On October 31, 1995, my grandmother died. I don't mean to attach any spooky nature with the date of her departure, I'm just providing the date. On February 19, 2008, my grandfather died, again, no special meaning of the date, simply stating the date. My grandfather's funeral was on February 23. After his funeral service at the church, we (family and friends) began lining up to follow the hearse to the graveside service. My mother and I were in a bit of a hurry to get to the front as I was one of the graveside pallbearers. As we took our spot in the line of cars, I saw an elderly couple waving at me, south across the street. This also is the direction of their house from the church; they lived just down the street, about a block.
The old man was unmistakeable to me as my grandfather, whom my mother and I had been taking care of for the past few months while we lived with him. I had known him all my life, and saw him every day while we lived with him. The woman beside him was harder for me to recognize, yet I knew the only woman who would be with my grandfather was my grandmother. It was hard for me to recognize her because I was two when she died, and I had only seen a few pictures of her. Other than being with the man I believe was my grandfather, a helpful feature of the woman was her cane and her prosthetic leg. She was diabetic and had one of her legs amputated below the knee. I honestly do not know which leg, I didn't ask. I did recognize her cane, I saw it every time I was at my grandfather's when I was younger, and when I lived with him before he departed.
After seeing this apparition, I felt that my grandparents were at peace finally, after being apart for twelve years, and I also felt that they didn't want me to mourn, but to be happy that they weren't hurting anymore. Both died of natural causes, my grandmother died of complications with her diabetes, and my grandfather died of cancer.
I know it isn't exactly polite to make jokes about the dearly departed, but a joke that I hear in my family now that my grandparents are together again is, "Now that Mom and Dad (or Grandma and Grandpa) are together again, she's probably kicking his butt with her good foot."
I believe that my grandparents appeared to me, or at least why my grandfather did, is that my he always said that he had three great--meaning good, he had several great-grandsons--grandsons, Michael (me), David, and Charlie (my grandfather's nickname for my cousin Garry Lee). I don't know if David or Garry Lee saw what I did or not, I never really thought to ask.
I know this isn't a "scary" story, but I figured I'd post it here anyway, to see if anyone has had similar experiences.