>>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
>>away in another city.
>>The first said, "I had a big house built for Mama."
>>The second said, " I had a hundred thousand dollar theater built in the
>>The third said, "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her."
>>The fourth said, "You know how Mamma 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
>>twenty preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute
>>a year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. Mamma just has
>>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
>>the whole house. Thanks anyway."
>>"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home, I have my groceries
>>so I never use the Mercedes. The thought was good. Thanks."
>>"Michael, you gave me an expensive theater with Dolby sound, it could
>>hold 50 people, but all of my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and
>>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."
>>Luv Ya, Mama