Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Shoebox

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 doc or 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 th is money? Where did it come from?"

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


PH said...

LoooooooooooooooL ROTFL

that was really funny thanks for sharing that one :)))).


ibeebarbie said...

Salam PH,
I'm glad you enjoyed it as much as I did. :))

dusk till dawn said...

salam ibee
what a nice post, it show how close and fond of each other,it remind me of a japaniss guy i met in japan,except he got a differnt story ,he use to gamble on horses and hide the winning away frm his wife, then on day she found the money hidden in wash powder box and took it all,he never asket abt the money or gambled a gain

MaySoon said...

LOOOOL.. LOVED the story..

Hemmm.. I wonder how rich I would have been by now if I sold something

ibeebarbie said...

Salam Dusk Till Dawn,
See! What a good wife to look out for her husband and help him with his gambling issues. :-P

Salam Maysoon,
Oh my gosh girl, you cracked me up so hard. Good one!