Two 80 year old men, Mike and Joe, have been friends all of their lives.
Joe was dying and Mike visited him every day.
One day Mike says ” Joe, we both loved our rugby all our lives, and we
played together on saturdays for many years. Please do me favour, when
you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there is rugby up
there”. Joe looks up at Mike and says ” Mike you have been my best
friend for many years. If its at all possible I`ll do this favour for you”.
Shortly after that Joe snuffs it.
At midnight a couple of nights later, Mike is awakend from a sound sleep
by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to him “Mike—
Mike wake up its me Joe” You’re not Joe he just died a few days ago”.
“I`m telling you its me, Joe” insists the voice.
“Joe where are you?”
” I`m in heaven”, replies Joe, “I’ve got some really good news and a little
bad news for you”.
“Tell me the good news first” says Mike.
” The good news is there is rugby played in heaven, and, better yet, all our
old friends who died before us are here too. Better yet, we`re all young
again. Better still, its always spring time and it never rains or snows. And
better yet, we can play rugby all we want and never get tired or injured”.
“That`s fantastic” says Mike. ” Its beyond my wildest dreams, so what`s
the bad news?”
” You’re in the team for Saturday”.