Monday, August 27, 2007

One-Zero-Zero Percent!

Last week Grampa passed away. He was 90 years old and had lived a long life. Even though he was old his death was sudden. Exactly a week before he passed away he was well enough to go to the temple one last time. How cool is that eh? He went to my cousin's temple wedding on Friday and Saturday, took family pictures on Sunday, and then a few days later got pneumonia and passed away quickly.

In the last few years every time anyone asked Grampa how he was doing he always replied, "One-Zero-Zero percent!" And now he truly is 100%.

I'm so grateful to have had Eddie Barr as my grampa. What a great example he was to all of us. We counted Grampa & Granny's posterity the other day -- when my baby is born (which is due on Grampa's birthday) that will make 110 of their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He's left an awesome legacy for his family to follow.
Feb23 07_Grampa at the Home (3)

4 comments:

Skye and Aaron said...

He is seriously so cute. I love the elderly!!!!! So sorry for your loss though. I had 3 of my Grandparents pass away last year, it's amazing how much our Grandmas and Grandpas mean to us. They're just so special!

Ashlee said...
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Kim said...

Ashlee, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your grandfather. What a cute little Grandpa! That is something I wish I could have known in this life, how lucky that you had him in yours. May the Lord bless you at this time.

The Whidden Family said...

oh Ashlee. I am so sorry to hear about your Grandpa's passing. I hope you are doing ok!