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 sick and the doctor said she might 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 doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?”

“Oh,” she said, “that’s the money I made from selling all those dolls.”

So my question is this – how much money have you put aside?

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3 Comments on $MART = Save money and reduce tension

  1. Megan (FriedOkra)
    December 21, 2007 at 7:20 am (16 years ago)

    Hee hee heeeeee! Hilarious! Are those just two random elderly people or do you know them.

    I don’t know how to crochet, so I shop when I’m mad, but I’m not mad often because I have a very very VERY smart husband, and therefore I’ve about broken even in my 4 year marriage. 😉

  2. ellen b.
    December 21, 2007 at 10:34 am (16 years ago)

    Very funny!

  3. Amy
    December 22, 2007 at 8:32 pm (16 years ago)

    Oh, that is funny!
    Thanks for sharing

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