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Just Trust Mom

A young man was standing at the grocery store checkout line when he noticed an elderly woman in front of him.  As she unloaded her grocery cart, she kept looking up and staring at him.  After a few awkward moments, he asked, “Why do you keep staring at me?”  

The woman said, “I'm sorry, but it's just that you look exactly like my son who recently died."

"I'm so sorry to hear that," the young man replied. "Is there anything I can do for you?"

"Yes," she said. “As I leave, if you would say, 'Goodbye, Mother' it would make me feel so much better because I need closure." 

"I’d be glad to do that for you," he answered.  

As the old woman was leaving, he called out, "Goodbye, Mother!"

After unloading his cart, the bill came to $147.50.

"How can that be?" he asked the clerk. "I only purchased a few items."

“Oh,” the clerk replied, "your mother said that you would pay for her."

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The Perfect Gift for Mom

Three sons, who were very successful, discussed the gifts they gave their elderly mother on Mother's day.
The first said, "I built a big house for our mother."
The second said," I sent her a Mercedes."
The third 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 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 mailed her letters of thanks:
She wrote the first son, "Michael, the house you built is too large. I live in only one room, but I have to clean the whole house."
She wrote the second son, "Marvin, I'm nearly blind so I can't drive. I stay home all the time, so I never use the Mercedes."
"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!"

Single Moms in the U. S.

There are 82.5 million mothers in the United States.  Ten million of them are single. (Focus on the Family, May 2006, p.27)

The Joys of Being Mom

MOTHERHOOD The mother of three notorious kids was asked, "If you had it to do all over again would you have children?"

"Sure," she said, "but not the same ones."


MOTHERHOOD An overzealous little boy was pledging his devotion to his mother when he began to brag of what he would do for her when he grew up.  "Mom, when I grow up I'm going to buy you an electric can opener, an electric toaster, an electric stove, and an electric chair."


MOTHERHOOD "The joy of motherhood is what a woman experiences when all the children have gone to bed."


Cross Reference:

Mom Was Right After All

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