Father's Phone Call
calls his son in New York and says, "Benny, I have something to tell
you. However, I don't want to
discuss it. I'm merely telling you because
you're my oldest child, and I thought you ought to know. I've made
up my mind, I'm divorcing Mama."
The son is shocked, and asks his
father to tell him what happened. "I don't want to get into it. My
mind is made up."
"But Dad, you just can't decide
to divorce Mama just like that after 54 years together. What
"It's too painful to talk about
it. I only called because you're my son, and I thought you should
know. I really don't want to get into it any more than this. You can
call your sister and tell her. It will spare me the pain."
"But where's Mama? Can I talk to
"No, I don't want you to say
anything to her about it. I haven't told her yet. Believe me it
hasn't been easy. I've agonized over it for several days, and I've
finally come to a decision. I have an appointment with the lawyer
the day after tomorrow."
"Dad, don't do anything rash.
I'm going to take the first flight down. Promise me that you won't
do anything until I get there."
"Well, all right, I promise.
Next week is Passover. I'll
hold off seeing the lawyer until after the
Seder. Call your sister in New Jersey and break the news to her. I
just can't bear to talk about it anymore."
A half hour later, Morris
receives a call from his daughter who tells him that she and her
brother were able to get tickets and that they and the children will
be arriving in Florida the day after tomorrow. "Benny told me that
you don't want to talk about it on the telephone, but promise me
that you won't do anything until we both get there."
Morris promises. After hanging
up from his daughter, Morris turns to his wife and says, "Well, it
worked. But we are going to do to get them here for Rosh Hashanah!?"
* * * *
Word of Wisdom
meshugge enough to call himself a Jew,
IS a Jew."
- David Ben-Gurion -
לֵב שָׂמֵחַ יֵיטִב גֵּהָה וְרוּחַ
A merry heart doeth good like a medicine;
but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
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