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Kindred Spirits: A True Story
To have a home that is a true sanctuary is one of life's finest luxuries. I love that your wife has that sense of feelings, too.
By: Shelly on November 30, 2012
I've never been one to believe in "haunted" houses, but I do think it's possible that our souls (or whatever you might wish to call it - intuition, awareness) can "feel" something where strong emotions once happened.
By: Suldog on November 30, 2012
What a delightful post. How fun too. I can see why Mrs. C. was comforted. Excellent. Have a terrific day and weekend. :)
By: Comedy Plus on November 30, 2012
Great story! I don't necessarily believe in ghosts, but I don't necessarily think they're imposible, either. And why are ghosts always thought of as SCARY? Why can't they be nice? S
By: scott park on November 30, 2012
I know a couple of people who have felt similar presences in their homes.. in one case, not so comforting but very much so in the other. I love the idea that so many people had this place to call home. There were a lot of little sweetums about to start their lives.
By: Hilary on November 30, 2012
Why did you move out? It looks like a nice place. We had an old house in San Diego, I much appreciate the newer one we are in now, with the bigger rooms and more open layout.
By: Joeinvegas on November 30, 2012
Like SCOTT PARK, I don't believe in ghosts, but I don't NOT believe, either. Nobody knows for sure what happens after death. Why can't good vibes become part of a place?
By: fishducky on November 30, 2012
What a lovely ending! I'm not familiar with spirits or feeling like something is there, but I was sure there for a bit that we had one in the house, driving the doggie a bit crazy. was pretty funny!
By: Hey Monkey Butt on November 30, 2012
I love a house that has a history esp. if it is a good history. I hope you were happy there. Was the garage usable? Or was the drive too steep. We had one similar on one of our homes and a friend of mine drove through the door.
By: Cheryl P. on November 30, 2012
NICE!!!!!!!!! love this story.
By: mindy on November 30, 2012
I don't think it was ghosts but a "goodness" aura your wife felt. This was a lovely story- and what providence to have a long time neighbor Jimmy.
By: Kathe W. on November 30, 2012
Just because we can't see something doesn't mean it doesn't exist. Those that sense a presence are open to receiving it will and those that don't won't. I remember feeling the presence of my grandmother at times after she passed. I was hoping the same thing might occur when my mother passed, but it didn't or at least not yet. Imagine the stories that old home could tell.
By: Daniel LaFrance on November 30, 2012
she could feel the love of all of those heroines who chose life. these are the kind of stories I love!
By: annmariepipa on November 30, 2012
It always amazes me how many people who do not believe in ghosts or spirits are Christian. Of course I believe in ghosts and spirits. SOme are evil and some are Casperlike...and one is Holy!
By: Cranky old man on November 30, 2012
That's an interesting story. Perhaps your wife sensed the joy of having a newborn baby, yet if they were unwed mothers, they were probably surrounded by wistfulness and longing, too. Love, Janie
By: Janie Junebug on November 30, 2012
I was skeptical of ghosts until I saw a headless guy in my basement. Scared the crap out of me! But I didn't feel threatened. I was scared because I SAW A HEADLESS GUY IN MY BASEMENT. That's not normal. I'm a science teacher. That defies the rules of nature. I suppose it's just like any other sense. Some people become tasters for coffee companies. Some sniff armpits for deodorant companies. Some organize ghost-hunting tours for a living.
By: Val on November 30, 2012
Amazing story - I guess places do give off an aura of what has been. At least it was a positive aura, and lucky for you and your wife that your neighbor knew the story!
By: Pixel Peeper on November 30, 2012
I believe that houses retain a spiritual sense so to say of its past history, your being a home for unwed mothers would have given it a feeling of comfort due to the spirits of all the Moms who had lived there, it's nice that Mrs. C picked up on this, now your Love and compassion for each other will only make this house a home for many in the future. Loved this post my Friend.
By: Jimmy on November 30, 2012
So they were friendly ghosts?
By: PT Dilloway on November 30, 2012
I can relate to your experience. People will look at me like I am crazy when I tell them about our experience. Houses do remain homes to the life they held before us. In our case it was a protected and comforting feeling. We live in Hillsboro now but the house I am speaking of was in Ontario Oregon and was built in the 1880's. Be well. b+ http;//www.retireinstyleblog.com
By: b+k on November 30, 2012
Another interesting tale!
By: Eva Gallant on November 30, 2012
As a Wiccan, and "free spirit", I believe in ghosts, hauntings, and the like. Some are very pleasant and comforting. We live in a building that used to be a school house, there are many presences I can feel here. I really enjoyed reading this and I am glad your wife felt comfort from those who had left their psychic imprint on your home. Very well written, again, I really enjoy your writing. :)
By: The Insomniac's Dream on November 30, 2012
Ahhhh...energy....... I adore lingering energy...... What a Blessing! :)
By: Mimi Foxmorton on December 1, 2012
Aww, what a lovely story!
By: Kellie @ Delightfully Ludicrous on December 1, 2012
I do believe that many houses do have 'presence'. The house we live in now give me the sense of wanting us here -- even of having waited for us to come! And I have had a few experiences of presence in places that I like very much. Great story and great house!
By: The Broad on December 1, 2012
So Jimmy's house was the yellow one on the left? That would be a warming thought knowing unwed mothers and babies had a safe home in your house.
By: CiCi Winningham on December 1, 2012
A great write...like the "new" look!
By: Jenny on December 1, 2012
Oh, i could only wish our current house had such a beautiful history!
By: messymimi on December 1, 2012
Nice story. Nice house!
By: Tom Sightings on December 1, 2012
Your wife is very perceptive. I am happy for you that she didn't feel threatened and wanted to pick up and leave.
By: Are We There Yet!! on December 1, 2012
Lovely story, lovely home...I have "sensed" things before, it is a very disturbing feeling...
By: Drbbie on December 1, 2012
That's an awesome story. Great house.
By: Diane Laney Fitzpatrick on December 1, 2012
Good Christmas story, Stephen.
By: Catalyst/Bruce on December 1, 2012
How wonderful that the house was a safe haven. Sounds like it was a safe haven for you two, too. ;)
By: Rita McGregor on December 1, 2012
what a great many histories and stories have passed through your home over the years!
By: lime on December 1, 2012
I don't think I'm psychic. Never known whether that is a good thing or a bad one! But an interesting story.
By: Jenny Woolf on December 3, 2012
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