Trick or Treat? Pumpkin in Action!


Heard while sitting on the porch and handing out candy to scores of costumed children at Casa de Canterbury during tonight’s neighborhood twilight Trick or Treat marathon:

“Don’t go to that house – they’re gay,” said a father to his children. And they turned away.

I told Pretty that, even after our 40 years of activism, my feelings were still hurt.

“Unkindness always hurts,” Pretty said.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies and a passion for photojournalism. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay collection and a collection of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. She has been blogging for seven years as her alter ego, The Red Man, her rescued Welsh terrier but now is reduced to writing as herself since the Red Man left Casa de Canterbury for good in February of 2016. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly.
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15 Responses to Trick or Treat? Pumpkin in Action!

  1. Damn, they missed the poisoned candy 😦

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  2. Nan says:

    That makes my heart hurt……

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  3. Anne Boring says:

    That is very sad, Sheila. What a way to bring up your children. But I am sad fo r them, not you. You are better than that. You may be sad but it will never stop you from being you. Go, girl !!!

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  4. Susanne says:

    I’m trying to think of a way to respond to this but I can’t because there is no sense to this man’s irrational and ignorant comment. Their loss, both in candy and humanity.

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  5. reocochran says:

    I am always appalled at such crazy people. What? Where were they raised to be so “backwards” and unfeeling? So sorry, but do feel mostly bad for their children.
    Happy Autumn and always think of Red when I visit. xoxo I love you, girls!

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    • Yes, Robin, of course that’s the problem for sure, but we can always hope his children have other role models that are kind people. Your children and grandchildren are our future of hope.
      Thanks for stopping and for always thinking of Red – I miss him every day, too.


  6. To teach a child to hate is one of the wickedest of acts. I am so sorry you were hurt.

    Sending peace and harmony to my Southern sisters.


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