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Wednesday, 10 March 2010

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 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 dolls, 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.'

32 comments:

Eternally Distracted said...

hehehehe love it! I really need to learn how to make those dolls ;0)

Dumdad said...

Excellent! Now I must go and find my wife's shoebox...

Valerie said...

Oooo why didn't I think of that ... I reckon I've left it too late to start making dolls!

Thom said...

LOL...this was excellent :)

Shrinky said...

Now that is what I call channelling anger! Grin..

mrsnesbitt said...

Oh yes! hahaha!

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh i didn't see that one coming! too funny!

smiles, bee
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Akelamalu said...

LOL Eternally Distracted

I hope you don't find any money in there Dumdad LOL

Sometimes I wish I'd thought of it too Valerie ;)

Glad you enjoyed it Thom x

Definitely Shrinky!

That's exactly what I thought when I read it Mrs. N. ;)

Neither did I Bee :)

May said...

Too funny! Now I need the instructions on how to make these dolls.

Ron said...

Bwhahahahahhahahahaha!
Bwhahahahhahahahahaha!

OMG, you SO got me on this one! Here I was all teary-eyed at first and then BAM....how FUNNY!

Brilliant post, m'dear!

Thanks for the wonderful morning laugh!

Enjoy your day!

X

Realliveman said...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Smalltown RN said...

That is just priceless......LOL!!!

quilly said...

LOL! I love it!

Mama Zen said...

I LOVE this!

Cloudia said...

Ha!



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Spiky Zora Jones said...

hahahaha...I thought it odd. only two dolls. hehehe.

i think it's perfect...to read your joke at the end of my work day.

people will wonder why i have a smile on my face...hehehe. let them wonder. ;)

thanks sweetie. xxx

Travis said...

Hehehe.

Akelamalu said...

LOL May, is he that bad??

It got me too when I first read it Ron LOL

Glad it made you laugh Realliveman :)

At least the dolls weren't priceless RN! ;)

I'm pleased you like it Quilly

I'm happy you liked it Mama Zen :)

It made you smile Cloudia? :)

Well you deserve a laugh at the end of the working day Spiky x

It made you smile too then Trav? :)

buffalodick said...

I know the "R" rated version of that joke...

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

Ha! Great ending, Akelamalu!

nitebyrd said...

Brilliant! I only have one doll but it sure has lots of pins stuck in it! ;)

Susan at Stony River said...

I laughed out loud at that one, brilliant!

Only sad to think she could have spent the money on herself .... hopefully she's leaving it to someone else but him! (like me for instance LOL)

Maggie May said...

That was extremely good. Very clever.

Nuts in May

secret agent woman said...

Ha ha ha! Loved that punchline.

Akelamalu said...

Do tell Buff!


Glad you enjoyed it JAPRA :)


Whoodoo Voodoo Nitebyrd? LOL

I'd have been spending it all along wouldn't you Susan? LOL

I can't take credit for writing it Maggie, I just passed it along. :)

I liked it too SAW :)

cheshire wife said...

What do you do if you can't crochet?

happily retired gal said...

LOL ... thanks for the chuckles ;-)
Hugs and blessings,

Torn said...

I've heard that before, It gets me every time I hear it! My grandmother taught me how to crochet and now it seems like it is a lost art. I am working on teaching my girls but they are still a bit too young to fully benefit! I got good too, christening gowns and tablecloth good... hum maybe I should set up an e-bay store!

evalinn said...

Lol, poor woman!

Akelamalu said...

Knit Cheshire Wife? LOL

My pleasure Happily Retired Gal :)

I taught myself to crochet when I was expecting my first child Torn but I haven't done any for years. It's nice to meet you.

She put up with a lot Evalinn! :)

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