Memory Is Tricky
Speaking of memory, mines (intentional pun using an infamous notword) is tricky, whichÂ I suspect is the lot of most of us.
When I learned of President Gerald Fordâ€™s passing at 93, I was quickly reminded of a quote by Shakespeare and howÂ Ford had defied the meaning of it. The quote I remembered was, “So good, so young, they say, never live so long.” However, the actual quote is:
So wise so young, they say do never live long.
Over the years, I had morphed (sic) the Richard III quote into a bit of a different meaning, and thus felt today that President Ford had escaped the curse of virtueâ€™s being rewarded early–with death!
Our thanks to President Ford for being the quintessence of decency and a man of the hour when the country needed him. His long life certainly represents the goodness that he embodied.