An Italian Bedtime Story

An old Italian gentleman lived alone in New Jersey .
He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, but it was very difficult 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 sad 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 plot for me, like in the old days.
Love, Papa
A few days later he received a letter from his son.
Dear Papa,
Don’t dig up that garden. That’s where the bodies are buried.
Love, Vinnie
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 Papa, 
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now. That’s the best I could do under the circumstances.
Love you, Vinnie


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Thanks.
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16 Responses to An Italian Bedtime Story

  1. micklively says:

    …and they say crime doesn’t pay. Very funny Susannah, thanks.


  2. Rubenstein, Hal says:

    Now that is very funny ! Hope you’re feeling better


  3. Elle Knowles says:

    I’ll have to read this one to H! LOL! Hope your day goes great!


  4. katecrimmins says:

    Wasn’t expecting that but his son pulled through!


  5. Arthur Seder says:

    Very amusing – thanks for lightening my day!


  6. skinnyuz2b says:

    Now that’s using your head, Susannah.


  7. Hahaha! Well played Vinnie, well played!


  8. That’s great. 🙂 That’ll teach them for reading his mail.


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