Old Man and His Son


An old man lived alone. 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 predicament.


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  guns!”

At 4 A.M. the next morning, a dozen FBI  agents and local police officers showed up and started digging up the entire  garden without finding any guns. Confused, the old man wrote another note to his  son telling him what happened and asking 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 Of the Story:  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.

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