Ford Boyhood Home Rescued by Gay Couple

The childhood home of Gerald Ford in Grand Rapids was saved by a gay couple who became friends with the late president and his wife, Betty, the Wall Street Journal reported.

By: ANDY HUMM | The childhood home of Gerald Ford in Grand Rapids was saved by a gay couple who became friends with the late president and his wife, Betty, the Wall Street Journal reported. Tim England and Rob Kent bought the dilapidated house in 1991, did extensive restorations, and eventually got it declared a national and state historic site in 1994.

President and Mrs. Ford visited the house earlier in 1994 and England said the ex-president “turned into a child” as he toured it and reminisced. He said that Mrs. Ford told him, “You will never know what this means to my Jerry.”

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