Tuesday, March 16, 2010

The Doilies

My friend sent this to me. :)

There was once a man and woman who had been married for more than 60
years. They had shared everything. They had talked about everything.
Nothing was held back. Well, almost nothing.
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
not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the 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 doilies and a stack of
money totaling $250,000. He asked her about the contents.
"When we were to be married," she started, "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 doily." The old man was so moved, he had to fight
back tears. Only two precious doilies were inside 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 doilies, but.... what about all this money? Where did it all come
from?" "Oh," she said, "that's the money I made from selling
the doilies."


Bunc said...

very funny. Us men getting it in the neck is always good for a laugh.

Delirious said...

lol Bunc...it could just has easily have gone the other way, except most men don't crochet doilies. :P

Amber said...


Inklings said...

FYI Delirious: when I worked at the jail I found out a huge number of men learn to crochet in jail. :0) One inmate crocheted afghans in sports team colors and designs, then sent them to his wife to sell on e-bay to help her support the family. They would crochet dolls and stuffed animals to send to their kids for birthdays, etc., too.

PsychDoctor said...

They let the guys have crochet needles in jail? not a very secure jail...and they worried about you "sneaking" in scissors..lol