Friday, August 31, 2007
Tuesday night, under the full moon, my mom attended her first seance. In her own words:
"We first stood and held hands and the psychic (Regina) said a prayer.
Then we sat in a circle with our feet flat on the floor and our palms up with our eyes closed.
She told us a story about walking through a rain forest to an island. We were supposed to imagine that we were there. She was every descriptive, saying things like “the moss on the ground feels like velvet on our feet”.
Then she asked if anyone wanted to contact someone. She had already told us to just say our name, the name of the person we wanted to contact, and the relationship of that person to us.
I said “ Bonnie Christopher My Son”. Right away, she said, “I see a pinwheel”. I audibly gasped and burst out crying.
Brenda, Laura, and Mary Lou said later that they heard me gasp in shock. I told her that we put a pinwheel on his grave. [Every year on Chris's birthday, my mom puts a pinwheel by his gravestone.]
She asked if there was anything I wanted to say to him and I said ”Tell him I love him and I think of him every day”.
Regina said Christopher wanted me to know that he chose to go when he did so he wouldn’t be a burden on me. He said he would have been in a wheelchair and I would have spend the rest of my life taking care of him. When the angels came to him and gave him a choice, he chose to go so he wouldn’t be a burden to me.
Then she said “You have a daughter”. And I said “I have two daughters”. She asked me your names and I said “Kim and Kelly”. She said, “Christopher is trying to get Kelly to lighten up, but she’s not listening”.
I thought about that and it made sense.
Oh – she said if I smelled baby powder and there was no baby powder around that Christopher was there.
She said he’s with a large white dog. She asked if I ever had such a dog and I said no, but my parents did.
Do you remember, Ginger, the Japanese Akita? She was born 3 years before Christopher. We got her when I was in high school. I can’t explain it, but I feel he really is with Ginger. It just makes sense to me."
I have never believed, nor disbelieved psychics. I have never had an experience with a psychic. I also started crying when my told me about the pinwheels. How would she know about that? And how would she know that I worry about everything and take everything seriously.
I am taken back by this. And now I'm a little curious about psychics.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
We did a lot of walking and eating.
Richard and Kelly's list of things we ate at the fair:
- Cheese Curds (deep fried)
- Funnel Cake
- French Fries
- Root Beer Float
- Corn on the Cob
- Corn Fritters
- Bull Bites
- Deep Fried Milky Way
- Sloppy Joe on a stick
- Hot Dish on a stick
- And a variety of lemonade, water, and pop
Attendance on Saturday: 182, 277 (www.mnstatefair.org)
Princess Kay of the Milky Way butter sculpture!
Nikki and I: a couple of turkeys!
Richard eating his Deep Fried Milky Way.
Richard LOVES looking at the new trucks.
Josh and Collin, hanging out.
Friday, August 17, 2007
He came in for a close up. He smelled like a hospital and his hands were bone cold.
After exclaiming my new lenses would make my eyes better than 20/20, he handed me over to his assistant to pick out frames. He told her to collect my old glasses and put them in the ancient frames cabinet on display. I think he was joking because a smile spread across his face. I smiled back and thanked him.
I picked out new frames and paid my bill.
And I kept my old, Logger abused glasses. Just in case.
Wednesday, August 15, 2007
Molly's bridal locks
Sister Chelsea putting on Molly's makeup
Molly & Me: Rain, Rain, Go Away!
Ryan walking up the aisle!
Here Comes the Bride....
Ryan's Mom's reading
Mr. Sutton's adorable song!