The young man had just given his mom a wonderful gift for Mother’s Day .
She thanked him and then asked ” Son, what are you planning on giving me for Father’s Day ?”
“Mom’, he protested ” I already gave you your present. Father’s Day is for fathers.”
” Listen up, young man. Your no-good dad left me when you were a baby and I brought you up all by myself. Seeing as I was both Mother and Father to you, I figure you owe me another gift!”
( True story, sad to say )
Some kindhearted people decided to help the prisoners at the county jail send Mothers Day greetings to their moms. They made arrangements with the warden and turned up at the jail with cards and envelopes and postage stamps. Anyone that wished could select a card for his mother , and get help to write it up and mail it out. There was an enthusiastic response and a long line of prisoners waiting patiently for their turn.
Thrilled with the response, the volunteers decided to repeat their efforts for Fathers Day.Once again they went to the jail and set up a table and waited with their cards and envelopes and stamps.
This time no prisoners turned up.