As most of you know, I work at a nursing home in Illinois. Some postings on YGS have me thinking about two incidents that happened almost 12 years ago.
The first incident was odd. At that time I was still working in the housekeeping department rather than the activity department I work in now. In February of 2001, it was after the residents had finished eating their lunch, I was mopping the floor of the dining room. This dining room has windows that look out to the employee parking lot. As I was mopping I saw what looked like a horse jockey go through the passenger side of my car and vanish. I did not say get in my car, the door never opened.
My first thought was, "What in the world was that?" I thought of a jockey because of how he was dressed. He had on a outfit that looked jockey silks to me.
Now comes the weird part. I have never been a fan of NASCAR, but when I got home and the news was on about Dale Earnhardt and they showed his picture, I thought the outfit in the picture looks like what my jockey had on.
The second incident happened later in the same year, I think around Mother's Day. I was getting ready to go to lunch. To get to the break room we have to walk by a set of doors that face the parking lot. Same lot as in the first incident. I saw a figure of a man leaning against on of the CNA's cars, wearing what looked to me a Mr. Roger's type sweater. Once again on the news Perry Como passed away.
Sounds odd and a bit crazy, I know I know that nursing homes are portals. I think maybe for those short times a bit more of the portal opened. Because of that I just caught a brief glimpse of them moving on.