Adair County News, April 27, 1904


On an old farm, known as the Jonathan Jones place, one mile from Gradyville, this county, live Mr. Mack Coomer and wife, who have reached the age of 60. Mr. Coomer, who is a good citizen, upright in his dealings and just and courteous to his neighbors, was a wicked man and had never given much time or attention to spiritual matters until recently.

A short time ago he and his wife retired for the night and after deep sleep had been disturbed by a dream, Mr. Coomer awoke his wife, notified her that he has been warned in a dream that lightning would strike the house and kill him. He urged that they leave immediately, which was done, spending the remainder of the night with a neighbor.

On their arrival the next morning it was seen that lightning had struck the house and bedstead in which they had abandoned for the night. Mr. Coomer has turned a leaf, so it is stated, and now holds family prayer every night. This circumstance is vouched for by as reliable citizens as lives in that part of the county. "Life is more than a dream."