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Three Sons Trying To Make Mother Happy

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Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered.
Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give
their elderly mother. The first said, "I built a big house for our
mother."

The second said," I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."

The third smiled and said, "I've got you, both beat. You
know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can't see very well. I
sent her a parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks
in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to
contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom
just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it.

"Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks:
"Milton," she wrote the first son, "the house you built is so huge. I live
in only one room, but have to clean the whole house."

"Marvin," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel. I
stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes, and
the driver is so rude!"

"Dearest Melvin," she wrote to her third son, "You were the
only son to have the good sense to know what your mother
likes, that chicken was delicious."


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