Filial Love

For some time now, many of us have been aware that the words we write in cyberspace and the messages we transmit on our phones may be monitored by Someone. I won’t go into a long soliloquy about the loss of our privacy or the abuses this loss can generate. Instead, I’ll share with you the following story to hopefully help start your weekend with a smile. Be well!
Tomato Garden

 An old Italian man lived alone in the country. He wanted to dig his 
 tomato garden but it was very hard work as the ground was hard. His only 
 son, Vincenzo, who used to help him, was in prison. 
 The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament. 

     Dear Vincenzo, 
 I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won’t be 
 able to plant my tomato garden this year. I am 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 garden for me. 
     Love, Papa 

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

    Dear Papa, 
I’d do anything for you Papa, except dig up that garden. 
That’s where I buried the bodies. 
    Love, Vinnie 

At 4 am the next morning, FBI and local police arrived and dug up the 
entire area without finding any bodies. 
They apologized to the old man and left. 
The same day 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, Vinnie 

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22 Responses to Filial Love

  1. Michelle says:

    That is a funny story! Yes, I don\’t like the whole big brother syndrome and lack of privacy.

  2. Beth says:

    That gave me a great laugh to start the weekend!  Thanks!

  3. Sarah says:

    So resourceful!  I guess that is a good example of using the system, eh?

  4. Marge says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you…
    You\’ve started my day off in fine fashion today, Jorge; I\’ll be thinking of your story off and on all day, and smiling as I am right now.
    I can\’t wait to have Steve read this. That\’s what I\’ll do after posting this comment for you!!!

  5. Kathryn says:


  6. Eileen says:

    Ohhhhhhhhhhhh thanks so much for making me laugh.  Love it.     Eileen

  7. Gayle says:

    LOL funny!  Thanks for that story and for your faithful visits.  I hope you were able to completely escape that sense of powerlessness. My wish is that every human might rise above that feeling.Be well…

  8. Barb says:

    You see a logical answer to lifes trials ..hehehe
    Problem solved with great humor.. I too needed a chuckle
    BE Well
    PS Cast finally comes off Thurs!!

  9. . says:

    Hello Jorge! Thanks for the visit. Please come back often!
    Sienna 🙂

  10. Jane says:

    🙂 Very funny!

  11. J says:

    Thanks Jorge,

  12. Jane says:

    I have my sister visiting from England…life is better when loved 🙂

  13. Stephen Craig says:

    Jorge,  Thanks for the smile!  Great little post.
    As ever be well,
    Stephen Craig Rowe

  14. Mei's says:

    Hello Jorge, thank you for your kind words and your visit, yes, I do hope all my dream can come true. That will be great, don\’t think this one are real! Thank you for the laugh, its great one! Mei

  15. Neora Chana says:


  16. redvelvet says:

    Thanks for making me smile… 🙂

  17. Holy says:

    When I want to have news spread through the family, I tell one certain family member and everyone knows without my having had to expend my energy.  It\’s brilliant.
    Anyways, hope you\’re enjoying these last days of June and have a pleasant summer.

  18. PJ says:

    Good Afternoon Jorge,
    This is so cute! What a loving son..LOL..Hey Jorge, I worked weekends for so long that I now have to pinch myself and say "Paula..make some plans or just do nothing". It is rather strange for me to say the least. so, you see, I know where you are coming from with the weekend thing.
    Until next time..Keep Smiling.
    P.S. Thank you for being a friend.

  19. Charlotte says:

    Ah Vinnie was a very innovative fella indeed.  Wishing you a very happy 4th of July .. hugs, lottemae

  20. Donna says:

    OK, I must say, that was hilarious!
    See the son, was thinking about his Papa after all, LOL!!!
    Take care,
    Donna XX

  21. janett says:

    Wow,it sounds like having an intelligent son,the digging did the FBI….eheheheh

  22. Fenix says:

    Very funny.!!! Thanks for making me smile
    Have a great weekend

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