Sunday, May 19, 2013

Acts 2:1–21; Romans 8:14–17; John 14:8–17 (25–27)

My first notions of the spirit world came not from the Bible, but from 13 Alabama Ghosts and Jeffrey, a collection of ghost stories written by Kathryn Tucker Windham and Margaret Gillis Figh. When I was in fourth grade I gave a report on this book.

I especially remember the tale of Jeffrey, a mischievous spirit who first made his presence known in the Windham home one night in 1966. “At irregular and infrequent intervals, [he would] clump down the hall, slam doors, rock in a chair, frighten the family cat, move heavy pieces of furniture, cause electronic equipment to malfunction, and hide objects.” To this day when I drive around the square of one of those quaint Alabama towns, I look to see if there is a face in the courthouse window.

 

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