An old Italian man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig
his tomato garden, but it was difficult work as the ground was
very hard and his arms and hands were very weak. Sadly, his only
son, Vincent, who used to help him around the house was now in
prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his
current predicament with the garden.
"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 you were here my
troubles would be over. I know you would dig the plot for me."
A few weeks later he received a letter from his son.
"Not for nothing, but don't dig up that garden. That's
where I buried the bodies."
At 4 a.m. the next morning, FBI agents and local police arrived
digging up the entire area, finding any bodies. They apologized
to the old man and left. A few days later the old man received
another letter from his son.
"Go ahead and plant your tomatoes now. That's the best
I could do under the circumstances."