Good Old Fred

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

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

The pastor lovingly handed him a pen and a piece of paper, and
Ol’ Fred used his last bit of energy to scribble a note, then he

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 was wearing when Ol’
Fred died. He said, “You know, Ol’ 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, “Hey, you’re standing on my oxygen

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