A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years.
They had shared 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
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
"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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'Shelly' Girl Doll (left)
Amigurumi 'Bryan' Boy
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, that?" she said. "That's the money I made from selling the