While checking my social network sites, I ran across something absolutely mystifying! I received a comment with a picture of my mother! The comment was: How have you been son in the last 40 years!
I replied: I’ve been reasonably happy, thank you.
What am I doing? Am I going crazy?
My mother has been dead for 40 years. This is impossible! But there was her picture and comment staring me in the face! Was someone playing a joke on me?
So I replied back asking this person only questions my mother would know the answers to. The answers came back promptly. They were all exactly correct!
So I replied: Wonderful to talk to you again Mom.
The reply came back: Have you accomplished what you wanted to in life son? I remember you wanted to be a writer.
I replied: Yes, Mother, you remembered correctly. I finally accomplished it in my retirement. I have a blog and two books out.
Mom replied: I’m so proud of you, my Son. Remember when you were a boy and I told you to mind your manners, they might come back in style someday.
I replied: Yes, Mom, I remember. You always were one to joke around.
Mom replied: You used to be so timid. Are you standing on your own two feet now?
I replied: Oh yes, Mom, I remember you saying to me that I can’t lean on you always. You made me strong so I could take care of myself.
Mom replied: Oh Son, I thought you were the only perfect child in the world, but of course every mother has one.
I replied: Is there some reason why you contacted me now, after all these years?
The reply came back quickly: Well Son, I’ve been waiting in this line leading up to the Pearly Gates and I’m finally here. Your father is further back.
I asked: It took 40 years to get to the end of the line?
Mom replied: Yes, it’s a very long line! Well, anyway, the chap at the gate now says he’s lost our marriage certificate and he can’t let us in without it!
I replied: What do you want me to do?
Mom replied: I need you to email me a copy via attachment. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I emailed the certificate immediately. It’s good I saved all of my parent’s documents!
Mom replied: Thanks Son, your father and I are in! We will check out your two books. By the way, the three people that I got friendly with behind me in line were impressed by your writing career when I told them! I’m signing off now, I love you Son—Click and my Mother was gone!
That night I checked my sales figures and I had sold five more books! This was great! Sales from cyberspace!
Now, I wonder if my Grandparents will contact me from cyberspace?