Here is the letter which I gratefully wrote to the Victorian Spiritualist Union about April 2017.
I attended my first service on Sunday last, and am writing to convey my deep gratitude for the experience, which was powerful, even overwhelming.
Some time after the death of my wife, Margaret, on September 23rd last year, I decided I wanted to attend a reading and a service.
First I went to North Melbourne on a Sunday, then went by train to Ringwood rather than Rwood East. Then during the holidays, to find it shut of course. Finally, I made it last week...fourth time lucky.
I have had 2 private readings previously, in a'Beckett St., where my sister, Anne Lamont, was secretary for some years. I have also written a memoir (of spiritualistic occurrences in my life) called "Ouija Nights". One of my private readings was for me to find further info re Great Grandfather, about whom I wrote a novel called "Coan the Cooper".
During Sunday's reading, Diana saw a small couple, about 5'5" she said. G Grandfather was that height when he joined the Union Army in 1855. It was certainly interesting, and I was happy to take what was offered. I hardly dared hope for any hint of Margaret.
Diana's session came to an end and I enjoyed chatting over afternoon tea, but as I left was accosted by Mary, a young lady whom I noticed had been looking and smiling at me during the readings. She was anxious to intercept me before I left.
She told me that all during the session, she saw that I was accompanied by a young woman who stood close and smiled at me. She was very clear, and present all the time. She was in her prime, aged 30 to 40 and was slim with light brown hair in a soft wave. Mary immediately identified Margaret from photos on my phone, particularly one in early pregnancy, aged 34.
l cried tears that I hadn't cried before, and was grateful to be comforted by Mary. I told her that it was my first visit, and she told me it was her first for the year.
I am grateful to all concerned and feel blessed by the whole experience.