unclemoshetoonUncle Moishe told me this  story on the phone last week that my Aunt had heard when she was playing in her weekly Mah jong game at the senior center on Pelham Parkway. Ruth was telling the ladies that her husband was concerned about her hearing so he decided to give her a test of his own design. He went to the other side of the room and said, “Honey, can you hear me?” He didn’t get any response so he went closer and repeated the question, “Honey, can you hear me?” Again he didn’t get a response so he went up to the back of her chair and leaned over and said loudly, “Honey, can you hear me now?” To this Ruth put down the newspaper and turned to her husband and said, “Yaakov, I said “Yes” three times!”.