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Four Sons
« on: June 01, 2006, 08:36:17 PM »
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 Momma.

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

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

The fourth said, "You know how Momma 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. Momma 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, 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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