Saturday, October 21, 2006

The Italian Garden

I love this joke, sent to me by my friend Dawn:


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 he 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


Blogger Teri said...


when you have to get something done, call in the feds

Oct 21, 2006, 6:10:00 PM  
Anonymous jane said...

haha! cute!

Oct 21, 2006, 8:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Well at least 3 OF US liked the joke. haha!

Oct 21, 2006, 11:56:00 PM  
Blogger Sans Pantaloons said...

OK, I liked it too.

Oct 22, 2006, 10:27:00 AM  
Blogger Lynda said...

I have heard this before, but I love this joke.

By the way, today is unofficially eat chocolate cake without guilt day. It is the one year anniversary of my sister's death, and I am asking the blogging community to eat a piece in her honor. So, if you are feeling better, have a piece!

Oct 22, 2006, 3:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Lynda, I actually stopped to think of her face today. And then I thought of you. I hope you're doing well. It's a toughie, I know...

Oct 22, 2006, 6:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Zed said...

Thanks Sans! :)

Oct 22, 2006, 6:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Tricia said...

LOL and a guy that smart was in jail? LOL

Oct 23, 2006, 3:19:00 AM  

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