Just Grillin’ and Chillin’ and Tellin’ Ghost Stories

    That’s right . . . got the grill going and the fire pit . . . and relaxing with a few ghost stories and paranormal experiences . . .

    I have a few friends who in their youth worked in the fast food industry . . . this was their first job while still in high school . . . and they had some experiences that got them thinking of going to college . . .

    Dave was called to work one night . . . once the after the movies crowd thinned out . . . all was calm and quiet.

    The night manager was in his office doing paperwork.

    Dave was at the take-out window . . . the doors were locked and only the drive-thru window was open . . . All the tables had been cleaned, the floor mopped . . . and all was quiet.

    He heard the jingle of the bell that someone was at the drive-thru menu . . . “Good evening, welcome to ????? may I take your order?”

    Dave didn’t hear the humm of a car motor . . . but he waited . . . then he stuck his head out the take-out window . . . but saw nothing. He thought maybe someone walking by tripped the bell — it may have been a big dog . . . Dave dismissed it and took the trash out to the dumpster. 

    He felt as though he was being watched . . . he had a feeling someone was right behind him . . .

    Dave didn’t want to turn around . . . his thoughts were on getting the trash in the dumpster and going back into the building . . . He felt an ice cold chill run down his spine . . . and felt the cold breath next to his ear . . . a raspy voice whispered “I’ve been watching you . . . ”

    He ran around the building twice before finding the employees only door he went out of earlier to take out the trash . . .

    Once inside Dave leaned against the counter, trying to calm his breathing and the pounding of his heart in his chest.

    The night manager, Pete, came to the kitchen for some coffee. He took one look at Dave and said, “You look like you’ve seen a ghost!!”

    “No . . . I didn’t see a ghost . . . but I think I heard one . . .” Dave had difficulty getting the words out.

    After sipping some hot coffee, Dave calmed down and told Pete what happened outside near the dumpsters.

    “It was probably some old guy from the train tracks having some fun with you. Those old guys are just passing through.” Pete explained. “I had a similar experience, but my guy robbed the place.”

    It was store policy to empty the cash drawer and then call the police once the guy was gone.

    Dave felt a little better . . . but he was still uneasy . . . He was hoping his mom and little sister were safe at home. His dad was out of town on a business trip. He wanted to call home, but didn’t want to upset his mom.

    Just before his shift was over, Dave saw a car pull up and park just outside the take-out window. A man got out . . . It was his dad!!

    “Your mother had a weird feeling you were in danger and called me home. Is your shift over?”

    “Yeah Dad.”

    His dad walked him to his car and told him he’d follow him home. As he turned towards his own car, he saw red glowing eyes out by the dumpsters . . . one eye twitched as though it was winking at him while the other one focused on him . . . unblinking . . .

    Dave stopped his car beside his dad, “What’s the matter?”

    “Nothing . . . I thought I saw something . . . Let’s take the long way home . . .”

    It was years later before Dave’s dad told him what he saw near the dumpsters . . . Both Dave and his dad were grateful Dave’s mother had a sixth sense about Dave being in danger.

    There is truly something to be said about women’s intuition . . . and the strange paranormal things that are prowling around at night.

    I hope you enjoyed this paranormal tale . . . and may share one of your own in the comments below.

    Oh! And if you’re in the mood for some ghost hunting . . . here are a few items you may find useful:

    I do have a voice activated recorder and I did capture a “voice” and “sounds” that scared the dickens out of me!!

    Have fun!

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    Outland Fire Table

    Outland Fire Table, Aluminum Frame Propane Fire Pit Table

    • With Black Tempered Glass Tabletop
    • Resin Wicker Panels
    • Arctic Ice Glass Rocks
    • Model 401
    • 35,000 BTU
    • Auto-Ignition

    This would bring quite a bit of atmosphere to your next outdoor gathering with friends and family . . . or to sit and enjoy alone .

    I think it is wonderful for telling ghost stories . . . meditating . . . just relaxing on a cool spring night . . . . .

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    Makes you want to roast some marshmallows or perhaps make s’mores . . . or have some hot chocolate . . .

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    BEAU JARDIN Charcoal Grill 17 inch with Steel Cooking Grate

    Round Portable Charcoal Kettle Grills for Backyard Tailgate Party and Camping

    Excellent for family use.

    The dimensions are 17-inches by 17-inches by 23- inches with an 18-1/2-inch diameter of bbq cooking space. This charcoal grill requires little charcoal and is ready for grilling in very little time. This unit includes adjustable air vents and is made from rust-resistant aluminum. There is also a removable ash pan for easy cleaning.

    This portable grill is a great size for your bbq-ing needs.

    I believe it is an excellent value for outdoor grilling.

    You may find the following links useful:

    This is a major decision. I hope this post was helpful as well as the links above.

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    Amazon Kindle Readers

    Are you interested in the Kindle Readers?

    I love my Kindle.

    My brother prefers a book.

    What I especially like about the Kindle . . . 

    1. I don’t have a stack of books I have to put away.
    2. I can buy a book and get it downloaded to my Kindle in no time at all.
    3. There are numerous FREE books available.
    4. I can take my Kindle with me — which includes hundreds of books — try packing that many physical books.
    5. I can always have a book with me — actually a variety of books.

    I was just thinking about how digital books seem to always be available where physical books run out of stock . . . 

    Another thing that surprises me at times is how the Kindle version may be more expensive than the physical book. Perhaps this is due to the convenience of getting our hands on it immediately . . . but all in all, even with prime free shipping, I find that having a Kindle does serve my needs better.

    Now, it comes does to which Kindle you want . . . and whether you want to get one for your kids, too . . . 

    The last image is the Kindle for Kids Bundle. Depending upon their age . . . you are the best judge of when your child or children are ready for a Kindle Reader . . . and whether you’re ready for one. Then there are the different features you want . . .

    I think audio would be a good feature . . . sometimes an audio book is enjoyable . . .

    Whatever you decide . . . Amazon has a Kindle that is right for you!

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    The Mysterious Benedict Society

    The Mysterious Benedict Society by Trenton Lee Stewart and illustrated by Carson Ellis is the first of four books for ages 8 to 13 years — grades 3 to 7.

    This is a story about a gifted young man, orphaned at a young age who needs encouragement and a place where he belongs and can explore his talents and strengths.

    Too often children feel like misfits . . . as adults we went through that phase as well and it’s excellent that there are books addressing this issue and seeing how such a kid can strive and do something productive and maybe become a hero.

    This is a series of four books . . . all full of adventure that will get your child reading . . . and you, too, right along.

    It’s always good to read the books your children are reading so you can have some interesting discussions with them. Ask how they feel about the characters and what they think will happen next . . . and you can give your thoughts and feelings as well. It’s not about who is right or wrong, but the engagement . . . the active participation of thinking ahead . . . gathering information . . .

    I enjoyed these books and believe you and your child or children will too.

    Here are some helpful links for your shopping pleasure:

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