Every marriage has its ups and downs. There will be arguments, misunderstandings and even some disagreement that the couple has to learn to accept as the years go by. But at the end of the day, being able to work through your issues and let go of the minor things you're not able to get on the same page with your partner about is the key to lasting the long haul.
Being married often mean living with someone who has little quirks that annoy you. It could be not putting down the toilet seat or leaving dirty clothes lying about. Whatever the case may be, it's really not advisable to start a fight over the tiniest thing. But of course, you have to figure out a method to get past it and for some couple, it just means finding a way to laugh at the small stuff.
In the case of this elderly couple, we just have to appreciate how the woman dealt with misunderstandings over the years. While the author of this particular story is unknown, we cannot help but appreciate and even laugh out loud at how things turned out.
A man and a woman had been married for 60 years. They had an amazing marriage despite all their arguments and disagreements over the years. One thing was for certain, they loved each other very much and kept no secrets from one another, except for a tiny shoebox.
You see, the wife had a small shoebox that she asked her husband never to open. Even though he was a little curious, the man succeeded in maintaining happiness in their union and never disobeyed the wife's wishes regarding the box.
After six decades of marriage, the wife felt ill and doctors were not very optimistic that she would survive. As her husband began putting all her affairs in order, he came across the shoebox and determined that this was probably the time to find out what his wife was hiding all along.
He opened the box and was shocked to see two crochet dolls and about $95,000 cash. Of course, he wanted to know what this was all about. He returned to the hospital and demanded to know why his wife secretly kept so much money and what the dolls for. The wife explained;
When we were to be married. 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.
At her response, the man felt incredibly happy. He could not believe it. He must be such a wonderful husband for her to have only crocheted two dolls in their married life. This means she was only mad at him twice. This was something to be joyful about, he thought, as he grinned from ear to ear. Then he remembered the money.
"Honey," he said, "that explains the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"
His wife replied, "Oh, that? That’s the money I made from selling the dolls."
You never expected that, did you? If that made you laugh, please share.