Saturday

Happy 100th & A Ghost Story

Apparently I've posted 99 times on this here blog of mine, making this my 100th post. I feel like I should break out the diapers and Metamucil, but instead I'll raise my prune juice in a toast to the whole blogging world. Seriously, I just found out about this shit like 4 or 5 months ago and here I am celebrating 100 posts. It's enough to bring a tear to my eye.

So in honor of my birthday (?) I'll post links to my favorite 100 posts



Just kidding, I'm far too lazy for that. I do have a ghost story though (yeah I know, Halloween is so yesterday - whatever).


My dad's dad died when my dad was only 19 years old. He was a train engineer and was involved in a crash when all the lights of the train went out and two trains collided. My parents met when my dad was 28 so obviously my mom never met his dad. My sister Dizzy was born June 2nd 1982. This is all relevant, swearsies.

My mom and dad had brought Dizzy home from the hospital and were soundly sleeping a few days later when the baby began crying. My mother threw on her robe and padded down the hall to soothe her. She decided to head downstairs and sit in the rocking chair while she nursed Dizzy.

Suddenly she heard a knock on the door. It was 2 in the morning in the middle of June but when she opened the door there was a man standing there dressed all in white and a blizzard raged on behind him. My mother said he looked like the Glad man. He told her he had come to see his grandaughter so she let him in.

She made them tea, let him hold the baby, all the while thinking she was in the middle of a very strange dream. Eventually she went back upstairs to bed.

In the morning she went downstairs to find the half empty teapot, two teacups in the sink and a layer of snow on the ground.*



* contrary to popular belief it is NOT normal for it to snow in June here. If you look at weather records however, there was a snowstorm in June 1982. When my mother described the man to my father, he said: "that's my dad!".

19 comments:

AttachedMama said...

Great Halloween post! How did your costume turn out? You forgot to mention that when she described him later to Dad he really does look like that!

Essentially Me said...

Wow that is kinda creepy. So your mom assumed it was just a dream then?

Poobomber said...

Maybe he was Ricardo Montalban?

Dr Zibbs said...

I was just about to say that I got chills then I see Poobombers's comment and I'm laughing like hell.

Mermanda said...

This is so crazy!

In other news, when you google image "glad man" this is what you get:

http://www.kevinmd.com/blog/uploaded_images/SGE.DWC24.200707210407.photo00.photo-728935.jpg

You're welcome.

Kez said...

Wow, Happy 100th!
I love that story!!!
:)

ÄsK AliCë said...

attachedmama - the costume was super cute! I'll post some pictures later

EM - she thought so until she saw the empty cups - eek

Poobomber - he is everywhere

Dr.ZZZZzzzz - comedy and tragedy - it's just like Shakespeare, only without all the dying

Mermanda - I am scarred for life

Ashley D said...

Wow such a creepy story! Happy 100th post!

ÄsK AliCë said...

Kez - thanks!

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Great story-great 100th post! Congrats!

Some Guy said...

Congrats on the big 1-0-0! Excellent eerie story!

Gwen said...

Dude, that is eerie. Creepy eerie.

words words words said...

Great story! All it needs is the far off sound of a train whistle after he left.

Paula said...

Oooh scary stuff. But in a NICE kinda scary way. :)

Chele said...

happy 100.
Its weird stuff but fascinating all the unexplainable things that happens

LYDIA said...

Love weird stories like this.

well-intentioned heartbreaker said...

one huuuundred! wahoo =)

and uhm, i LOVE these kinds of stories. my favorite. you gave me little goosebumps.

BeckEye said...

Cool story! And congrats on your blog milestone.

pistols at dawn said...

Congrats on having 100 in you. (snicker, snicker)