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26 Mar
The Dutiful Sons

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Thu, 26 Mar 98 17:32:08 -0800
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Subject: The Dutiful Sons

Forwarded-by: Bob Stein <>
Forwarded-by: "Daniel J. Beerbohm" <

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
 the tuchas.

 But David, the chicken was delicious!

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