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1/2/07-Tyler

East Texan Remembers President Ford's Visit To Tyler In 1978

Source: Holley Stiefer Source: Holley Stiefer

        An East Texas woman, Holley Stiefer looks back at late President Gerald Ford's trip to Tyler in 1978

Holly Stiefer, Tyler:

      "He was at the Sheraton Hotel here in Tyler. It was all the buzz and everyone was so excited that President Ford was visiting. I had told my parents a week ahead of time that I would hug his neck. My mother played along with it. When he came through, he shook my mom's hand. She said that her daughter wants to hug his neck. He then asked her where is she. I held up my hands and said here I am. He reached into the crowd. The secret servicemen pused everyone back.  As we were hugging, he told me to 'be a good little girl'. 'I said yes sir.'"

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