Jim and Jennifer were at their wedding rehearsal on a Friday night when a tornado struck the church, collapsing the walls and roof and tragically killing them both.
They’d led good lives and went straight to heaven, where they asked St. Peter for a favor: Could they still get married?
St. Peter said, “Well, sure. Tell you what: I’ll come and get you when we can do that.”
Jim and Jennifer were pleased, but it was five years before St. Peter showed up and said they could get married.
And so they had their wedding. It wasn’t too long though that the couple realized they’d made a mistake. The went to St. Peter and asked if they could have a divorce.
“Well, we frown upon that here,” St. Peter said, “but let me see what I can do. I’ll call you.”
After waiting five years to get married, though, Jennifer was concerned that it might take just as long to start divorce proceedings. “How long will it take?” she asked.
St. Peter was miffed. “It took five years to bet a preacher up here. Who knows how long it will be before a lawyer shows up!”
AND HERE’S THE NO-JOKE:
Joseph’s Coat, the St. Paul walk-in center for the homeless and needy, will be doing it’s annual distribution of school supplies and backpacks Aug. 29 and 31, so there’s still time for all of us to donate so some kids feel good about going to school this year because they have a new backpack and school supplies like the other kids.
I’ll be taking the backpack pictured here and picking up crayons, pens, pencils, markers, 3-ring binders, looseleaf paper — all that good stuff you use to love to have — and dropping it off at 1107 West Seventh in St. Paul.
Donations are accepted on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9 a.m to 2 p.m.