“His worst horror has come true.” Fort Worth barbecue owner died of COVID during vaccination


It was Wald Strine’s worst nightmare.

Strine who died in COVID-19 (New Coronavirus Infection) At the age of 73 on Monday, he was to receive a second dose of COVID vaccine on August 16. But by then, his symptoms were too terrible. He began to show symptoms only a few days ago. By August 18 he was hospitalized.

Strain and his wife, Barbie, Jumbo’s original barbecue shack In Rendon. Purchased by two barbecue cooks three years ago.

“It was his worst horror and it happened,” said Barbie Strine, who was infected with COVID a few days after her husband. She recovered completely after spending several times in the hospital and nursing home. She is 63 years old and suffers from multiple sclerosis and autoimmune disorders.

“He was definitely afraid of getting COVID. He was worried that if he got infected with COVID, he would go to the hospital and wear a ventilator and die. He was afraid to leave me with my medical problems, “she said.

Waldo Strein He wanted a vaccine because he had a fundamental heart problem. He postponed his second dose as the couple had a planned trip to Port Aranthus with the owner of the BBQ in Brazos. The trip never happened because of COVID.

“It’s all that blurry,” Barbie Strine said. She was finally able to talk to her husband on Friday, three days before her husband died. “Wald and I were a pretty couple. We were always together. It was a great love story.”

Both divorced when they started dating in 1993. He proposed at a barbecue tournament they were judging in Boston. They got married in 1994.

“We were just going to be together. We enjoyed the same thing,” she said. Both participated in a barbecue game to buy jumbo. Located on Rendon’s Farm Road 1187, Natural selection.

The couple made it a weekly ritual to eat ribs at jumbo every Friday night.

“He just thought it might be what we wanted to buy,” she said. “If something happened to him, he thought it would give me a family.”

He was eerily foreseen.

Waldo Strein died prior to his son, who died a few years ago. He left behind the daughter of Crostimbers, Kimberly Bloom, five grandchildren, and one great-grandson.

“He was just a wonderful person. He was all about me,” she said.

The family plans to have a small private monument soon.

“We plan to make something bigger later after we can put together our thoughts,” she said. “This was very amazing.”

Barbie Strine, 63, was not vaccinated, but was advised by her doctor.

Wald Strine, one of the founders of International BBQ Cooker AssociationShe said she was worried about the coronavirus.

However, he began to show symptoms within two weeks of the first vaccination.

“We were listening to the second [dose] He had flu-like symptoms and was a little tough, so he was trying to get it when he got home. [after the planned trip to the coast], “She said.

He first experienced symptoms, including dyspnea, on August 13. Five days later, light-headed and dizzy, his daughter called an ambulance. By this time, Barbie Strine was also having a hard time.

“He was terribly ill. I didn’t even see him the morning he went to the hospital,” she said. Later that day she was also admitted to the hospital.

“He was very afraid of me being alone,” she said. “I am full of love and phone calls.”

She has never been to Jumbo since the trial. It will be an emotional return.

“It’s going to be good and it’s going to be difficult,” she said. “I love restaurants, but that would be difficult.”

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