Shovel ready

An old man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig up his garden and plant vegetables, but the ground was just too hard. His only son was in the state penitentiary. The old man wrote a letter to his son:

Dear Fred,

I’m feeling sad because it looks like I won’t be able to plant my garden this year. I’m just getting too old to be digging up a garden plot. If you were here, all my troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me.



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

Dear Dad,

Whatever you do, don’t dig up that garden — that’s where I buried the bodies!



Early 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.

Later that day the old man received another letter from his son:

Dear Dad,

Go ahead and plant your garden now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.



15 Responses to Shovel ready

  1. Abigail says:

    That Fred is a good egg. It’s not every son that will fake the details of a crime to help his father garden. Once grown and harvested, his father should send him a basket of vegetables as thanks for his troubles.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Reblogged this on Musings on Life & Experience and commented:
    He did the best he could under the circumstances.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Shivangi says:

    Such a touching story!

    Liked by 2 people

  4. The Owl Lady says:

    OMG!!!! This is great!!!!!! @v@ ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Yvonne says:

    I want a son like that!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Will S. says:

    Reblogged this on Will S.' Sunny Side Blog and commented:
    LOL! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. A good old gag; still doing the rounds.
    Always gets a chuckle or two 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Gecko says:

    Ha, what a son, very thoughtful. Thanks for the laugh.
    By the way, I think you have the best nick on the web!

    Liked by 2 people

  9. Reblogged this on Its good to be crazy Sometimes and commented:
    An oldie but a goodie

    Liked by 1 person

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