The Italian Tomato Garden

Here’s another one of those funny emails:

An old Italian man lived alone in the country. It was Spring and he wanted to dig his tomato garden, as he had done every year, but it was very hard work for the aging man as the ground was hard. His only son, Vincent, who used to help him, was currently in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament:

Dear Vincent,
I am feeling pretty bad 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. If only you were here my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.
Love Dad

A few days later the old man received a letter from his son:

Dear Dad,
Not for nothing, but don’t dig up that garden. That’s where I buried the BODIES.
Love Vinnie

At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived at the old man’s house and dug up the entire area. However, they didn’t find any bodies, so they apologized to the old man and left.

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

Dear Dad,
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love Vinnie

Now that’s what I call making your government work for you! πŸ˜†

I want ice water.

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20 thoughts on “The Italian Tomato Garden

      • Where do you get these great little moving icons? I loved this little story, laffs all over. And relevant to my current predicament, as I am getting ready to turn sod over for a garden…how can I possibly adjust this tale into an active plan that will work for me??? If I bury and activate a BBQ grill gas tank, then tell the gas company I smell a leak???


        • I have this addiction… to animated GIF images! I have a whole collection of them too. I can’t wait until I can move somewhere that I can have my own garden. But I don’t know about the gas thing, as that sounds a bit dangerous to me. I wonder if those gag gift stores sell “odor of dead body” spray? I think that might encourage someone to start digging! πŸ˜€


  1. First I groaned a little bit, then I laughed my arse off and ended up snorting Pepsi up my nose. Good thing no one was around; it would only assure them of my insanity.


    • My initial reaction was pretty similar to yours. In fact, I hesitated to post this because I was afraid that others might not have that second reaction that you and I did. I guess I should know better than to pre-judge the reactions of my readers, especially since my stats are clear proof that I’m no good at it! 😯


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