Mama & Her Bible >> >>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 far 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 >>house." >> >>The third said "I had my Mercedes dealer deliver an SL600 to her". >> >>The fourth said, "You know how Mama 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 took twenty >>preachers 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000 a >>year for twenty years to the church, but it was worth it. >> >>Mama just has to 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 have to clean the whole house. Thanks anyway. >> >>"Marvin, I am too old to travel. I stay home; I have my groceries >>delivered, >>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 my friends are dead, I've lost my hearing and I'm >>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.