I really never believed this to be anything other than a coincidence until I read what has happened to other people.
First I am a pretty level-headed mother of two girls, wife of almost 40 years and retired secondary school teacher. My mother died in the early 1980s aged 68. She suffered from MS and in the last few years of her life she was terribly ill. My father's life was much affected by her poor health but he looked after her until her death, which, in the end, came suddenly. Her last words, according to Dad, were " Who has put the light out?"
My sister and I went home to be with my father and to help him make all the funeral arrangements and so on. After the funeral Dad came back with me as I felt he needed time to get used to life without Mum.
We sat down to our lunch on the day of his arrival at my house and I put on the radio. The song being aired as I switched it on was a song popular when my parents were young, "The September Song". You may wonder what is strange about this. Well, it was my parents' favourite song - their song if you like. It was the most amazing coincidence, as I perceived it, as there are simply millions of songs, but on reflection I think my mother was perhaps saying that she was not too far away.
My father broke down - the only time I have ever seen him cry - and I think that moment brought the family even closer together.