Heavens Gate

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Heavens Gate

For all of us pet lovers out there -- I just had to share this.

It was sent to me from my best friend and it really made me smile. Hope you will too.

Heavens Gate

This explains why I forward jokes.   A man and his dog were walking along a road. The man was enjoying the scenery, when it suddenly occurred to him that he was dead.

He remembered dying, and that the dog walking beside him had been dead for years. He wondered where the road was leading them. 

After a while, they came to a high, white stone wall along one side of the road. It looked like fine marble... At the top of a long hill, it was broken by a tall arch that glowed in the sunlight.

When he was standing before it he saw a magnificent gate in the arch that looked like mother-of-pearl, and the street that led to the gate looked like pure gold. He and the dog walked toward the gate, and as he got closer, he saw a man at a desk to one side.
When he was close enough, he called out, 'Excuse me, where are we?'

'This is Heaven, sir,' the man answered.. 'Wow! Would you happen to have some water?' the man asked.

Of course, sir. Come right in, and I'll have some ice water brought right up. 'The man gestured, and the gate began to open.

'Can my friend,' gesturing toward his dog, 'come in, too?' the traveler asked.

'I'm sorry, sir, but we don't accept pets.'

The man thought a moment and then turned back toward the road and continued the way he had been going with his dog.
  After another long walk, and at the top of another long hill, he came to a dirt road leading through a farm gate that looked as if it had never been closed.. There was no fence

As he approached the gate, he saw a man inside, leaning against a tree and reading a book.

'Excuse me!' he called to the man. 'Do you have any water?' 

'Yeah, sure, there's a pump over there, come on in.'
  'How about my friend here?' the traveler gestured to the dog.
 'There should be a bowl by the pump.'

They went through the gate, and sure enough, there was an old-fashioned hand pump with a bowl beside it.
The traveler filled the water bowl and took a long drink himself, then he gave some to the dog.

When they were full, he and the dog walked back toward the man who was standing by the tree.

'What do you call this place?' the traveler asked.

'This is Heaven,' he answered. 

'Well, that's confusing,' the traveler said. 'The man down the road said that was Heaven, too.'

'Oh, you mean the place with the gold street and pearly gates? Nope. That's hell.'

'Doesn't it make you mad for them to use your name like that?'

'No, we're just happy that they screen out the folks who would leave their best friends behind.'

Sometimes, we wonder why friends keep forwarding jokes to us without writing a word.

Maybe this will explain.

When you are very busy, but still want to keep in touch, guess what you do? You forward jokes. 

When you have nothing to say, but still want to keep contact, you forward jokes.
When you have something to say, but don't know what, and don't know how, you forward jokes.

Also to let you know that you are still remembered, you are still important, you are still loved, you are still cared for, guess what you get? A forwarded joke
  So, next time if you get a joke, don't think that you've been sent just another forwarded joke, but that you've been thought of today and your friend on the other end of your computer wanted to send you a smile.  

You are all welcome @ my water bowl anytime!

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Elite Home Sales Team
Keller Williams Realty - San Clemente, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

It does put a smile on my face.  I really love the screening process.

Feb 14, 2010 12:42 AM #1
Geoff ONeill
John L. Scott Medford - Medford, OR

Very cute.  Forwarding jokes can sometimes make a tough day for someone a little easier.

Feb 14, 2010 12:44 AM #2
Guy Thomas
WR Starkey Mortgage - Colorado Springs, CO

Thanks for the story. It was a good thought for the day

Feb 14, 2010 12:46 AM #3
Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

As a dog lover (I now have four) and they are my best friends I guess they will help me find heaven.

Feb 14, 2010 12:52 AM #4
Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hi Gary,

Your friend sent you a wonderful painting!  Thank you for the story.  Laughter is good for the sould.



Feb 14, 2010 01:02 AM #5
Chris Minion
O'Brien Realty - Lexington Park, MD

Hi Gary,

Your friend sent you a wonderful painting!  Thank you for the story.  Laughter is good for the sould.



Feb 14, 2010 01:02 AM #6
Leslie Prest
Leslie Prest, Prest Realty, Sales and Rentals in Payson, AZ - Payson, AZ
Owner, Assoc. Broker, Prest Realty, Payson,

That's a beautiful photo. And that story was a Tqilight Zone episode- one of my favorites.

Feb 14, 2010 11:09 AM #7
Gary Swanson
Century 21 Harris & Taylor - Grants Pass, OR

Thanks for all your comments.  I just had to share this will everyone.

Feb 14, 2010 11:51 AM #8
Jody Keating
Jody Keating Connective Realty,LLC, Bryan/College Station,TX - Bryan, TX
Broker/MM/Realtor, Bryan / College Station, TX

Gary, thats a wonderful story, thanks for sharing it. Now I think I'll go back to my email and read some of those forwards that have been piling up.


Feb 14, 2010 02:43 PM #9
Gloria Todor
Century 21 Absolute Realty - Springfield, PA
& Doug Durren (484) 431-3686

Gary, I had a friend forward that to me as well and I was happy to hear it again.  Heaven, I imagine holds all of the living beings we have loved, be it 2 legged or 4.  ---Gloria

Feb 22, 2010 10:15 PM #10
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