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The Italian Tomatoe Garden

Italian Tomato Garden

An old Italian 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 just 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 Pop,

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

Love, Vinnie

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 Pop,

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

circumstances.

Love you, Vinnie

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