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Thursday, August 15, 2013

Edward..1913-2013

I got the call at 4 a.m. that Dad had passed away.  He was in his 100th year and just 3 months away from his birthday.   As per his wishes there won't be a funeral and burial will take place when the out of state family members are available.
 
This is my favorite photo of my dad.  It was taken around 1950.  That was about the time that he got into photography seriously, developing and printing his own photos.
 
   

123 comments:

HollyM said...

I'm so sorry to hear this Wanda. I hope he got some level of peace and comfort in his new place.
It is a lovely photo.

mb-RI said...

My prayers are with you at this sad time.

Kelly said...

I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Paula Hensley Murphy said...

Sorry for your loss. I pray many happy thought for you of your DAD. Fun, happy times. What a blessing to have him with you so many years.

Marilyn said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Wanda. My prayers
and thoughts are with you.

Maria said...

Sorry to hear of the loss of your Dear DAD...
Great photo of him.
Hugs Maria

Gene Black said...

Peace be with you Wanda.

Beth said...

That is so sad and I know you will miss him. But for him, he has a new journey. Warm hugs to you.

Debbie said...

Prayers and blessings to you Wanda, at this time of loss. Your favorite photo is timeless.

Debbie said...

My condolences, Wanda. Sorry for your loss. It was always nice to hear you talk about your father. That photo is a wonderful memory.

Susan said...

I'm sorry for your loss, Wanda...keeping you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

what a lovely photo of your dad. Sad that he died - but he had a long life didn't he and as you said he had been slipping away and not in pain - I would take that way over being in pain any day. You must have a lot of good memories.

suemac said...

Sorry to hear about your Dad. I know you will miss him a lot. It seemed like you were so close.

Dana Gaffney said...

I'm so sorry Wanda, it feels like we all knew him a bit from your updates.

Teresa Rawson said...

I am very sad to hear about your Dad, Wanda. I just got home from spending a week with mine in Alabama...it seems like every visit is so precious now. My Dad is 82. Yours had such a nice long life...isn't it amazing to think of all the things he saw in his life? Everything from early flight to little cars on Mars! My thoughts are with you.

In stitches,
Teresa :o)

Karen H said...

I am so sorry to hear of your loss.

Elizabeth Pienaar said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad - Cherish all the good memories.
Beautiful photo of him.
Elizabeth

Valerie said...

So sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the lovely photo of your dad.

Jeanie said...

Sorry to hear of your Dad's passing, Wanda. Expected or not, at his age or any age, it's a terrible loss. What a blessing for both of you to have had so many years together! Our memories can never be taken away from us and yours will bring you many smiles after the tears. My prayers go out to you and your family as you process your loss. Take care.

Michele T said...

Sorry for your loss. We can never be prepared for the deep emotional impact a loss can have on us. Take care and cherish those memories.

Nan S. said...

So sorry for your loss. May happy memories sustain you during this difficult time.

Anya said...

So sorry for your loss, Wanda. May your many years of happy memories bring you comfort.

Nancy, Near Philadelphia said...

So sorry, Wanda. I love the photo.

crazylegs said...

So sorry for your loss, Wanda. Peace to you and your family.

didi said...

oh, Wanda. My heart aches for you.

I Quilt for Fun said...

So so sorry. I know there are lots of "lucky to have had him" comments -- and I agree. I was 35 when my father died. But -- I suspect the loss is the same whenever it occurs. Sending good wishes your way.

Jan

Susan Turney said...

I'm sending my sympathies, Wanda. It's so hard to lose a parent.

Nancy said...

I am so sorry. Prayers.

Anita in Florida said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this very sad time.

Barbara said...

You are in my thoughts and heart, Miss Wanda.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry. Love that picture of your dad.

Michele said...

I'm very sorry

Sue said...

Please know that many, many people have you in their thoughts and prayers.
You are a special person, so he must have been special as well. We can see that in this photo of him.
May the memories you have fill the void that his passing brings to your life.

Eat Sleep Quilt said...

Wanda, I'm sorry to hear about your dad. I know that his life after your mom passed away was made more pleasant because of the time you and your brother spent with him. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Debra said...

My sincerest condolences.

Bonnie H said...

Very sorry, Wanda. 100 years is an awesome lifetime.. great photo..

Marion said...

100 years is a long life. How fortunate your dad was to have you and your family to love him and care for him to the end.

Vicki W said...

It sounds like he had a good life and great genes. Both are worthy of celebration. How fortunate you were to have had both parenting so long. I love this photo.

Mary Ellen said...

My condolences on the loss of your dad. It's always a sad day when a girl loses her father. I miss mine every day. Both your father and mine lived a good, long life and we have beautiful memories. He had a good long ride. Hugs.

Hannah said...

Sorry for your loss, Wanda. Great photo.

Alice Turcotte said...

Peace to you and your family.

Synthia said...

Sending my heartfelt condolences. Your father was a handsome man. I can see why you love this photo.....so "natural"....

Suzan said...

I am very sorry for your loss, Wanda. What a wonderfully "real" photo you have of your dad. I am sure there are many memories of good times that will sustain you through the next few days.

Pam said...

There are no "right" words on the death of your father, so I will send hugs and prayers to a faithful daughter.

Sandie said...

What a wonderful photo of a wonderful father. My thoughts are with you and the rest of the family at this sad time. May happy memories remain after the pain of loss has worn away.

Elaine M said...

Wanda, I'm sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing the photo, he looks like a very thoughtful and caring man.

hetty said...

My condolences to you, Wanda. That's a wonderful photo of your Dad. May your memories bring you peace. Thoughts and prayers go out to you. Hugs.

Amy said...

My thoughts are with you and your family.

Susan R said...

Oh Wanda I am so sorry to hear this news. What a lovely picture...hold the memories close. My thoughts are with you and your family.

debby said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. From the picture, he looks like he was quite a wonderful man--LOVE the way he's lightly holding the dog.

Cindy said...

Sorry for your loss. While your father lived a long life, his passing hurts nonetheless. May your memories provide you with peace.

Amy said...

So sorry for the loss of your Dad. Thanks for sharing the great photo of him. My thoughts are with you and your family.

Linda at Roscoe's Ma said...

I know your dad has been hanging on for quite a while now. While caring for him was no picnic, he knew you were there and you have such wonderful memories. The photo you posted is a fabulous picture. I can see why it is a favorite. You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

You have my sincere sympathy. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May he rest in peace.
I liked the photo of him too.

Kay in Kansas

Jayne Honnold said...

My condolences, Wanda. Peace be with you and your family.

Mary said...

Oh, Wanda...I am so very sorry.

Julierose said...

My condolences on your loss--Fathers and Daughters have a special bond. My Dad (who passed in 1997) and I had a wonderful closeness...keep your good memories close at this difficult time...hugs, Julierose

Gypsy Quilter said...

Such a sad day when one loses a parent, no matter what their age. Our thoughts are with you Wanda.

normajean53 said...

Very sorry for your loss. Lost my Dad, at 91, in April so I know we are never ready to let them go. May God bless and keep you both.

Laura T said...

Wanda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful photo of your father and what an amazing long life he lived - may he rest in peace.
LauraT

patty a. said...

So sorry to hear this news of your father passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mego said...

What a WONDERFUL picture. 100 years...wow. What great memories. My heart goes out to you and your family!

Livin' Blue Quilter said...

Wanda, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Take care of yourself. Robin

Donna~~ said...

So sorry to hear about your father, Wanda. That is a wonderful photo of your dad. 100 years is a marvelous lifetime--so many memories. Hope you will find comfort in the memories of your times together.

Pat said...

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers to you and your family. You are very lucky to have had a father for so many years.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Sending my sincere sympathy to you and your family Wanda. Take care.

Taos Sunflower said...

What a great photograph. My condolences to you and your family, Wanda.

Sharron Keck said...

so so sorry...

Char said...

Sorry to hear about your dad Wanda. That's a lovely photo, I can see why it's your favorite. You are in my prayers.

Ruth said...

I am so sorry for your loss.

Julie in WA said...

My condolences in the passing of your dad. I have been touched by the blog posts that included tender care of him in these last years of his very long life. May the Lord comfort you...

Chris said...

Oh so sorry to hear Wanda - my sympathy to you.
Chris

Cathy R said...

I'm sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts during this time.

That is a great picture of your dad!

Wendy said...

So sorry for your loss...will be praying for you and your family during this time of great sadness...may your fondest memories bring you comfort during this time.

Marei said...

I'm very sorry for your loss, Wanda, but as I look at the photo of your Dad and it brings a smile to my face. I'm happy for you that you've had all these years with him, and happy for him that he had all those years with you and the rest of the family. May he rest in peace.

Anna McCurdy said...

So sorry to hear of the passing of your beloved father. It is never easy to lose our loved ones- may you find yourself surrounded by the love and support of family and friends as you celebrate his wonderful life.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Jean said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your father's death. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this sad time for your family.

Sheila said...

I'm sorry to hear about your father. That's a good picture. I can see why it would be your favorite. You and your family will be in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

My condolences. From a lurker...

Nancy J said...

Much sympathy Wanda, lovely photo as you remember him like that. Loving thoughts as you wake with a huge loss. Jean.

cottonreel said...

Lovely photo to cherish . I'm thinking of you .May happy memories come to the fore at this sad time .

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear this news. You seemed to have a very special dad and a great relationship with him. I hope in time you share some of your dad's photographs, I do love the picture you chose to share. You are in my heart!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Dear Wanda,
My sincerest condolences on your day's death. His last days were very difficult for you and him. Thank you for posting such a great photo. I hope you have some of the photos he took. The next days will be difficult for you. I will pray for your health.

Maureen said...

Dear Wanda, so sorry to read that your Dad has passed away, when our parents leave us the loss is enormous isn't it?
You have so many happy memories and I hope you find the strength to cope at this sad time. Thank you for letting us see your favourite photo of your Dad.
My thoughts are with you and your family.
Maureen

judy said...

Your dads picture is like a Norman Rockwell, it brings back days gone by, Sorry to hear of your loss, we share it across the miles. From Australia

The Calico Cat said...

May his memory be for a blessing.

Janet (naturalgrrl) said...

Dear Wanda - so sorry to hear this news. I am sending positive thoughts your way and I hope you have people around you to offer comfort in the coming days.

Sharon W. said...

thank you for sharing him with us. A very special man.

Karendianne said...

A perfect photograph to treasure and share with us as well.

My blessings to you and your family.

O'Quilts said...

Sorry Wanda. It is still a tough loss, despite the age and frailty..I am sending hugs from Charlotte.

Anonymous said...

Annette said...

My heart goes out to you.

My mother passed away six months ago at age 102 1/2. She would have been 103 this past Monday. I miss her every day. Their generation was one of a kind.

Peace be with you.

Marie said...

My sympathies, Wanda. It is never easy to say goodbye to someone you love, especially a parent. You are in my thoughts.

Cathi said...

I'm so very sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts.

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

So sorry to hear about your Dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

Brown Family said...

I am so sorry about your Dad. Sending hugs and prayers

Penny Schine Gold said...

Such a big loss, Wanda--in some ways maybe increased by the years you've had together. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photo.

nestki said...

May his memory be for a blessing.

Sharon said...

So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. My thoughts go out to you.

Great photo of your Dad! Thank you for sharing.

Mary said...

I am so sorry for your loss. May you be comforted by friends and family and good memories

Anonymous said...

So sorry for your loss.
Sally

Anonymous said...

I'm very sorry for the loss of your father. The picture of him is wonderful. Take care, Susan

sewyouquilt2 said...

so sorry for your loss

Sally Bramald said...

Wanda, I am just so sorry. We are never ready for this to happen.
hugs,
Sally

Glady said...

Sorry for the loss of your father, Wanda.

Tina Craig said...

Wanda, I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful photo.

Gari in AL said...

I, too, am sorry for your loss but I also know that you made every effort to make his last years as comfortable as possible. My prayers are with you.

Elaine said...

So amazing that he lived 100 years on this earth. Blessings to you today.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda,
So sorry to hear about your dad and everything you must be going through.

From previous posts, it sounds like he was a great guy.

Vicky F

JJM said...

Nice photo tribute to your Dad Wanda. Sending you, your 109th heart felt sympathy note.

JJM

fiberchick said...

What a wonderful photo! Am so sorry for your loss...

Needled Mom said...

It sounds like he lived a wonderful and full life. I know that you will all miss him, but I know you have lovely memories to help ease the pain. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. Thoughts and prayers to you.

Jackie said...

Wanda, I am so sorry to hear that your Dad has passed. I know what a big part of your life he was and that he meant sooooo much to you. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sending you big hugs.

Gwen said...

I am so sorry for your loss, Wanda.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Rose Constable said...

Wanda, my prayers are with you and your family. What a wonderful milestone to reach his 100th year. I'm sure you have many happy memories of your dad. Blessings. Rose C.

floribunda said...

My condolences, Wanda. Peace to you and your family.

Ellen Guerrant said...

I was so sorry to read about the death of your dad. Oh my, what a wonderful long life he had.

My deepest sympathies to you at this most difficult time.

Ellen Guerrant
Charlotte NC

Purple Pam said...

So sorry to read about your father's passing. He lived a good, long life. My sympathies go to you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Just now seeing this - so sorry to hear about it. I know it's the natural way, but that doesn't make it easy to lose a parent.

Andrea M.

Connie said...

I am very sorry for your loss Wanda, what a wonderful photo and I can understand why it is your favorite.

Flo @ Butterfly Quilting said...

I am so sorry, Wanda. I have been away from the blog world for awhile, with my own family chaos, and missed this. It is never an easy time. Beautiful picture.

Priscilla in Michigan said...

I am sorry to hear this, Wanda. I've been away for a week or so and wondered about your dad, so I checked in. What a nice picture of him!

cleta said...

Wanda, So sorry about the lost of your beloved father. When I first met you, you talked about him. I know he will me missed. Lifting you up in Jesus arms, Blessing, Cleta