The Old Man and His Garden

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A Vegetable Garden (Photo credit: RaeAllen)

Every once in a while, people will come across stories that make them smile and make them think, “That was pretty cool.” Such is the case in today’s story. It is a story of an old man and his tomato garden. I hope it brings a smile to your face and a little joy to your life.


An old Italian 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 and dry. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was in prison. So, one day, the old man decided to write 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 am just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know that if you were here my troubles would be over. I know that you would be happy to dig the plot for me…like in the old days.






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


“Dear Papa,


Don’t dig up that garden! That’s where the bodies are buried!






At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.


That same day the old man received another letter from his son.


“Dear Papa,


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


Love you,




Great Stuff!!!!


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