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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:11 pm

(...you guys would appreciate this...)



An old 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.


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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 1:16 pm

Awsome!! Thinking outside the box for sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:19 pm


took me second, (kinda slow i guess)
But thats pretty darn funny Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 2:19 pm

HAH!! lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:44 pm

I like!
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:45 pm

Sounds about right. Pretty cool... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 5:52 pm

Thanks for posting that its great. MIKE
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Sat Apr 14, 2012 10:08 pm

My late Pap grew the best 'maters I've ever had. He wasn't a gardener by any means.

But that man could sure grow tomatoes!

What a Face


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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Mon Apr 16, 2012 4:16 am

When I was young it seemed everyone grew tomatoes, and just like Brewdude's dad, they weren't gardeners, just tomato growers. I grew up in a neighborhood of houses, and people would grow them in their backyards, among their flowers, beside their garages (everyone had a garage, the better for us kids to climb on top of and jump down from, landing with a jolt that would break my feet and legs now when the irate housefrau would storm from the house on seeing 15 kids swarming on top of her garage) and on their porches—everywhere, in fact. Then when summer would close down everyone had oodles of tomatoes, and anyone that didn't grow them would be pressed into accepting five lbs. And these were great tomatoes, not the vapid, expensive things that you buy now. I learned, among many, many other things, from my grandmother, how to eat a tomato whole, like an apple, holding it with the juices streaming down your arm, shakers of salt and pepper applied vigorously between bites.

Tomatoes were tradition. You grew them because like everyone you loved them; and because you loved eating them.
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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Mon Apr 16, 2012 8:08 am

That's funny. I was reading a study that said that the average intelligence in a prison was the same as the average outside, and that they are the one that got caught. So it goes to reason that the average for all criminals was higher than the normal person.
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Kyle Weiss

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PostSubject: Re: Papa's Tomato Garden   Mon Apr 16, 2012 10:30 am

i.keenum wrote:
That's funny. I was reading a study that said that the average intelligence in a prison was the same as the average outside, and that they are the one that got caught. So it goes to reason that the average for all criminals was higher than the normal person.

Fair assessment, knowing some of the people I know. Cops are the same way. Laughing Which is probably why it all works out so evenly. Very Happy

I think the human intelligence bell-curve follows us no matter where we go.

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