Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Potato Garden

An oldie but one of my favorites.



An old man lived alone in Minnesota. He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was very hard work. His only son, who would have helped him,was in prison. The old man wrote a letter to his son and mentioned his situation:

Dear Son,

I am feeling pretty bad because it looks like I won't be able to plant
my potato garden this year. I hate to miss doing the garden because your
mother always loved planting time. 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, if you weren't in prison.

Love,
Dad


Shortly, the old man received this telegram: "For Heaven's sake, Dad,
don't dig up the garden!! That's where I buried the GUNS!!"

At 4 a.m. the next morning, a dozen FBI agents and local police
officers showed up and dug up the entire garden without finding any guns.

Confused, the old man wrote another note to his son telling him what
happened, and asked him what to do next.

His son's reply was: "Go ahead and plant your potatoes, Dad. It's the best I could do for you from here."

Moral:

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE IN THE WORLD, IF YOU HAVE DECIDED TO DO SOMETHING DEEP FROM YOUR HEART, YOU CAN DO IT. IT IS THE THOUGHT THAT MATTERS NOT WHERE YOU ARE OR WHERE THE PERSON IS.

4 comments:

  1. Good story. Thank you. The photo attracts the eye too. I looked at it for a long. My "I" as if disappeared and I became the pure expectation of what will be digged up here. Would it be me? Wow, I never thought that meeting with self could be so emotional event.
    Thank you

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  2. Oh this one is really wonderful. It really does prove the point doesn't it? I had never read this before so thank you very much for the share.

    Now I have this too. and please don't worry because I know you are really not into this kind of stuff. So if you do it then fantastic...but, also fantastic if you don't.

    The worst that could happen out of this is that you got some link love today.

    http://shinade.blogspot.com/2008/11/twitter-follow-meme.html

    Hugs:-)

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  3. Different, but delightful and makes the point. Thank you for sharing it.

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