my recipe for a Happy Birthday!

They say you’re only 74 once so make the most of it.

Pretty brought our granddaughter to visit for my birthday today!

Ella loves her Nanas

 Baby Ella brought her mother Pretty Too (holding cake)

and her aunt twin sister Pretty Also (holding Ella)

Pretty Too and Pretty Also made the most beautiful birthday cake EVER

(per my request angel food cake with pink icing – wow!)

Have a piece!

NanaSlo living the good life today


My good friend Dick Hubbard also surprised me by leaving  his delicious fudge at my back door this morning but shhh…Curtis didn’t want him driving over to our house to deliver it…virtual hugs and love to Dick who never forgets to bring fudge over for special occasions. He’s the Best!

Many thanks to Caroline and Chloe for the fabulous cake and to Pretty for our family – it’s the light that pierces every darkness. I’m sending hope for better days to all of my friends in cyberspace this day – plus a virtual piece of cake and candy.

Stay safe, stay sane and 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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16 Responses to my recipe for a Happy Birthday!

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    Your smiles in that last photo lit my day like a supernova. Who needs cake (but it looks delicious!!)?? Happy Birthday dear friend! Enjoy every moment of the smiles & sweets. 🎂

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  2. donnajune66 says:

    Happy birthday! Xo

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  3. Dianne Heiser says:

    Happy Birthday, Sheila! I’ll always remember San Jacinto Day is your Birthday! Glad you had a wonderful day of celebration! Looks like a delicious cake! That baby girl is precious! Best Wishes, Dianne

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    • Thanks so much, Dianne – I actually have an old Richards friend who calls me every year on my birthday to wish me a Happy San Jacinto Day…it was a delicious cake! That baby girl is a hot mess!


  4. A smiling baby AND a cake AND pink frosting!!! You are a very lucky birthday girl!!!!!


  5. cindy knoke says:

    Awww, Sweet perfect innocent beauty! Worth protecting more than anything.


  6. What a nearly perfect day you had! Freedom being the only thing missing. That will come and you’ll have fab memories of what the Pretties and Ella brought to the party xAx

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  7. Happy Birthday! Thank you for sharing such joyous photos. I hope you and your family stay safe and healthy.
    Best Wishes, Charlotte

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  8. Luanne says:

    Happy birthday, Sheila! What a beautiful cake. The pink and white makes it look super sweet lol! Like sugar! And the baby is so sweet. What a wonderful time!

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