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« on: November 21, 2009, 06:00:51 PM »

On Oct. 13, 1863, Connecticut manufacturer S.R. Wilmot was sailing from Liverpool to New York aboard the steamer City of Limerick when he dreamed that his wife visited his stateroom and kissed him. When he awoke, his cabin mate said, “You’re a pretty fellow, to have a lady come and visit you this way.” He related what he had seen, lying awake in his bunk, and Wilmot was surprised to find it corresponded exactly with his dream.

When he joined his wife in Watertown, she asked, “Did you receive a visit from me a week ago Tuesday?”

“A visit from you?” he asked. “We were more than a thousand miles at sea.”

“I know it,” she said, “but it seemed to me that I visited you.”

She explained that she had been thinking about him on the night in question, and “it seemed to her that she went out to seek me. Crossing the wide and stormy sea, she came at length to a low, black steamship, whose side she went up, and then descending into the cabin, passed through it to the stern until she came to my state-room.”

“Tell me,” she said, “do they ever have state-rooms like the one I saw, where the upper berth extends further back than the under one? A man was in the upper berth, looking right at me, and for a moment I was afraid to go in, but soon I went up to the side of your berth, bent down and kissed you, and embraced you, and then went away.”

“The description given by my wife of the steamship was correct in all particulars, though she had never seen it.”

(Frederic Myers, Principles of Psychology, 1891)
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« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2009, 11:52:22 PM »

That's lovely!

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Frau Burau
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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 06:05:50 AM »

ah, the power of love.  I believe it!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 04:34:29 PM »

There's another of Mormon missionaries in England, if I recall correctly... they'd been having a very rough time, and the one man was very ill. He fell asleep thinking that he could gain his strength and get well, if only he could have some of his wife's bread. He fell asleep, dreamed of the wife and the bread, and awoke to find a steaming loaf set near him, which none of his companions would admit to having purchased (for they had no money). In a letter weeks later, his wife related the curious tail of having been thinking about him and hoping he was doing better while she did her baking, and that one of the loaves had disappeared from the table where they were cooling... on the same day the loaf appeared in England.

Apocryphal tales, but fun!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2011, 02:00:01 PM »

What is the cause of the weird characters that show up in the body of text that comprise some posts.  For instance, the one by Sewing Bird above:   ”
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« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2011, 04:57:40 PM »

What is the cause of the weird characters that show up in the body of text that comprise some posts.  For instance, the one by Sewing Bird above:   ”

Marta, I'm not sure what's causing that, but I've noticed things posted over a year or two ago have them (Ashley posted this in 2009) , I believe they appeared after an update....   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2011, 06:22:16 AM »


Funky formatting issues between those who post with all the features and those who post with just a basic text box.  I see this happening on the yahoo groups as well.  There isn't much you can do about it.
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« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2011, 01:45:23 PM »

Sweet story...

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