Cassedega Message Service, Florida
(Mechanicville, NY , USA)
In the early 1980's a friend of my mothers was very into things metaphysical and wanted to take me to a message service. I did not understand it and with my staunch Catholic upbringing I was a bit afraid of her beliefs. Even though, I had always had a strong psychic ability myself, I never understood it. My mom's friend begged me to go with her to a Spiritual message service in Cassadaga, Florida, a town founded by Spiritualists.
I was very skeptical and my boyfriend was making jokes about "Ghost Busters". While I was waiting for her to get ready, I sat reading a magazine and I was especially interested in a page that was a picture of beautiful Strawberries. At the bottom of the page was recipe for Strawberry pie. I read that and then we left and went to the message service.
A message service in Cassadega is free to everyone. They only ask for a donation but it is not mandatory. Spiritualists believe that they can connect with spirits who have crossed.
I went in with all the skepticism of my 24 years, expecting Voodoo or something. What I found was prayer; it was like a church service at the start. And then the Medium asked people if she could read their message. I still was a non-believer. I just wanted it to be over so I could go home. The medium asked me if she could read my message and I said "Yes" and the first thing she said was "I see Strawberries and recipes". This got my immediate attention. Then she said that she saw an Aunt Edna helping with money and she also saw a Pennsylvania Dutch cook book. Well, I told her right off that I did not have an Aunt Edna. I had an Aunt Evelyn, and Aunt Edith but NO Edna. She then told me that this could be in the future but stuck by her guns that there was an Aunt Edna.
I went home, sort of impressed by her ability to pick up on the strawberries but thinking she was so off on the Edna connection. Two years later, my mom married a widower named Ken. He had a sister, Edna, who was 76 years old and had never had children of her own. She became my Aunt Edna. She helped me to buy my first house. And while I was in nursing school, I became her private duty nurse.
One day while rummaging around in her kitchen, I found a copy of "The Pennsylvania Dutch Cookbook".. and I remembered. And I knew without a doubt, there was NO doubt about what the medium had seen with me. I had an Aunt Edna, helping me with money and there was the cookbook. It was not a coincidence. It could never be. I continued to go back to Cassedega for many, many years. Now I completely believe in messages from the other side.