Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The Three Sons

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 brown 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 I 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."

Hat tip: Paul of Cruisin' Paul
Image Credit: Posh Car LTD
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54 comments :

  1. "Seeing Eye Parrot Gives Thanks For Being Eaten...KFC Cries Fowl...Film At 11..." *Ducking boos and whatever Seymour can find to throw*

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    1. You crack me up Mike, you really do. Hello to Seymour. ☺

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  2. Haha...double laughs, thanks to Skunkfeathers! Good start to this rainy day in jawjah.

    Big hugs, honey...

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    1. Stay dry honey and give those precious babies some scritches from me. ☺

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  3. Oh too funny. Poor Parrot. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

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    1. That was a very expensive chicken dinner. ☺

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    1. Yep, my thought exactly. ☺

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  5. Either way, at least he made mom happy.

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    1. Yes, he did make mom happy. ☺

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  6. Haha! Oh that is funny! That was one expensive chicken :)

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    1. Very expensive chicken. ☺

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  7. Wow, that mother was very lucky to have three caring sons but not very intelligent.

    Have a caring Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

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    1. Yes there is that not very intelligent part. ☺

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  8. hahahah everything tastes like chicken! Squawking funny!

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    1. I always say that too. ☺

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  9. That's a good one Sandee!

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    1. Thanks Ron. I thought it was pretty clever. ☺

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  10. Oh my I did not see that one coming! That's one expensive chicken.

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    1. I know I wouldn't want to buy that dinner. ☺

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    1. Thank you so much. ☺

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  12. Oh, this is hilarious, Sandee! LOL!!! :)

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    1. I'm being my usual silly. ☺

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  13. Oh, that's a good one. I like the ones I don't see coming the best.

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    1. I didn't see it coming either. ☺

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  14. Aww hahahaha poor parrot!

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    1. Yes and he was so very talented. It's good that he tasted good though. ☺

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  15. SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!!

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    1. I knew you were going to say that. I just knew it. ☺

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  16. Funny! But he did his mom happy!

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  17. ROFL. And here I was expecting the parrot to be rude not the driver. Got me with this one

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    1. You're not an easy one to get something over on either. ☺

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  18. Heeheehee! Why didn't the parrot object?

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    1. Perhaps since it wasn't in the Bible then he didn't know. ☺

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  19. Hahaha! I didn't see that one coming.

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    1. Yep, it caught be off guard too. ☺

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  20. Wheweeee! That was an expensive dinner. ;)

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  21. Hahaha! Funny! Didn't see that at all!

    Hope you had a happy Tortie Tuesday!

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    1. I did have a happy Tortie Tuesday. :)

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  22. Hahahaaa! Poor 3rd son, he must have fainted! At least mom is pleased with his gift.

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    1. That was a lot of money for a chicken dinner. :)

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  23. Hahahahahaaaaa....nice one!

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  24. I wonder if it tasted preachy?

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    1. I think it tasted more like chicken. :)

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  25. Laughed out loud! =p~ Sending this one to my grandmother...

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    1. I hope your grandmother likes it as much as this grandmother did. :)

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  26. This really cracked me up Sandee. We had chicken for dinner tonight. I wonder if....

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    1. No, I'm sure you had chicken. Michelle wouldn't do that to you. :)

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