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The Golden Phone

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> A man in Topeka , Kansas decided to write a

> book about Churches around the country. He started by

> flying to San Francisco and started working east from there.

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> Going to a very large church, he began taking

> photographs and making notes. He spotted a golden

> telephone on the vestibule wall and was intrigued with a sign, which

> read 'Calls: $10,000 a minute.' Seeking out the pastor he asked about

> the phone and the sign. The pastor answered that this

> golden phone is, in fact, a direct line to heaven and if he pays the

price

> he can talk directly to God.

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> The man thanked the pastor and continued on

> his way. As he continued to visit churches in Seattle,

> Dallas, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee, and around the

> United States, he found more phones, with the same sign, and the same

> answer from each pastor.

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> Finally, he arrived on the East Coast. Upon

> entering a church in Boston. Behold - he saw the

> usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read "Calls: 35

> cents."

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> Fascinated, he asked to talk to the pastor,

> "Reverend, I have been in cities all across the country and

> in each church I have found this golden telephone and have

> been told it is a direct line to Heaven and that I could talk to God,

> but in the other churches the cost was $10,000 a minute. Your

> sign reads only 35 cents a call.

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> "Why?"

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> The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, 'Son,

> you're in Boston, Massachusetts now, home of the Boston

> Red Sox, Patriots and Celts

> You're in God's Country, It's a local call.

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Here in New York we're on a party line.....maybe we can pick something up from another caller* :)

BTW - Happy Holidays to everyone on these Boards and here's to a healthy and prosperous New Year!!!

*just realized that there are some out there who probably have no idea what a "party line" phone line is...when I grew up, we lived in the country and actually shared our phone line with a few neighbors. You had to pick up the phone and make sure no one was talking before you dialed your call.

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This thread is a perfect place to say.....

Go Braves!

I'm a retirement actuary. Nothing about my comments is intended or should be construed as investment, tax, legal or accounting advice. Occasionally, but not all the time, it might be reasonable to interpret my comments as actuarial or consulting advice.

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