Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Hello, Bob

Did you ever meet a stranger and "click" right away? Bill and I met Bob and Rhoda, a married couple about our age,  while on a cruise last Halloween. We dined together and attended evening performances, then sat and talked. As we got to know one another we found ourselves saying, "Me too!" about everything.

Bob passed away recently, and so Rhoda decided to take a road trip from Arkansas to Chicago to visit her daughter. She laid over one night at our house. It felt like we'd known each other all our lives. We dined out and then we watched evening news and a little late night TV.

At 11:00 p.m. Bill said good night and went to bed. We said we were turning in also. But as it often happens when women get together, we talked for nearly two more hours, finding more things we had in common.

At 12:45 a.m. while in the middle of conversation, the lap top computer which was off, lid closed, sitting on the TV stand, startled us when a late night host, whose show was on three hours earlier, blared at the highest volume. We were startled and shocked. I ran to turn it off, but it was OFF. Then the TV came on. I opened and closed the computer and clicked on and off the TV.

Confused, Rhoda and I stared at one another and shrugged. I finally said, "Hello, Bob we miss you."

When we told Bill in the morning, he did not believe us.

It happened, and there is no explanation for how two turned off electronic devices...

What do you think?    

6 comments:

Lynn said...

I so believe!!!!

Gerry Mandel said...

You were visited by someone from "the other side." I don't know Bob but he obviously wanted to let you two know he was around. Possible? Yes. Provable? Not yet. I believe there are wonders "out there" we don't understand, can't control, sometimes can't get in touch with when we're looking. Glad you had the presence of mind to tell him hello. Lovely touch.

Val said...

You know I'M a believer! Energy is never created, nor destroyed. I think Bob's energy found a way to focus on letting Rhoda know he's okay. Perhaps YOU were the conduit for harnessing that energy.

Pat Wahler said...

I think there's a story here...

Weekend-Windup said...

I don't have any idea on this. But i have heard people saying that when we miss our lovable person they will be around us to safe guard us and be always with us...

Connie said...

I think Bob wanted to be included in the visit. Some things can't be explained but are felt and understood just the same.