Click And Clink – Happy New Year!!

Open a bottle of your favorite champagne and get out your most festive flutes and share a toast with me today wherever you are.   To my cyber space followers/friends from the beaches of South Carolina to the rural parts of Way East Texas to my bi-stateual bases in Columbia, South Carolina and Montgomery, Texas to faraway places like San Francisco, California to Rogers, Arkansas to Warsaw, Indiana to Karachi, Pakistan to somewhere in France because your primary language is French but you didn’t list a town so I don’t really know where you are –  to not too terribly faraway places like College Station, San Leon and Richmond, Texas – here’s looking at all of you and thanks for looking at my words with me for the past year.   I’m clinking you right now with my own personal glass of champagne.

I took a trip down memory lane this morning and decided to make an Author’s Choice of my favorite posts from the past twelve months we’ve been together.   If you’d like to pick your own, I’d love to hear from you to get a reader’s perspective.   Click and Pick, we’ll call it.  Click on Archives and Pick a favorite.  Surprise me…here goes my list:

March 09, 2012  Post Cards From The Heart – Bessie and Florence?

Febuary 14. 2012  The Photo Finish

January 17, 2012   I Shoulda Been A Cowboy

January 24, 2012   Old Plantersville Road

August 25, 2011   It’s Only Paper – Confessions Of A Financial Advisor

September 26, 2011   Sallie and Chance – An Unusual Love Story

December 16, 2011   Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh – A Christmas Story for the 21st Century

When I checked out at the local grocery store this morning, the young African American woman who was the checker said with a trace of sarcasm, “Hmmm….bread, bacon and bubbly…now that’s a nice combination for you.”  And I laughed with her as I imagined her picturing me frying the bacon for a BLT and then popping the cork on the beautiful inexpensive bottle of champagne to go with my sandwich.  I’m sure  she was entertained for a few minutes.

So Happy New Year!  We’re off to a roaring start because my book I’ll Call It Like I See It – A Lesbian Speaks Out will be available October 1st!!!   Details will be posted as we get closer to the publication date…

Thank you so much to all of you who have followed my happenings, musings, reflections and downright opinionating.   I’m clinking you again.

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.
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2 Responses to Click And Clink – Happy New Year!!

  1. Shirley B. Cook says:

    I would find it very hard to rank your writings as a list of favorites. They all have such a “stand alone” feeling about the issue or event that is presented at that time. The way you make the story touch our individual perspectives of those words is what overwhelms me with interest.


    • Thanks so much, Shirley! That’s always my hope for the words – that they will touch the reader and allow a moment of reflection on the topics. Appreciated so much seeing Pat at my mom’s graveside service, too. She looks great!


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