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Nanny's Dream Visitor


My grandmother, who I call Nanny, is very much like my mother and sister. She is incredibly in tune with the supernatural world. She's seen many spirits or ghosts and has a pretty strong connection to what we've always called her spirit guide. This is a story that she told me that still brings tears to my eyes and confirms my belief in ghosts.

My Nanny married my Poppy who moved to Canada from Italy when he was eighteen or nineteen. Most of his siblings - nine out of ten - moved here, but his parents and his aunt and uncles all stayed in Italy. They all get together during weddings but most of the time the ocean is in the way.

Now one night my Nanny had a dream. In the dream a little boy, maybe five or six, came to her bedside. He reached out and put a few lire bills on her bedside table. Lire was the Italian currency before euros. The boy looked at my Nanny and said,

"My nonna gave this money to me to by ice cream in heaven, like we used to do together. Please give it back to her because I can't use it over here."

My Nanny said, "Who's your grandmother?" The little boy replied with the name of my Poppy's zia (aunt in Italian) on his mother's side. My Nanny promised to tell her.

In the morning there was no lire on the table, but my Nanny remembered her dream. At the next wedding my Nanny found zia. She said, "Your grandson wants me to tell you thank you, but he can't use the lire where he is." Zia burst into tears.

"How could you know about that?" she asked. "At the funeral I slipped some money into his hand so he could buy ice cream like we did on the weekends. I never told anyone, not even my husband." My Nanny told her about her dream and zia thanked her for telling her about it.

After this story I don't need any more proof. How else could secret knowledge leap across an ocean and become a dream?

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geetha50 (15 stories) (986 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-26)
This story made me cry... Not a good thing while you are work! Going into my favourites.
RedWolf (31 stories) (1292 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-26)
I loved this story. It was sweet with a touch of sadness but it also was a way for a child to send a loved one a message.
Thank you for writing this.
DARKNESS (3 stories) (2022 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-25)
As previous posters have already mentioned this is a brilliant and lovely account, simple and straight to the point I'm left with no questions on this whatsoever! Thank you for sharing this account with us here! 😊

Cliney1212 (4 stories) (121 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
What a beautiful story! I just added it to my favourites thank you for sharing ❤
clever210 (3 stories) (189 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
Wow! This is so, so sweet! Thanks so much for sharing this with us. ❤
zzsgranny (18 stories) (3329 posts) mod
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
JaymeAnne: I loved this story... One reason, of course, is because my grandchildren call me "Nanny" 😆, but most of all because I feel your Nanny was a very special woman...

Thank you for posting! 😊
Zander (7 stories) (146 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
Lovely story. So well written. Thank you. I've added your story to my favorites, first one.
Gargoyle (51 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)

This is brilliant. It doesn't need any explanation. That it happened is enough.
This will be going to my favourites.


vstoljockey (12 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
realy its a heart touching storey
I too felt crying after reading.this
samtillie (5 stories) (242 posts)
12 years ago (2012-09-24)
What a beautiful story, such a sad story too, more so when it involves children. Take care x

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