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.