My parents and I knew this elderly couple who lived down the street from us back some years ago. They were a very nice elderly couple and known by most of the neighborhood. I loved them both very much as the elderly man (Robert) taught me how to drive and his wife (Dorothy) taught me how to play the piano. Robert would also take me fishing with him and Dorothy was always making me eat food every time I went over.
A few years ago, Robert died. he just became ill and never seemed to get better and one day he just passed away. Dorothy had a very difficult time going through life without her husband as they were married 55 years when he died. One day I was over with Dorothy just checking up on her and making sure she had everything she needed. As a child they helped my parents raise me and I knew they loved me just as much as my own parents loved me and I had it in my heart to make sure that Dorothy was OK and I didn't want her to be in need of anything. My Mom and I came over and did the laundry and cleaned her house from top to bottom. Then we took her food shopping and out to eat with us before returning her to her home.
While we were still there in Dorothy's house the phone rang. I answered the phone and the guy asked to talk to his wife and it sounded just like Robert. I handed the phone to Dorothy and let her speak and she told me it was indeed her late husband talking to her. Now, my family and I were all in the room with Dorothy when her husband died and we were all at the service too. It was indeed Robert we all buried without a doubt.
Two weeks later Dorothy told us that her husband would call and tell her when it was time to join him in heaven. I didn't know what to make of that so I said nothing. However, a week later I was over at Dorothy's house with my mom. Dorothy had made so much food, and she told my mom and I to take it home and freeze it. We did as she asked then the very next day mom and I went over and we found Dorothy sitting in her chair with the phone clutched in her hand and her hand in her lap. She was dead. Her autopsy said she had died of natural causes. So I always wonder if her late husband was really calling his wife from beyond the grave. My Mom and I were the ones to clean Dorthy's house for the last time . the phone was on the table. I picked it up and took a look at the recent call list on the received calls. the last calls for the last week were restricted calls. So, we could never see who made the calls to Dorthy but Mom and I will always wonder if it was indeed Robert calling Dorthy from Heaven She did say the last time we saw her alive to take the food home with us and it would be the lst she could cook because she was told by Robert that it was her time to join him So,there she was in her rocking chair with her phone in her hand laying on her lap. She had gone to be with her husband of 55 years. I am sure of that and I am also sure that it was her late husband calling her from hi spot in heaven. To me and my Mom, it just could not be anything else !