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!