Saturday, March 01, 2008

A Little Boomer Humor for Your Day

This funny story came to me from one of my "Boomer" friends and I wanted to share it with you:

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.

Thank you and have a great day!


Carine said...

I absolutely love the story. I chuckled.
Sometimes creativity is the answer to a long relationship!

Eileen said...

I love when I read something and it makes me laugh out loud. Any woman who is or was ever married can truly appreciate the sentiment! May I post this on my blog too? Thanks!

Beverly said...


You are more than welcome to post this and thanks for stopping by!

Anonymous said...

Oh Beverly, this is so funny! Thanks for the laugh and secret of a happy marriage. :)

Big Hugs,

Betty Lynch