In 1982, i moved from Oregon to Homer, Alaska. My oldest daughter, Lisa, had been living there for a while, and i missed her, so off i went. Leslie (age 12) and Blue (age 4) went with me.
It was a hard life with a whole lot of fun and laughs thrown in.
One night, as i was cooking dinner, the phone rang. It was Lisa, we talked for a while, giggling and laughing as we always did, said "goodnight" and hung up.
I was stirring and chopping when out of the blue came these strange little sounds. Tiny sounds, like voices way in the distance. I looked outside, there was no one, so i went back to my chef duties. The sounds continued. It started to really bother me, so i went off in search of the source. I looked in every room, bedrooms, bathroom, living room, under beds, tables, behind toilets, (i was getting desperate) in cupboards, trash cans. I went a little crazy, not wanting to believe the sounds were in my head, because by now i realized it was voices. Voices in my head, oh no!
Then i noticed, as i moved around the room, the voices got louder or softer, depending on where i was...and, the closer i got to the (drumroll here) phone the louder the voice got.
When i hung up the phone after talking to Lisa i hadn't quite got it on the base right, it was a little tilted, which meant i was still connected to Lisa. I picked up the receiver, put it to my ear, and got "HEY MOM! HANG UP THE PHONE! MOM! CAN YOU HEAR ME?! HANG UP THE PHONE!"
I was dumbfounded. All this time searching through the house for voices, searching my head for voices, and all the time it was Lisa. She was the culprit! She could have yelled louder!
I started laughing, louder and harder and louder. I couldn't breathe, i couldn't talk i was laughing so hard. I hung up. After all, i couldn't talk so why stand there with a phone in my hand? And what does she do? After yelling "HANG UP" in the phone for 30 minutes, when i do hang it up she calls me back!
That memory puts us in stitches a couple times a year. It was hilarious, and the grandkids love the story of when "gma heard voices in her head".