Friday, March 12, 2010

Never under estimate a woman

The Secret To A Happy Marriage...

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 one day 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 happiness.

"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."

12 comments:

Bloodhound said...

Hi, Came across from Wickers World and so pleased I did.
Enjoyed looking through for posts and really had a good laugh with this one. Hope I can remember the story to tell my friends.

Arkansas Patti said...

That is really funny. I heard a different version and yours is better.

Gramma Ann said...

You put a smile on my face again this morning.

Beth Niquette said...

(gibble) That is a GREAT idea!!! Sweet story--and SO true. (grin)

Clytie said...

Snort. That's so funny.

mommanator said...

ah how sweet

Mental P Mama said...

I clearly need to learn how to crochet.

Missy said...

a ha ha ha

Renie Burghardt said...

I read this one before, but it's just as funny the second time!

Have a nice weekend.

Cathy said...

Hello Patty
Yes an old one but a good one. Sometimes I wonder how much money I could have made over the past 49 years lol
Cathy

dyanna said...

Very funny.It made my morning better.
Have a nice week-end.

Twisted Fencepost said...

I need to find a crocheted doll pattern. tee hee