Monday, October 5, 2009

October 6th 1912 : Reflections on Dad's Birth and Life

It was 97 years ago that Darrell  Eborn was born in Lanark, Idaho.  These are two of the earliest pictures of him that I am aware of.  The first is, so far as I know, the first photograph ever taken of him and the second is of Darrell as a young man, probably before he was married.  I do not know the exact dates of these photos or even the exact age at which they were taken.  He was a handsome child and young man.  He left a great legacy for us.  Not only did he leave us his genetic blueprint, but he left us a legacy of faith, love, honesty, caring, hard work and sacrifice.  Much of what we, as aBart
family, have become can be attributed to the example he set and the hopes and dreams he had for each of us.  Though he has departed this earth life, I often feel hisabout what we are doing.  I especially felt that after he passed away and Mother's health began to decline. He loved her with all his heart. He gave us his name and  taught us the important truths of life.  I hope when we meet him again, he will be happy with what we have done with  the great gifts we have been given.

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