Mom's good friend Lana was in town a few days ago an' Mom was delighted to see her. Lana an' her husband, Dennis, moved to South Dakota nearly two years ago. Some of Mom's fambly live nearby in Yankton an' Sioux Falls, so Mom can relate to this little joke that Lana sent ...
Phones in the Church
A man decided to write a book about churches around the country. He started by flying to Iowa and started working west from there. Going to a church, in Westfield, Iowa 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.
Finally, he arrived in South Dakota, upon entering a church in Elk Point, behold - he saw the usual golden telephone. But THIS time, the sign read 'Calls: 35 cents.'
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. Why?'
The pastor, smiling benignly, replied, 'Son, you're in South Dakota now......You're in God's Country. It's a local call.'