An elderly Ukrainian man lay dying in his bed.
While suffering the agonies of impending death, he suddenly smelled the aroma of his favorite Ukranian pierogies wafting up the stairs.
He gathered his remaining strength and lifted himself from the bed.
Leaning against the wall, he slowly made his way out of the bedroom, and with even greater effort, gripping the railing with both hands, he crawled downstairs.
With labored breath, he leaned against the door frame, gazing into the kitchen.
Were it not for death's agony, he would have thought himself already in heaven, for there, spread out upon waxed paper on the kitchen table were literally hundreds of his favorite pierogies.
Was it heaven? Or was it one final act of heroic love from his devoted Ukranian wife of sixty years, seeing to it that he left this world a happy man?
Mastering one great final effort, he threw himself towards the table, landing on his knees in a crumpled posture.
His parched lips parted, the wondrous taste of the pierogies was already in his mouth, seemingly bringing him back to life.
The aged and withered hand trembled on its way to the pierogies at the edge of the table, when it was suddenly smacked with a wooden spoon by his wife.....
"Back off!", she said, "They're for the funeral."
Jesus is the answer ~
Last edited by buddy : 01-27-2012 at 06:13 PM.