My mother, "Gambie" was very fond of my daughter. They had a special connection, and I do believe those connections endure. Some scientists believe that time is not linear, but an endlessly repeating loop. So, what is happening now has happened before, or will happen again, or is perhaps even happening at the same time. It might explain some strange events. Last year my daughter took Phinnaeus and Marigold to Victoria on Vancouver Island for a three-day outing. On their way back to Vancouver, they stopped at my mother's final resting place just outside Victoria, and took her some flowers. They phoned me and said they were there, and I told them it was a wonderful coincidence, because -- unbeknownst to them -- it just happened to be her birthday on that very day, and she would be pleased to meet Phinnaeus and Marigold, and receive flowers on her birthday.
Today is my mother's birthday.
Do we receive messages from beyond the veil that divides us from the people we have loved and lost? No one knows, but it is comforting to think so. At some place in time, Gambie is very pleased that she has not been forgotten, and she is sending everyone reminders that, yes, she is still here. We just have to look. And yes, my daughter bought the stool and took it home.