Let me paint you a picture: mom is in the bathroom and I'm unloading stuff in the bed room. I do not have my cochlear implant processor on. FYI: an implanted ear cannot pick up sound whatsoever without the processor on.
I put my grandmother's pink gold watch on and went downstairs to show mom.
Mom is in the bathroom so I keep unpacking. I hear "Sherry? Sherry?" in a soft but very clear voice in my implanted ear. I knew it was impossible immediately but somehow I had heard mom call me from the bathroom.
The bathroom door was locked. I found Nicole's nifty hammer (screwdrivers are inside hammer) and unscrewed the glasses screwdriver. Just as I start to work the door, Mom opened it.
I asked what was going on and she wanted to know the same thing. I was trying to break into the bathroom while she was using it.
I tell mom I heard "Sherry? Sherry?" and thought she needed help. My heartrate had increased. Freaking out was a distinct possibility, I didn't know if she was okay. She said it wasn't her and there's nobody else in the house.
Uh-oh. Who called my name, twice?
Nicole didn't call me "Sherry" but it was a female voice. When I saw the watch I realized it was my grandmother's voice, and she's dead. Ohhhh... and I was standing right next to the dead people's table. Mom and I laugh when we say that. Gallows humor helps.
I feel stupid saying I heard my grandmother's voice while wearing her watch but I did.
I'm going to be sorry I published this (yes it is crazy) but it's true. I don't know what to think.