Thursday, January 10, 2008

A Wee Bit O' Humor

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.

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Well, my friends, I would never hurt anyone, but thought the story to be sweet. How many Matilda's can I sell? ha ha! This joke came over an email from my Uncle and thought that I'd share it with y'all.


46 comments:

Sweet Remembrance said...

Becky...I love this story!
Ha Ha...
If only I could crochet too...
Priscilla

Cathy said...

This is the best story ever and very funny! OMG!!! I absolutely love it. I'm going to think about this and laugh all day!

PattieJ said...

Oh Man!! That is so cute!! lol! I have to show it to my hubby later. Thanks so much for sharing. It really made me laugh! All I'm going to say on the subject is "good thing I know how to crochet" lol!!

Pattie :)

Heidi said...

LOL! Cute story! Hey now that I think of it...I don't crochet either. :)

Hugs to you and Doogs ~
Heidi and Dagi

Kathleen Grace said...

Hilarious! I cant wait to tell my husband about it:>)

Lisa said...

I love it!!! FYI, I can't crochet either!

Rosemary said...

It's hilarious, I will share it with my husband tonight.
Thanks,
Rosemary

Alison Gibbs said...

Oh becky, that is so funny.
Now where's my crochet hook??
Alison

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Hi Becky!! Oh that was SO funny, a great start to the day LOL Can't stop giggling, Hmaish is looking at me funnny, head tilt :) Have a wonderful day! Jenn and Jacqui

Miss Jean said...

I should have thought of that. Our 40th (OMG) anniversary is coming up this summer and I could have been a very wealthy woman!!!

Tell your Uncle that you could have sold LOST of Matildas.

Miss Jean said...

OOPS. That's LOTS of Matildas, not LOST Matildas. I am losing it here..........

Lallee said...

LOL I must share this with Mr. H. He'll never look at my crochet the same way again ;-)

Meggie said...

Cute story, great photo!

Denise said...

That is too cute and a keeper...... trouble is I can crochet..!!! Not sure I have a box big enough.. ahahhahahah

Linda said...

Too funny...I'm still laughing. Linda

Mary Isabella said...

Very sweet indeed.....Smiles

Brenda said...

Oh what I cute story. To bad I can't crochet.

Elaine L. said...

Very sweet story! LOL

~elaine~

Cowboys & Custard said...

This is a wonderful wonderful story!
I will show my man this when he gets home ..!
I think I have probably made several families of dolls by now but I wouldn't change a hair on his head..

Thank you for this Becky.. it started a wet gloomy day with a laugh and a smile.

Michelex

daisy cottage said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!!

xo,
Kim

The Nostalgia Fairy said...

Love the story, so funny!!!!
Sandi x

nicolafraser said...

Hello, I've been told by my blog friends to visit your lovely blog, and this made me laugh out loud. Considering the kind of day Im having, you're likely to be the only person to make me laugh today. Thank you ! I shall be back to read lots more of your lovely blog x

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS ... said...

I think the secret to any relationship is not to argue, not wanting to sound too good to be true, but me and my man hardly ever argue, maybe that is why we have been together for so long? I found the tale of the little old couple really amusing, and I shall pass it on to my friends, thanks for sharing it with us. x

Nancy said...

That is so funny. I bet you could sell lots of Matilda dolls. Heidi is Matilda, so she could buy one.

Kristen said...

OHHHHHHHHH I am CRACKING UP!!!!!!! TOOO funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LOL

becky up the hill said...

Well I'd like to know what market she was selling in..cause I'd learn how to crochet for those big bucks...lol...that was a cute story Becky..thanks for sharing!
p.s. sun at my house today..how bout yours?

melissa @ the inspired room said...

That is adorable! I guess that explains my problem. I don't know how to crochet and I don't make dolls. Wish I had read this story 21 years ago! I could've been a rich woman.

Happy Weekend Becky!
xoxox

Hugs to my favorite Scottie!

Deb said...

Great story!
Have a wonderful weekend Becky.

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Becky,

That is the cutest story! So can you teach me how to make Matilda's? LOL!

Hugs,
Dena

A Thing for Roses said...

Hi Becky,

I loved that joke. What a crack up! Wonder what he did with the money? ha ha Just wanted to say hi and I hope you are well. Have an awesome weekend!

Big hugs,

Lisa

Mary said...

ROFL! Oh, Becky, you made my afternoon so much brighter!

Have a wonderful weekend!
xox,
Mary

BittersweetPunkin said...

I had not heard that story before...too cute!!

I love your dollie alot!
Blessings,
Robin

Cowboys & Custard said...

Hi Becky...me again..
I just wanted to say.. I love the cello music on your blog.. it sounds like Elgar??
Our next door neighbours are professional classical musicians and play cello and violin along with their highly talented children. We get piped classical music for free wafting through the windows.. wonderful!
Mx

P.s Milly is on her way...posted 3 days ago!
Hope she arrives safely.

bj said...

Haha...I love this!
bj

Jacki said...

I love Matilda - she's adorable.

Michelle said...

Becky, what a funny story! I wish I could crochet :)

Have a great weekend,
Michelle

P.S. Matilda sure is sweet.

Esther Sunday said...

LLLLLOOOOOOLLLLLWFOOMC!!!! (laughing out loud while falling out of my chair!)

She'sSewPretty said...

Hmmm, I have a crochet hook. I have yarn. I have a shoe box. Now I'm all ready. I love this story!

Stephanie said...

That is the cutest story, Im going to have to pass that one on !!!

Nan said...

I've heard this before. It's a cute story.
Hugs,
Nan

Susie said...

Hi Becky,
This is a cute story. You really put a smile on my face tonight!
xo

crazyhaberdasher / knittingbee said...

Becky - love it! ..... I crochet and I have umpteen kazillion crochet hooks! LOL!
By the way - you have been tagged!
Just 5 random things about yourself and pass it on to another 5 ladies.

Regina said...

Becky loveley story.
hugs regina

Regina said...

Becky loveley story.
hugs regina

OhSoVintage said...

Great story! I shall have fun telling others this.

Maria said...

This made me laugh! loved it!
thanks Becky
Maria