You know that old adage, "What doesn't kill you makes you stronger"? Well, there's a flip side to that coin, darlings, and guess what? Falling down the stairs and breaking my neck sure didn't make me stronger.
Adding insult to injury, you should've seen that monstrosity of a dress Mother buried me in. On second thought, no, you shouldn't have. No one should have. The words, "I wouldn't want to be caught dead in that outfit" had never been truer.
But, as with life, death is what you make of it. And my death is looking up these days. Imagine my surprise when Amanda came right into Shops on Main and started talking with me as if she didn't have a clue I'm a ghost. Of course, she didn't...but even after she found out, she wasn't put off by me. I'm delighted she and her grandfather--a silver fox named Dave--aren't prejudiced. After all, I can't help my condition.
As you might in a similar situation, Amanda had a lot of questions for me...some of which I could answer and some I could not. Then she decided to help me. For instance, I told her I love to read but that I hadn't been able to finish a book in decades. Do you know how hard it is to read everything over someone else's shoulder? Especially when that someone doesn't know you exist?
Anyway, Amanda showed me how to work an electronic library device. You choose a book, the book pops up on the screen, and you swipe the pages back and forth to read them. And I can do it on my own! Isn't that marvelous? I'm now most likely the best read ghost in Abingdon.
How about you--how has technology improved your life?
Giveaway: Comment below (don't forget to include your email address!) to be entered to win a $10 Amazon gift card on Valentine's Day! Winner will be chosen at or around 5 p.m. I'm not going to tell you what to do with the gift card if you win, but I'd get a new book or two for my electronic library device!