boo at the zoo, are we there yet? not yet

My friend Dick Hubbard who has been my most faithful reader since the days of the OG Red Man (the rescued Welsh terrier that became my alter ego in Red’s Rants and Raves) called me after my last post to say that my “grandmother inspired” posts were excessive. Now Dick is the only person who consistently rates my blogs as 5 star excellent so I want to apologize in advance to him for yet another Ella inspired post.

Yesterday Pretty and I planned an adventurous outing at Riverbanks Zoo for the annual Boo at the Zoo experience in October. Please ask me if we have ever gone to this annual Halloween celebration. The answer is No, negatory, nunca in our 20 years together, but I ordered our tickets to take Ella and her mother Pretty Too later this month. The tickets come with complete instructions for costumes, trick or treat buckets, masks for adults, etc. I didn’t expect Boo to be so complicated.

I hope Boo at the Zoo will be as fun as our first visit with Ella to one of Pretty’s favorite haunts: Barnes and Noble.

Naynay, please?

Pretty and I seem to struggle with setting boundaries.


Stay safe, stay sane, 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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7 Responses to boo at the zoo, are we there yet? not yet

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    I’m sure Dick is a very nice fellow, but he needs to step back!! I’m all in for the Granny posts. Ella makes me explode with laughter, though I might be laughing at you two. (Says the person who shamelessly spoils her grandnieces and nephew.)

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    • Thank you, Ann. Dick is a very nice fellow, and he was actually kidding about the Ella posts, I think!
      But Pretty and I are as hopeless as you have been with your family – which is the only sensible reason I can think of that you wouldn’t move your children closer to us!!


  2. Ha ha ha! A pantechnicon will be required soon 😀

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  3. Luanne says:

    I don’t usually do stars as you probably noticed, but I just gave you 5 stars to make up for the ones Dick won’t be giving you for this post haha! Ella is not only adorable, but looks like a character, too! Good for her! although a bit sorry for Pretty Too. I hope Boo at the Zoo is all everyone wishes for. I hope to have an adventure like that someday in my future.

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