From the Desk of Mr. Nast

Sometimes what we need is a little laugh to help us get past some challenges. I found this story in my archives - not even sure from where I got it, so I can’t attribute it to the author - and maybe it will come at the right time for you.
Three sons left home, went out on their own and prospered.  Getting together for Christmas, they discussed the gits they were able to give their elderly mother.  The first one 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 the church elders 12 years to teach him.  He’s one of a kind. Mom just has to name the chapter and verse, and the parrot recites it.” Soon thereafter, mom sent out her letters of thanks: “Dear George, she wrote one son, “The house you built is too huge. I live in only one room, but I have to keep the whole house clean!”  “Dear John,“ she wrote to another, “I am too old to travel. I stay at home most of the time, so I rarely use the Mercedes.” “Dearest Peter,” she wrote to her third son, “You have the good sense to know what your mother likes. The little chicken was Dee-licious!” Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.