We got to spend a few of Great Grandpa's last hours with him. As we listened to his labored breathing we chatted, laughed, told stories - he wasn't responsive but as his clenched hands relaxed there is no doubt he sensed the joy and warmth around him. What a gift for my children to have known their Great Grandfather. What a gift for me to have known Grandpa Haaland. A quiet confidence with a calm demeanor and thoughtful words.