Sometimes it's better not knowing the truth so you can comfort yourself with what you believe to be true instead. The old man in the fictitious story below probably wishes he hadn't asked any more questions after getting the first answer that made him so happy.
A senior couple had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything during that time. They had talked about everything and kept no secrets from each other except for one.
The little old woman had a box at the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about. Ever.
The husband had not thought about the box for years, in fact, it had completely slipped his mind for whole decades of his marriage.
But one day, the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. The pair were devastated.
In trying to sort out his wife's affairs before her inevitable passing, the old man brought down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside. He asked her gently:
"Will you tell me what's in the box now, love?"
A keepsake box. | Source: Alexas_Fotos/Pixabay
She agreed that it was time that he should know, and when he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000.
Shocked, 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 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 these dolls, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?"
Crochet dolls. | Source: David López/Pexels
"Oh," she said,
"that’s the money I made from selling all the other dolls."
Oops. I guess the old man shouldn't have asked his second question, he'd be happier for it. Did your grandmother give you any advice before your wedding? Tell us in the comments below and share this funny story with your friends to see what advice they were given.
While we're laughing at the truth of this elderly couple's relationship, another senior pair were given a second chance at life by their son and daughter-in-law.
The couple in their eighties battling memory loss and mobility issues should have been sent to an aged care facility to spend the remainder of their days. But their son was not having it.
Changing his basement from an entertainment room into a comfortable space for his parents to live in, Schon Miller has allowed them to continue living independently but within help's reach.
His old man cave was completely transformed and the place now takes their needs into account with handles on the walls and enough ergonomic space to allow for a wheelchair to pass.
The couple can continue to get older together and will have their son just upstairs should they need a little help once in a while. It's a win-win for everyone.
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