Thursday, July 20, 2006

Cemetery follow-up: The MYSTERY Shopper
By guest author: Terry Grumbles, Sr. tngru@yahoo.com

Did you know, in Sunset Valley, Texas there is a cemetery located just north of Home Depot on Brodie Lane? You can find it now. Last August (2005), Amy with the Works Dept, City of Sunset Valley and I were talking about a photo that I had taken for an article that "Ol' Myrt" myrt@dearmyrtle.com was writing.

The opening photo in that article http://www.dearmyrtle.com/05/0921.htm was clouded by a white, foggy spot. It partly blocked out my grandson Michael who was trimming trees. I told Amy it looked like a ghost hovering over the grave of my cousin, Eliza Jane Grumbles.

Amy said that she had heard some ghost stories from the employees at Home Depot, so I went over there and checked it out.

Gregg W., who has been there for years, told me he was closing the garden section one night, putting stuff back in the store when he saw "Fred."

Everyone there calls him Fred.

Gregg saw someone walk around the corner behind a tall rack, towards the store entrance. He walked over there to see if he could help him. That "mystery shopper" was gone.

Kapoof. Gone.

Gregg also told me that one of the police officers of Sunset Valley pulled in the parking lot one night and saw a person walking across the parking lot. The officer shined his spot-light on him.

Kapoof. He was gone. Faded to nothing.

That officer stopped and radioed for help; for someone to come get the officer. He was all shook-up.

If you come to visit the Grumbles Ranch Cemetery, please be careful that you don’t run over a "mystery shopper" going to Home Depot, or its old location, where Academy is now. That just might be a Grumbles cousin of mine roaming around.

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