Melissa McLay -- March 11, 1984 to September 22, 2002
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June 08 | Sleepwalking
Like the rest of the family, Melissa was prone to sleepwalk.

She sleepwalked on the boat such that Rodney would follow her to make sure she didn't walk overboard. Damon reminded me that there was discussion about locking the cabin door at night so she couldn't get on deck.

Throughout a few months one winter back when we still shared a room, she would get out of her bed around 3am and come to mine. She would reach down and shake me pretty hard while urging me to wake up and get out of bed: we were late for school.

Most of the time I was able to persuade her to get back in her bed. But at least once she crawled into my bed still shaking my shoulder.

One of those evenings, instead of waking me, she stood in the middle of our bedroom and danced to some apparently pretty good music playing in her dream. She made no sound, and after the song was over she climbed silently back into her bed.
Remembered by Valette | 7:49pm

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