A woman dies and comes to the Pearly Gates where she tells St. Peter that she would like to find her husband who died a few years ago. She gives him her husband’s brief description and name.
St. Peter thinks about it, looks for the name, but he can’t find it. He asks the woman to give more detail. The woman starts: “Well, we’ve been married for 55 years…” St. Peter stops her right there and exclaims: “You should have said that first. I need to look in the Book of Martyrs.”