Joke: Husband Opens the Shoebox That His Wife Had Cautioned Him Never to Open or Ask Her About

Marriage takes work and an elderly wife taught her husband the secret behind their successful relationship in an unusual way.

An elderly woman became severely ill and was admitted to the hospital. The doctors informed her husband and her that she did not have very long to live.

With only days remaining, she revealed to her husband the secret that kept their marriage together over the years. After being married for 60 years, the unnamed elderly couple was happy for most of their marriage and shared everything with one another except for one little secret that the lady eventually revealed.

The wife had a shoebox stashed away on the top shelf of her closet. When they got married she gave her husband two simple rules about this shoebox: don’t ask about it, and never look inside of it.

He agreed and stuck to his promise even though it wasn’t easy. As the years wore on, he became more and more curious about what she had in the box. 

However, he was determined not to violate his wife’s trust and never touched it. However, when his wife fell ill and the doctors said she wasn’t going to recover, the husband found the shoebox, still unopened after 60 years. He brought the box to his wife’s bedside.

He asked what she wanted him to do with the shoebox.  She told him he could finally see what was inside of it. He opened it carefully.

Inside the shoebox was an odd collection of items. Two crocheted dolls and $95,000 in cash laid undisturbed in the box.

The husband was flabbergasted. His mind whirled as wondered why she kept the two dolls and where she got so much money from.

He eventually asked his wife to explain why she kept the dolls and where the money came from. Despite her condition, she was excited to answer.

“When we were to be married,” she said, “my grandmother told me the secret to a happy marriage… The secret is to never argue. She told me that if I ever got angry with you, I should just keep quiet and crochet a doll.”

The stunned husband could not believe his ears. Had his wife really only been upset with him just two times in 60 years of marriage! It didn’t seem plausible. He knew their marriage was amazing but had they really had such a spectacular relationship? He still didn’t understand where the money came from.

“Oh, that?” the wife said, a wicked sort of smile forming on her lips. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls!”

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