Monday, September 19, 2011

The Tomato Garden Story

Someone emailed me this story. It was too cute not to share.

An old gentleman lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.

Dear Vincent, 

I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won't be able to plant my tomato garden this year. I'm getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would be happy to dig the plot for me, like in the old days.

Love Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son:

Dear Pap,

Don't dig up that garden. That's where the bodies are buried. 

Love Vinnie

At 4am the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the man and left. That same day the old man received another letter from his son.

Dear Papa, 

Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That's the best I could do under the circumstances. 

Love you Vinnie.

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  1. I came across this story in a podcast? Are you the author? Who wrote it?

    1. No I am not the author. Someone emailed it to me and it was too cute not to share. I don't know where it originally started from but I've seen it a couple of places too.


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