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The secret of a happy marriage

Shoe box confession - prayer for understanding



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,
and 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
that 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?”

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“Oh,” she said, “that’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”




Patience 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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Self-trust is the first secret of success. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I find all this money a considerable burden. - J Paul Getty

Have great, secret, big, fat hopes for yourself. - Gloria Vanderbilt

Time is the most valuable thing a man can spend. - Theophrastus

Every man's memory is his private literature. - Aldous Huxley

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself. - Chinese Proverb

You can tell the greatness of a man by what makes him angry. - Abraham Lincoln

He is a man, and he is afraid. This is not a good combination. - Kristin Hannah

Why are we honoring this man? Have we run out of human beings? - Milton Berle

Joy shared is twice the joy. Sorrow shared is half the sorrow. - Swedish Proverb

No man drowns if he perseveres in praying to God, and can swim. - Russian Proverb

Never invest your money in anything that eats or needs repairing. - Billy Rose

The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

The man with a toothache thinks everyone happy whose teeth are sound. - George Bernard Shaw

Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one. - Mark Twain

The man who never makes a mistake always takes orders from one who does. - Unknown

Man will never reach the moon regardless of all future scientific advances. - Lee De Forest

The man who never has money to pay his debts has too much of something else. - J.L. Basford

Man only likes to count his troubles; he doesn't calculate his happiness. - Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. - Andre Gide

A bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it. - Bob Hope

You don't know that you'll ever have to talk about the skeleton in your closet. - Mark McGwire

In politics, if you want anything said, ask a man; if you want anything done, ask a woman. - Margaret Thatcher

SABLE - A common knitting acronym that stands for Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy. - Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Valentine's Day money-saving tip: Break up on February 13th, get back together on the 15th. - David Letterman

Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. - Bible

You leave home to seek your fortune and, when you get it, you go home and share it with your family. - Anita Baker

When you hide the bodies of the problems, that's how you eventually amass skeletons in your closet. - Faydra D. Fields

Of course there are no skeletons in my closet... I do however keep a tiny black box of souls in my sock drawer. - Unknown

If only every man would make proper use of his strength and do his utmost, he need never regret his limited ability. - Cicero

There are advantages to being President. The day after I was elected, I had my high school grades classified Top Secret. - Ronald Reagan

People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made. - Joan Rivers

Statistician: A man who believes figures don't lie, but admits that under analysis some of them won't stand up either. - Evan Esar

There are lots of things in life that money won't buy, but it's very funny - have you ever tried to buy them without money? - Ogden Nash

The greatest thing about man is his ability to transcend himself, his ancestry and his environment and to become what he dreams of being. - Tully C. Knoles

Among God's creatures two, the dog and the guitar, have taken all the sizes and all the shapes, in order not to be separated from the man. - Andres Segovia

If you make any money, the government shoves you in the creek once a year with it in your pockets, and all that don't get wet you can keep. - Will Rogers

The greater a man is in power above others, the more he ought to excel them in virtue. None ought to govern who is not better than the governed. - Publilius Syrus

How shall a man escape from his ancestors, or draw off from his veins the black drop which he drew from his father’s or mother's life? - Ralph Waldo Emerson

I make no secret of the fact that I would rather lie on a sofa than sweep beneath it. But you have to be efficient if you’re going to be lazy. - Shirley Conran


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18-Jun-2018