A Son’s Love

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
June 5, 2002

An old Italian-American gentleman lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult work, as the ground was hard, and he was becoming weaker. 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 Papa, Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the guns and bodies are buried. Love, Vinnie

At 5 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies or guns. They apologized to the old man and left. A day or so later, the old man received another letter from his son:

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


Author Unknown - Please comment if you know the author
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  1. "Working for Christ" said:

    Thanks for the morning laugh! Five cups for sure! Have a great day! 🙂 Dave


  2. hope4equality said:

    Another good one. lol


    • I enjoyed this one too!!! I had a professor in college who always stressed “Make the Best of Your Available Resources”, and I think the old man’s son understood that principal!!!! LOL

      Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  3. cate b said:

    Hahahaha – I’m New Jersey – I get this!


  4. You seem to get a good response, now I am not envious but I would like some more people to view my site.


  5. Loved this! I’m still laughing! Love your blog! Thank you for the like and follow.


  6. Yes, this story would even be better if Vinnie knew he would get slapped with another 5 years. Still good though.


  7. I have to tell you, you come up with the best stories! I will be going on vacation in July and am collecting stories to post while I’m gone and they seem to all be coming from your Unknown Authors. I will be giving you credit but I want to thank you in advance.


    • Hey Jenny, If you find any of the authors, please comment and I will update the post and give the credit where credit is due!!!! Thanks for the comment and I hope you have a great vacation!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T


  8. 😀 I really needed this right now!!!! Thanks so much. 🙂


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