Wednesday, March 21, 2007

I am from...

I found this on an old blog of mine. I enjoyed reading it, so I thought I'd post it again. In April, 2005, Perri sent out a challenge to write a poem where each line had to start with the line "I am from..." Here's mine:

I am from a home where love was never questioned.

I am from a small town where there were no stop lights.

I am from a town where my neighbor was a famous baseball manager, but I only knew him as Smokey.

I am from summers anxiously awaiting the arrival of the Book-Mobile and reading the Boxcar Children.

I am from a time when I could go for a bike ride around the neighborhood, go to the store, or walk to a friend's house and all my Mom worried about was me being careful crossing the street.

I am from a time when we drank Pepsi from a 16 oz. bottle and then turned in the empty bottles for change.

I am from watching The Wonderful World of Disney at 7:00 on Sundays, and watching Hee Haw on Saturday nights.

I am from a time when Elvis was King...and it was a sad day when he died.
I am from a time of catching lightening bugs, playing hide and seek, playing Spud, and sitting on the front porch and just talking.

I am from a family who went to church every Sunday, prayed before every meal, and prayed together at bedtime.

I am from a time of 4-H and learning to sew, cook and garden.

I am from a small elementary school where we all grew up together and everyone knew your parents.

I am from a church that memorized scripture verses through BMA and went to camp in Georgia every summer.

I am from a time when Daddy's worked hard, and Mommy's were there to take care of us when we got home from school.

I am from The Six Million Dollar Man, The Bionic Woman and Charlie's Angels.

I am from Barbies and Cabbage Patch dolls.

I am from brothers who like to tease and call me names...Delta Dawn.

I am from being the baby of the family.

I am from sitting on Daddy's lap and listening to his heart beat and knowing he is the strongest man in the world.

I am from homecooked meals for supper -- every night, and the occasional bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken on Sunday afternoons.

I am from listening to records on a record player.

I am from eight track tapes.

I am from popcorn and pop while we watch Wonderful World of Disney.

I am from going to the fairground in the summer for 4-H.

I am from 80's music.

I am from football games and marching band.

I am from "big hair."

I am from playing records backwards.

I am from playing softball on Saturday mornings.

I am from working in the garden even when I didn't want to.

I am from a time that I felt very safe and happy.

1 comment:

Perri said...

Man, I feel like I grew up in your house!

so much the same, except I have never even heard of Spud.

Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."