Thursday, December 28, 2006
With the recent death of former President Gerald Ford, people nationwide are fondly recalling his short time as president.
Lisa Sheehan remembers meeting the former president when she was 10 years old during a visit he made to Springfield.
Sheehan, who now lives in Sudbury, was Little Miss Massachusetts at the time, and handed him a bouquet of roses.
"I remember saying, 'These are for you Mr. President'," she said. "'He said, 'Thank you,' and he gave me a kiss on the cheek and a little hug. I just remember him being very warm," she told The Republican of Springfield.
-- Erica Tochin