September 18, 2006
This week, we have a story by a learner from Sydney, Nova Scotia. The author, Jan Eddy, is a student with the Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County. Jan is a very friendly person who likes doing many different things. While coming to class two afternoons a week, she has also been attending the Horizon Activity Centre in Sydney where she will continue until September. Jan has found that coming to class atthe Adult Learning Association of Cape Breton County has been a good experience for her. She enjoys her time here and has no intention of dropping out.
I lived in Sydney for 13 years at the time and both my grandparents died in the 1980’s. I was alone in the house when suddenly I felt that there was something or someone watching me. I then saw 2 shadows on the wall, which was very scary at first until I realized whom it was. It was my grandparents and I guess that they where all right and to make sure that I was all right also. When I saw them I was in the front room I looked into my parents room and saw the shadows on the wall of my grandparents. They both died 2 years apart in the 1980’s. It was late that night and my parents weren’t at home at the time. I wasn’t scared that night because I knew who they were. They were there to check and make sure that I was ok and to let me know that they are finally together and for me not to be worried.
Now that I’m 32 years of age I am in a group called Home League where everyone gets together and prays to god for our sins and to praise him. I do believe that there are ghosts, spirits and other things like that. But for my grandparents being there that night I know that I will always be safe and they are all right. Never be alone at night because you never know who will appear and who it is.
[This story was taken with permission, from Our Side of the Mountain 2006, p. 50, a collection of writings by adult learners from Cape Breton.]