There've been a lot of great tributes to Gerald Ford — all well deserved, all properly dignified.
I remember too how he healed a nation and brought a people together.
I remember those great things. But I also remember the little things.
How he made his own breakfast.
I know it was a weird thing, but for me, it was a very memorable thing.
The most powerful man in the world toasting his own English muffin, then delivering to someone I guess he found a tad more powerful: his wife!
Gerald Ford was real. He was human. He was humble.
In a country torn apart it by big things, it was a little, human thing that helped bring us together.
I know, I know: A president who toasts his own muffins is hardly the stuff of museums. But it's in the little things that I think we sometimes grasp the greater things: The dimensions of a man who sees himself simply as a man.
A man who made his own breakfast and, in the process, made history as well.
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