Many years ago a couple got married. Soon after the wedding, the woman went to visit her monther. When she returned she was carrying a box. He husband asked her what was in the box. She replied that it was from her mother, for her, and he was NEVER suppose to look in side it. She put it in the closet and her husband forgot it.
Many many years later the woman had become old and feeble, so her husband had to place her in a nursing home. One day the old man was cleaning house when he found the box in the closet. He open the box and found 2 doilies and $30,416. He was furious thinking that they could have used the money during thier life when times were bad.
The old man took the box and went to the nursing home. When his wife woke up she said, "Oh, you found my box." He said "yes, what is this?"
The old woman replied,"you remember that Mother gave me that box right after we were married. She told me there would be times when I would get mad at you. she told me when that happened I should crochet a doily." This tired her out so she closed her eyes.
The old man sat there thing...a smile formed on his lips as the thought...2 doilies...we've had a good life.
Just then he heard a tiny voice from the bed "And the money is for all the doilies I sold."