Larry Sightings



I had not intended this for publication, but a recent attempt by criminals to subject one of my computers to ransomware has caused me to give this internet “immortality” by publishing it here.  Those who wish to may conclude that these “sightings” are the product of the mind of a Father crushed by grief.  Faithful readers of this blog, who know how I attempt to adhere to facts when writing about History and the Law, may decide that I am being truthful when I state that what is written below is a purely factual account.  I will update this in the future as necessary.


Larry Sightings:

1.  Toilet paper on floor next to toilet bowl in upstairs bathroom on May 21, 2013.    (Larry in life was in the habit of constantly putting a length of toilet paper on the floor at the right side of the toilet bowl in the upstairs bathroom, where the lengths of toilet paper have been found since his death.  Each time one has been found since the date of his death on May 19, 2013, the other members of the family have denied putting it there.)

2.  Larry’s grandmother reported unexplained chimes at night in her house beginning the evening of May 18-19, 2013.

3.  A glove that looked like one of Larry’s was found in the new car of his Grandmother on May 26, 2013 right before she was returning to Kenosha.  Larry had never been in the car.

4.  Toilet paper on floor next to toilet bowl in upstairs bathroom on June 1, 2013. 

5.   At around 1:45 AM on June 8, 2013, Larry’s father heard someone breathing heavily, apparently while sleeping, in Larry’s room, while Larry’s father was up using the bathroom.  He assumed it was Donnie, Larry’s brother.  The next morning Donnie reported that he had spent the night in the basement due to paint fumes from the recent painting in Larry’s room that occured on June 7.

6.  Toilet paper on floor next to toilet bowl in upstairs bathroom on June 16, 2013, around 9:30 PM. 

7.  Toilet paper on floor next to toilet bowl in upstairs bathroom on November 27, 2013 around 10:12 PM.  This was after Larry’s Dad had gone to the gravesite the day before and invited Larry, as crazy as it sounds, to visit for Thanksgiving.

8.  November 26, 2014, Thanksgiving Eve after dark.  Mary was walking Cali the family dog and found the van unlocked and the lights on.  (Larry in life was in the habit of sneaking out and listening to music in the family cars, much to his father’s annoyance.)

9.  November 26, 2014, Thanksgiving Eve after dark.  Donnie found a bath drawn in the upstairs bathroom and had no recollection of running the water for a bath.  (Larry in life took a bath every evening.)

  1. Larry’s dad the Sunday before in 2014 had invited Larry’s soul to visit the house on Thanksgiving as he did last Thanksgiving Eve in 2013.

11.  Since purchasing our new Transit Connect in November of 2017, we have had several occasions on which the windows have been rolled down.  This is impossible to do, as the vehicle locks automatically and the windows are power windows.  The latest occasion was while we were in Kenosha on vacation on July 27, 2019.  After we arrived at my mother-in-law’s house, and before we left for lunch, Donnie reported that he witnessed the windows in the Transit Connect all being down.  Larry always loved our trips to Kenosha, which were part of our annual vacations.

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  1. These are just reminders from Larry that , in case you all had forgotten , he is still a vital member of the family. He obviously loved the family very much.

  2. My then-girlfriend had a very vivid dream in which her father told her very clearly that “I like this one the best.”

    “This one” being me, as it turned out. Sometimes, we get a sign. It appears you are getting several, and for that I am happy for you, Don.

    “And therefore as a stranger give it welcome.
    There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
    Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”

  3. I’m not sure this is the right thing to write, but it kinda thundered into my head:
    “What part of outside of time and space is hard to understand?”
    Understanding may be relatively easy– believing something you desperately wish for, less so.
    So you get reminders…although the toilet tissue seems like a Father Brown mystery level note. (Translation: seems silly, is actually deep.)

  4. Today’s reading from Romans; 8:12-17 reads, “If we are children, we are heirs as well: heirs of God, heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with Him so as to be glorified with Him – Romans 8:17

    The suffering you and your family shoulder each day from the loss of Larry is a suffering shared by Christ. He shares it, carrying some of the weight when it’s impossible to do it yourselves.

    Can he not also share some of His glory too?

    As an heir, and a faithful loving one at that, He may be allowing these moments as a kiss or hug from Larry to you and your family. Why not? I certainly don’t know, however what if this was a kind reminder of his, Larry’s, unending love for you. He too is an heir of the Father’s Kingdom. It is possible that Grace is being shared…Larry style…to say to you..Hi Mom, Hi Dad…I Love You.

  5. I’ve had a communication 3 times. I was with each of my parents when they died. 1. About a month after his death, I saw my father’s shadow at the end of a hall and heard his voice telling me not to be so hard on my oldest son, that he was a good lad. 2. Around the first anniversary of my mother’s death, I kept having a recurring vivid dream that I was dying. As a result I went to the doctor and ended up in a cardiac unit. I’m healed now. When I told a dear friend about my father’s “visit” she told me that in her experience a deceased loved one often communicates one last good-by; could be a dream or a touch on the shoulder or a voice. 3. This same friend was in a very unhappy marriage and was later diagnosed with a degenerative disease. Our daily phone calls gradually ceased. I left short messages on her phones, sent Mass cards or whimsical cat cards always with the same message, “Please, just let know you are okay.” Sometimes my phone would ring with her CID, but there was no voice on the line. One week a pen would roll off my kitchen counter while I was working at it. First time I thought I knocked it; subsequent times it started to bother me. Then one morning of that week I had a voice mail from her husband telling me her ashes had been interred the day before; that she had spent 10 weeks in the hospital and a stroke had left her mute. I was recounting the story to an employee and out of nowhere a bit of cat hair floated down and landed on my hand. We decided it was my friend telling me she was finally okay. I apologize for my wordiness.
    So I absolutely believe that Larry has visited your home on those occasions. When he left this earth it was abrupt without family members present. Maybe Larry is trying to assuage your grief and give you some peace. It’s his positive gift letting you all know he’s okay and that he loves you.

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