A man and his wife had been married for going on fifty years. They shared everything, but the only thing the old man’s wife wanted him to be was to look into an old shoebox she kept in the top shelf.
Not thinking anything of it, the man never asked about its contents. He just figured it was one of those things… One day, when the old woman fell ill and did not live much time, she called her husband in his hospital bed and told him it was time for him to look at the shoebox.
The old man went home, grabbed the box, and opened it. Inside, there were two crocheted dolls and bundles of money totaling $95,000!
“But…why? How?!” he stuttered, totally mystified by the cash.
“Right before we got married,” the old woman told her astonished husband, “my grandmother told me the secret to a happy marriage was to never argue. She said if I ever got angry with you, I should keep quiet and crochet a doll.”
The old man was touched. There were only two dolls in the shoebox – she had been angry only twice during their marriage. He took his wife and kissed him.
“But where did the money come from?” He asked her.
“Oh, that?” She said with a smile, “that’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”