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Planning Family Meeting at Thanksgiving ?

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Nov 25, 2017 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (18,487 points)
A man in Florida, in his 80s, calls his son in New York one November day.

The father says to the son, “I hate to tell you, but we’ve got some troubles here in the house. Your mother and I can’t stand each other anymore, and we’re getting a divorce. I’ve had it! I want to live out the rest of my years in peace. I’m telling you now, so you and your sister shouldn’t go into shock later when I move out.”

He hangs up, and the son immediately calls his sister in the Hamptons and tells her the news. The sister says, “I’ll handle this.”

She calls Florida and says to her father, “Don’t do ANYTHING till we get there!

We’ll be there Wednesday night.”

The father agrees, “All right.”

The old man hangs up the phone and hollers to his wife, “Okay, they’re coming for Thanksgiving.
Now, what are we going to tell them for Christmas?”



3 Answers

Rooster Nov 25, 2017

Excellent!!!!  :D :D :D 

Marianne Rooster Nov 25, 2017

Aw, thank you, Rooster - that provides a double chuckle - lol.


TheOtherTink Nov 26, 2017

Um... they could say Dad was given three months to live by his doctor.

Then Dad could go to Lourdes. :angel: :) :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 27, 2017

Lol, T(h)ink, I am not sure if the timing would work for Christmas; actually, a pilgrimage to Lourdes would be much nicer in Spring.


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 27, 2017

OK, Marianne, they could say four months.  :) :angel: :D

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 28, 2017

Lol, give him rather 6 months; that might allow a nice hiking holiday for the whole family - with the grandchildren ...


TheOtherTink TheOtherTink Nov 28, 2017

Ok, 6 months, but that's getting to be a little bit long, I think.  They might say, "Oh, he has plenty of time left. We'll skip Christmas and maybe visit for Easter." :O :ermm: :angel: :) :D :P

Marianne TheOtherTink Nov 29, 2017

Lol - o.k., T(h)ink, let's say 4 - 5 months and use Lourdes as the ultimate Easter excuse.


Virginia Nov 30, 2017

Oh, this one is quite poignant...signs of our times...

Marianne Virginia Nov 30, 2017

Indeed, parents and grandparents are struggling to arrange for seeing their overbusy children and grandchildren at least at the occasion of the great events meant for family celebrations, all the more, if the members of one family have to travel hundreds or even thousands of miles to see their parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren or other relatives.

Yes, and mobility is not always easy. :)

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