How to stay married! A story

@Debs_place (10524)
United States
March 2, 2007 12:48am CST
(the best is the prayer at the end) 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 shoebox 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. And I don't know how to crochet. Amen!
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@brendalee (6083)
• United States
4 Mar 07
That was really funny. I am still laughing. I can't believe I didn't see this sooner. I think I better learn how to crochet now. But seriously, my boyfriend and I seldom fight with one another. He irritates me sometimes though.lol
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
7 Mar 07
That is the way we are, been in a relationship for 13 years and we have had 2 arguements, lots of discussions. I think that isn't bad.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I love that story, especially the prayer at the end. I think that many of us can relate to this story, at least, I know that I can. It is really a cute story too. There is only one problem: they kept no secrets, yet she kept secret for years, her frustration with him. So actually she did keep secrets from him. It has been really hard for me to learn that if you walk away or stay silent there can be no argument, but I think I have finally learned that secret, but I don't know how to crocket either.
@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
7 Mar 07
YOu are right, but I prefer to iron things out rather then walk away. And for the most part, we can do it in a civil manner.
@Aurone (4757)
• United States
3 Mar 07
cute. I cross stitch instead.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
7 Mar 07
But you can't make much money cross-stitching. At least I can't
@lullabell (436)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have never heard this before!!! I love it love it love it. would you mind if i use it on my website? I could put a link to your mylot referal link if you want.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I got it as an email. Go ahead..I have heard several variations of it before. Use it and enjoy.
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
2 Mar 07
I have heard this before but it was worth hearing again. We all need to practice her way of dealing with lifes ups and downs. Thanks for sharing.
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@Debs_place (10524)
• United States
4 Mar 07
I thought it was cute too and worth sharing. SOmething to think about