For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover.
It was then that the wife asked her companion to take down the shoe box and take it to his wife's bedside.
Inside there were the success of their happy marriage...two crocheted dolls and bundles of money totaling $95,000!!
"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."
OMG! Who would have thought that a piece of advice and the really handy lady would raise this amount of money! And the reason...their arguments! Sometimes old people have the wisdom to guide you to a better and happier future...when you have the cleverness to combine their advice with your skills then you have a happy marriage and a small fortune! Brilliant!