see if you don't fit the mold.

UB