She sold her husband's fine garments, piece by piece, then the furniture, piece by piece, and finally, her earrings. A day came when the family was destitute.
The Tailor's Wife screamed at the Widow, "Your son is a poor excuse for a man! Too lazy to work and too drunk to care! How did I ever get tricked into marrying him?"
The Widow saw only one solution to their misery.