Sunday, March 18

The Tomato Garden:

An older 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 very 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 am just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. I know that if you were here to help me that 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 Papa, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie

At four AM the next day FBI agents and the local police arrived and dug up the entire area with out finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left. Later that same day the old man received another letter from his son:

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