How to Stay Married!
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
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
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
"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."