Sunday, January 20, 2008


The Secret To A Happy Marriage...Title

A man and woman had been married for more than 65 years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.

For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but oneday the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.

In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside.

She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.

He asked her about the contents. "When we were to be married," she said, "my grandmother told me the secret of a happy marriage was to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll."

The little old man was so moved; he had to fight back tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him two times in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with

"Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"

"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling the dolls."
QUOTE FOR THE DAY: "The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies; probably because they are generally the same people." - GK Chesterton


Old Wom Tigley said...

Selling The Dolls...ha! LOL..

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Anonymous said...

Neat story Patty. Thanks for breakfast.

Chica said...

Now that's pretty smart! :)

Renie Burghardt said...

Cute story! And I like the Bible quote, too.

Merle said...

Dear Patty~~ That is a good joke, and was quite profitable too. Glad you enjoyed the Leaning Barn story - it was a nice one. Glad you liked the Little Johnny joke as well. I am so relieved to have a week of cooler days after the nice rain. Sorry you have it so cold over there but Spring will be there soon. Take care, my friend, Love, Merle.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Very cute! Thanks for the happy today..Have a wonderful day!