But, I had not head it in quite a while, intil recently, when it was told to me by a an ensign.
An Old Arconian man lived alone on his home planet. He wanted to dig his tomato
garden, but it was very hard 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.
I am feeling pretty bad 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. If you were here 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.
Not for nothing, but don't dig up that garden.
That's where I buried the BODIES.
At 4 a.m. the next morning, Imperail Secret Service agents and local police arrived and dug up the entire area without finding any bodies. They apologized to the old man and left.
The next day the old man received another letter from his son.
Go ahead and plant the tomatoes now.
That's the best I could do under the circumstances.