An old man lived alone in
the country. He wanted to dig his potato garden but it was very hard work
as the ground was hard. His only son Fred, who used to help him, was in
The old man
wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament.
I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like
I won't be able to plant my potato 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....
For heaven's sake, Dad, don't dig up that garden, that's where I buried
At 4 am 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
Go ahead and plant the potatoes now. That's the best I could do under the