Kalamazoo, Michigan – Sometimes one story leads to another for Mitt Romney.
At Western Michigan University, the Republican presidential candidate told a packed house his parents, George and Lenore Romney, had campaigned in the same conference room when George ran for Michigan governor and Lenore ran for a U.S. Senate seat decades ago.
This reminded him that his campaign bus had taken him past Brighton, Michigan, where his parents are buried, on the way to Kalamazoo.
Which reminded him why his parents were actually buried in Brighton.
“My dad was a very frugal man,” said Romney as the crowd laughed. “He checked all over for the best deal on a gravesite. I asked him, ‘How’d you pick Brighton, Dad?’ and he said, ‘Well, best place I could find in the whole state.’”
Romney gets a little punchy as the days grow longer ahead of Michigan’s Tuesday primary contest.