is new Stop Sign a sign for me?

We have a new Stop Sign one block from our house on Cardinal Drive in West Columbia. Now why would our sleepy Westover Acres neighborhood require a new traffic warning, I wondered.

Does this have a deeper meaning for me? Hm. I wonder if my activism should become more “active” than sending words into cyberspace to create awareness of social injustice, the importance of family as a cornerstone of values I believe to be true, current events that shape our lives, and what else?

Oh well, more later…this is an unrelated photo from our back yard this week…

I ain’t no butterfly

Stay safe, stay sane, please get vaccinated and 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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8 Responses to is new Stop Sign a sign for me?

  1. Luanne says:

    I’m so confused by that sign! What does it mean? Cute little bug though. Looks like she has a personality.

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    • Oh, Luanne, maybe I just assumed every state had the same Stop Signs. For us, this one means a 4-way stop for vehicles at the intersection. The Red color indicates Stop. I can’t imagine a moment in time when there would be 4 vehicles coming together at the same intersection on our sleepy little streets, but that’s one of the reasons I’m not in charge of traffic.
      Hope everyone at your home feels better this week.

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      • Luanne says:

        We are working on it!
        Hmm, I mean maybe we have that sign, but I have never seen it. Not in Cali either. So funny that they put it at that intersection. Reminds me of how when my parents lived in a retirement community out in the middle of NOWHERE, a roundabout was put in. Now that was ridiculous.

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      • I know, right? Often it seems the people in charge of roads make some incredibly strange choices. That was a ridiculous roundabout for the retirement community. Gave me a good smile, though.

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      • Luanne says:

        I used to get so irritated every time I had to go around like that–with no cars coming for the next five minutes haha.

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  2. Wayside Artist says:

    I dunno. The colors of the 2 images are similar, and the message is the same: Stop! Take notice! The praying mantis and the writer both did as told.

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    • Hi Ann, leave it to you to identify the tiny creature in my flower this week. I was pretty sure it wasn’t a real grasshopper, but then I couldn’t remember what it was! Good on you!!
      Yes, the Stop Sign made quite the impression on me, but today I saw a car run right through it!! Maybe if I had been quick enough to get the license plate, I could call it in and get $10,000.


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