Friday, 1 April 2011

And now for something completely different - 2KCBWDAY5

Hello, Happy April and Happy April Fool's day. 
Today as part of Knit and crochet blog week we were asked to do something a little different. So, to give you a wee break from pictures of crochet I decided to share a little something that a friend of mine shared with me a while ago. 
I don't know the author of this piece, sorry. I hope that it brings a smile, maybe a chuckle to your day.....

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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. 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.'

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A 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 have time to crochet.  


  1. Ha,ha - that's cheered up a grey and soggy morning!

  2. oh this is funny! thanks for sharing (from another fellow joke for this day blogger hehehe)

  3. tee hee - lovely story.
    Have a happy weekend...fee ♥

  4. Aaahhhh that made me laugh bless him and her what a great little story ;-)) have a lovely weekend, dee x

  5. Hee hee! That prayer is funny! HAve to remember that one. Thank you for the tip off about silver pebble, her creations are gorgeous, I may have to dig out my silver clay stuff and try again. I don't get on very well with it so I expect it's all gone dry and manky now.

    I am thinking about getting one of those japanese books but I'm concerned I wont understand the diagrams, guess I'll just have to give it a whirl, I'll never know if I don't try.


  6. Thanks for the smile. What a fun way to do day 5.
    Stopping in from Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. Our link is

  7. Ha ha, excellent! I've just the prayer to my husband. :)
    Happy weekend Emma!
    Vivienne x

  8. Oh that is so good - made me laugh til I cried!!!
    Am still giggling as i type!

  9. LOVE the story, just priceless! Thanks for making my day :-)

  10. i love it..and never fail to love it as well!

  11. Funny :) love the story
    Have a wonderful weekend x x x x x

  12. Oh my, I absolutely love this!!!! Thank you so very much for the laugh of the day. :-) **Helena