The chapter "Thelma Rae's Wisdom" by Tisha Coiner is a heartwarming story about the strong bond between a mother and her daughter. The story revolves around the protagonist and her best friend Thelma, who was more than just a friend, she was also her mother. The two shared a love for writing and spent their afternoons working on their tablets at Simpson Beach. They also enjoyed exploring the beach and its various wonders. Thelma was always full of wisdom and offered valuable advice about life. She taught the protagonist to cherish the things that she had and to find faults in a person that she could deal with.
Years later, the protagonist got married and had a daughter, whom she named Tessa Rae, after Thelma. Despite the distance, Thelma remained an important part of their lives. However, when Thelma was diagnosed with terminal cancer, the protagonist rushed to her side. During her last days, Thelma was unable to speak, but the protagonist reminisced about their time at Simpson Beach and shared old stories to bring a smile to her face. Thelma's legacy of wisdom and positivity lives on through the protagonist and her children. The chapter is a tribute to the enduring bond of friendship and the impact that loved ones can have on our lives.