The Shoe Box

12 Jun

 A man and a 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 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 that he had to fight back the 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”.  



Posted by on 06/12/2015 in Bacon


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16 responses to “The Shoe Box

  1. Tails Around the Ranch

    06/12/2015 at 12:33 pm

    Hee, hee…love it! ❤

    • PigLove

      06/12/2015 at 1:48 pm

      I couldn’t resist posting this. I found it absolutely hilarious… now that solves the problem why my mom has started crocheting. Snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  2. easyweimaraner

    06/12/2015 at 12:37 pm

    Oh sh*t…. hahahahahaha…. that was a good one!!!! and I have clumsy paws and can’t crochet… how bad LOL

    • PigLove

      06/12/2015 at 1:48 pm

      Snorts! I thought this story was sweet at first and then I was like – oh WOW is that my mom and dad… then I realized mom doesn’t have a box full of money. If she did, I would find it and vacation with you in France – snorts. XOXO – Bacon

  3. Luanne

    06/12/2015 at 1:43 pm

    This is such a good one!

    • PigLove

      06/12/2015 at 2:11 pm

      Thank you my friend. I couldn’t resist posting it. It was hilarious when I first read it! XOXO – Bacon

  4. Reilly & Denny

    06/12/2015 at 4:05 pm

    that was a good one 🙂

  5. sunsetdragon

    06/12/2015 at 8:00 pm

    LMAO!! Loved this.

  6. Charlie

    06/12/2015 at 9:20 pm

    Way too funny!!!!!!!!!!

  7. franhunne4u

    06/13/2015 at 2:58 am

    Well, more than 60 years, over 21.900 days, now all we need to know is for how much did she sell a doll? 5 bucks? 19000 dolls – she must have been a very angry little woman.

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 9:52 am

      Snorts! Her husband would have never known it except for the box full of money. I couldn’t resist posting this. It was fun indeed! XOXO – Bacon

  8. Charles Huss

    06/13/2015 at 6:33 am

    Hahahahaha. 😀

  9. dogdaz

    06/13/2015 at 11:39 am

    Love it!

  10. gentlestitches

    06/14/2015 at 12:20 am

    HaHaHaHa! I love this and intend to tell my friends this one! 😀

    • PigLove

      06/15/2015 at 10:17 am

      Thanks Auntie Sharon. I wish mommy had a box like this… what am I talking about? Mom and dad never argue or get mad. XOXO – Bacon

  11. Nylabluesmum

    06/22/2015 at 8:44 pm

    Mew mew mew mew mew mew!!!
    **HI-5’SS** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum


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