Something new for you this “Memory Monday.” I’m trying to gather stories from my family. I already have a few, with permission to use them. This particular story comes by way of my maternal aunt, Miriam Wilson (maiden name: Dill). In order of birth, there is (from oldest to youngest) my aunt Linda, Mary, Betty, Miriam, Judy (my mom). Then, my maternal grandmother died and my maternal grandfather remarried to my Grandma Flossie who already had my aunt Debbie. After their marriage followed my aunt Joy and uncle Jimmy.
For the longest time, my aunt Miriam was afraid of spiders. I remember hearing about her reaction to the movie, “Eight Legged Freaks.” Apparently she almost squeezed their huge cat, Bob, to death. How they got her to sit down to that movie, comedy aside, I will never know.
The following is her story and the first “memory” story a relative wrote, that made me realize I wanted to collect these stories and more like them.
I hope you enjoy (posted with permission)!
Ever had a night terror or phobia? Tell me about it in comments!