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Texas Humor So Funny it Hurts: Do You Have a Whisk Broom?

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If you love a good humorous story that’s as true as it is funny, we think you’ll get a big laugh out of this one. And that’s regardless of whether or not you know what a whisk broom is!

Dennis Williams is a friend of mine and has been for nearly 30 years. As the President of the Holliday School Board, I had the good sense to help hire Dennis as our band director. That was in 1984, and we have been friends ever since. When Dennis was hired, he had just gone through a divorce. I gave him the strength from my marriage to help him combat the specter of loneliness.

Seven years passed. Dennis got out of the teaching profession, went to seminary in Fort Worth, and married a beautiful lady. From the richness of that marriage, Dennis helped bring some light to the dark-filled tunnel of my divorce. Dennis fed me, gave me a place to rest, and filled me with the spiritual nectar I so badly needed after experiencing such a dismal journey. He salved my bitter, hurtful wounds with patience and helped me to dig out of the pit of self-blame into the warmth of self-awareness. Through prayer and friendship, I rid myself of the shackles of pittance and enjoyed a breath of unencumbered freedom.

It was during one of those long nights of craziness with a large glass of Dr Pepper clutched in a wobbly fist that he told me a true story. It was easy for me to identify with the setting of the story, as I also had grown up in a small Texas town. I laugh every time I tell the story. Not even time or temperament has taken the humor away from this true story. Recently, I contacted Dennis in Phoenix, and asked him to recount the story to me, and got his permission to publish it.

Texas Humor So Funny it Hurts: Do You Have a Whisk Broom?
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