Ella’s baby sister is here!

Ella holds Molly while Pretty and I swoon over them

Molly Iris James was born Wednesday, January 26th., at 1:42 p.m. She weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and is 20.4 inches long. Ella loves her “Lolly.” Pretty and I love them both.

Before Ella was born 2 years ago, my doctor told me having a grandchild would add 10 years to my life so last week when I was in his office I asked him what would 2 granddaughters do? He looked at me and asked how old are you now? When I said 75, he said without blinking, “15.” I’m good with that.

Whether 10 or 15 years, 10 or 15 months – I’m thankful for experiencing the joy of our family with Pretty. Unbelievable joy, indescribable happiness we can share together. It’s been good for the soul – a gift from the Great Spirit.

Today while Molly napped, Ella pretended to be me. Hilarious.

What did you do today, Naynay?

I watched tennis on tv


Stay safe, stay sane, please get vaccinated and boosted, 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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24 Responses to Ella’s baby sister is here!

  1. Congratulations! My grandma is 94 and madly in love with her grand grand children. So, yes, it’s true! Congrats!!!

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  2. Luanne says:

    Wow congratulations!!!!! You are all so blessed! And Ella pretending to be you is priceless. Family is so wonderful.

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    • Thanks, Luanne!! I rarely use the word blessed, but for now I really think I feel it. Family is wonderful – and you would think Ella is a hoot – she is spicy like Pretty!
      I wish the same joy for you in time…


  3. Wayside Artist says:

    It looks like a credible imitation. Hah!! Congratulations to you, Pretty, and the family. Ella will be a wonderful big sister.

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  4. Dr. Judith D. Crocker Billingsley says:

    Congratulations!!! Such a beautiful family. I adore our lifetime friendships.

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  5. Dianne Heiser says:

    So precious!

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  6. Wowzer — congrats all round! Seems like Ella is well grounded and the arrival of Molly is being greeted with joy. Hope Pretty 2 is recovering well.

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  7. Linda Ketner says:

    She looks just like you!!

    So happy for you to be so blessed!!!

    xoxoxox, L

    On Sat, Jan 29, 2022 at 11:03 PM I’ll Call It Like I See It wrote:

    > Sheila Morris posted: ” Ella holds Molly while Pretty and I swoon over > them Molly Iris James was born Wednesday, January 26th., at 1:42 p.m. She > weighed 7 lbs. 4 oz. and is 20.4 inches long. Ella loves her “Lolly.” > Pretty and I love them both. Before Ella was born 2 ” >

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  8. Two wee cuties for you and Pretty – Congratulations 🙂

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  9. So gorgeous Sheila, I can see how much love radiates out of you and Pretty.

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