Moss, is humor writer from Tennessee. She writes a
weekly human interest column about daily life or anything else that she finds amusing.
seen weekly in the Daily News of Kingsport. She has written
for Griffin Journal,
Oakridge Now, Atlanta Woman Magazine, Aberdeen Examiner, Angleton
Advocate, and Smyrna AM, a supplement of the Murfreesboro Daily News
Journal. She has been
published by Voyageur Press, McGraw Hill, and the good folks
at Guidepost Books. Her articles have appeared in
numerous anthologies and other publications, both in print and online.
She is a
former board member and past Editor of the Columnists.com, website of the National Society of Newspaper
oldest and largest professional organization
for columnists. She is the Web Editor of
Humorists.com and a founder of the Southern Humorists writers'
organization. She is writer, editor, and webmaster of HumorColumnist.com.
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Humor by Sheila Moss
Welcome to the website of Sheila Moss, Tennessee humorist and columnist
who makes the ordinary seem extraordinary by the way the story is
told. Stay a while and enjoy the funny side of
We won the prize for bad restaurant customers tonight. It was not intentional, honestly. It just sort of happened.
I just wanted to let you know that I am very upset with you. I do not think it was nice to laugh when I was afraid of the fireworks on the 4th of July. After all, it was an extremely loud noise and I'm not used to having a war going on in the front yard. For all I knew, it could have been terrorists trying to blow up my doghouse.
I can't believe I slept until 11 AM this morning. What has come over me? I am usually up at 5 o'clock sharp and on the Interstate headed for town by 6 o'clock. At 11 o'clock, I would be eating lunch. I thought my watch was wrong when I looked at the time. But if it was wrong, the clock had the same problem.
Love It or List It
My daughter recorded a bunch of TV shows for me to watch that she
thought I might like. One of the shows with multiple episodes was
called "Love It or List It." A real estate agent tries to
find a new dream home within a budget and persuade a couple to move
while a decorator completely remodels their old home to entice them
to stay. After watching a dozen episodes, I began to notice all the things
wrong with my home that needed changing in order for me to love it.
(for some people) Cheesecake
you ever looked at the price of a cheesecake in the grocery store? It
is absolutely ridiculous. You can easily make your own. In spite of
many previous attempts to cook and the disasters that ensued, this
recipe is so easy that anyone can do it. MORE
Rage at Wal-Mart
I've seen old people ride around Wal-Mart in those electric carts
with big baskets. It sort of looked like fun. I never had used one,
not even after my knee surgery, but my back has been really
bothering me lately, especially when I walk -- very especially when
I walk all over a big box store like a Wal-Mart Supercenter. MORE
Message from the Car
Dear Vehicle Owner:
I think it is about time that we get a few things clear, and I don't
mean my windshield. I am not satisfied with the way you are treating
me. First of all, you are driving me too fast. I am not a
sports car. I thought for sure you were going to rear end that
little Subaru in front of us the other day. It was so afraid it
changed lanes. Please slow down! I do not want to end up in the
junkyard before my life is half over. MORE
I Had More Time
could chase dust bunnies under the bed and polish furniture until it
shines. I would not have to hope no one comes by to visit because the
floors are dirty, and I can't remember the last time the windows were
The Seventy-Year-Old Car
clackity, clackity. "What is that noise?" I wondered.
No, the left-turn signal was not on this time. I could not tell
where the sound was coming from. When the car stopped, the noise
stopped too. "It will probably go away," I thought.
"It's nothing." MORE
has finally happened - dementia. I knew I was getting old but I didn't
expect to lose my mind so soon.
I had a dental appointment the other day, my 6 months
checkup. I had it on my calendar. I always write things down like that
so I don't forget. MORE
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CASH IN ON LAUGHTER (Let There Be Laughter!)
Look for Sheila's
articles in this and other Guidepost Books Let There Be Laughter Series
"Courage for a New Day" non-humor
contribution to book
July 19, 2014