03/10/14 Grif.Net – Crochet a Doll

03/10/14 Grif.Net – Crochet a Doll

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. Evidently she had only been angry with him
twice in all those years of living and loving. He almost burst with

‘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.’

Dr Bob Griffin
“Jesus Knows Me, This I Love!”