As a new bride, Aunt Dottie moved into the small
home on her husband's ranch. She put a shoe
box on a shelf in her closet and asked her husband
never to touch it. For 50 years Uncle Ed
left the box alone, until Aunt Dottie
was old and dying.
One day when he was putting their affairs in order,
he found the box again and thought it might hold
Opening it, he found two doilies and $82,500 in cash.
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 Ed 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."