Immortalized – at Last! And Just in the Nick of Time!

Followers who have been with me for many moons may vaguely remember my blog in the archives dated September 10, 2013 regarding my desire to write something quotable. Feel free to refresh your memories or make new ones by checking it out.

Cue Jeopardy music.

Today I opened a birthday package that came two weeks ago with the command Do Not Open Until April 21st. It was from my good friend Mary Hettel in Ohio and contained a treasure trove of goodies including a hilarious birthday card, one Mounds candy bar, a tiny tin of Texas Lone Star mints and this refrigerator magnet:


I laughed out loud (or LOL for my younger readers) and truly haven’t stopped smiling since. Leave it to Mary H to be very clever – another year she sent me the Solar Hula Girl a/k/a danseuse hawaienne solaire who sways with reckless abandon on my desk if I write on a sunny day.

Today is a sunny day and I plan to commemorate my 69th birthday with a walk in the woods with my dogs and a delicious Mexican restaurant dinner tonight with Teresa.

I am happy to be able to do both, and I am grateful to my cyberspace followers for spending time with this Super Senior (as in older than dirt) citizen. You’re the best.

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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12 Responses to Immortalized – at Last! And Just in the Nick of Time!

  1. Anne Boring says:

    You are a very special lady, Sheila. And I for one, am proud to know you. Your gift has brought much pleasure and enjoyment to many people. You don’t need a frig magnet and never will.


    • And I for one am proud to know you and to know that you have been a part of my family in Texas (and Hawaii) for these many years. I know you and C.H. shared much happiness, and that makes me happy to think of for you both.
      Your kind words to me on this blog continue to bring me joy and inspiration – I sometimes wonder about the words as they take flight into cyberspace, but you always bring me encouragement in believing they find a home with some people.
      Thank you for this gift.
      I hope you and all of your family are doing well and enjoying the bluebonnets. I miss those so much.
      Much love,


      • Anne Boring says:

        We’re on the same wavelength,Sheila !!! Bluebonnets were the one thing I missed in Texas when I lived so long in Hawaii. Every spring, I would get a severe case of homesickness when people would send me bluebonnet pictures. They were on my frig at all times.

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      • Isn’t that the truth, Anne??? The spring is when it hits you the most!!


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  3. I had forgotten that quotable desire of yours! Brava to your friend for not letting your wish slip by. I’m lol-ing and omg-ing along with you.

    Hope the dogs were as kind to your old bones as Zeus Almighty was to mine on this excellent day. Enjoy dinner with T.

    Happy, Happy Birthday!


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    • Oh, I’m so glad you had a great day with Dr. Zeus Almighty! That makes me very happy as I begin to get ready to call it a birthday night – T and I had an excellent dinner – ate too much but there you are!
      The dogs had a terrific time this afternoon, as did I – they run like crazy and then have to come back to see if I’m still plodding along! I’m just glad to be able to plod. 🙂
      Thanks for the birthday good wishes and for being my friend.
      Much love,


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  5. boblamb says:

    Happy birthday again, Sheila.
    And here’s another for the Mexican dinner tonight with Teresa:
    Feliz cumpleaños, Sheila


  6. Today is another birthday: 69 years + one day. Is that it? So happy happy birthday, my friend! It sounds like you had a lovely celebration with Teresa and the dogs. What a wonderful life!

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    • Thanks so very much, Luanne – the celebration continued tonight – this time with martinis and an ice cream sundae! OMG, what was I thinking?? 🙂
      Every day I am grateful to be able to enjoy the simple things I love to do – because I have many friends who are less fortunate for health reasons and other circumstances of loss. It is a wonderful life – not without my share of problems, too – but I believe I am fortunate. Thank you so much for your friendship and encouragement!! They mean the world to me.


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