Wednesday, July 16, 2014


My friend Ginnie sent this to me.  I had to pass it along because it made me laugh:

Bertha and Betty
Two 90-year-old women, Bertha and Betty, had been friends all of their lives. When it was clear that Bertha was dying, Betty visited her every day. 

One day Betty said, "Bertha, we both loved playing softball all our lives, and we played all through high school. Please do me one favor: when you get to heaven, somehow you must let me know if there's women's softball there." 

Bertha looked up at Betty from her deathbed and said, "Betty, you've been my best friend for many years. If it's at all possible, I'll do this favor for you." Shortly after that, Bertha died. 

A few nights later, Betty was awakened from a sound sleep by a blinding flash of white light and a voice calling out to her, "Betty, Betty."

 "Who is it," asked Betty, sitting up suddenly. "Who is it?" 

"Betty -- it's me, Bertha." 

"You're not Bertha. Bertha just died."
"I'm telling you, it's me, Bertha," insisted the voice. 

"Bertha! Where are you?" 

"In heaven," replied Bertha. "I have some really good news and a little bad news." 

"Tell me the good news first," said Betty. 

"The good news," Bertha said with joy and enthusiasm, "is that there's women's softball in heaven. Better yet, all of our old buddies who died before me are here, too. Even better than that, we're all young again. Better still, it's always Springtime and it never rains or snows. And best of all, we can play softball all we want, and we never get tired." 

"That's fantastic," said Betty. "It's beyond my wildest dreams! So what's the bad news?" 

"You're pitching Tuesday." 

Life is uncertain - eat dessert first!!! Live to the fullest!!And, always be ready!


  1. Good one! (But I'm nowhere near ready.)

  2. My deceased friend calling to me would say: "We're all eating at our favorite restaurants and you get to pick yours on Tuesday." I'm not much of a softball player but I sure like eating out with my friends.

  3. LOL Didn't see that one coming!

  4. Hilarious and so touchingly true!

  5. That was very good! and very true! Thanks for sharing it!

  6. Now that was a good one. Love those surprise punch lines.

  7. OH My Gosh that one made me laugh out loud. So glad I was able to connect with you today. I have tried several times to find your blog and could not. Don't know what I was doing wrong. I would find your google site but not the blog. Jeez I need computer classes.
    I always love it when I can visit with you.
    I think of you often wondering how you are doing. I am working inside today because of the weather but had to take a few minutes and catch up with a few friends. House work can wait an hour.
    Hope your having a awesome week.


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