An Unappreciated Gift

@UncleJoe (10253)
Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 4, 2018 2:44pm CST
Some 40 years ago while still married to my children’s mother, my father-in-law passed away. That left my poor mother-in-law all alone. She lived in Pennsylvania. We lived in Virginia. When the next Mother’s Day rolled around we decided to give her a pet for companionship. The M-I-L had always loved birds so we gave her a parrot. When we went back to visit for Thanksgiving, I asked her how she liked the bird. She surprised me with, “This parrot can’t talk!” Then the bird surprised both of us with, “Yes I can! You just never let me get a word in!”
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@Starmaiden (6570)
• Canada
4 May
Is that a true story?
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@UncleJoe (10253)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 May
@Starmaiden It's true that I made it up.
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• Canada
4 May
@UncleJoe so I thought.
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@Corbin5 (109319)
• United States
4 May
Glad the parrot set the record straight!
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@UncleJoe (10253)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
4 May
@Corbin5 I know exactly how that bird feels.
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@shaggin (37100)
• United States
7 May
Lol is this for real or a joke?
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@UncleJoe (10253)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
7 May
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@shaggin (37100)
• United States
7 May
@UncleJoe hmm someone had to teach him to say that phrase on cue then. How funny!
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@JudyEv (125679)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 May
Haha. I hope they had some good conversations after this.
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@just4him (120063)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
5 May
Very good! Funny!
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@Kandae11 (38486)
4 May
Poor parrot.
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@andriaperry (53034)
• United States
4 May
Love it! You always make me smile.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
4 May
Too funny! That parrot told her. Lol
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