Friday, March 24, 2006

Mother dearest......

Four brothers left home for college, and they became successful doctors and lawyers and prospered. Some years later, they chatted after having dinner together.

They discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly

mother who lived far away in another city.

The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama."

The second said, "I had a hundred thousand dollar theatre built in the house."

The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."

The fourth said, "You know how Mama loved reading the Bible and

you know she can't read anymore because she can't see very well.

I met this preacher who told me about a parrot that can recite the

entire Bible. It took twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I

had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a year for twenty years to

the church, but it was worth it. Mama just has to name the chapter

and verse and the parrot will recite it."

The other brothers were impressed.

After the holidays Mom sent out her Thank You notes.

She wrote:

"Milton, the house you built is so huge. I live in only one room,

but I have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway."

"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home and I have

my groceries delivered, so I never use the Mercedes. The thought

was good. Thanks."

"Michael, you gave me an expensive theatre with Dolby sound. It

could hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my

hearing and I'm nearly blind. I'll never use it. Thank you for the

gesture just the same."

"Dearest Melvin, you were the only son to have the good sense to

give a little thought to your gift. The chicken was delicious.

Thank you."




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