After a long illness, a woman died and arrived at the Gates of Heaven. The gatekeeper came by and the woman said to him “This is such a wonderful place! How do I get in?”

“You have to spell a word,” the gatekeeper told her.

“Which word?” the woman asked.


The woman correctly spelled “Love” and the gatekeeper welcomed her into Heaven.

About six months later, the gatekeeper asked the woman to watch the Gates of Heaven for him that day. While the woman 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 lottery. I sold the little house you and I lived in and bought a big mansion. And my wife and I traveled all around the world. We were on vacation and I went water skiing today. I fell, the ski hit my head, and here I am. By the way, how do I get in?”

“You have to spell a word,” the woman told him.

“Which word?” her husband asked.


(from the Humor Haus newsletter)

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