I was at a family get together in Boise Idaho at my great grandma's house. I say my great grandma's house because my great grandparents have been divorced since before I was born. This all took place in her living room. I was 3 years old at the time. My grandparents, mom, aunt's uncles and cousins were all there. I was the youngest person. I went to lay down in the living room because it was too hot outside for me. It was the end of May. It was just after dark when my very first paranormal experience happened.
I was reclined in my great grandma's blue recliner, and I was watching down the hallway because there were fireflies at the backdoor. The backdoor had a large pane of glass in it so I could clearly see a portion of the backyard. All of a sudden I saw a black shadow walk into my great grandma's room. So being a naturally curious 3 year old, I went into the room to see who it was. I wasn't even scared because at that point in time I didn't even grasp the concept of ghosts.
When I got in there I saw my great grandpa sitting in the bed. Mind you they were divorced and he was living in Weippe Idaho at the time, and he wasn't even there. The odd thing that I first noticed was he was dressed like an "army man". That is what I called it. He took me on his lap and said "Ash, honey, I'm going to have to be going soon. I want you to make sure you are a good girl and take care of your mommy and grandma for me okay?" After he said that he I got off of his lap and walked to the door and turned around and told him I loved him. By that time he was laying down like he was dead. I ran outside and told my mom what happened and she asked my grandma when my great grandpa got there and why he was wearing his army uniform. My grandma told my mom that he wasn't there and in fact he was at his hunting camp.
He passed away December of 1991. He was buried in his Army uniform. I was 6 years old and since I was so young I wasn't allowed to go to his funeral. He died from complications due to a stroke. I miss him terribly.