Molly, Molly, how do I love thee?

Happy Birthday to our granddaughter Molly Iris who is now one year old!

(maternal grandmother Gigi laughs at Molly’s first cake experience)

visiting pup Riley happy to make the party – but what’s up with no cake?

Molly and her Daddy enjoying time outdoors after cake

meanwhile, 3 year old big sis Ella focuses on the magical mysteries of sticks

Molly is a second blessing for Pretty and me this past year – we can’t believe how quickly she’s growing – entirely too fast to suit us. But we are grateful for our time with both granddaughters and their parents Number One Son and Pretty Two whose love for their daughters and us gives hope for the future.

Molly, Molly, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways – too many to count. Priceless.


Slava Ukraini. For the children.

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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10 Responses to Molly, Molly, how do I love thee?

  1. Luanne says:

    What a wonderful addition to the family. Happy birthday to Molly! And I love “seeing” Ella and Riley. (I was with “my” Riley yesterday–daughter’s dog). I wish Molly and Ella long and satisfying futures.

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  2. cindy knoke says:

    What a QT! Happy Birthday Molly.

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  3. Wayside Artist says:

    A year already??? Happy Birthday Molly!
    It looks like you had a lovely day for it

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    • Unbelievable she’s one! We had planned to have to stay inside at Drew and Caroline’s, but the weather turned so nice and warm. It was great for the kids – and for us, too, to have all those little ones running around out there instead of inside!! All in all, a grand time.


  4. I’d like to do that to a cake sometime! Lovely photo 🙂

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  5. If you could count them there’d be a problem 😀

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