reply to post by GypsK
Those are the type of events you sometimes hear from accounts of "dumb suppers". It is traditionally held on Samhain but many grieving people (or
anybody who wants to) will hold them at various other times of the year. Basically, it's a silent dinner where you lay down an extra setting at the
table for a deceased person.
People will sometimes see, hear, or smell the arrival and departure of the person. In extreme cases, I've heard of apparitions and the opposite.
Usually, it's the vanishing of food and not the addition of.
If she was really not just having a lapse in memory or sanity, maybe it was a message. Perhaps her late husband is asking her to hold a dinner for