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    Gerald Ford Typed Letter Signed "Jerry Ford" with Postscript Initialed "J", along with a printed franking signature on the transmittal envelope. One page, 6.25" x 8.5" (letter), June 29, 1983, Rancho Mirage, California, expressing thanks to Sid Craig, husband of Jenny Craig, of Los Angeles for "the beautiful flower arrangement . . . following my surgery". Fine.

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    The thirty-eighth president, following his elective urologic surgery, writes in part: "I was released from the hospital last night, and am feeling much better. After a few more days recuperation I'll be off to our new home in Beaver Creek, Colorado, for the remainder of the summer." All of President Ford's handwriting is done in black ink. The postscript reads, "P.S. Steve [Ford] is doing super. We thank you for all your fine help." Interestingly, Ford died in 2006 at the age of ninety-three, longer-lived than any other president.


    Sid Craig (1932-2008) was the husband of Jenny Craig. Together, they managed their highly successful business, Jenny Craig, Inc., as partners. They founded the company the year that Ford sent this letter to Craig.

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