Home is the Sailor, Home from the Sea – and the Lady Gamecocks, Home from the Road

And so apparently Pretty and Slow’s Chicken Road Curse for the Lady Gamecocks is officially stomped out with another road victory yesterday at the University of Florida in Gainesville. Great Balls of Fire – the girls in the Lady G uniforms finished with an 81 – 62 win against a very good Florida team and three very busy refs who loved to blow their whistles more than most refs will do all season. I’m not kidding.


Hey, there – we’re the refs…

and we’ve got these shiny new whistles we like to blow



Please don’t play nice –

we can’t wait to blow our new whistles



Lady Gs warm up – Gators bonding

Coach Dawn Staley had her 200th. win at Auburn Thursday night and kept right on sizzling for number 201 Sunday afternoon. Pretty and I love our coach and have to confess we drive by her house sometimes since she lives a few blocks from Casa de Canterbury – no sightings other than seeing her jog by our house early one morning last summer. That was fun. Thanks, Coach Dawn, for keeping us all on track.


Hey, there – old lady with the white hair… 

You look familiar – do I know you?



Coach Staley has a teachable moment during the game


Everybody, listen up


Associate Coach Boyer has a word with #22 A’ja Wilson who scored 23 points and had 13 rebounds

(and also scared us to death with an ankle injury in the 4th. quarter – sending good wishes for her speedy recovery)


Bianca, did you understand what she just said?


#10 Allisha Gray had a big game with 18 points – 

(everybody takes plenty of notes)


The halftime entertainment was an amazing woman 

who committed unnatural acts right in front of us


Never in my wildest dreams

When the game was over, Pretty and I made our way back to our dogs who had spent two hours in the car with the windows properly ventilated and were thrilled to have our company as we started the 400-mile trip home to Casa de Canterbury.

All’s well that ends well, as The Red Man was fond of saying, and we arrived home safely in time to catch Meryl Streep on the Golden Globes last night. Wouldn’t have missed her for the world – she was a wonderful reminder of the importance of our resistance to inertia in the days to come in the face of what we know is wrong. Everybody, listen up.

Finally, there is good news and bad news for us as we settle back in at Casa de Canterbury. The good news is I was able to purchase a new Road Atlas at a truck stop in Georgia yesterday on the way home  – that makes me very happy and eager for another road trip.

The bad news is Pretty has a horrible cold which puts a damper on her usual good spirits, and Charly destroyed two leashes by chewing them in pieces that can never be put back together again – much like Humpty Dumpty after his great fall.

Bless us for a safe trip, as Granny Selma used to say when she was in her right mind.

Stay tuned.

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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3 Responses to Home is the Sailor, Home from the Sea – and the Lady Gamecocks, Home from the Road

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    Hooray for the Lady Gamecocks!

    Poor Pretty. Too much traveling in bad weather. Get well!!

    Oh Charly! You have Poppy’s little paws to fill. Two leashes is nothing but a snack. 😀

    Liked by 1 person

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