Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Who Calls?




My hair appointment is at 10:30, and since I like to have at least two hours in the morning before having to go anywhere, I set the bedside alarm to come on at 8. The alarm, that is, not the radio, because I will just listen to the radio and doze off again, whereas the alarm beeping will annoy me enough to sit up and turn it off.

As I set the alarm, I think to myself, “I would like to wake up on my own, shortly before the alarm goes, so I won’t be jarred out of sleep by it.”

And donchaknow, at about 10 to eight I’m awakened by a male voice calling, “Kathy!”

It is an unfamiliar voice, but real enough that I put on my housecoat and go to the door, then through it, to see if anyone is there.

All I find are the busy birds, and the old dog, Jenna, who stirs from her rest when she hears my footstep in the porch.








3 comments:

  1. Doo doo doo doo
    Doo doo doo doo......��

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  2. Probably just one of the "dead" people. I hear them call my name sometimes too. Not voices I recognize either.

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    1. I've heard my name called a few times throughout my life by a "disembodied" voice, but only one other time did it wake me from sleep, and that was in the middle of the night, and it was my brother-in-law, who was away, while I was staying with my sister and their newborn. I got up and checked the house and children and all, but there was no problem.

      The other times, it was always my dad's voice, and he is alive and well.

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