As a new bride, Aunt Edna
moved into the small home on her husband's ranch near Snowflake.
She put a shoe box on a shelf
in her closet and asked her husband never to touch it.
For 50 years Uncle Jack left
the box alone, until Aunt Edna was old and dying.
One day when he was putting
their affairs in order,
he found the box again and
thought it might hold something important.
Opening it, he found two doilies
and $82,500 incash.
He took the box to her and
asked about the contents.
"My mother gave me that box
the day we married," she explained.
"She told me to make a doily
to help ease my frustrations every time I got mad at you."
Uncle Jack was very touched
that in 50 years she'd only been mad at him twice.
"What's the $82,500 for?"
"Oh, that's the money I made
selling the doilies."
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