Sunday, April 13, 2008

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 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."


A Prayer.......

Dear Lord,

I pray for Wisdom to understand my man;

Love to forgive him;And Patience for his moods;

Because Lord, if I pray for Strength,

I'll beat him to death, because I don't know how to crochet.


I nearly pee'd myself!!!

27 comments:

Heza Hekele said...

The picture of the old lady is priceless! I feel I look similar some mornings though...that's what happens when the vodka runs out and the baby is sick...again.

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

OMG!!!!!
That is toooo cute...
LOVE IT!!!!
Reminds me of my Grandparents.... they would picker but they loved each other like no other...
Thanks for the laugh and the GREAT memories of my Grandmother and Grandfather (who passed 6 months ago..) ...
HUGS GIRLY..

Rhonda said...

Too funny! Thanks for that. :)

Sophie's Mom said...

I don't know where you get your material, but I love it. The pictures are perfect, too. :)

kerri said...

So needed this this morning, it left me spitting coffee all over the computer screen, hilarious!!!
Love the pictures.
I just might have to learn how to crochet, LOL...

Christina said...

Amen!! great story!

Lisa said...

Hillarious!!

Bonnie'n'Clyde said...

That's awesome!
I was raised by a feminist, and I don't know how to crochet. My husband doesn't stand a chance!

jennifer said...

Too cute! I remember Kinney's. That's an old box!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Stop by my blog... I have honored you...
You are truly and inspiration..
HUGS..

Kathryn said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is hilarious, what a funny story. Reminds me of my grandmother who was married to my grandfather for 62 years. When she was very ill and nearing the end she was talking about my grandfather and said that she should have left him a long time ago. I asked her when that should have been she told me 6 months after she married him. True story!!!!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Oh my gosh that's hilarious! Love that prayer at the end!!

~Lynn

Lisa M. said...

I remember Kinneys shoes!! I wore their Chukka boots when I was a kid. (that shoe box brought me back)

Cute story.

Yoli said...

Oh Rony that is the BEST!!!LMAO!

Amyesq said...

This story is particularly appropriate for me today! Love it!

shelley said...

so needed the laugh today...thanks

Steffie B. said...

ROTHLMAO! That was great! ;)

Cindy from central NC said...

Rony,
Too funny. Gosh, I guess Ed and I will be that old one day.

Hey....guess what I got in the mail today?? Yep, the coolest T-SHIRT...I LOVE IT...Ed loves it...It is hanging on our kitchen cabinet doors making me laugh-laugh-laugh everytime I walk by the kitchen. You are such a sweetheart. Thanks. And, even better than the gift (which is way cool) is the card. You truly are the one that inspires us all. Thanks a zillion times over. I.LOVE.YOUR.GIFT.

What an absolutely unexpected delight....I mean, really, who gets real packages these days?!!

Love,
Cin

PS Ed made progress on beach houses this week.....

Mr.Brian said...

To funny.
And also I would say very true.
Thanks for the laugh of the day.

Laura & Shane said...

That's great! I need to learn to crochet! :-)

DAVID AND AMY VENN'S WEBSITE said...

Loved it!! I'm telling you that you could be successful writing a book. Here is a blog of a stay-at-home mother who became an author after having such a successful blog...Happy reading:
http://mom2my6pack.blogspot.com/
Just one of your fans,
Amy

Fliss and Mike Adventures said...

That is so funny...

taylorchloejake said...

Just wanted to say Hi. I've been following your blog for awhile now. I have twins as well. They are so much fun, aren't they! Never a dull moment.

Natalie

redmaryjanes said...

That is HILARIOUS!
And I can't crochet either. My man knows to look out when I'm mad though : )

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Just thinking about you...
Hope you are having a Great Week..
HUGS..

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy(Kim & John) said...

Hope you are having a Wonderful time this weekend..
Can't wait for an update...and pictures..
Have a Great Week..

Jewels of My Heart said...

I am literally laughing out loud!
I need to start crocheting dolls!!!!
Isabella would be home in no time!