The Shoebox (3/11/14)

A man and woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had

shared 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 totalling $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 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
dolls, 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.'*