No sooner had last week's paper hit the street than we started hearing that we'd left a couple presidents out of the article about those who'd visited Berkeley Springs.
Don Shelly and Bill Gill emailed to say we'd omitted Gerald R. Ford, the 38th president, who served from 1974 to 1977. When Ford died in December, he was widely eulogized as the man who returned some stability and integrity to the White House after Richard Nixon's disgrace. Seems that as a young congressman from Michigan, Ford delivered the commencement address at Berkeley Springs High School in 1951. No one's quite sure why he was invited, though, in addition to his political career, Ford was a college football star and a Navy veteran of World War II.