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Solving Insurmountable Problems

A friend sent me this last week, and it just made me smile.. I guess this joke carries a warmth as well as a punch-line… it also tells us that there are many ways to solve insurmountable problems!

An old Italian man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig up his garden so he could plant his tomatoes but it was very hard work as the ground was so 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.

Love Takes Wing dvdrip 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 you were here my troubles would be over. I knowyou would dig the plot for me.



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

Dear Dad,

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Do your summer house cleaning stuff, but don’t dig that garden. That’s where I buried the bodies.

Love, Vinnie

At 4am the next morning the police arrived and dug up the entire area.

They left 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 Dad,

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



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This entry was posted on Saturday, October 25th, 2008 at 12:15 pm and is filed under Jokes. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

Comments (2)


  1. TheChrisD says:

    It’s a very classic joke, but works so well.

    Although it does make you wonder whether anything else happened to Vinnie because of it?

  2. Keiron says:

    I worry about Vinne all the time!

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