An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New Jersey . He wanted to plant his annual tomato
garden, but it was very difficult to 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:
I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my tomato garden this year.
I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know if you were here my troubles would
I know 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.
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.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do
under the circumstances.
Comments on: "HARDSHIPS OF PLANTING A GARDEN" (19)
Oh, if I only had his connections!
If you used them you might owe those guys something in return…
Oh, that was good, very good. lol
Glad you had a smile; I though it was good too and wanted to share…
Ingenuity knows no bounds! Enjoy your summer, Ronnie! How are the koi holding up? Has the fox gone?
He has gone for now, but we are always on the lookout for him.
Wise, I’d say.
Great joke! As a gardener, it brought a tear to my eye and then made me laugh out loud 🙂
A tear?? I like the laughing out loud much better.
A tear because it was sweet that his incarcerated felon of a son came up with plan to help his father.
Yes, young Vinnie had a knack for finding creative answers to his problems, and didn’t worry about whether they were legal or not.
Great story. I’m definitely going to use that one – hope you’ll forgive me:)
Of course; jokes are meant for spreading around. The more smiles the better the world feels.
As a Sicilian, I must say that I resent the stereotype implied by this joke. Not all Italian men plant tomatoes, you know.
I’m so relieved. I thought you were objecting to the stereotype that all old Italian gentlemen from NEW JERSEY planted tomatoes. I was afraid of a reply from Governor Chris Christie.
A joke well told. Liked his son’s ingenuity. Made me laugh.
Me too. I’m glad to share the laughs with you.
LOL! Can’t wait to share this with my garden loving husband!
But warn him to watch out for the skulls and bones.