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Two Civil Rights Leaders at the Pearly Gates

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It is rare that I speculate about the after life and rarer still that I anthropomorphize it, but I suppose childhood visions of heaven get stuck in our heads.  I amused myself while trying to fall asleep last night with this vision.

The line-up was longer than usual at check-in, due to COVID-19 and the sheer psychic exhaustion of 2020.  C.T. Vivian and John Lewis stood in the line and were enjoying a catch-up when someone shuffled up behind them.

"Yes, lads. What are we at?"

Their first reaction was alarm.  Lads??????  They turned around slowly. 

"Oh, it's OK.  It's just John Hume from Derry. Great to see you, John."  
"Good to see youse both."

As they began with pleasantries fit for men of their situation (Do you think they'll have baps/fritters/fifteens/fill-in-the-blank -- because the doctor has had me on a scarcity diet for the past two decades.....,) they were interrupted by a call from an ambient loudspeaker inviting "John" to skip …