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Jackie Leven's Funeral

This arrived from Phil Oates, from Jackie Leven's "Church of Leven".... I think Jackie would have liked this -and would have probably nicked it for one of his tall tales...

And yes, the storm was outrageous..

Jackie was give a fine send off,  as this giant of a human being deserved...  

Good to see John Roberts yesterday who had the journey from Hell (well, Co Galway) to pay his respects.  After his van wouldn't start he had to hitchhike across Ireland to the ferry. There were very few cars traveling that night. The storm was so strong he could hardly see a few feet ahead of him.

Suddenly, he saw a car slowly coming towards him and stop. John, desperate for shelter and without thinking about it, got into the car and closed the door.... only to realise there was nobody behind the wheel and the engine wasn't on.

The car started moving slowly. John looked at the road ahead and saw a curve approaching. Scared, he started to pray, begging for his life.

Then, just before the car hit the curve, a hand appeared through the window and turned the wheel. John, paralysed with terror, watched as the hand repeatedly came through the window, but never touched or harmed him.

Shortly thereafter John saw the lights of a pub appear down the road.  So, gathering strength, he jumped out of the car and ran to the pub.

Wet and out of breath, he rushed inside and started telling everybody about the horrible experience he had just had.

A silence enveloped the pub when everybody realised he was crying and....wasn't drunk.

Suddenly the door opened and two other people walked in from the stormy night. They, like John, were also soaked and out of breath.

Looking around, and seeing the Barking Spidah sobbing at the bar, one said to the other....

'Look Paddy...there's the idiot who got in the car while we were pushing it"

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