marți, 30 iunie 2009

Digging the Garden

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 explained 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.

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

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 money. 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: Even when you think you can't help others, because of
your situation, just be a little imaginative and see what