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Plantgoddess+
09-09-2008, 10:53 AM
Someone in the last week told a joke about a person dieing and trying to choose between heaven and hell. Believe it or not I can't find it and I want to send it to my cousin. She's just come through 4 1/2 hours of surgery on her pancreas and bowels and will be in the hospital for at least a week.
She has a great sense of humor and I think she would really enjoy the joke and I'd like to write it out and snail mail it to her as she won't be on the computer for a while.
I would also appreciate your prayers for her recovery. It will be 4 or 5 days before we know if she has cancer.
Thank you all for any assistance.

dustinac
09-09-2008, 11:02 AM
I don't think I've heard the joke...but wanted to say she is my prayers :hug:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
09-09-2008, 11:20 AM
It's the the Palin thread, I think, posted by Demonica!
:hug: for you and your family

Puddinpop
09-09-2008, 09:01 PM
Wow, I just posted about my pancreatitis and the next thing I read was your post. My prayers go out to her. Hope it all went well with the surgery.

saracidaltendencies
09-09-2008, 09:13 PM
If it is indeed the joke I posted in the Palin thread, here it is again, make it easier to find...lol

Hope your cousin recovers quickly :hug:


While walking down the street one day a US senator is tragically hit by a truck and dies.

His soul arrives in heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

"Welcome to heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

"No problem, just let me in," says the man.

"Well, I'd like to but I have orders from higher up. What we'll do is have you spend one day in hell and one in heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

"Really, I've made up my mind. I want to be in heaven," says the senator.

"I'm sorry but we have our rules."

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course. In the distance is a club and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him. Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at expense of the people. They play a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and champagne.

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens on heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him.

"Now it's time to visit heaven."

So, 24 hours pass with the head of state joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and, before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

"Well then, you've spent a day in hell and another in heaven. Now choose your eternity."

The senator reflects for a minute, then the senator answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in hell."

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to hell.

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags.

The devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulder.

"I don't understand," stammers the senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and club, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now all there is a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

The devil looks at him, smiles, and says, "Yesterday we were campaigning. Today you voted."

feministmama
09-10-2008, 10:28 AM
:roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard::roflhard: :roflhard:

Plantgoddess+
09-11-2008, 04:23 PM
Thanks Demonica, I found it and sent it to her as well as the rest of my family.
My cousin came through the surgery ok and we're waiting to hear if the mass was cancerous.
Thanks for the good thoughts Puddinpop, I hope your pancreatitis is dealt with quickly. My best wishes for a swift recovery.

Dangles
09-11-2008, 04:50 PM
:hug: to you and your family, Planetgoddess+

ritaw
09-11-2008, 05:00 PM
My thoughts are with your cousin .