Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in ‘final chapter’, ex-president’s grandson says | Jimmy Carter

The former US president’s grandson said Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn Carter are “still holding hands” as they enter their “final chapter” together at home in Plains, Georgia.

“It’s clear we’re in the final chapter,” Josh Carter said of his grandparents, the first couple between 1977 and 1981, in an interview that was published. By People magazine on saturday.

Jimmy Carter, 98, entered hospice care in February, seeking to “spend the remaining time at home with his family.” In May, the Carter family announced that Rosalynn Carter, 96, had dementia.

“My grandparents were always the artists,” Josh Carter people said. “But now we’re kind of the kind of people we have to entertain. It’s different, it’s just a different era.”

He said his grandfather was “still a whole Jimmy Carter.” He’s just tired. I mean, he’s almost 99 years old but… he just felt the love.”

His grandmother, Josh, said, “You still know who we are, mostly — that we are family. My grandmother is still able to make new memories.”

Carter has been married for 77 years. in 1946. Jimmy Carter served in the US Navy before becoming Democratic governor of Georgia in 1971. He rose to the White House in the 1976 bicentennial election, defeating Republican Gerald Ford.

During four tumultuous years in power, Rosalynn Carter was an influential first lady, known to some as “Steel Magnolias.” In 1980, a White House insider told the Observer that Rosalynn Carter was a “great second line of defence”, able to persuade her husband to “change his mind”.

Rosalynn Carter said, “I’m in the eye of history. I know I have an impact, and I enjoy it.”

to talk for peopleJosh Carter said it “must be hard” for the former president to see his wife suffer from dementia, “but on the other hand, they’ve experienced everything you can together. I think the beautiful thing is that they’re still together.”

“They’re still holding hands…it’s amazing.”

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And the Republican who defeated Jimmy Carter in 1980, Ronald Reagan, died in 2004 at the age of 93. Reagan’s Republican successor, George HW Bush, died in 2018 at the age of 94. His post-presidency term is widely believed to be his most successful.

out of powerCarter carried out diplomatic missions and advocated for philanthropy. In 2002 he was awarded an award Nobel Peace PrizeFor his decades of tireless efforts to find peaceful solutions to international disputes, promote democracy and human rights, and promote economic and social development.

Now, Josh Carter people said“Odds are I’m going to lose my grandfather to my grandmother. He’s in hospice and she’s not, and she’s just math.”

In March, Joe Biden said Jimmy Carter asked him to deliver the eulogy.