I’m driving my wife, my daughter, and the boyfriend home from a trip to the big mall in Syracuse where we went to shop for a prom dress. We didn’t come home with one but two are being shipped to the house to compare because one of the ones my daughter liked wasn’t in Macy’s in her size. They have a pretty elaborate prom dress department, most of which would scare you.

Here’s an example. We first went looking at Macy’s in Cincinnati right near my mother-in-law’s when we were out there last week for my sister-in-law’s funeral. We were there for a few days.

I just can’t imagine a girl feeling magical in this. 

It’s J’s birthday. He died at seventeen, he’d be twenty-four today. I’d like to hear from him in some way. I haven’t in a while. That would be cool. I’m not expecting anything like the year the smoke alarm got low enough on its battery to start beeping on the anniversary of his death - and of the multiple smoke alarms in the house, the one that beeped was the one in his bedroom. Some coincidences are pretty improbable and that’s far from the only one involving J’s death. 

I’m driving home and I’m looking at the thermometer on the dash. It reads 26 degrees. I’m thinking it would be cool if it hit 24. Of course, that wouldn’t mean anything because if it hits 24 on its way to 23, there will be no significance to it hitting that number. Anyway, it goes to 25 and stays there. And stays there. And stays there. Oh well, maybe if anything’s going to happen I can’t anticipate it. 

And then, at 7:55, it hits 24. For less than a minute. And then, of course, it changes

To 25. I’m driving south. It climbs. It gets to 28, drops to 27, then 28, which is where it is when I get home. 

So, low temp of 24 while I watch it. 

Happy Birthday, Kid. Miss you.

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Comment by Ron Powell on April 8, 2018 at 7:04pm

You mention 7:55 as,the time it hit 24....If there is any significance in that time or number I'd say you had a Twilight Zone moment...

However,  driving south and watching the temperature fall to 24 and the start to climb again is sufficient reason to pause and reflect on the cause and effect....

Comment by koshersalaami on April 8, 2018 at 7:08pm

No significance to the time that I’ve figured out. Of course there’s obvious cause and effect - what’s unusual is the number it bottomed out at. And I certainly didn’t alter my driving to affect the outcome. 

Comment by Rodney Roe on April 8, 2018 at 10:19pm

I can't imagine losing a kid.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 8, 2018 at 11:05pm

I don't recommend it. 

Comment by Steel Breeze on April 9, 2018 at 5:58am

i think alot of 'coincidences' are triggered by our subconcious.......in the corner of my desk is a digital clock i rarely look at.....9 out of 10 times i glance at it, it at 9:11......

Comment by koshersalaami on April 9, 2018 at 6:07am

Some of it probably is. Yesterday I had no way of predicting the temp would do precisely that. I just noticed the number and started watching. 

Comment by Boanerges on April 9, 2018 at 7:27am

Happenstance? I think not. I'm not a mystic or anything like that, but I've experienced enough in my years to convince me there's no such thing.

Happy birthday, J. My condolences, Kosh.

Comment by koshersalaami on April 9, 2018 at 7:34am

J’s death made me not believe in happenstance any more because too many weird things happened around it or after it related to it. One or two I could deal with, but I’m at better than half a dozen now. Even my dreams following his death concerning him were utterly different than how I usually dream. 

Comment by marilyn sands on April 9, 2018 at 11:26am

Whatever you conjure up; it's okay - it'll get you through the night.

Comment by Rosigami on April 10, 2018 at 9:41am

I feel for you.

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