October 22, 2014

A short story – When Things Go Wrong ….

This is the last post was written for Write Tribe “Rediscovering Your Blogging Groove Day 7 of the challenge.

I have not been able to post on time, but I do not want to leave the challenge incomplete, so here I go to share and short story I have read from the inspirational quote… “When Things Go Wrong…..

An old man lived alone in Minnesota.  He wanted to spade his potato garden, but it was too much of 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 them. I am 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 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”.
No matter where you are in the world,
if you have decided to do something deep from your heart, You can do it !

May you be Inspired!


  1. You've converted a joke into a story with a moral! Superb!!

  2. I had a good laugh when I read the story! glad you liked, thanks for visiting !


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