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Wake Up Bob


This story happened when I was younger. It is one of those stories that is told by one of your parents and you hear it so often, you know it like the back of your hand. When I was between the ages of 2-4, my dad worked out in the western part of the United States. To this day, I have no idea what his job was.

One afternoon, he was driving down one of the interstates in Montana and was starting to feel himself doze off. He decided that he would pull off the side of the interstate and take a little nap to "refresh" himself. He left his truck running to stay warm and he set his alarm clock to allow himself 4 hours to nap.

He was sleeping soundly, when all of a sudden someone started shaking him. He then heard his uncle tell him to wake up, it was time to be leaving. When he finally snapped out of it, he realized that it was his Uncle Roy's voice that had woken him up. Uncle Roy had died about a year before this incident. He woke up to find that after he had fallen asleep, it had started to snow. His clocked had not gone off and he had been asleep for about 4 1/2 hours.

It had snowed deep enough to block the tail pipe and the fumes were starting to come in through the air vents. He rolled his window down to let some of the fumes out and thanked Uncle Roy for waking him up.

That has been almost 30 years ago, he can relay this story to you just like it happened yesterday. He also will tell you that if it were not for Uncle Roy, he wouldn't be alive today.

As always, thank you for reading and your comments are welcome.

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bette31 (9 stories) (127 posts)
16 years ago (2008-08-28)
lilblackpom-thanks for the comment. My father has had some close calls before, but this was indeed the closest that he has ever come.
lilblackpom (13 stories) (218 posts)
16 years ago (2008-08-27)
Hello bette. Another interesting story from you. I love them. Considering that Uncle Roy passed one year before and your father and him were probably close, he did save his life and came back to help him. I believe things of this nature do happen. What a nice story to share. Thank you. ❤
bette31 (9 stories) (127 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-18)
I am so glad that I found this site! I have enjoyed reading others stories, as well as getting some insight to my own. I want to thank all of you who took the time to read my story. I believe that if it were not for my great uncle that my dad wouldn't be with us either.
ChrisB (6 stories) (1515 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-18)
Hi Bette. It is always a pleasure to read your stories. I realy enjoyed this one. I believe that loved ones are always beside us. Maybe not all the time because they might have better things to do 😜.But they come once in a while to see how we are doing. Do you ever have that feeling when you sit down, take a deep breath and feel very good? Basicaly happy? I believe those are times when they pop in for a visit. But they do come to help us. Your Father was probably going to die but someone helped him. Your Uncle new it was not his time and he needs to take care of a loving family back home. Your Father was very lucky. He was lucky that he survived and he was lucky to hear from a lovely person who passed away. Thanks again for sharring this story with us. I hope to hear from you soon and take care
rhodes68 (14 stories) (1596 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-18)
My God bette! Your dad had his Guardian Angel on his side that night!

Like Frawin, I also had a similar experience as well as my brother and father so this cannot be a coincidence of any sort! It only comes to prove the existence of afterlife even more!

Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story with us!

Tammy ❤
FRAWIN (guest)
16 years ago (2008-07-17)
Hello bette31. I have heard of such things happening, as a matter of fact something similar happened to me. Thank you for sharing this with us, I really enjoyed reading it. Take Care.

ElectricTNT (1 stories) (45 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-17)
Hi Bette

Another point to be made is that if Uncle Roy were still alive at the time of the incident, your father may not be now. Tough to believe that your father is lucky that Uncle Roy was dead.
Francois (220 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-17)
Dear bette31,

I am speechless to describe this amazing story. It hit me at the heart, as I said before in a past comment, it is always good to know that people you love are watching from above.

Your story gives comfort to those who have lost a loved one. I thank you for helping others, through your stories, during hard times. God bless you, deus vobiscum and take care.


trau (4 stories) (29 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-17)
oh my gosh - that is a wonderful story. Thank you for sharing! It is so nice to read about the good things that happen regarding those who have left us.
carrycat (3 stories) (45 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-17)
Its wonderfull how our loved ones still look out for us-even when they have passed, that event must have really affected your father... The situation could have been very different if it was'nt for uncle Roy.

God bless
Katona1700s (8 stories) (168 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
Pleas go to the chat room. Us teens are talking and would like to talk to someone please enter it now
troyarn (5 stories) (479 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
Good, freaky story. I really enjoyed it very much. Thanks for sharing with us.
bette31 (9 stories) (127 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
Thanks for all the comments! I never met this uncle but I have seen pitures of him. I hear he could be a nice man, but he also had stranger things about him. Either way, I'm glad he decided to help my dad out that day.
Rebelboy1987 (9 stories) (186 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
I always love hearing stories like that. Those are very special incidents, when a relative who has passed, saves your life. You have a very lucky father. Thank you so much for sharing and God bless

Sarah (1 stories) (53 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
Thank you for sharing your father's story. Talk about your family looking out for you... Even from beyond the grave! It gave me that feel good factor 😊
KimSouthO (27 stories) (1960 posts)
16 years ago (2008-07-16)
What an amazing and heart touching story!

Thank you for sharing that with us!

God Bless!

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