What Are the Odds
A certain blogging friend often sees ladybugs. These sightings remind her of her mother who had a history with ladybugs. I often see the digital clock when it hits the time 11:11. I have been told this is a sign that our loved ones of times past are still with us. (See 11:11 http://joeh-crankyoldman.blogspot.com/2015/07/1111.html ).
Seems silly doesn’t it. Many of us probably often see ladybugs and think nothing of it. As a matter of fact, the last two weeks while on vacation I saw ladybugs several times. They were on the pattern of the china on our cruise ship (I almost called it a boat, I think Skip would have called me on that), and I saw them on several tourist tchotchkes in souvenir shops. I’m sure I wouldn’t have noticed them except for a certain Valedictorian.
If our loved ones wanted to make their presence known, surely they would leave a sign that was a bit more obvious than ladybugs, or the 11:11 time.
Today, the first day back from our trip to Alaska, I descended to my basement man-cave to catch up on my guitar practice. In the basement, we have three clocks. Two are analog, and one is digital. One analog clock has no battery and always reads 10:15. The other analog clock has not been moved forward for daylight savings time. As I sat down and tuned my guitar, I looked to check out the time. I first looked at the battery-less clock reading 10:15, I realized this was not a working clock and looked at the other analog clock. It also read 10:15. What are the odds that I would check the time when the working non-adjusted clock read the exact same time as the non-working clock? Was this a sign?
I then looked at the digital clock on the TV cable box, a time which is always accurate.
The moment I looked at this clock, the last digit rolled over to show the correct time was 11:11.
What are the odds?
Mom; Pop; Jim?
Mom; Pop; Jim?