mother had three kids before I was born, two older daughters
and a son. For many years, she wanted one more child
but the doctors told her it wouldn't be possible. She
had told my dad's mother, who was living with the family,
just how badly she had wanted one more child.
Anyway, my grandmother passed away in November, 1972.
My mother soon got pregnant with me. I was born in March,
1974. When I was around three years old, in 1977, we
took a short cut through the cemetery that was right
behind our house. We were approaching my grandmother's
tombstone when I suddenly blurted out, "There is where
I sleep," pointing in the direction of my grandmother's
grave. That totally freaked everyone out. As we approached
closer, I pointed again, "There, that is where i sleep."
Sure enough, I was pointing to my grandmother's grave.
My mum just about fainted.
decided to test me a short time later with things around
the house. For example, she used several knitted sweaters.
I would point out the ones my grandmother had knitted,
stating that "I" had done them. My mother tried to trick
me and brought out a sweater my mother had actually
knitted, asking if I had knitted this as well. I said,
"NO, you did." She continued to try and trick me. I
insisted that "NO, YOU knitted that one, because I remember."
mother and siblings told me of this experience. I have
vague memories of being scared of the hallway, too.
I would always dash past it when it was time for bed.
My grandmother had passed away in that hallway, before
I was born.
Posted Sept. 29, 2011