grandmothers for a brighter future

Thirteen days until Election 2020 here in the USA, and of the countless texts, emails and snail mail from the candidates for the Senate in our home state of South Carolina, this piece that arrived at our home today is my favorite:

Pretty and I have arrived

Apparently Iran and Russia have been unable to locate us in their attempts to interfere with the upcoming election because we haven’t had any communication from them. Nonetheless, it’s comforting to know that Grandmothers for a Brighter Future found Pretty and me with no problem. Many thanks to the Dem activists in Eugene, Oregon for their postcard party supporting Jaime Harrison for the US Senate from South Carolina. We all need hope for a brighter future for our children and grandchildren.

Another thank you to Pope Francis today for his warm welcome of homosexuals to be a part of his family by recognizing civil unions for same-sex couples. Baby steps, your Holiness, but definitely in the right direction.

Stay safe, stay sane and please stay tuned. Make your plan to VOTE.

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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8 Responses to grandmothers for a brighter future

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    Wasn’t it incredible to learn that Pope Francis is open to civil unions? It’s a huge step forward for Roman Catholic doctrine and practice. I never thought it would happen.
    I’m so happy no one has bothered to interfere with your plans to move SC forward into a more progressive political climate. I took my ballot to a drop box on Sunday, a first for Pennsylvania. It was fiercely guarded by a MAGAt. The Dem poll worker was far more relaxed. What a mess we’re all in. Good luck. May Miss Lindsey take a well deserved life time holiday from politics.


  2. cindy knoke says:

    God Bless Democrats who may be able to save our country.
    God Bless Pope Francis for saying all love is God.
    And God Bless all of us.
    May we prevail on November 4, and begin to heal and correct the problems that enabled so many American people to feel so forgotten and so angry, that they would let the trump family destroy America.
    I am a social worker, and I know from decades of experience, the subtle despairing impact of social class on low class white people in America. No one advocates for them, or cares about them, in my lifetime.
    trump certainly doesn’t care, but at least he pretends he does.
    it is better than nothing,
    they think.
    If we win. We have a lot of work and soul searching to do. Why are these people so angry and full of hate? Can we help them? What should we do?
    How can we bring this fractured union back together?
    Polarization isn’t working.

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  3. Hard to believe the Pope has finally said it!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Bob Slatten says:

    While I appreciate Pope Frankie’s statement, he’s twenty years behind the times.

    And, while I appreciate Pope Frankie’s statement, he needs to be more concerned with pedophile priests.

    That said: Vote! I did!

    Liked by 1 person

    • Bless you, Bob. I never doubted you for a minute, but some of our peeps need reminding. Sadly.
      I couldn’t agree more with you about the pope – he’s many years behind times and pedophile priests have been protected by the church for just as many years as he is behind the times on same-sex couples. Sigh.


  5. Everybody’s watching the US elections. Let’s hope it’ll be for a brighter future! Fingers crossed & stay safe

    Liked by 1 person

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