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

Monica Otayza
Aug 23, 2021
05:39 A.M.
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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 and her husband that she did not have very long to live.

With only days remaining in her life, she revealed to her husband the secret that kept their marriage strong over the years. After being married for 60 years, the elderly couple had been happy for most of their marriage and shared everything 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. When his wife fell ill, and the doctors said she wouldn’t 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 he 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, 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!

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, so he asked his wife for answers. She replied:

“Oh, that? That’s the money I made from selling the dolls!”


Married couples have the most epic stories to tell. Another time, there was a wife who decided not to speak to her husband. He decided to drink the night away at a bar.

Once he entered the bar, he asked the bartender for a drink. He then asked for another. After a couple more drinks, the bartender was concerned about how much the man was drinking.

"What's the matter?" the bartender asked. He then shared that he and his wife got into a fight: "Now, she isn't talking to me for a whole 31 days."

The bartender thought about the man's story and then asked: "but isn't it a good thing that she isn't talking to you?" "Yeah," the man replied, downing another drink. "Except today is the last night."

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