None of my exes live in Texas

True story:

This afternoon as I was checking out at a local store in Lago Vista, Texas the cashier exclaimed,

“I know you!”

I looked at her in bewilderment because I didn’t recall ever having seen her before.

She continued, “Didn’t your ex-husband used to work down the street at the Dollar General?”

I chuckled, “No, all of my

ex-husbands live in Florida and none of them ever worked at Dollar General.”

She laughed, “All! How many do you have?”

I replied, “Let’s just say my song would be titled:

🎶 None of my exes live in Texas 🎶

Then I gathered my bags and gestured goodbye as she chuckled to herself trying to guess the number that I refused to disclose.

E.A. Fussell


Un-ignorable Beauty

Beauty can show up in the smallest packages as we walk through life. A few weeks ago, just before the countryside became peppered with wildflowers, this tiny bloom screamed loud enough for my soul to hear it. This tiny bloom was so full of energy it would not, could not, be ignored. I was walking along lost in thought when it caught my eye and reminded me to push pause on my overactive mind. Nature is filled with beautiful finds, even on a neighborhood roadside walk, if we broaden our observation and quiet our mind.

E.A. Fussell


Mistaken Identity

True story, happened this evening in the grocery store:

Store clerk: “I need to see your Drivers License”

Me: “Is that some new requirement?”

Store clerk: looks at me with a quizzical expression

Me: “Why do you need to see my drivers license?”

Store Clerk: holds up my bottle of olive oil

Me: “So….identification is now needed to buy a bottle of olive oil?!”

Store clerk: looks at the bottle and stammers “ I thought it was wine”

Me: “Well that’s a relief. I thought my conspiracy theory was being proved.”

We both chuckled and I was allowed to leave with my bottle of Colavita.

E.A. Fussell

Event happened and note written 4/8/2019