Sunday, April 17, 2011



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.

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."

~ Unknown Author

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