Wednesday, January 25, 2006

January 27, 2006 Happy Birthday Big Grandpa!

Chester De Young was born just outside of Marshfield, WS on January 27, 1906. He would have been 100 years old today. Dad to me, Grandpa to Amy and David, and Big Grandpa to TJ and Mikel, Chet was showing all signs of making the century until the other big "C" caught up with him in May of 2002. He was 96 years young, walked without a cane, and was mentally alert. He paid his own bills, enjoyed golf on TV, and followed his Green Bay Packers faithfully. To say that we still miss him is an understatement of grand proportion. Happy Birthday Big Grandpa. God bless!


David said...
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David said...

I never realized until now that Grampa shared a birthday with Mozart. 'course grampa didn't write as many symphonies, but he lived 9 years shy of 3 times as long! And that's something.