“Too smart to be human.”
That is a direct quote my father used to say when I was in high school when I would balk at what he’d say or any sort of sage advice he’d give me. Advice I chalked up to being nosy, old school, had no idea who I was, or had no idea what I was going through. It was those times that I look back on now and completely understand what he was saying and totally wished I’d listened.
As a teenage girl, I wanted so bad for everyone to like me. I wanted to be everyone’s best friend. I’d spent the days thinking about what I wanted to do and instead did what everyone else wanted to do. I wanted to go abroad and go to school for a semester when it was presented to me. My friends scoffed at it and ridiculed it, making me brush it off as stupid when my parents were telling me how to experience the world before I grew up. It was the peer pressure that held me back. Looking back, I’d tell my high school self to continue to be nice and like everyone, but be good to me. Nurture me. Don’t be afraid of the life I want. Make those friends that will last a lifetime and support you in your goals and values. That might be one good friend, but that one good friend is worth their weight in gold.
I think he gave me a curse of sorts. I have four boys. Though three of them are now in college and the fourth is in his senior year of high school, I find/found myself saying to my husband, “they’re too smart to be human.” At the term I cringed hearing at their age, was almost everyday speak in my house. But I think my oldest (24 years old) is getting it. He has started having those adult conversations about life, that one good friend, finances and future of what he really wants to do with his life. No matter what, I’m beyond excited with the knowing that one day they will all get it and I can’t wait to see what impact they have on this world.
About The Book
A Ghostly Reunion by Tonya Kappes
Series: Ghostly Southern Mysteries #5
Published by Witness
Published on: December 27, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Mystery
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Proprietor of the Eternal Slumber Funeral Home, Emma Lee can see, hear, and talk to ghosts of murdered folks. And when her high school nemesis is found dead, Jade Lee Peel is the same old mean girl—trying to come between Emma Lee and her hot boyfriend, Sheriff Jack Henry Ross, all over again.
There’s only one way for Emma Lee to be free of the trash-talking ghost—solve the murder so the former prom queen can cross over.
But the last thing Jade Lee wants is to leave the town where she had her glory days. And the more Emma Lee investigates on her own, the more complicated Miss Popularity turns out to be. Now Emma Lee will have to work extra closely with her hunky lawman to get to the twisty truth.
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