A man and woman had been married for 60 years. they had shared and talked about everything. They had no secrets between them except that the little old womand had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had forbidden her husband ever to ask about. One day she became very ill and the doctor said she would not recover.
In sorting out her affairs, her husband took down the shoe box and took it to his wife's bedside. She agreed it was time that he should know what was in the box. When he opened it, he found two crochetted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.00.
He asked about the contents. "When we were married my grandmother told me that the secret to a successful marriage was never to argue. She told me that whenever I was angry with you, I should keep quiet and crochet a doll."
The little old man was moved to tears. Only two precious dolls were in the box. She had only been angry with him twice in all the years they had been married, living and loving. He almost burst with happiness.
'Honey," he said, "that explains the dolls, but what of all the money?"
"Oh", she said, "that's from the dolls I sold."