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Hot Down Here

Posted on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 at 7:55 am

Musings and Memories 

By Doug Dezotell

A Minnesota couple decided to go south to Florida to thaw out during a particularly cold and icy winter.

They planned to stay at the same resort where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier.

Because of their hectic work schedules, the couple had a hard time coordinating their travel arrangements.

So, the husband left Minnesota and flew to Florida on Thursday.

The wife had arranged a flight down for the following afternoon.

The husband got them both checked into the resort, and made arrangements for his wife’s arrival the following day.

He had left his laptop at home to avoid the temptation to work. Afterall this was going to be their vacation.

But, there was a computer in the couple’s suite, so, the husband decided to send an email to his wife.

However, he accidentally left out one letter in his wife’s email address, and without realizing his mistake, he sent the email.

Meanwhile, somewhere in Texas, a widow had just returned home from her husband’s funeral.

He was a minister who was called Home to Glory following a heart attack.

The widow decided to check her email expecting messages from relatives and friends.

After reading the first message, she screamed and fainted.

The widow’s son rushed into the room, found his mother on the floor.

He saw the computer screen and read the errant email:

To: My Loving Wife

Subject: I’ve Arrived

Date: January 21,2011

I know you’re surprised to hear from me.

They have computers here now and you are allowed to send emails to your loved ones.

I’ve just arrived and have been checked in.

I’ve seen that everything has been prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

Looking forward to seeing you then!!!!

Hope your journey is as uneventful as mine was.

P.S. Sure is mighty hot down here!

Signed: Your loving husband.

Oh my goodness!

What a mistake.

As hooked as people are on their Electronic Devices here on Earth there may be lots of those devices Down There in the Netherworld

And just to toy with people, the devils have made sure there is really bad, super spotty reception.

And that, my friend, is for Eternity.

That’ll drive some people nuts.

And remember: It’s supposed to be Hot Down There.

Doug Dezotell is the pastor of Cannon UMC in Shelbyville, and he is a columnist for the BCP. You can contact him by email at or call or text him at 931-607-5191.