Okay the last time I wrote about the little woman I described what I remembered from my childhood and mentioned that that was not the only encounter or story about this seemingly benign spirit (for lack of a better word).
Years later when my mom was sharing unusual stories of an ummmm...we shall say supernatural nature...I mentioned the Little Woman story...and it was then that I discovered that my odd experience was not the first nor the last visit. Describing for me in vivid detail she talked about her first knowledge of the little old woman...when my sister Connie was a baby....still in a basinett beside the bed.
It seems that mom had come slowly awake and realized that someone was standing beside the basinett. Her heart was gripped with fear even though to her the lady looked quite angelic. She worried that her presence at the baby's bedside meant that she was going to die. It was only after weeks and weeks of unease that she was able to put those thoughts aside. After contemplation she came to the conclusion that the little woman represented a family guardian or spirit. She only came to this conclusion quite a while later after hearing about similar visits that the woman made to my aunts who lived in Kansas City Missouri but that is a tale for another day.
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