Aunt Myrtle was a dignified woman, with high hips that started right up under her shoulder blades, tidy gray hair and a rather blank expression. She was said to be able to talk “in tongues,” a rare gift, but so far nobody had been able to interpret what she said. Since she could not interpret it, either, it was not known what she had been talking about. Nevertheless she was thought to have conveyed messages of urgency and importance, if only they could have been understood, and some wondered if she had not at one time or another foretold some national calamity which since had taken place.
--From Up Home