We were good friends with the White House Photographer in the mid-70's - during the time Ford was president. We got to go in parts of the White House most people can't. I got to sit in a new chair that had recently been made for Gerald Ford. And....my 3 year old son ran under the ropes outside the Oval Office and two armed guards pointed their guns at him and he just kept running around the desk. We tried to coax my son out, but he was having too much fun. Bill the photographer had to talk the guards into putting their guns down. My son finally came out on his own - it was scary!!! Gerald Ford was not in the White House that day.