On the Lighter Side – 2008
After 60 years of marriage, a couple who had counted every penny and watched their diets closely died in a plane crash.
When they reached the pearly gates, St. Peter escorted them to a beautiful mansion. “Welcome to Heaven,” St. Peter said. “This will be your home now.”
The old man asked how much it would cost. “Why, nothing,” St. Peter replied. “Remember, this is your reward in Heaven.”
The old man looked out the window and saw a championship golf course. “What are the greens fees?” grumbled the old man.
“This is heaven,” St. Peter replied. “You can play for free, every day.”
Next they went to the clubhouse and saw the lavish buffet lunch.
“Don’t even ask,” said St. Peter. “This is Heaven, it is all free.”
The old man glanced nervously at his wife. “Well, where are the low fat and low cholesterol foods?” he asked.
St. Peter replied, “You can eat and drink as much as you like of whatever you like, and you will never get fat or sick. This is Heaven!”
The old man pushed, “No gym to work out at?”
“Not unless you want to,” was the answer.
“No testing my sugar or blood pressure or…”
“Never again. All you do here is enjoy yourself.”
The old man glared at his wife and said, “You and your bran muffins. We could have been here ten years ago!”