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        The White House: Inside Story | First Children

        What is it like to be a son or daughter of the President of the United States? What is it like to grow up in the White House? First Children, some of whom have grown up at the White House, have a most unique experience. They play ball on the White House lawn, roller skate in the East Room, and have kindergarten classes in the Solarium. Some have been married at the White House, and some have died within the historic walls. Sometimes though, it is the normalcy of childhood or adolescence that Presidential Children dream of…the spotlight of the press and the security of the home can be very demanding. But, in the words of Susan Ford Bales, the daughter of President Ford, living in The White House is “amazing.”

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