|Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting backtogether, they discussed the gifts they were able to give theirelderly mother.|
The first said, "I built a big house for our mother."
The second said, "I sent her a Mercedes."
The third smiled and said, "I've got you both beat. You remember how mom enjoyed reading the Bible? And you know she can't see very well. So I sent her a remarkable parrot that recites the entire Bible.It took elders in the church 12 years to teach him. He's one of a kind. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recitesit."
Soon thereafter, mom sent out her letters of thanks:
"Milton," she wrote one son, "The house you built is too huge. I livein only one room, but I have to keep the whole house clean!"
"Gerald," she wrote to another, "I am too old to travel. I stay at homemost of the time, so I rarely use the Mercedes."
"Dearest Donald," she wrote to her third son, "You have the good senseto know what your mother likes. The chicken was delicious!"