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
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 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 Jack was very touched that in 50 years she’d only
been mad at him twice.
“What’s the $82,500 for? he asked.”
“Oh, well, that’s is the money I’ve made selling the Doilies.”
About Dr. Mike Harmon
Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary.
He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published.
He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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