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Columnist, Sheila Moss, is humor writer from  Tennessee. She writes  a weekly human interest column about daily life or anything else that  she finds amusing.

   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 gets away. Funny stuff happens to people all the time and they don't notice it. Sheila looks for the humor in ordinary life and writes stories about the crazy things that happen to everyone. 


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




I'm a Mosquito Banquet

The mosquitoes are buzzing around my house like vultures with forks, spoons and dinner bibs. I don't know if it is the recent rain that has created this insect population explosion or if there is another explanation. All I know is that I seem to be the blue plate special on the mosquito menu. FULL STORY




The Emergency

It had been raining and storming most of the day. We needed rain, but we didn't need all the severe lightning and thunder. I was especially tired that evening and decided to retire early and get a little extra rest. I was soon in bed and in la-la land when a loud noise woke me up. I sat straight up in bed. It was not thunder; this was an alarm ringing. I thought it was the smoke alarm! The house is on FIRE! FULL STORY



The Natchez Trace Trek

“This looks like fun,” Honey said, reading an email. “Do you want to go on a tour?” It didn’t sound like fun to me, a bus tour of the Tennessee section of the Natchez Trace. I knew what it would be, a busload of senior citizens, that’s what. 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





Are You Dressing Your Age?

The fashion police are at it again. This time they want us to tell us how older women are supposed to dress to avoid seeming as if they are trying to look like a teenager. Do Medicare mamas really want to look as if they are still sweet 16?

Of course we do! 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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