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Date: December 12, 2002 at 07:56:52
From: Jane Greene, [nr1-216-196-128-171.fuse.net]
Subject: Re: Ghosts


Thanks for comin' out with the ghost-thing, Phyllis. I know that you three don't come up with whoppers, although there are others that I wouldn't believe. The closest I ever came to encountering HER ghost was through a "dream', let's call it. It happened after I had my first chemo treatment for cancer in '92. I was scared to death about the results of chemo that the doctors described{ like going bald, etc.}. Well, when I came home from that 9:00a.m. treatment, I laid down for awhile. I dreamed that Grandma was sitting in the chair in my bedroom, sewing aprons. { Back in the olden days on the Gordon, grandma would go uptown andbuy many cheap hankies in the dime store, get the old ladies on the boat..passengers,, to join her "sewing circle", and they would make little aprons, sell them, and the proceeds went to Knox Presbyterian Church's charity fund. Some of the evil dooers who came later on in the company used to call that "Capt. Mary's little scam", but I happened to know that she DID give the proceeds to the church, plus plenty of dough of her own and that was substantial. Anyway, in my dream, she was sewing aprons and I was weeping over my chemo dilemma. She looked up over her glasses, smiled benevolently and said " Jane...honey... don't pay it any mind." That was a saying we ofter heard from her during steamboat dilemmas, and it became a catch-phrase in the family, particularly by mom. When the Delta Queen would break down., or passengers would bitch or whatever, we'd say " oh, don't pay it any mind".Well, anyway, I dreamed this...just a dream, mind you. Except when I woke up, a cozy afghan that my mom knitted had been tossed over me, and I KNOW that I didn't have that over me when I first lay down. No doubt a friend or relative dropped over to the house, found me sleeping and put the "throw" over me, but no one would own up to it. Anyway, that was a very comforting dream and seemed very real. Phyllis, Mike and Marci do have very credible stories. Love, Jane


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