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Submitted photo Pastor Maxine McWhorter Ungerbuehler with the Dorothy Tea Basket. Ungerbuehler is a member of the Guild's Go Purple - No Excuse for Abuse committee. To arrange for Ungerbuehler as a guest speaker about the project, call her at 644-3373. R CAPE GAZETTE - Friday, January 26 Monday, January 29, 2007 - 81 GFW.C selling Longaberger baskets to aid fight to end domesuc violence The GFWC Federation Guild has teamed up with the Longaberger Basket Company to create a one-of-a-kind tea basket named for and honoring Dorothy " Gardner Ford, mother of the late President Gerald Ford. Dorothy Ford was a pioneer in the- fight against domestic violence. In college, Dorothy met a young man, Leslie King, fell in love and got married. On her hon- eymoon, she realized she had made a terrible mistake after suf- fering multiple episodes of physi- cal abuse. Divorce was rare in 1913, and to complicate matters, Dorothy discovered she was pregnant. She stayed in the marriage and deliv- ered her son, Gerald. President Gerald Ford was born in the mansion of his paternal grandfather, a weakhy Omaha banker, and was given the name Leslie King Jr. When the baby was only a few days old. his father came into Dorothy's room and tried to kill her and the attending nurse. Dorothy fled the abuse and struck out on her own, without the help or support of her son's biological father. Eventually, she met and married Gerald Ford, who adopted her two-year-old son who was renamed for his stepfather, Gerald - R. Ford Jr. Dorothy and her sec- ond husband went on to have three more sons. The GFWC Guild has named its project Go Purple - No. Excuse for Abuse.: The Dorothy Tea Basket is available for sale at a cost of $42 per basket, with a choice of plaid or floral liners at an additional cost of $14: the protector is offered for an additiignal $6 and the shipping and handling cost is $4. Those who choose to order bas- kets will be given the option of writing their personal story of domestic violence; these will be added to the book of stories which will be published to accompany the basket sales. Baskets can be ordered by send- ing- a check payable to GFWC Guild, Memo DTB, to Janet Pink, 204 Stonegate Way, Camden DE 19934. .a/It ela00 3 1 .... -CAR AT: A 0000TIME =.:: -: . :-:. ::.: : ::::. : :: :.