this girl had it going on…was she calling to Get Out the Vote?

was she making calls to Get Out the Vote?

Actually, not really – this girl (me) was probably calling her office from a pay phone outside the tennis courts at the Family Circle Tennis Tournament in Hilton Head, South Carolina in the late 1980s. She was carrying seat cushions for bleacher seats, wearing enormous glasses and a wonderful hat that she lost somewhere along the way during the next quarter century.

This girl would have voted in every election, though, and would want all  her friends across the country to do the same in the mid-term elections on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

Be woke! Go Vote!

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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7 Responses to this girl had it going on…was she calling to Get Out the Vote?

  1. That’s a novel mobile phone — a call box in a truck! Well done you! We’re rooting for you all…

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  2. Susanne says:

    You look like you’re all dressed up for Canada Day in your red and white ensemble.

    I was in Hilton Head in the late ’80’s. ’89 I think. We stayed at a fancy hotel that had clay tennis courts. It was August and despite the wicked heat and humidity we got out there on the court and embarrassed ourselves with our atrocious skills. But what fun!

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    • Now that makes me happy to know that you’ve visited us in South Carolina – we must have been like “ships passing in the night” or more likely both looking for air conditioning in the wicked heat and humidity…makes me smile to think of you on the clay courts there just having fun…visit again and please stop along the way in Columbia to see Pretty and me!

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  3. You are awesome! I love that hat! I pray we keep the momentum going and none of these results get delayed by “too close to call.” I’ve already refilled my Xanax.

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  4. Great job, Sheila ❤ Pawkisses for a Happy Wednesday🐾😽💞

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