PERSONAL BAGGAGE
A Tale of Marriage, Medicine and Murder

Do you believe that the spirits of our ancestors are still hanging around us?

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I believe that there are a lot of people who believe spirits of the dead are still around us and some of the believers are nurses. I have never experienced any strange events like the ones Barb describes to Penny (p.85) in PERSONAL BAGGAGE, but I do not enjoy seeing my reflection in the windows of a lighted room when night has fallen. I pull down our shades when it is dark outside.

A recent front-page newspaper article stated that a group from one of the Paranormal Societies had confirmed that some kind of unexplained activity was taking place in a library in Chattanooga, Tennessee. I find that exciting, but I would not want to encounter a ghost, myself.

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Chapter 9: Chapter Nine
"... She took a deep breath. “One night after I came to Oncology, Supervisor Crouch was helping us to initiate a new nurse, taking her on a scare tour of Eye, like we used to do. We had a routine: first we’d set her up—tell about the ghost, and two staff members would leave, like, say they were going for a smoke. That night, I was one of the smokers. We went over to Eye, took the elevator down to Second, and hid in the dark hall ready to jump out, right? But when ..."

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Chapter 17: Chapter Seventeen
"...After discharging the body to a funeral home and closing out the chart, Penny picked up a magazine and read about a haunted country church whose ghost would not allow the pulpit Bible to be moved. People who had tried to carry it away insisted that it became heavier and heavier, until it was impossible to hold. ..."

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"...Lily looked to Uncle Buddy, who nodded permission. “Some people think they see ghosts at the windows.” They believe our house is haunted, but it’s just a real old-th house. We’re old too, you see, so sometimes we don’t remember everything—like when I find plates on the table and I can’t remember if I put them there.” ..."

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