I had decided to take a sabbatical from calling it like I see it until…

…Pretty talked me out of it.

Yes, Pretty was convinced some of my cyberspace friends would miss me. I told her I thought I might need a break from blogging after almost 9 years so that I could focus on doing some “serious writing.”

Writing about what? Pretty asked.

And there she had me.

I couldn’t think of anything truly earth shattering I had to relate to anyone, nothing pressing that couldn’t wait another year or two, and really nothing I couldn’t say to my friends in cyberspace anyway. Bravo, Pretty. No wonder I married you legally two years ago tomorrow.

The years have flown by – I never thought I would live to be 30, and certainly never dreamed of 72, but I always dreamed of having a wife from the time I was a very young girl. I just never dreamed one day I would be able to marry another woman legally, and I for sure couldn’t have imagined I would marry a woman as perfect for me as Pretty has been.

To borrow from The Sound of Music, somewhere in our youths or childhoods, we must have done something good.

Pretty knows best

Stay tuned. If you will, I will.













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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13 Responses to I had decided to take a sabbatical from calling it like I see it until…

  1. Luanne says:

    I’m glad you’re still hanging out with us, and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO A WONDERFUL COUPLE!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Wayside Artist says:

    Pretty’s got your number. Yay for Pretty! Yay for blogging! Yay for 72 years! Yay happy anniversaries! And yay for true love!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. cindy knoke says:

    You are writing, and it is wonderful.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Where exactly would you be without Pretty? 😀

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Bob Slatten says:

    I’ll be right here, if you’ll be write there!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Dianna Anderson says:

    I’m glad you are continuing to blog, I enjoy it so much. Happy Anniversary to you both.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Hi Dianna, and thank you so very much for the words of encouragement…I’m so glad you enjoy the blog…it’s been a labor of love for me, but it’s been going on so long I don’t want to become boring to my readers!


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