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
She had only been angry with him two times in all
those years of living and loving. He almost burst
dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did
it come from?"
"Oh," she said,