Two women came before wise King Solomon, dragging between them a young man in a three-piece suit.Regards — Cliff
"This young lawyer agreed to marry my daughter," said the first woman.
"No! He agreed to marry MY daughter," said the other. And so they haggled before the King until he called for silence.
"Bring me my biggest sword," said Solomon, "and I shall cut the young attorney in half. Each of your daughters shall receive a half."
"Sounds good to me," said the first woman.
But the other woman said, "Oh Sire, do not spill innocent blood. Let her daughter marry him."
The wise king did not hesitate a moment. "The attorney must marry the first lady’s daughter, he proclaimed.
"But she was willing to cut him in two!" exclaimed second woman.
"Indeed," said wise King Solomon. "That shows she is the TRUE mother-in-law."
PS: In fairness to my Mother-in-Law, she was never that way. A fine, if strong willed, lady, who passed on to what I hope is her just reward.