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Bran muffins delayed entering heaven

An elderly couple died in an accident and found themselves standing before the Pearly Gates of Heaven. St Peter was there to welcome them and took them inside. First Peter showed them their new, heavenly mansion. The man, awed by the sheer luxury of it all asked, “How much does this place cost per night?” St Peter replied, “Sir, this is Heaven, it doesn’t cost anything.” Then Peter took them to the dining room where the table was piled high with delicious looking food. Again overwhelmed by it all the man asked, “How much for the meals?” St Peter said, “You forget, this is Heaven; it’s free.” Peter then showed them the very finest professional golf course. As the man stood speechless St Peter said, “there are no greens fees; this is Heaven; everything is free."The man turned to his wife and said, “If it hadn’t been for your bran muffins, we could’ve gotten here ten years ago!” (Lou Nicholes - Missionary/Author).