sweet home Alabama!


Thank you to the people of Alabama for restoring my faith and hope in a life-long American dream of liberty and justice for all and for reminding me that Every Vote Counts.

I especially want to thank the black women of Alabama for their contribution to this important win. I believe in your march to the polls yesterday I could hear echoes of the   voice of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose words are etched in stone in the Civil Rights Museum in Montgomery, Alabama.

Just imagine if one day justice really could “roll down on us like waters and righteousness (which Webster’s everyday thesaurus describes as that which is  honorable, ethical, honest, just, fair, equitable…) like a mighty stream.”

Until then…

Stay tuned.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is an essayist with humorist tendencies who periodically indulges her desires to write outside her genre by trying to write fiction and poetry. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press is publishing her collection of first-person accounts of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBT organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBT history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published four nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and a group 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. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike and Charly. Her Texas roots are never too far from her thoughts.
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9 Responses to sweet home Alabama!

  1. Anonymous says:

    I was certain Roy Moore would win and just as I was going to bed they announced Jones had won. I almost wept.
    And I thank the black women of Alabama for standing strong, standing firm, and saying ‘No!’ to Moore and _____.

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  2. Bob Slatten says:

    I was certain Roy Moore would win and just as I was going to bed they announced Jones had won. I almost wept.
    And I thank the black women of Alabama for standing strong, standing firm, and saying ‘No!’ to Moore and _____.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bob, I felt just like you did…I had no faith that Doug Jones could win. Honestly…Pretty and I had decided to watch The Crown instead of the returns, and then she read on FB that Moore had lost so we immediately switched to MSNBC and were beside ourselves. The Crown had to wait!

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  3. Harry Hamid says:

    Maybe we’ve reached the bottom and are now on our way back up. 2016 might have really been the worst of it, and us.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. I hope this is the first of many positive signs of change to come. People are finding their voice and it’s time they use it to help us all. I’m cautiously optimistic 2018 is going to be better. This year needs to show itself to the toilet.

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  5. Yay indeed to the black women of Alabama!

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