Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Ladies, you need to learn how to crochet!

Wisdom, Love and Patience!

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 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..

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For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got sick and the doctor said she might 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."

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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 happiness.

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

"Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling all those dolls."

A Prayer.......
Dear Lord, I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;
Love to forgive him;
And Patience for his moods;
Because Lord, if I pray for Strength,
I'll beat him to death, because I don't know how to crochet.

I guess Abe should be happy, I do know how to crochet.


Gramma Ann said...

I know how to crochet!!! I guess that makes Tony happy;)

Mental P Mama said...

This is absolutely hysterical. Gotta go learn how to crochet...

Pat - An Arkansas Stamper said...

This one is a 'hahahaha'! The joke is cute, and the post script is great!

Wanda said...

I had heard the story ~~ but your pictures really brought it to life.

I'm in a heap of trouble ~~ I don't crochet!!

raccoonlover1963 said...

Absolutely HILARIOUS!!!!!!!! You really come up with some good ones!

Mississippi Songbird said...

lololol.. I can't stop giggling at this...

Have a safe and wnderful 4th of JULY!

Rae Byuel said...

I'll have to remember this for when i get married! lol.. I love to crochet! and if anyone wants to find some neat patterns, i've found them @


Renie Burghardt said...

Smart cookie, that old lady! LOL. Great illustration, too.

Good night, Patty.


Nancy said...

Another good one! I don't have a man anymore to get mad at. LOL I can knit anything but never could get the hang of crocheting! Cute dolls!


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TSannie said...

Just perfection!