DSC01492I have a greenhouse they tell me it’s nice

I asked how much but they won’t tell the price.

I write them letters and say I can’t wait.

They IRIS back ‘n say they’re running real late (bom bom bom bom).

I had that dream going through my head last night. You know. The April Fool’s dream where the Postman rings twice and it’s the VA Package with the ADA/Heated greenhouse and instructions on how to set it up…


Dear Mr. Graham,

Bet you thought we forgot about you. Enclosed please find the 21 1/2 inch by 17 1/2 inch by 10 inch high raised ceiling greenhouse with accompanying instructions. It meets all ADA requirements and is extremely accessible from all sides. The clear plastic wrap is of the highest quality and will give you years of service if you take good care of it. Enclosed is the candle for heating. We’ll be mailing more as you need them over the next three years. We realize you did specify a 24 inch by 48 inch but we simply don’t have the funds available to customize each Veteran’s greenhouse. We are forced to buy them in volume to get a discount. We did, however, ensure you received the 10 inch raised ceiling version as you requested. 

Please make sure to inventory all parts. If any are lost, missing or stolen, please stop and call the number listed below.

Please contact us if you need assistance setting this up at our help line (800) 827-1000. One of our trained VA negotiators will answer your call promptly and efficiently and make sure you get what’s coming to you. Enclosed for free with this greenhouse is a matching set of luggage and sea chest compliments of VA for the five-year delay in fulfilling your ILP claims.



A. Lofgren

Veterans Service Center Manager


DeLuxe matching luggage in South Sea Islands “green” theme

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Sturdy matching sea chest

I know. It was just a bad dream. Of course, knowing VA, it wouldn’t surprise me for them to attempt this one below just to test my mettle. Come on. I was born on April Fool’s. I’d do it to someone if I was brainwashed into working at VA. I’m damaged goods after fighting 26 years for all this. It does make you wonder what is transpiring  down at the VR&E TOC. I’d give a finger to be a fly on the wall for that discussion.


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  1. Doug says:

    OMG to funny!!

  2. Kiedove says:

    Absolutely hilarious!!! Really laughing out loud.

  3. azeejensmom says:

    Ha! Great read!

    I’m surprised, no mint on the pillows?

    Ah, but yes… Come spring, mint will be growing in the greenhouse squeezed between the carrots and tomatoes!

  4. Ed D says:

    But has life been good to you so far?

  5. Michael Sosebee says:

    Loved it…….yo brain is on fire……smell wood burning?Slowlane

    From: Asknod Veterans Claims Help To: Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2016 6:46 PM Subject: [New post] ILP–BOLO VA GREENHOUSE #yiv2395531786 a:hover {color:red;}#yiv2395531786 a {text-decoration:none;color:#0088cc;}#yiv2395531786 a.yiv2395531786primaryactionlink:link, #yiv2395531786 a.yiv2395531786primaryactionlink:visited {background-color:#2585B2;color:#fff;}#yiv2395531786 a.yiv2395531786primaryactionlink:hover, #yiv2395531786 a.yiv2395531786primaryactionlink:active {background-color:#11729E;color:#fff;}#yiv2395531786 | asknod posted: “I have a greenhouse they tell me it’s niceI asked how much but they won’t tell the price.I write them letters and say I can’t wait.They IRIS back ‘n say they’re running real late (bom bom bom bom).I had that dream going through my head las” | |

  6. Maple Syrup Frank says:

    Dear Mr. Graham:
    Subject: ILP Greenhouse Grant
    Nothing is too good for you, and nothing is precisely what we’ve decided to award you.
    On second thought, though, we’re got to award you *some*thing.
    So … here’s your new greenhouse (take it ir leave it).
    Vee Yay

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