Friday, September 12, 2008

I'm From...

I found this on an old blog of mine. I wrote this in 2005, and thought I'd share it again. I may even add a few things:

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 a time that was very safe and happy.



I'm from a time of having popcorn and pop on Sunday nights (it was a special treat!)

I'm from a time of playing Barbies for hours at a time.

I'm from a time of watching The Six Million Dollar Man and the Bionic Woman (and I wanted to be the Bionic Woman!)

I'm from a home where sports was always on...either on the TV or on the radio.

I'm from a home that rooted for the Cincinnati Reds and the Cincinnati Bengals.

I'm from a home that respected the office of President of the United States...even if you didn't agree with him.

I'm from a family that had lots and lots of aunts, uncles and cousins!

I'm from a home that had three children: two boys and a girl.

I'm from a time of playing softball at the local park.

I'm from a time of dropping by someone's house without having to call and schedule it weeks in advance!

I'm from a home where we ate supper together every evening.

I'm from a home where my parents watched the evening news together while they drank their last cup of coffee for the night.

I'm from a home where my mom made homemade meals every night, and there was usually a homemade dessert to go with it.

I'm from a time where I remember when we got our first microwave and our first clothes dryer.

I'm from a time when getting a 10-speed bike was really cool!

I'm from parents who loved me and supported me in whatever I chose to do!


Perri said...

That's probably why we get along so well - our backgrounds are so similar.

It was a good time to grow up.

Theresa said...

Hi! This was fun to read. I'm sorry about your trip to the ER. That was horrible that they did the wrong CT! You changed your song line up. Enjoying some new tunes.

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."