Michael is one of these people who gets along well with ghosts. He wakes up at night knowing someone is there but not tangible. There was one in his disco ball apartment he named Jed. Jed was not mean or scary, just needy for attention and kind of pesky. He often hid stuff on Michael and loved to turn on the disco ball which would make the ceiling unexpectedly glitter with twinkling lights. One time when we were watching something on the History Channel about the Vikings, we kept hearing a knock at the door. Every time I went to investigate the persistent tapping, I found no one in the hallway. Finally Michael told me it was just Jed messin with me. After the final knock, I returned to my comfy chair where I found my lucky hamster toy. Michael told me he had been looking all over for it.
Shempy and Marlena were excited because it was Sunday and they were going for a car ride. They were really happy today because they were going to visit Pinball the terrier and Jenkins the cat. Pinball and Jenkins were waiting at the door when they arrived. Dana and her friend John went outside to the patio to drink lemonade. The dogs went outside with them but Jenkins stayed inside where it was air conditioned.
Dana was going out of town for two weeks and brought her dogs Shempy and Marlena to her Aunt Mary to stay for a visit. Dana had such happy memories from her childhood because of Aunt Mary. They would have tea parties together with special dishes and cups. Aunt Mary was alone now and loved when Shempy and Marlena would stay with her. She played classical music and would watch TV with the dogs. Every day at 2:00 pm the pair would go to the kitchen where Aunt Mary gave them a treat made from ingredients healthy for dogs. When Dana came to bring Shempy and Marlena home, Aunt Mary held back her tears.