"Slow down, Vern!" Selma clutched the dashboard of their old Ford.
"I know, same curve I've driven 'round since I was knee high to a grasshopper driving Pappy's tractor."
"Not that, you old fool, the rooster sign's what I meant," she scoffed at her husband, without a thought after fifty-some years of marriage that he'd half listen to her.
"Yeah, I reckon that's new all right. Chickens been crossing here from Murdock's to McCallister's for decades, so why'd they go and put up a sign to tell everyone who already knows it?"
"It's like I've been seeing on TV, all this political correctness must've made it out our way." In front of their car, Selma noticed a fat, dandy rooster crossing the road, and the dozen or more brood hens huddled together back a ways. "Strange, but it looks to me like them hens don't think they're allowed to cross no more."
Vern pointed to a sign on the Murdock's barn that read "NO EGGS" and shook his head. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
Tea Leaf Tales is a series of original ten-sentence short stories by Marsha A. Moore, relating to photos/scenes that resonate with her.*~*~*