I am from…

I have been away from my blog for a while just being mom and busy with the kids. I saw this done on a post I enjoy http://www.owlhaven.net/ so I decided to do it for myself

I am from….

I am from a small town and a large family, the middle of nine. Constant playmates and built in babysitters. I am from a white church with stain glass windows, sitting next to Grandma. From youth group, VBS summer camp and Royal Rangers.

I am from Hot, Hot summers and mild winters, from the land of earth shaking earthquakes and long summer nights. I am September reunions in the park and Thanksgivings in the desert. From sleeping in the yard, listening to crickets with a multitude of starts overhead

I am from walking past Grandma’s house everyday and long car trips to visit Grammie. From hours of waiting and watching the road for Grandad’s orange van. And hugs with every visit.

I am from 1 TV, two TV channels and “The Wonderful World of Disney”. Playing outside until it got dark and bedtime was 9. I am from friday night football games and the occasional Drive In movie.

I am from school (k-12) all on one long block, attended by brothers, sisters and cousins with a past that included parents, grandparents Aunts and Uncles. I am from homework at the dining room table and chores on Saturday.

I am from football fields for games, graduations and 4th of July fireworks.

I am from church bells chiming 8-12-5 and dinner at six. I am from 11 at the table and taking turns washing dishes. From Mom cooking dinner and Dad barbecuing. I am from home made ice cream and growing watermelons.

I am from friends in the neighborhood and just across town. From walking almost everywhere and always being some ones sibling.

I am from Don and Jill, Walt and Coy and KC and Leota, from Germans, English, Irish and French. I am from a long line of hard working Americans. Baby sitting for money and the expectation that you will always do your best.

I am from family and love, responsibilities, expectations and discipline.

Here is a template you can you to do your own, I am fromm.


I am from _______ (specific ordinary item), from _______ (product name) and _______.

I am from the _______ (home description… adjective, adjective, sensory detail).

I am from the _______ (plant, flower, natural item), the _______ (plant, flower, natural detail)

I am from _______ (family tradition) and _______ (family trait), from _______ (name of family member) and _______ (another family name) and _______ (family name).

I am from the _______ (description of family tendency) and _______ (another one).

From _______ (something you were told as a child) and _______ (another).

I am from (representation of religion, or lack of it). Further description.

I’m from _______ (place of birth and family ancestry), _______ (two food items representing your family).

From the _______ (specific family story about a specific person and detail), the _______ (another detail, and the _______ (another detail about another family member).

I am from _______ (location of family pictures, mementos, archives and several more lines indicating their worth).

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    Kasey said,

    That is just awesome Sis.. so true and so perfect

    • 2

      as soon as I posted I thought of moreHigh school graduation with Kindergarten classmates. Carne Asada BBQ’s and homecoming parades. One blinking stop light and a volunteer fire department. the list is never ending

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