Eddie in Dallas calls his son in New York just before Thanksgiving and tells him, "I'm sorry to tell you, but your mother and I are getting a divorce. I just can't take any more of her moaning. We can't stand the sight of each other any more. I'm telling you first, Eddie, because you are the eldest. Please tell your sister."
When Eddie calls his sister Julie, she says: "No way are they getting divorced. I'll go over and see them for Thanksgiving."
Julie phones her parents and tells them both "You must NOT get divorced. Promise you won't do anything until I get there. I'm calling Eddie, and we'll both be there with you tomorrow for Thanksgiving. Until then, don't take any action. Please listen to me," and hangs up.
The father puts down the phone and turns to his wife and says. "Good news, honey. Eddie and Julie are coming for Thanksgiving, and they're both paying their own way!"