Gifts for Momma
Three sons of a Yiddishe Momma 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. Momma just has to
name the chapter and verse."
Soon thereafter, a letter of thanks came from their mother.
"Avraham", she said, "the house you built is so huge. I live only
in one room, but I have to clean the whole house."
"Moishe", she said, "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", she said, "the chicken was DELICIOUS!"