Frank and Lena are in their retirement home down in Florida. Frank calls his son and says, “Look, son, I’ve been married for forty-five years to your mother—I cannot take it anymore! I’m out of here! I can’t take the kvetching and the criticism. I’m getting my own apartment. I’m leaving.”

The son says, “Dad, don’t do anything until I get back to you.”

The son immediately calls his sister and says, “Look, sis, I just got this call from Dad. Mom and Dad are gonna get a divorce! We can’t let this happen. We have to stop it. Why don’t we go down to Florida and talk to them, and talk them out of it?” So, they agree.

He talks to his father and says, “Look, Dad, don’t do anything rash. We’re gonna come down. We’re gonna talk to you—face to face—and show you the reasons not to get a divorce. When’s the best time to come?”

He says, “Come on down on Friday; stay the weekend, maybe leave Monday. We’ll talk.”

“Okay, we’ll see you on Friday.”

Frank hangs up the phone, turns to his wife, and says, “Good news. The kids are coming for seder and they’re paying their own airfare.”


From Old Jews Telling Jokes, by Sam Hoffman with Eric Spiegelman; joke by Dennis Spiegelman.

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