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Ghost of a Chance

First, we had the Virgin Mary sandwich.

 

Next, we had the ET Nutri-Grain.

 

Now, a grandfather’s ghost has hit EBay.

A woman’s effort to assuage her six-year-old son’s fears of his grandfather’s ghost by selling it on EBay has drawn more than 34 bids with a top offer of $78 US.

 

Mary Anderson said she placed her father’s “ghost” on the online auction site after her son, Collin, said he was afraid the ghost would return someday. Anderson said Collin has avoided going anywhere in the house alone since his grandfather died last year.

 

In a description titled “This isn’t a joke,” Anderson told Collin’s story on EBay:

 

“I always thought it was just normal kid fears until a few months ago he told me why he was so scared. He told me ‘Grandpa died here, and he was mean. His ghost is still around here!’ ”

 

Lest the boy’s fears scare off potential bidders, Anderson added, “My dad was the sweetest most caring man you’d ever meet.”

So the boy was scared of his grandfather, who was apparently a nice man. So can you imagine how scared this boy will be of his grandmother’s ghost, after she passes away?

A woman was arrested after acknowledging to police that she drove about 15 minutes with her 9-year-old grandson locked in the car trunk after he soiled his pants, authorities said.

 

Sharon Kay Sexton, 57, of Iowa Park, was charged with endangering a child in connection with an incident the day after Thanksgiving. She was free from the Wichita County Jail on Thursday on $20,000 bond.

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When Sexton came out of the store, the officer asked if the car was hers. She said it was, and the officer asked her to open the trunk, where he found the boy. The child was not crying or injured, Iowa Park Police Chief Steve Klempa said.

 

Sexton told the officer she locked her grandson in the trunk at a Wichita Falls Wal-Mart and then took the 15-minute trip to the convenience store in Iowa Park, about 10 miles to the northwest, authorities said.

 

The grandmother also told the officer she is raising the youngsters alone because their parents are in jail, Klempa said.

 

“She also stated that she would rather be in jail than take care of these children,” an investigator wrote in the affidavit.

 

The two younger children also told the police “that grand mom beats us all of the time.” All three siblings are staying with relatives while Child Protective Services investigates, Klempa said.

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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