At Heaven's Gate
- A friend sent this to me:
A woman arrived at the gates of Heaven. While she was
waiting for St. Peter to greet her, she peeked through the
gates. She saw a beautiful banquet table. Sitting all
around were her parents and all the other people she had
loved and who had died before her. They saw her and began
calling greetings to her.
"Hello, how are you!"
"We've been waiting for you!"
"Good to see you!"
When St. Peter came by, the woman said to him, "This is such
a wonderful place! How do I get in?!"
"You have to spell a word," St. Peter told her.
"Which word?" she asked.
"Love," replied St. Peter.
The woman correctly spelled "Love," and St. Peter welcomed
her into Heaven.
About a year later, St. Peter came to the woman and asked
her to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day.
While she was guarding the Gates of Heaven, her husband
arrived. "I'm surprised to see you," the woman said "How
have you been?"
"Oh, I've been doing pretty well since you died," her
husband told her. "I married the beautiful young nurse who
took care of you while you were ill. And then I won the
multi-state lottery. I sold the little house you and I
lived in and bought a huge mansion. My wife and I traveled
all around the world. We were on vacation in Cancun, and I
went water skiing today and fell and hit my head, so here
"What a bummer!" she replied.
"How do I get in?" he asked.
"You have to spell a word," she replied.
"What word?" he asked.
"Czechoslovakia," she replied.