According to recent medical studies, retirees spend too much time alone. Experts say they need to converse with people regularly to maintain mental health. It may seem crazy and senile, but talking to the dearly departed helps give me a sense of comfort and nostalgia.
Of course, I’m actually the only one doing the talking, but on lonely nights I often create pretend conversations. Being spiritually with my late dad, mom, brother and sister is a way to fight the emptiness of advanced old age
A recent article in the Los Angeles Times discusses the subject of contacting and conversing with long-gone relatives and friends. A news report tells of a Florida spiritualist camp in Cassadaga that offers programs where you can do that, including romping with your favorite dead pets.