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12-03-2019, 14:04   #5641
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I did but there was only one of him in there.And him and my eldest look nothing alike.So it wasnt him either.
That reminds me of a similarly weird situation with my youngest, I'm sure I posted it before but not tech enough to find it. She ran down a path past my car in front of me, I was calling her back but she kept going with me running after her. The path turned at a right angle and as I ran around after her she was gone. I looked all around, was calling her in a panic, I actually thought she had hidden on me. There was no sign of her. I turned and went back the way I came and there she was standing back at the car. She 100% had not passed me on her way back to the car and the path was the only route to take. She told me she had not seen me either on her way back. I still can't figure it out till this day.
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13-03-2019, 17:47   #5642
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Not really creepy or unnerving, more of a coincidence but strange all the same. About 2 weeks after my granddad died I went to a new restaurant in town with some friends. The restaurant menus where inside the covers of old childrens books - like hard back Beano book covers with the menu attached inside, the book covers where recycled as they had childrens scribbles and drawings on them. So I opened my menu only to find my granddads full name signed in on the inside cover.
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13-03-2019, 17:49   #5643
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^^^^^^^^^^^

did you find out if your grandad owned it?
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13-03-2019, 17:52   #5644
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^^^^^^^^^^^

did you find out if your grandad owned it?
No, I suppose there was no way of finding that out but the surname isnt that common so its possible he did.
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aren't you curious? go back to that restaurant and find out...i'm sure your granny or parents would know
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13-03-2019, 18:00   #5646
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Not quite creepy either, but near the end of mass on Ash Wednesday, I was thinking about the hymn Tantum ergo, and the priest started singing it!
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13-03-2019, 18:00   #5647
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aren't you curious? go back to that restaurant and find out...i'm sure your granny or parents would know
It was a few years ago, the restaurant isn't there anymore but I regret not asking the staff if I could keep the book cover. My grandparents are all dead now but I said it to my mother at the time. They would have had beano books in the house so its possible but could also just be coincidence.
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Lovely story airyfairy, that was definitely your grandad saying hello from the spirit world
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Not quite creepy either, but near the end of mass on Ash Wednesday, I was thinking about the hymn Tantum ergo, and the priest started singing it!
I love synchronicity like that. Life is full of it when you're paying attention
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Sleep Paralysis.Do you think its linked as to whether you can see ghosts
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Not really creepy or unnerving, more of a coincidence but strange all the same. About 2 weeks after my granddad died I went to a new restaurant in town with some friends. The restaurant menus where inside the covers of old childrens books - like hard back Beano book covers with the menu attached inside, the book covers where recycled as they had childrens scribbles and drawings on them. So I opened my menu only to find my granddads full name signed in on the inside cover.

Not dissimilar and also not creepy – just a happy coincidence – but when I was a kid, we had a set of encyclopaedia (not very well known, Newnes Pictoral Knowledge Encyclopaedia and Atlas) – but it was missing Vol 2, which really irked me.



As a student, I passed the Mansion House one day, and they had an antique book fair on, so being a bit of a booklover and never having been at a book fair before, I wandered in for a gander. Wasn’t there long; randomly wandered; and I remember rooting casually through a box at one stall – and to my amazement, the box had Vol 2 of the encyclopaedia set we had.

I am convinced it was the actual original from our set as otherwise, why would the seller have had just that one? Our set belonged to my grandparents and I guess when they moved to Westmeath, somehow that volume got forgotten and wound up in the hands of a bookseller.
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Please tell me you bought it!!!
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15-03-2019, 07:15   #5653
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I remember Newnes Pictorial Knowledge!

A childrens' encyclopaedia.

10 Volumes, illustrated mainly with black-and-white photographs. I think Volume 9 had the Greek myths and folklore legends in it: And the last Vol was an Atlas.

I learnt a lot of my early education from them!

Thanks for the memory, @Lizheen!
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look out....its about to get all poop fetish hereabouts
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