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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

I am from.....

This is a really cool idea- I wish I could "link" you to where I got the idea but i'm not tech savy.....her blog is owlhaven ( ..... she is amazing. (oh- maybe I did it?) Check her out and see what she is doing over there- pretty amazing stuff and a very cool family.
Here is my crack at it.....
I am from bicycles and toboggans, from Speedo swimsuits and ice-skates.
I am from the white house next to the gulley. Where club houses were built and first kisses were made.
I am from wild daisy’s calling in the wind , the stone driveways and oak trees 100 years old.
I am from big family Sunday dinners and freckles, from women cooking holiday meals and from Men who watch football. From women who wipe faces and iron dresses and from men who roll down grassy hills with their children.
I am from the “please mom one more time" and from the “Dad I didn’t mean to".
From the “my baby you’ll always be” and from “I’ll miss watching you dance”.
I am from Sunday school. My parents being my teachers. Confessions. Being the first female alter server. I am from being removed from the alter because I was a girl.
I am from where Whales used to swim and streets were lined with cobblestone. I am from an enchanted land surrounded by the sea and their stories are told through songs and a pint. From where everyone is welcome.
I am from the first man off of the boat during the war and from a man who chose to have a family AND serve God. From a women who re-found her first love just in time to say goodbye and a man still searching for his identity. From those who once loved each other but still love me.
I am from lined walls of my childhood. From missing photos long thrown out. I am from memories tucked away inside my head. I am from the memories of my family. I am from love.

here is the template if you'd like to try.....
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).

have fun!


At 11:25 PM, Blogger owlhaven said...

Meg, This was great! 'first man off the boat'-- sounds like a story I'd like to hear more of...

Thanks for contributing!!

Mary, mom to many


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