If today were the last day of your life, where would you want to be? This is not a trick question. There are no right or wrong answers and everyone makes an A. So take a magic mental ride to Wherever-the-Land moves you…
As for me, I’d be on Old Plantersville Road in Montgomery County, Texas, USA, which is where I was today. The county workers were mowing the grass and weeds along OPR while I walked with my old dog Annie and the smell of freshly mowed winter clover was intoxicating. Clouds hid the Texas sun but they were friendly non-threatening light grey wisps that moved quickly from west to east and didn’t bother me a bit.
I have friends that live in the pastures in the small farms along Old Plantersville Road. At least, I consider them to be friends as I consider OPR itself to be a friend, but these beauties have limited interest in me and my dog.
Ho hum. Just another day in Paradise.
Is that an Apple?
Let’s pretend we don’t see it.
Ok. How often do we see an Apple on our fence post?
It’s such a pretty Apple, and it smells so good.
Who was it who warned us about eating Apples? I’m thinking they were kidding.
I don’t think one little Apple could be a problem. Let’s go for it.
Delicious. And I don’t feel the least bit guilty, do you? Nope.
This is why I love Old Plantersville Road.
About Sheila Morris
Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother.
In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality.
She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019.
She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
Let’s hear it for OPR!
No kidding! Thanks, Bob!
lol clever horses 😉
Thanks, Andy…I appreciate your stopping by for a visit! Please come again…I liked what you wrote on your profile…
You’re welcome! keep up the great posts 🙂