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Been a little preoccupied

#1 Post by LelandCrooks » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:18 pm

About 3 weeks ago my dad fell ill. He's just turned 91. As It does, things just kind of cascaded. We are waiting for the end, as he instructed me 10 days ago. "stop, turn it all off, I'm done" he told me.

So here's a video my nephew made I thought I would share. The house you see in it he built in the 50's. Dad is in his late 70's in this video. I will miss him, but it's time. A good life well lived.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lbda40aI ... ata_player


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#2 Post by Bruce Weldy » Tue Aug 14, 2012 10:17 pm

Indeed a sad time....

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#3 Post by Tom Smit » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:17 pm

Indeed, it was a blessing that he lived as long and as well as he did. My condolences.
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#4 Post by 67baja » Tue Aug 14, 2012 11:49 pm

Great video, and I'm very sad for you and everyone that knows him. But late 70's and on the house throwing parachutes??? Awesome -- I hope I will be doing that at the same age! Seems like a really great guy and I think I feel a bit of what you are feeling. My condolences as well.
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#5 Post by Harley » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:36 am

That must have been real tough to hear your Dad say those words Leland, but it seems he would never had done it any other way - he was that sort of guy.

I consider it a real privilege that I met him back in 2007. Visiting you and your Dad and working in his workshop for a day is something I will always treasure.
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#6 Post by PulseMan » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:24 am

Hi Leyland

Wishing you and your family strength through this period of hardship ahead.

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#7 Post by Dan30 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:17 am

Sorry for your's and your family's loss, Leland. I can't even bear the thought of my father passing, but we'll all have our day.
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#8 Post by LelandCrooks » Wed Aug 15, 2012 7:08 am

67baja wrote:Great video, and I'm very sad for you and everyone that knows him. But late 70's and on the house throwing parachutes??? Awesome -- I hope I will be doing that at the same age! Seems like a really great guy and I think I feel a bit of what you are feeling. My condolences as well.
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#9 Post by Jon Barnhardt » Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:14 am

+1 to all that has been said by the others, Leland.

I can't imagine the day I will have to face the same reality.

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#10 Post by la80vette » Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:15 pm

Wow, what a full life. That is truly a blessed man. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Leland.

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#11 Post by Grant Bunter » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:13 pm

Thinking of you and your family in what must be hard times Leland...
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#12 Post by Rick Lee » Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:38 pm

Leland, thanks for sharing. May God give you strength and peace through this time.
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#13 Post by nastyford77 » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:16 am

Thinking of you and our family Leland!
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#14 Post by Les Webb » Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:39 am

Praying for you and your family, Leland. May God give you comfort and peace

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#15 Post by Scott Brochu » Fri Aug 17, 2012 1:03 pm

Thinking of you in our prayers.

I don't think I'll be able to pick up a hammer at age 90 let alone build a garage. Impressive.
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