At her father’s wake, a woman told her priest that ever since she was a child she and her father had discussed life after death. They had agreed that whoever went first would contact the other. They had discussed this again just two weeks before his death. A few days after the Wake and Funeral, the smoke alarm in her garage went off. She had lived there 28 years and it had never gone off before. She couldn’t turn it off so she called the security company that installed it.
The next morning the smoke alarm sounded again and the reason finally dawned on her. She said aloud, “Ok, dad, I missed the signal yesterday but I get it now! Thanks for letting me know that you are safe on the other side. Now turn the thing off so I don’t have to call the security company again.”
The alarm fell silent. She immediately called her priest to tell him the good news. His response was: “Helen, if every time your father sends you a message he sets off the smoke alarm, just where do you think he’s calling from?”