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 totalling $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.’
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 have the freaking time to crochet..
Every Thursday, Crochet Addict UK will share a Crochet Patterns Round-Up on their blog. Each week, they will pick a specific theme and feature crochet artists’ works related to that theme. Just a couple of weeks ago, we received an e-mail from Sue, that she would love our Lil’ Bunny Cupcake and Lil’ Granny Bunny to be added to their Week 95 Rabbits theme feature.
“Here" is the link to our Thursday Handmade Love Week 95 feature. It is filled with so many FREE bunny patterns that I guarantee you will be spoiled for choice. On Crochet Addict UK page, you can also find really interesting crochet book reviews, giveaways, guest bloggers, etc.
I’m still very grateful each time our creations get to be part of a feature. It’s amazing how the world wide web have brought the crochet community so much closer even though we might be miles apart in real life. I am forever thankful to be part of this wonderful and friendly community. :)
Love, Rachel H
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