turning corners

Spring invigorates me – I love the azaleas, dogwoods, climbing roses, the new tree leaves with their hesitation to turn green, putting our frog log in the pool for the first frogs that need to learn to avoid the chemically treated water, the hum of the bees buzzing the blossoms, washing the pollen from the seat covers on the porch – well, maybe I don’t really love the pollen that comes with the colors of spring. I’ve gone too far.

But this spring I have especially enjoyed my days with Pretty and our granddaughter Ella who was 18 months old on April 1st. Did you ask if I had pictures?

Ella and Pretty relaxing in our front yard – with azaleas and dogwoods in the background. Nothing better than having your own chair.

I know you’re taking my picture


I love my new jump suit but am not a fan of the shoes

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This Nana takes way too long to find my music


What did I just say about shoes?

Whatever your season, Pretty and I send warmest wishes from our home to yours for staying safe, getting vaccinated, and taking a moment to smile at this child who is embracing a brave new world where she now works very hard to find her words to tell us what she thinks about it.

Please 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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13 Responses to turning corners

  1. cindy knoke says:

    She is delightful!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Bob Slatten says:

    With your Beautiful Spring list, you had me right up until washing the pollen office porch chairs.

    I did that at Casa Bob y Carlos yesterday so I could enjoy the outdoors blooming and greening.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Luanne says:

    These photos really made my heart sing to see them! What a sweet family in a sweet season and with the hope of the vaccines here! Woot!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. scauburn79 says:

    Little late reading, but loved it!

    Can’t wait to all get together again! I’m hitting the road next weekend – fully vaccinated since March 2nd….

    I, too, ,LOVE this time of year! Nan

    Sent from my iPad


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    • Greetings War Eagle Nan – I am so thrilled to get together with my card buddies again!! I have WAY too many dimes – I know you would just love to take away from me!!
      I am also fully vaccinated, and T is half way there. We are very grateful.
      Hope we see you soon…my social coordinator will make arrangements…hugs and enjoy this gorgeous Spring


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