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 thoughts on “Edward..1913-2013

  1. 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.

  2. 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)

  3. 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.

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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.

  15. 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…

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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

  19. 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!

  20. 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.

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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.

  24. 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.

  25. 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

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