The Dutiful Sons
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 98 17:32:08 -0800
Subject: The Dutiful Sons
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Three sons of a Yiddishe Mama left their homeland, went abroad and prospered.
They discussed the gifts they were able to give their old mother.
Avraham, the first, said: "I built a big house for our mother."
Moishe, the second, said: "I sent her a Mercedes with a driver."
David, the youngest, said: "You remember how our mother enjoys reading the
bible. Now she can't see very well. I sent her a remarkable parrot that
recites the whole bible -- Mama just has to name the chapter and verse."
Soon thereafter, a letter of thanks came from their mother.
Abraham, the house you built is so huge. I live only in one room, but I
have to clean the whole house.
Moishe, I am too old to travel. I stay most of the time at home so I
rarely use the Mercedes. And that driver has shpilkas -- he's a pain in
But David, the chicken was delicious!
© 1998 Peter Langston