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Columnist, Sheila Moss, is humor writer from  Tennessee. She writes  a weekly human interest column about daily life and the funny things that happen to everyone.

   She is 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, website of  the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, the oldest and largest professional organization for columnists. She is the Web Editor of Southern
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Humor by Sheila Moss

Welcome to the website of Sheila Moss, Tennessee humorist and columnist, writing down the humor in everyday life before it slips away. Funny stuff happens to people all the time, but they don't notice it. Sheila looks for the humor in daily life and writes stories about the crazy things that happen to everyone. 


Getting the Shingles Vaccine

"Your vaccines appear to be up to date," said the doctor at my checkup. "You might want to get a shingles vaccine. Anyone over the age of 60 needs it."

He wrote a prescription for zoster vaccine. "Get it at a drugstore or clinic. It is cheaper than what we charge here."  FULL STORY



I Hate Tomatoes

Is there any food that you absolutely cannot stand, cannot eat, hate, despise, or gag on? For me that is an easy question to answer. It's a tomato, especially a raw tomato. Cooked tomatoes go through enough of a metamorphous that they are difficult to recognize; therefore, I am less prejudiced if the fruit is disguised by blending with other food or spices -- lots of spices. FULL STORY



Our So-Called Vacation

"We only came for the flood," Honey said when someone asked if we were on vacation. It did seem that way since it had rained for 10 days straight, every day since our vacation began. It seems there was a low pressure center stuck on the mountains.  FULL STORY




Water, Water, Everywhere

We were looking forward to leaving the bad weather of the mountains behind us. As our bad luck would have it, the weather forecast said a hurricane was headed for South Carolina. The good news: It would not be a direct hit. The bad news: It would travel along the eastern coast and cause a lot of rain. We decided to go anyhow. With all the rain we had endured so far, how much worse could it be?  FULL STORY



Could That Be Sunshine?

Can you believe it? The sun finally broke through and we had two glorious days of good weather on a seventeen day trip. Naturally, we wanted to do everything at once since we had not been able to do anything except slosh through the downpour.  FULL STORY




Never Feed a Cat Against Her Will

My cat would not eat. Normally she is in the kitchen screaming for food before I have coffee in the morning. Not eating is a sign that something is wrong -- she must be ill. I became concerned and took her to a veterinarian who ran tests and took X-rays but found no problems. He gave the cat an appetite stimulant and had a bill for me that caused me to lose my appetite too.  FULL STORY



One Stupid Gourd

The pictures on the gourd seed packages were so pretty that I couldn't resist purchasing a package. I could hardly wait for the ground to become warm enough to plant them. I fanaticized about the colorful crafts I would make.  I would have bright orange mini pumpkins, green striped gourds, and yellow fruits to decorate for fall. FULL STORY




Oh, My Aching Knees

I showed up on time at the prearranged appointment. That was my first mistake. The gym-like setting was populated by young attractive therapists who obviously were in tip-top physical condition, while I was a broken-down old woman with a busted knee. FULL STORY



Want to Color?

But guess what? Coloring has now become the new rage. And it isn't just for children anymore. That's right; we now have "adult" coloring books. The designs are not the simple ones we remember from childhood, they are incredibly elaborate renderings of geometric kaleidoscopes, floral patterns, mandalas, stained glass and ornate designs that defy imagination. FULL STORY



What's a Minion?

When I opened my box of Cheerios this morning, a small toy fell out. It was a small yellow figure with big googly eyes. Wonder what this is?" I thought. As usual, I asked Honey, who knows the answer to all trivial questions.

"What's this?" I asked him
"It's a Minion." He replied. FULL STORY




The Credit Card Caper

If you read my column on a regular basis, you will recall that I was shopping for a pair of navy pants a few weeks ago and ended up buying everything else in the store, but no pants. Not easily discouraged, I decided to check out a different store.  FULL STORY





The Joy of Mom Jeans

I bought a pair of jeans this week. Okay, they are mom jeans. Mom jeans, in case you have been living under a rock, are not your daughter's jeans. They do not hug your hips; they are not low cut; they are not flared at the bottom to enhance your figure; they do not fit skin tight and do not have a designer label.  FULL STORY



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