Wednesday, January 3, 2007

Ford gave up pipe to encourage daughter to kick ciggies

Watching TV as President Jerry Ford's casket is being carried to the graveyard, there was one anecdote worth sharing on this blog devoted to kicking the smoking habit.

It seems President Ford, a longtime pipe smoker, was anxious for his only daughter, Susan, to give up her cigarette habit.

Ford told her that if she gave up ciggies, he's give up smoking his pipe.

She took him up on it and they both quit.

(Ford also gave up drinking to support his wife's abstinence from alcohol & painkillers after she went to rehab.)

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