The Three Sons

Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered. Getting back together, they discussed the gifts they were able to give their elderly mother.

The first said, “I built a big house for our mother.”

The second said,” I sent her a Mercedes with a driver.”

The third smiled and said, “I’ve got you, both beat. You know how Mom enjoys the Bible, and you know she can’t see very well. I sent her a brown parrot that can recite the entire Bible. It took 20 monks in a monastery 12 years to teach him. I had to pledge to contribute $100,000.00 a year for 10 years, but it was worth it. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot will recite it.”

Soon thereafter, Mom sent out her letters of thanks: “Milton,” she wrote the first son, “The house you built is so huge. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house.”

“Marvin,” she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes. And the driver is so rude!”

“Dearest Melvin,” she wrote to her third son, “You were the only son to have the good sense to know what your mother likes. That chicken was delicious.”

Hat tip: Paul of Cruisin’ Paul

Image Credit: Posh Car LTD

  54 comments for “The Three Sons

  1. May 17, 2016 at 12:28 am

    "Seeing Eye Parrot Gives Thanks For Being Eaten…KFC Cries Fowl…Film At 11…" *Ducking boos and whatever Seymour can find to throw*

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:21 pm

      You crack me up Mike, you really do. Hello to Seymour. ☺

  2. May 17, 2016 at 4:02 am

    Haha…double laughs, thanks to Skunkfeathers! Good start to this rainy day in jawjah.

    Big hugs, honey…

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      Stay dry honey and give those precious babies some scritches from me. ☺

  3. May 17, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Oh too funny. Poor Parrot. Sandee, you and Zane have a great day.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:22 pm

      That was a very expensive chicken dinner. ☺

  4. May 17, 2016 at 5:12 am

    w-)

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Yep, my thought exactly. ☺

  5. May 17, 2016 at 5:18 am

    Either way, at least he made mom happy.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Yes, he did make mom happy. ☺

  6. May 17, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Haha! Oh that is funny! That was one expensive chicken 🙂

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:23 pm

      Very expensive chicken. ☺

  7. May 17, 2016 at 6:00 am

    Wow, that mother was very lucky to have three caring sons but not very intelligent.

    Have a caring Tuesday Sandee & Zane. See ya.

    Cruisin Paul

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Yes there is that not very intelligent part. ☺

  8. May 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

    hahahah everything tastes like chicken! Squawking funny!

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      I always say that too. ☺

  9. May 17, 2016 at 7:00 am

    That's a good one Sandee!

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:24 pm

      Thanks Ron. I thought it was pretty clever. ☺

  10. LAC
    May 17, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Oh my I did not see that one coming! That's one expensive chicken.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I know I wouldn't want to buy that dinner. ☺

  11. May 17, 2016 at 7:49 am

    That is a good one 🙂

  12. May 17, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Oh, this is hilarious, Sandee! LOL!!! 🙂

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I'm being my usual silly. ☺

  13. May 17, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Oh, that's a good one. I like the ones I don't see coming the best.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:25 pm

      I didn't see it coming either. ☺

  14. May 17, 2016 at 9:49 am

    Aww hahahaha poor parrot!

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      Yes and he was so very talented. It's good that he tasted good though. ☺

  15. May 17, 2016 at 11:39 am

    SQUAAAAAAAAAAAAAWK!!

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:26 pm

      I knew you were going to say that. I just knew it. ☺

  16. May 17, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Funny! But he did his mom happy!

  17. Ann
    May 17, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    ROFL. And here I was expecting the parrot to be rude not the driver. Got me with this one

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      You're not an easy one to get something over on either. ☺

  18. May 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Heeheehee! Why didn't the parrot object?

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:27 pm

      Perhaps since it wasn't in the Bible then he didn't know. ☺

  19. May 17, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hahaha! I didn't see that one coming.

    • May 17, 2016 at 4:28 pm

      Yep, it caught be off guard too. ☺

  20. May 17, 2016 at 4:32 pm

    Wheweeee! That was an expensive dinner. 😉

  21. May 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm

    Hahaha! Funny! Didn't see that at all!

    Hope you had a happy Tortie Tuesday!

    • May 19, 2016 at 6:23 am

      I did have a happy Tortie Tuesday. 🙂

  22. May 17, 2016 at 10:52 pm

    Hahahaaa! Poor 3rd son, he must have fainted! At least mom is pleased with his gift.

    • May 19, 2016 at 6:23 am

      That was a lot of money for a chicken dinner. 🙂

  23. May 18, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Hahahahahaaaaa….nice one!

  24. May 18, 2016 at 5:47 am

    mmmmm…chicken

  25. May 18, 2016 at 3:21 pm

    I wonder if it tasted preachy?

    • May 19, 2016 at 6:24 am

      I think it tasted more like chicken. 🙂

  26. May 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Laughed out loud! =p~ Sending this one to my grandmother…

    • May 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

      I hope your grandmother likes it as much as this grandmother did. 🙂

  27. May 21, 2016 at 2:57 am

    This really cracked me up Sandee. We had chicken for dinner tonight. I wonder if….

    • May 21, 2016 at 8:43 am

      No, I'm sure you had chicken. Michelle wouldn't do that to you. 🙂

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