Joke 914

23 Sep
English: Cowslip (Primula veris) On the grass ...

Cowslip (Primula veris) On the grass verge on May Day. According to legend, St Peter dropped the keys to Heaven and where they landed Cowslips grew (the flowers were thought to resemble a set of keys). Its name derives from “cowpat”, (Old English “cuslyppe”) from where Cowslips would spring up when they were common in the wild. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A good, rich man was near death. He was very grieved because he had worked so hard for his money and he wanted to be able to take it with him to heaven. So he began to pray that he might be able to take some of his wealth with him.

An angel heard his plea and appeared to him. “Sorry, but you can’t take your wealth with you.” The man implored the angel to speak to God to see if He might bend the rules.

The man continued to pray that his wealth could follow him. The angel reappeared and informed the man that God had decided to allow him to take one suitcase with him. Overjoyed, the man gathered his largest suitcase and filled it with pure gold bars; he placed it beside his bed.

Soon afterward the man died and showed up at the Gates of Heaven to greet St. Peter. St. Peter  saw the suitcase and said, “Hold on, you can’t bring that in here!”

The man explained to St. Peter that he had permission and asked him to verify his story with the Lord. Sure enough, St. Peter checked and came back saying, “You’re right. You are allowed one carry-on bag, but I’m supposed to check its contents before letting it through.”

St. Peter opened the suitcase to inspect the worldly items that the man found too precious to leave behind.  He took one look and exclaimed, “You brought pavement?!”

 

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10 Responses to “Joke 914”

  1. Terry September 23, 2013 at 04:17 #

    that was definitely not the answer I thought was coming. This was so adorable

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  2. siggiofmaine September 23, 2013 at 04:21 #

    SIGH. Good, but SIGH.
    Peace
    Siggi

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  3. Katharine Trauger September 23, 2013 at 05:46 #

    I’ve told my kids not to labor for gold all their lives, because it’s just asphalt where they’re going! Never knew anyone else got it…thanks for this! 🙂

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  4. bevchen September 23, 2013 at 07:25 #

    Oooh, good one!

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  5. http://vivinfrance.wordpress.com September 23, 2013 at 07:33 #

    St Peter had the right of it!

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  6. Karen Snyder September 23, 2013 at 20:55 #

    So many just don’t “get” it! I LOVE this! 🙂

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  7. slpmartin September 23, 2013 at 23:14 #

    Oh that’s a good one!

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  8. Perfecting Motherhood September 25, 2013 at 20:45 #

    Oh, I remember these flowers blooming in France as the first sign of spring. We call them “coucou”. I miss them…

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  9. Grannymar September 26, 2013 at 17:24 #

    Excellent!

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