Old Fred


Old Fred had been a faithful Christian and was in the hospital, near death. The family called their priest to stand with them.

As the priest stood next to the bed, Old Fred’s condition appeared to deteriorate and he motioned frantically for something to write on.

The priest lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and Old Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then suddenly died.

The preacher thought it best not to look at the note at that time, so he placed it in his jacket pocket.

At the funeral, as he was finishing the message, he realized that he was wearing the same jacket that he had been wearing when Old Fred died. He said to the family, “You know, Old Fred handed me a note just before he died. I haven’t looked at it, but knowing Fred, I’m sure there’s a word of inspiration there for us all.”

He opened the note and read, “You’re standing on my oxygen tube!”


Credit to Sugit (Japan)

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