Tuesday, September 27, 2016

The Old Man and the Garden

An old man lived alone in New Jersey. He wanted to dig his tomato garden, but it was very hard 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 badly 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 garden area for me.
Love, Papa

A few days later he received a letter from his son:

Dear Pop,
Don't dig up the garden. That's where the bodies are buried.

Love, Vincent

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 for you under the circumstances.
Love, Vincent

Today's Reflection:
 Life is not an emergency!
Slow down and enjoy it!

Live Long and Prosper...

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