Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Knitted Dolls

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 knit 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.'

9 comments:

mrsnesbitt said...

Lovely lovely story.
Dxx

Barbara said...

Lovely and funny.

Kate said...

I've heard this before and its cute every time.

Kate

Diane J. said...

I've heard this one too. If I'd put it into practice I'd be a rich woman by now, LOL! ;o)

Hope your week is going well!

Love and hugs,

Diane

Mary said...

Such a cute story. LOL She made a fortune.

Thanks for stopping by my vintage flea market and commenting. I always enjoy meeting new bloggers.

Blessings,
Mary

Tinker said...

LOL! :D
love it - and you!
xox

Flassie's Fil'a said...

Hilariously Funny!!!
ROTFLOL!!!

God Bless Your Creative Life!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

LOL!!!!!!!!!!! Funny and true...Thanks for stopping by my blog for a visit! I hope you come back soon and often. I am off to read some of your olders posts now. I know I am going to enjoy them!
Penny

judie said...

Cute story Sioux. Hope you are feeling better now. Not fun to be sickie! xoxoxo

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