DEAR ABBY: I thought you might like a variation on one of your "Pennies From Heaven" stories. When I was in my early teens, I had a close friend whose grandparents picked us up every day from school. We would stay at their house for a few hours until our parents could pick us up.
One day as we were leaving school, her parents' car was there instead of her grandparents' and her mom broke the news that her grandfather had died that morning. Needless to say, we were both very sad.
The following day was partly cloudy and rainy. After school, we walked toward where we usually met her grandparents and we saw a rainbow. When my friend saw it, she looked at me and said, "He's OK!" She meant her grandfather. Ever since, when I see rainbows I think of him, even though that was almost 20 years ago.
Last month I was driving home on the same kind of rainy day, and when the sun peeked out from behind the clouds, I saw another rainbow. Of course, I thought of my friend's grandfather. Later that night I learned her grandmother had passed away that morning. When I told my friend about it, it made her cry. We both believe it was a sign from them that they are fine and together in heaven. -- RAINBOWS IN CALIFORNIA
DEAR RAINBOWS: Many readers have written to tell me they have found similar comfort after discovering coins that had emotional significance. If rainbows have special meaning for you, then I hope you will continue to enjoy them. Your letter made me smile. Thanks for sharing.