My heartfelt thanks go out to my friend and fellow blogger, Christina Krost (www.thekrostfamily.blogspot.com), for sending me questions that actual children (hers and others from their elementary school) actually asked about ghosts. Their questions show a level of basic understanding and sophisticated inquiry that surprised me! I have added two questions that were asked of me by another child, and shall now answer them all. (A quick aside about terminology: our spirits are our spirits in any state — alive, Earth-bound in the afterlife, or ascended in the afterlife — but ghosts are spirits that are Earth-bound in the afterlife only. Once you ascend and go to heaven, you are no longer a ghost.)
Are ghosts always the age they died at? How does age work? Do ghosts have birthdays?