Maybe the reason our grandparents stayed together was because when something was broken they fixed it, they didn’t just throw it all away. They didn’t always have the best of everything, but they made the best of everything. We all have different ways of coping, however it just so happens that this woman’s way of coping is somewhat profitable.
We could all learn something from this.
A man and a woman had been married for more than 60 years. They had shared everything. They had kept no secrets from each other except that the little old woman had a shoe box in the top of her closet that she had cautioned her husband never to open or ask her about.
For all of these years, he had never thought about the box, but one day the little old woman got very sick and the doctor said she would not recover. In trying to sort out their affairs, the little old man took down the shoe box and took it to his wife’s bedside.
She agreed that it was time that he should know what was in the box. WWhen he opened it, he found two crocheted dolls and a stack of money totaling $95,000. 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 little 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 the doll, but what about all of this money? Where did it come from?”
“Oh, that?” she said. “That’s the money I made from selling the dolls.”
Ray Villafane’s artistic talent is just amazing. Apparently he has been carving things since he was a boy. He has an amazing artistic background. Ray has won back to back Food Network Challenges for his pumpkin carvings and has been featured on many TV shows and news broadcasts including The CBS Evening News (Video) (In this video you will meet his family and get a glimpse into how he does these amazing pumpkin carvings….and by the way….he is allergic to pumpkin!)
In 2010 Ray was even invited to carve pumpkins at the White House! His carved images can be found each Fall saturating hundreds of blogs and in countless viral emails throughout the world. When it comes to the most intricately carved pumpkin masterpieces on the planet… it doesn’t get any better than a Villafane Pumpkin! To read all about it click Here. Take a look at some of his creations….these aren’t for the kiddies!
Now for the GOOD NEWS! He will soon release a set of DVDs that will explain his method of carving so you too can do amazing pumpkin carvings. Click Here to get more info about thison his blog. Wouldn’t it be fun to have some of these carved pumpkins at your Halloween Party???
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