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 has written for the Daily News of Kingsport, 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
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Trip to New England
A series of
articles about a trip I took to New Hampshire and Maine
New Hampshire Autumn
I was packed and ready to go at 5 o'clock in the
morning. I didn't think there would be many people flying at 5 o'clock
on Sunday morning. Wrong. The place was packed.
Going through airport security, I had my first experience with a body
scanner. I've heard of these things. They can see through your clothes
What's a trip to New England without covered bridges?
I love covered bridges, so, of course, it was mandated that we look
for bridges. We didn't have to look far as there were two right in the
area where we were staying. One was old and for walking only. The
other was a bridge that was actually in use. Cars could drive on it,
so we drove across and then stopped on the other side to make the
required photographs of other tourists making pictures.
Goodbye to Leaf Peeping
I didn't set off any more car alarms, but I did get in the wrong car.
I ran out in the rain opened the door to a car of the same color that
was parked next to ours. "Hello," said a lady inside.
"Whoops, so sorry, your car looks just like ours." Seems I'm
determined to be embarrassed to death by rental cars.
Land of Lobsters and Lighthouses
The first lighthouse we saw was in Portland, Maine,
and was appropriately called Portland Head Light. It was very
picturesque, like a postcard or calendar. The next lighthouse was
called Pemaquid Point and it had a lot of accessible rocks on the
seashore that were not fenced. We were warned not to walk out on them
as big waves have swept people out to sea. Of course, Mo walked out
there anyhow. Lucky for him there was no big wave and no hurricane at
I found out more than I ever wanted to know about
lobsters in Maine. They are so proud of the hideous creatures there
that I'm surprised they are not on the state flag. However, a large
part of the economy of the state is based on the lobster industry.
Maine produces 75% to 80% of all lobsters used in the U.S.
Copyright 2012 Sheila Moss
Nashville, TN 37219
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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
November 25, 2012